left law school to pursue a career as an actor. After studying at the Actor's Studio in New York with Lee Strassberg, his first major role came as the character Michael in Martin Scorsese
's classic film Mean Streets. In the years that followed, Richard has performed in countless stage productions, films and television shows.
In addition to his acting, Richard started to pursue both music and writing and is credited as the composer on several films and has written, most recently, with his wife Anthea Sylbert. Together they wrote and produced Giving Up the Ghost in 1998 and If You Believe in 1999, for which they were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award.
His feature film credits include The Couch Trip, To Protect and Serve, Pandemonium, Stranger's Kiss, and Russian Roulette. He also has a recurring role in the award-winning television series The Sopranos. Most recently, he starred in Mike Valerio's black comedy Carlo's Wake.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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