CHRIS RICHARDS (Devoted Penis)
Born, raised and bred in Los Angeles, California. Chris has been involved in several aspect of the entertainment industry since he was 7 years old as he was thrust into weekly piano lessons as well as tap dancing class. Later, he began taking weekly Acting classses and studied with Dimitra Arliss at the Los Angeles Theater Center. By 11 years, he booked his first professional acting job in Stu Gilliam’s production of “The Town That Forgot Christmas” at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. It was then, Christopher knew he was in the right Industry! Making sure Christopher was well rounded, his mother enrolled him into Modeling classes where he studied and later modeled in countless shows with the countries Leading African American owned Modeling agency/school: “Ubitquitdus“
In the interim, Christopher also studied Theatrical Lighting and Sound Reinforcement, in order to stay busy in the Theater, at all times. At an attempt to stay focused on all things Entertainment for High School, Christopher enrolled in Hollywood Performing Arts Magnet High School where he performed in various Musicals such as, “Noises Off,” “Lil’ Abner,” “No, No, Nannette,” “Once Upon A Mattress,” just to name a few. All the while, Christopher also continued cultivating his technical skills in Lighting and Sound, and soon began Stage Managing. At the age 17, Christopher booked his first Television appearance when he Guest Starred on NBC’s “Name Your Adventure” with Mario Lopez.
Over the years, Christopher has continued to study the craft of Acting with such names as Dimitra Arliss, Chip Fields-Hurd, Ron Scarlatta, Ted Lange (whom he studied Shakespeare with), and Kim Fields. He has gone on to perform in various Musicals (tours) such as “I Went To Heaven....” “The Marriage,” “Judah Box,” “Yankee Doodle sings America” and the list goes on and on. Theatrically, he has performed in over 33 Musicals/Stage Plays -both here in Los Angeles and as well as various USA Tours. Christopher has also worked at Universal Studios, Hollywood as a “Face Character” where he portrayed The Nutty Professor, Sherman Klump, for 7 years.
In Television, he has appeared in a myriad of Television shows such as “Busted,” “Brotherly Love,” and “Rock Me Baby" with Carl Anthony Payne. In film, he’s worked alongside Brian Hooks in the movie CHATROOM and was also appeared in “With Or Without You,” and “Clueless” (where Christopher was a stand in for Donald Faison, as well as Extra No. 37453)
In the world of Stand Comedy, Christopher has performed at more than Three Dozen Colleges/Universities over the last 10 years, nationwide. He’s also hosted the DVD recording of “The Spirit of Comedy” for IIIrd Day Entertainment and it later became the top DVD seller for 3 consecutive Quarters via Walmart stores across the country.
Christopher has since continued to act as well as study the world of Directing at L.A.’s American Film Institute. He’s Directed various Musical Stage Plays, like “A Man That Finds A Wife” with Howard Hewitt and Kitra Williams. In 2011, he traveled to London to Direct/Produce Europe’s first (American) Gospel Musical presentation entitled “Tell Hell, I Ain’t Comin” at The Broadway Theatre -in Catford- London, England. Later he directed Charlia Boyers’ “Overcome, Overjoyed” here in Hollywood, CA. Since, he has directed the Off Broadway Presentation of “Caught UP” in New Jersey as well as the East Coast debut of “Tell Hell, I Ain’t Coming” Christopher prides himself as being a Creative Mind, Knowledgeable and Dedicated to the various aspects of Live Theater and beyond.