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[[Image:Richard_S.jpg|right|450px|]] [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817620/ Richard Speight Jr.] played the [[Gabriel|Archangel Gabriel]], who was hiding on Earth as a demi-god called [[Trickster|The Trickster]]. ==Biography=='''Born:''' September 4, 1970 in Nashville, Tennessee. '''Parents:''' Barbara and Richard Speight. '''Siblings:''' Two older sisters, Barby and Lindy.  '''Spouse:''' Jaci Kathryn Hays, a dot-com executive in California, married since June 28, 2003. '''Children:''' Three sons; Steve, Fletcher and Frank. He started taking tap lessons when he was about five, then started dancing as an extra in ballets and dance groups.  First he played in local commercials and local plays and films, later he got minor roles in Disney Channel shows and movies. While he started his acting career rather early it was not his only activity in these years. He attended an academic all-boys prep school, so studying second year Latin and doing all the prep school academic requirements, but he was also playing football, and ran track. After high school, he attended Montgomery Bell Academy and the University of Southern California's School of Theater, graduating cum laude. Richard plays the guitar and bass, played in the band ''Fugitive Pope''.[[File:Dickdirector 2015.png|300px|right|thumb|Richard Speight at the end of directing his first episode of Supernatural, with camera operator Jose Manzano]]==Filmography==He played Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning World War II miniseries [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/ ''Band of Brothers''], had a recurring role as Deputy Bill Kohler on [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805663/ ''Jericho''], and he also previously starred on [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285332/ ''The Agency''], and appeared in ''ER'', ''JAG'', ''Party Of Five'' and ''Running the Halls''. In 2000 he starred in the short-film [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220575/ ''In God We Trust'']. He was in ''Memphis Beat'', a few episodes of ''Look'' and he has a recurring role on [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489428/ ''Justified''] (2011-2012). He appeared in indie films such as [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740075/ ''AppleBox''] (2011) and [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535432/ ''Crave''] (2011). He was the lead actor in the comedy movie [http://blindsaints.com/ ''Three Blind Saints''] (2011). He was seen in several commercials for e.g. Capital One Credit Card, IBM, Disney, Diet Pepsi (2003) and Pepsi Max (2010-2012, see also[[Pepsi Angel]]). '''Upcoming roles:'''* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1884369/ ''noobz''] (2012) ''post-production''* [http://www.toappomattox.com/ ''To Appomattox''] (2013) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2032276/ IMDb page]) ''pre-production'' [[File:richard speight jr. gym shorts.jpg|thumb|Richard posing in the same outfit as Dean in After School Special]]  == Richard's role in Supernatural Conventions ==  Richard serves as emcee for [http://www.creationent.com/ Creation Entertainment's] Salute to Supernatural events. He is the first to hit the stage each day, running through the convention's Rules and Regulations with his own style of humor, before introducing each guest. He welcomes and sends off each guest, often finishing up guest Q & As with a 'Lightning Round”.  Richard also hosts the Karaoke Kings Party on Friday night's with fellow convention regular [[Matthew Cohen]]. Karaoke is free for anyone who would like to join in. Attendees are persuaded to come in costume based on a predetermined theme. The event started out small but has become a Supernatural convention tradition with a loyal following.  Attendees who are present for the first day of conventions have a special place in Richard's heart. Typically, conventions begin on Fridays, so he has dubbed these con-goers 'Friday People.' Friday People have the opportunity to purchase a shirt adorned with Richard's face, only available on Fridays. This is another example of Richard's mark on the Supernatural convention circuit. Aside from his hosting duties, you can see Richard onstage for various panels, as well as joining Louden Swain for multiple songs during the band's own convention event – the Saturday Night Special. You can catch him offstage at the autograph table (often signing karaoke memorabilia free of charge) and in various photo ops - including a “Pre-Game” convention kick off op with onstage sidekick [[Rob Benedict]] and multiple Karaoke Kings ops, both in costume and out. '''#Kings Of Con'''<br> Richard recently announced that he is working on a web series, titled Kings of Con, with Rob Benedict that will take a comedic look at the convention world. Rob and Rich are writing and starring in the series. They describe their roles as “caricatures” of themselves. They are using crowdfund site, Indiegogo to help raise production funds. Initially they are working on a 10 episode run. You can get more information and donate to their endeavor [https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kings-of-con here]. And follow the series on [http://www.twitter.com/Rob_And_Rich Twitter]. ==Episodes==*[[2.15 Tall Tales]]*[[3.11 Mystery Spot]]*[[5.08 Changing Channels]]*[[5.19 Hammer of the Gods]]*[[9.18 Meta Fiction]]  ==Directing==Supernatural's season 11 episode [[11.08 Just My Imagination]] was the TV directorial debut for Redirect [[Richard Speight]]. * [http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/supernatural-richard-speight-directing-just-my-imagination-1201652010/ ‘Supernatural’ Star Richard Speight Jr. Talks Returning for Directorial Debut] by Variety* [http://www.mtv.com/news/2617724/richard-speight-jr-directing-supernatural-interview/ 'Supernatural': Richard Speight, Jr. Returns, But Not As You Think] by MTV* [http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/02/supernatural-richard-speight-jr-just-my-imagination Richard Speight Jr. previews his Supernatural directorial debut] by EW ==Richard in Fandom==[[Image:Richardspeight.jpg‎|300px|right|frame|Richard as The Trickster]]*Richard on Twitter as [http://www.twitter.com/dicksp8jr @dicksp8jr]*[http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Richard-Speight-Jr/82564029662 Richard's Facebook Page]*Richard on [http://thegermane.com/user/588/profile TheGermane] ===[[:Category:Conventions|Convention]] Appearances===*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2008]]*[[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2009]]*[[Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2009]]*[[Asylum 3 2009]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2009]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2009]]*[[Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2010]]*[[Jus In Bello Italy 2010]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2010]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2010]]*[[Salute to Supernatural San Francisco 2011]]*[[Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2011]]*[[Jus In Bello Italy 2011]]*[[Asylum 6 2011]]* [[Asylum Europe 2]] - 2011*[[Asylum Europe 2|Asylum Europe 2 2011]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Nashville 2011]]*[[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2011]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Boston 2011]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2011]]*[[Salute To Supernatural Toronto 2011]] *[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2011]] *[[Salute to Supernatural Nashville 2012]]*[[Salute to Supernatural L.A. 2012]]*[[Jus In Bello Italy 2012]] *[[Roadhouse Con Brasil 2012]] *[[All Hell Breaks Loose 3 Sydney/Melbourne 2012]]*[[Supernatural: The Apocalypse]] *[[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2012]] *[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2012]] *[[Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2012]] *[[Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2012]] *[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2012]] * [[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2012]]*[[Asylum 9 2012]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2013]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Burbank 2013]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2013]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2013]]* [[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2013]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2013]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2013]]* [[Asylum 10 2013]]* [[Asylum Europe 4]] - 2013*[[Jus In Bello Italy 2013]] *[[All Hell Breaks Loose 4 Sydney/Melbourne 2013]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Washington DC 2014]]*[[Jus In Bello Italy 2014]] * [[All Hell Breaks Loose 5 Sydney/Melbourne 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2014]]* [[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2014]]*[[Asylum 13 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Burbank 2014]]*[[Salute to Supernatural San Francisco 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Houston 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Phoenix 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Seattle 2015]]*[[Jus In Bello Italy 2015]] *[[All Hell Breaks Loose 5 Sydney/Melbourne 2015]]*[[Comic Con 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Washington DC 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Minneapolis 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Denver 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Pasadena 2015]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Jacksonville 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Houston 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Nashville 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Seattle 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Washington DC 2016]]*[[Asylum 16 2016]]* [[Jus In Bello Italy 2016]]* [[All Hell Breaks Loose 7 Sydney/Melbourne 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Phoenix 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Pittsburgh 2016]]*[[Comic-Con 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Minneapolis 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Dallas 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Toronto 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Atlanta 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Burbank 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural San Francisco 2016]]*[[All Hell Breaks Loose Christmas Sydney/Melbourne 2016]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Jacksonville 2017]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Houston 2017]]*[[Salute to Supernatural Las Vegas 2017]] ==External links==*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0817620/ Richard Speight Jr. on IMDB]*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Speight,_Jr. Richard Speight Jr. on Wikipedia]*[http://www.actorslife.com/Speight1.html Richard Speight Jr. on Actor's Life] ===Fugitive Pope===*[http://nmusic1.music.a1.b.yahoo.com/videos/Fugitive+Pope/Snow--2151662 Fugitive Pope - Snow] Video Clip [http://www.songmama.com/song_15994_Fugitive_Pope-Snow.html (Alternate Link)]* Download the album ''Dumb and Uncomfortable'' from [http://www.mediafire.com/download/1zvue1onq18hm0d/Fugitive+Pope+-+Dumb+and+Uncomfortable.zip Mediafire] with Richard's [http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n106/Scyllaya/Richard-greenlight1.jpg permission]. ===Clips, Articles and [[Interviews]]===*[http://eclipsemagazine.com/hollywood-insider/13210/ Interview with Eclipse Magazine] - November 2009*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCqATe5ONUw Richard Speight Jr. talks about Gabriel and his favorite trickster moment] 2009*[http://fangasmthebook.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/gabriel-went-out-like-a-man-not-a-weenie-%E2%80%93-richard-speight-jr-on-his-character%E2%80%99s-exit/ Richard on Gabriel's Death ] April 2010*[http://supernaturalfansonline.com/2010/04/21/examinercom-interviews-richard-speight-jr/ Examiner.com Interviews Richard Speight Jr. ] April 2010*[http://fangasmthebook.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/it%e2%80%99s-all-about-the-brothers-%e2%80%93-richard-speight-jr-on-gabriel-nude-scenes-and-sam%e2%80%99ndean-envy/ Richard interview with Fangasm]*[http://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/news-and-announcements/69-interviews/16385-sablegreens-exclusive-interview-with-richard-speight-jr.html The Winchester Family Business: Sablegreen's Exclusive Interview with Richard Speight Jr.] August 2011*[http://www.winchesterbros.com/site/index.php/interviews/8285-exclusive-interview-with-richard-speight-jr-on-his-new-movie-and-supernatural Winchesterbros interview with Richard Speight, Jr. on Three Blind Saints and Supernatural] December 2011* Watch the short-film [http://vimeo.com/25008515 ''In God We Trust'']  [[Category:Production]][[Category:Cast & Crew]] [[Category:Cast]][[Category: Director]]
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