Born in Brooklyn NY, acting has always been a passion for Rich. Brought to the NBC studios in Brooklyn by his mother when he was three years old (thanks mom) where he recited poetry on the Maurey Amsterdam show, he was hooked to the cameras and bright lights from that day on.
As a teenager he did summer theater productions, Pajama Game, Macbeth (where he played the lead), and The Mikado (at the NY Worlds Fair), As an adult he appeared on stage as Herr Shultz in "Cabaret" (receiving a Best Actor in a musical nomination in the 2005 NH Theater Awards), as Rajah Bimmie in "On the Town", Otto Frank in "Diary of Anne Frank" , five roles in "The Laramie Project" and as Larkin in "Six Degrees of Separation",
An active member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, Rich has appeared in over 120 film and television productions, e.g. Law and Order, Sopranos, Criminal Intent, SVU, Gossip Girl, and the list goes on.
Recently he was featured as Uncle Volcom in The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, release date 2009.