Faculty Profile for Richard M Robichaux

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Richard M Robichaux
Professor — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-1450

Biography Section

Biography and Education


Richard recently played George Pappas on David E. Kelley's BIG SHOT with John Stamos and Yvette Nicole Brown on Disney+. Later this year you can see him in the feature film THE LONG GAME which won the audience award at SXSW as well as HIT MAN a new film with Glen Powell which just premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Recent credits include OCEANS 8 with an all-star cast and WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE? with Cate Blanchett. Richard has worked on 5 films with award winning director Richard Linklater including BOYHOOD, which was nominated for six Academy Awards and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture. Other film credits include THE BOOK OF LOVE, with Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel with all original music by Justin Timberlake, BERNIE, opposite Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black, as well as extensive television credits. His theatre credits include the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., Yale Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and great theatres in New York, California and everywhere in between. Last fall he directed THE THIN PLACE at the Zach Theatre in Austin, TX.

As a speaker and educator Richard is a passionate advocate for arts education. He has been a guest artist and teacher at many of the top programs in the country including Yale, Juilliard, Penn State, and UCSD where he was the Arthur and Molli Wagner Endowed Chair in Acting. During his tenure at UCSD it was ranked the #3 program in the world by the Hollywood Reporter. He has delivered keynote addresses and conducted masterclasses for students and teachers at dozens of conferences, festivals and schools. He is also a judge for the College Television Awards presented by the Emmys. He is a member of The Television Academy, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Richard is currently Professor of Acting at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Robichaux, R. M. (2021). Using Open Scenes to Act Successfully on Stage and Screen.