Richard Lee Givens
Actor, Producer, Director
Richard attended Grant High School in Van Nuys, California and broke several
football rushing records and still holds the record for Longest yards ran
from the yard of scrimmage as a Running Back at Grant High School.
Richard loved entertaining so much that he decided to be the Noon D.J.
during Lunch at Grant High.
Richard’s dad lived on the east side of Long Beach, so Richard would spend
time between Long Beach & North Hollywood in the 1970 and 80's when
North Hollywood was a booming suburban town of residents in the
entertainment industry. This allowed Richard to be
able to be versatile in the art of verbal communication. (East Side Long
Beach as opposed to the Suburbs of North Hollywood.) After leaving
High School, Richard attended Trade School for Computers, and then entered
the job market as a Computer Operator. After one of the Companies went
out of business in 1994. Richard decided to study the Entertainment field. After appearing in several films and commercials such as the HBO Special
Tyson (The Story of Mike Tyson’s life), playing the part of Butch Lewis, as
well as appearing in Star Trek: Insurrection as a Operations Division
the Stage Play “The Bar of God” (playing the part of the Priest), Richard knew that
this was what he wanted to do. By being on the movie sets Richard was
able to study other actors, directors, and film crews in action.
Richard became a human sponge for knowledge of the industry. Richard also
went back to being a D.J., even doing some interning with Little Ricci from
Mega 100 Radio Station. Richard also D.J.’d at various Night Clubs and
Private Parties. Richard began writing Rampart in 1994. The story had been
written before the Rampart scandal had appeared in the News. Richard decided
to use the title name of Rampart because the content of his film was very
similar to the Rampart story. Richard’s Has several films on the Netflix and
Blockbuster catalog as well as Amazon (BROKEN GLASS (2005), (ZOMBIES
UNLEASHED (2010). Upcoming projects will revolve
around Family Comedies, and Spiritual Venues. Richard is currently
developing THE SINGLE DADDY SHOW,
revolves around Single Parenting. Richard is currently in Post Production
of his new feature Family Comedy "A Little
Problem (2012)" with expectations of being completed by December 31, 2012
Richard's faith in the ministry has now led him
to start increasing his library of Family and Christian oriented films.