Richard Speight Jr.

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Richard Speight Jr. played the Archangel Gabriel, who was hiding on Earth as a demi-god called The Trickster, but was also known as the god Loki.


Born: September 4, 1970 is 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.


He played Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, had a recurring role as Deputy Bill Kohler on Jericho, and he also previously starred on The Agency, and appeared in ER, JAG, Party Of Five and Running the Halls. In 2000 he starred in the short-film In God We Trust. He was in Memphis Beat, a few episodes of Look and he has a recurring role on Justified (2011-2012). He appeared in indie films such as AppleBox (2011) and Crave (2011). He was the lead actor in the comedy movie 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 alsoPepsi Angel).

Upcoming roles:

Richard posing in the same outfit as Dean in After School Special


Richard in Fandom

Richard as The Trickster

Convention Appearances

External links

Fugitive Pope

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