Richard Chassler began his performing career at the age of 9, playing drums at jazz clubs throughout NYC and Long Island.  Naturally gifted and loving to perform, Richard quickly turned to the theater where he began honing his acting skills. Performing must have been in his blood as Richard’s uncle, Allen Swift, was the voice of Howdy Doody, Popeye, Riff Raf and Simon Bar Sinister on the Underdog Cartoon plus countless others. His cousin is the highly respected  Broadway actor, Lewis J. Stadlen, who has been nominated for both Tony and Emmy Awards. A student of famed acting teacher Stella Adler, Richard takes his craft seriously and has appeared in several films including “The Insider” directed by Michael Mann and the Fox Searchlight bio-pic “Hitchcock” both Academy Award nominated films. Richard has also appeared in many stage plays in both, New York City and Los Angeles. In addition to working as an actor on stage and on camera, Richard has also carved out his own voice over career as well as hosting his own talk show, The Grapes of Laugh, writing directing and starring in his own award winning short film “STOP” and consistently working a good part of the last 25 years as a stand-up comedian. Multi-talented and driven, this talent is a force to be reckoned with!



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