Richard Chassler is not your average talent. Born in New York & raised between there & Los Angeles, Richard grew up around show business; his uncle, Allen Swift, was the voice of Howdy Doody, Popeye & countless others & his cousin, Broadway star Lewis J. Stadlen, is a Drama Desk Award-winner & multi-Tony Award nominee.
Richard began his performing career at the age of 9, playing drums at jazz clubs throughout NYC & Long Island. Naturally gifted & loving to perform, Richard quickly turned to the theatre, where he began honing his acting skills
as a student of famed acting teacher Stella Adler. Richard has appeared in several films including The Insider, directed by Michael Mann & most recently, as Martin Balsam in Fox Searchlight’s Hitchcock, which starred Anthony Hopkins
& Helen Mirren.
He has also performs on stage, and has been seen playing Biff in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Count Guido in the world premiere of The Ring and the Book, & most recently as Roy Cohn in Ethel Sings: Espionage in High C, about
the execution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg at Walker Space (Soho Rep) in New York City in which he received excellent reviews.
In addition to working as an actor, Richard has spent many years headlining & touring as a stand-up comedian & can be heard doing a myriad of voices in numerous cartoons & commercials. Richard studied screen writing at UCLA and along with his arsenal of scripts, Richard made an award winning dramatic short film entitled, STOP (featuring Richard Kind) which he wrote, directed & starred in. Multi-talented & driven, this talent is a force to be reckoned with.