Rich was The Artistic Director of The Second City Detroit's Training Center/Conservatory program for ten years. For the last thirty years he has dedicated himself to the performing arts as an actor, writer, director and teacher. As an actor Rich has performed in hundreds of improv shows and has appeared worldwide in over eighty five professional plays. TV and Film credits include: Raymond in Low Winter Sun, *61, Real Steel, Machine Gun Preacher, SNL, Silk Stalkings and Setup with Bruce Willis, to name a few. Directing credits include: The National Touring Company, Homeless For The Holidays and No Way Jose Canseco for The Second City. Writing Credits include: SNL, Filmfest 7 with The Second City and numerous films and plays. His book on improv comedy Something From Nothing published by Crazy House Books is available worldwide in eight different languages.
Rich is also one of the nations leading acting/improv/writing coaches. He is renowned for transforming his students' acting and writing abilities to create outstanding results. His students are working in all fields of the entertainment business from Hollywood TV shows, major feature films, and on stages throughout the world. Rich also works with sports organizations with his company Sportszone, which offers media and specialized training.
He has appeared countless times on TV being interviewed about his work on all the major networks and has been featured in The Detroit News, The Free Press, The Oakland Press, The New York Daily News, The New York Times, L.A. News, Encore Magazine, The Examiner, Matt Horn's column in Britain and in various publications world wide.