Jan. 7th, 1983
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 9 1/2
Robert Ri'chard's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Meet the Browns
2008 - The Burrowers
2007 - The Comebacks
2005 - Coach Carter
2005 - House of Wax
1999 - Light It Up
Guest TV Roles
Ri'chard was born in Los Angeles, California. He is of Louisiana Creole (French, African American, Native American, and Spanish) descent.
He has starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom Cousin Skeeter.0 He also made a few appearances as himself on the hit Nickelodeon game show, Figure It Out. He played Alex on 'Touched By An Angel'l, a troubled teen who is in prison for shooting a man. Also, he has appeared in films such as Coach Carter and House of Wax. His breakout role was in the TV adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, The Feast of All Saints, where he played the young Marcel who becomes a man within society. He has been professionally acting since the age of 13. He appeared in the movie Light It Up along with R&B star Usher. He attended Palms Middle School in Los Angeles, California.
Ri'chard has guest starred on many hit shows such as Boston Public, Touched by an Angel, CSI: Miami, My Wife and Kids, and The Jamie Foxx Show. In 2000 he starred in the Disney Channel TV movie Alley Cats Strike. Ri'chard has appeared in the 2006 season of Veronica Mars. In 1997, Ri'chard starred in the television special, In His Father's Shoes, which earned him the 1998 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special. He became popular in 2001 when he got the role of Arnaz Ballard on the UPN hit sitcom One on One alongside Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt. That role was the most significant of his television roles. He continued to play the role until the show ended in 2006. While working on One on One, he dated his co-star Kyla Pratt for a few years before they broke up in early 2006.
In the sitcom Meet the Browns, he portrayed Derek Porter, a buffoonish frat student who lived next door to Brown Meadows. He often provided service to Brown Meadows, and was often either the mastermind or participant in Brown's antics. He debuted in Season 3 as a recurring character, and in the fourth season, was promoted to a main character.
Ri'chard was set to star in a new series entitled "Eight Days a Week", starring Christina Milian and Mario Lopez on the CW Television Network during the Fall 2007 season, but it was canceled due to the Writer's Strike before airing. On November 16, 2011, it was announced that Robert Ri'chard was cast as Jamie in the TV series The Vampire Diaries.
- Loves to play basketball, football and baseball.
- Went to Palms middle school in Los Angeles, California.
- Is of Creole ancestry.
- He has been professionally acting since the age of 13.