Richard Armstead affectionately known as "Big Rich" is an aspiring actor from Somerset, NJ. He currently performs with The Livia Scott Sketch Program and as The Doorman with UCBW. Big Rich is a proud member of the UCB Training Center Diversity Program. Along with Katey Healy-Wurzburg and Charlie Todd, Richard became part of Hot Cheese Fiesta, the first Wildcard team to win the annual 3 on 3 tournament at UCB Rich has studied Improv with Gavin Speiller, John Frusciante, Ben Ramaeka, Achilles Stamatelaky, Matt Fischer, Jordan Klepper, Corey Brown, and Chelsea Clarke. Big Rich's favorite stage roles include "Jeremiah" in Zipperface!!?!: The Hobo Musical by Jon Bershad, Dave Rothstadt, and Andy Wolf with Musical arrangenment by Zachary Wiseley (which went on to the Encore Series in the NYCFringe Festival 2009) and "Tank" in Travis Helwig's 2011 Samuel French OOB Festival's Award winning One Act play Hanksylvania. At times Richard can be seen participating in projects with Improv Everywhere and The Damned Truth. Richard has filmed for DEADBEAT on Hulu and Jokers Wild on TruTV. To contact Richard e-mail [email protected]

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