J. August Richards

Active - 1997 - 2020  |   Born - Aug 28, 1973 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States  |   Genres - Fantasy, Drama, Horror

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  • Both parents are from Panama.
  • Changed his name at 14 because people had trouble pronouncing it.
  • Studied in an acting workshop led by Eriq La Salle and Michael Beach.
  • Made his acting debut in the 1988 "Out of Brooklyn" episode of The Cosby Show, in which he played Vanessa's boyfriend Roy.
  • Was the subject of a 2000 Los Angeles Times article about a year in the life of a minority actor.
  • Wrote and directed the 2013 web series The Hypnotist.