|Born||in Washington, District of Columbia, USA|
|Birth Name||Jaime Augusto Richards III|
|Height||6' 3" (1.91 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year. Academically confident and determined to move out to Los Angeles to pursue his acting aspirations, Richards applied to only one college - the University of Southern California (USC). Not only was he accepted, he also won numerous scholarships and grants to study theater. Upon graduation from USC, Richards began working steadily in film, television and theater. Playing a rapping bike messenger who believes he is an alien abductee in the Mark Taper Forum's (Los Angeles) production of "Space," he began to earn recognition and rave reviews.
Richards was introduced to fans of "Angel" during the series' first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a "take-no-prisoners" lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In "Conviction," Richards returns to the "letter of the law" in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose.
On the big screen, Richards has appeared in the feature films "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and "Good Burger." He also starred in the television movies "Critical Assembly," "The Temptations" and "Mutiny." Richards also guest-starred on "The Practice," "Chicago Hope," "The Cosby Show" and "Any Day Now." Last summer, Richards won critical notices in Kenneth Lonergan's "Lobby Hero" at the prestigious Old Globe Theatre.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kyle Avery Public Relations
Personal Quotes (12)
It's also really very demanding on your chops as an actor. It's not easy to personalize the struggle that Michael Peterson [on "Agents of "Shield"] is going through. It's just such a challenge to say, 'What would it be like if you were being controlled by this entity and you lost your freedom?' Personalizing that is not easy and it's a challenge, but I love challenges. I love roles that don't really have a template or a paradigm and force me to create using my own imagination... that really, really turns me on. When I read Deathlok's first appearance [in comics], the cover said "the world's most offbeat superhero," and I just love that so much. I can't entirely explain why.
Also, working with Clark Gregg makes it easy. I often find that the No. 1 person on the call sheet sets the tone for what the set is going to be like, and because he is all about the work, everyone else is all about the work too.