Richard graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2005. In 2007 his professional career began with a guest role in Satisfaction playing Trent Davis. This was followed by the series regular role of Rooster McIver in the six-part miniseries Bed Of Roses, reprising the role for season two in 2009. Richard went on to secure a lead in the multi-award winning children’s series The Saddle Club playing Max Regnery. In 2009 Richard appeared in a guest role on Rush and secured a leading role as Jimmy Proudman in Offspring for Network Ten.
In 2010 Richard achieved much success with his short film When The Wind Changes. Richard produced, wrote and starred in the film which screened at MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival), where it was selected as part of the Accelerator Director’s Program, the Australia Film Festival where it was awarded third place overall and the St Kilda Film Festival where it won Best Comedy and the Audience Award.
When The Wind Changes has also screened at Prague Film Festival, Flickerfest Film Festival (where it won the audience award for Most Popular Film and the award for Most Resourceful Film), St Louis International Film Festival, Brisbane International Film Festival, Bend Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, LA Comedy Shorts Festival, Beverly Hills International Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, San Francisco International Festival of Short Films, Dungog Film Festival, CFC Worldwide Film Festival in Toronto, Long Island International Film Expo and at Australian Short Film Today in New York which showcases award-winning short films from Australia. It also won the award for Best Short Film at the Inside Film Awards 2011.
Richard has kept himself busy during the hiatus periods of Offspring production seasons playing, Daniel Piscioneri in Beaconsfield, the story of the mining disaster in Tasmania, and David Hookes in Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War which won the TV Week Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Drama Series and Most Popular Drama Series in 2013. In 2015 Richard starred in the highly successful Australian film Oddball and later this year will be seen in the film 2.22 directed by Paul Currie, starring alongside fellow Aussie Teresa Palmer and Michael Huisman. Most recently Richard wrapped shooting the title role in the web series Bruce, alongside Angus Sampson and Dave Lawson.