Damien Richardson, graduated from the VCA School of Drama in 1991. He started out in the theatre writing and performing in shows such as “In The Belly of the Whale” which won the Radio National Fringe Award for best new comedy drama at the 1996 Melbourne Fringe and went on to tour the country extensively as did his one man show “Hysteria” .
Damien has appeared in other well known plays such as “Legacy” and “Slam Dunk” both by Jack Hibberd, in David Williamsons’ “Face to Face” for Playbox, and in Ian Wilding’s “The Water Carriers” at the MTC and “Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune” at 45 Downstairs. He also wrote, directed and performed in his play “Lockup”
In 2012 he toured Moliere’s “The School for Wives” with Bell Shakespeare.
In 2004 Damien was nominated for the best supporting actor , AFI Awards, for his portrayal of Ken in “The Secret Life Of Us”. This was followed by lead guest roles in Stingers, Blue Heelers and McLeods Daughters.
We also saw him as one of the three brothers with Guy Pearce & Joel Edgerton in “The Hard Word”; in a co-lead alongside Marcus Graham in the feature film “Josh Jarman” . His other feature credits include ”Rogue”, ”Noise” and ”The Jammed”, lead role in the US feature “Torn” alongside Costas Mandylor and “Fatal Honeymoon” with Harvey Keitel.
Between 2007-2010 Damien was seen on our television screens as Matt Ryan, in top rating television series “City Homicide”. His other TV credits include ”Conspiracy 365”and “Jack Irish” with Guy Pearce, “Nowhere Boys “ “House Husbands”, “Wentworth Series 3” and “Dr Blake Mysteries” He is now appearing as Gary Canning in “Neighbours”.