Richard Meiman is an American born actor, writer and producer, who has appeared in several, award-winning independent and studio feature films as well as short films directed and produced by some of the worlds up-and-coming filmmakers.
Born in The Bronx, NY and raised in Westchester County, NY, Richard found his interest in film acting at nine years old when he got a hold of his father's 8mm and Super 8 cameras. He and his two nephews would make detective, martial-arts and western inspired shorts.
Film became Rich's passion. He and his friends would often sneak into theaters to get glimpses of the movies on the big screen. When he was 13, he and about ten of his friends took the subway to Manhattan to see if they could get into a theater showing "The Exorcist." They found a couple of older women, who agreed to help them get into the "R" rated film by pretending to be their aunts. After seeing what, was probably the scariest movie ever made, he was unable to sleep for the next week. As a result, his parents banned him from going to the movies by himself. But that didn't stop him from doing whatever it took to get to the movies. Even if it meant being punished.
Richard performed in several musicals and dramatic plays while attending a summer program at Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass. It wasn't until he attended college when he began acting again in several one-act plays at the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, The Bronx, N Y. After leaving college, Richard pursued a more traditional path, starting in the publishing and printing fields then moving on to the securities brokerage business.
When the great recession hit in 2008, Richard found himself looking to pursue new ventures. Since the employment universe was bleak, he moved from Miami, FL back to NYC to be closer to his two daughters and his older brother. In 2012, he made the decision to pursue a full-time acting career.
For the past eights years, he has performed as a principal, supporting and featured actor in feature films, short films, and network and cable television shows.