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Richard Council Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 October 1947Tampa, Florida, USA
Birth NameRichard Edwin Council
Nickname Rick

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Council grew up in Ruskin, Florida, the second son of Buford and Louise Council. He graduated from East Bay High School with the class of 1965 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1969. In the summer of 1970 he won a grant to perform at the San Diego Shakespeare Festival. He then studied for a year on scholarship at the American Conservatory Theater, and was made an Equity Journeyman with the ACT Company from 1971-'72. He then moved to New York, and made his Broadway debut in "The Merchant of Venice" at Lincoln Center (1974). Other Broadway credits include "Sherlock Holmes" (1975), "The Royal Family" (1976), "I'm Not Rappaport" (1984), "Conversations With My Father" (1990), "Uncle Vanya" (1992) and "The Little Foxes" (1998). He is married to actress Melissa Hurst, and with their son, Will Council, they live in New York City and in Dorset, Vermont.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Richard Edwin Council

Spouse (2)

Melissa Hurst (29 November 1986 - present) (1 child)
Chris Weatherhead (2 June 1971 - 15 July 1982)

Trivia (3)

Named after his brother who died a premature infant in 1946 and Capt. Edwin Brender (U.S. Army Air Corps) who lost his life flying "The Hump" helping a C-47 crew air drop supplies to Allied ground forces along the Burma Road in WW2.
He studied acting at the Warren Robertson Acting Workshop in New York.
In 1980, he performed as a Clark Gable look-alike in commercials for Elsinore, Playboy Hotel, Casino in Atlantic City, Coleco video game "Looping" and The Dark Continent amusement park at Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida.

Personal Quotes (1)

Get a life, share your life, enjoy your life while you have it. Be thankful for everything.

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