BIOGRAPHY

Richard's career as a professional skater began in 1978 at the height of rollerdisco when he was selected to participate in a television pilot called, "Dancing Wheels," directed by Saul Zants Productions. That year, he formed a group of San Francisco based skaters called the "Golden Rollers."

 

From 1980 to 1982, Richard performed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, annually in the San Francisco Fair, public performances on behalf of KSFX FM and acted as Program / Skating Director at San Francisco's Le Park skating rink.

 

During 1982 to 1990, he appeared in performances before the San Francisco Ballet for Michael Smuin; by special invitation asked to appear as the opening act for comedian Ronny Schell and Phyllis Diller; television appearance on shows, "Evening Magazine" and "Real People."

 

From 1990 to 1995, Richard taught classes for University of California, San Francisco at the Third Wave Dance Studio, including seminars and Health Expositions.

 

In 1995, he opened up his own Rollerdance Studio in San Francisco -- the only one between here and New York.

From 1996-1997, Richard produced his first instructional video called, "Rollerdancing--A Workout on Skates," along with a step-by-step booklet. He performed in a Half-time show for the Oakland Skates Hockey team, and, by special request -- choreographed dance steps for Olympic Gold Medalist--Kristi Yamaguchi.

 

Richard also appeared in the October 1996 issue of Ebony Magazine in an article about Rollerdancing.

 

In 1999, Richard received a patent on the Rollerdeck-Plus fitness machine. The videos and fitness machine are the product of his passion for fitness and skating.

 

Richard has worked as Damon Wayans Rollerdance Stunt Double and appeared on the Dr. Oz Show in 2010 to teach him the steps of Rollerdance.

 

Richard and his family live in San Francisco, CA. When not taking his roll on the road, he enjoys bowling, golf, classic car restoration and home improvement projects.

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