J. August Richards

J. August Richards

Highest Rated: 52% Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

Lowest Rated: 52% Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

Birthday: Aug 28, 1973

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

J. August Richards was an American television actor who was best known for playing the vampire hunter Charles Gunn on all five seasons of the fantasy drama "Angel" (The WB, 2000-04). Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an actor. He attended a prestigious performing arts high school in Suitland, Maryland, where he honed his craft for acting by appearing in several school productions a year. After high school Richards received a scholarship to attend the acting program at the University of Southern California (USC). While attending USC, Richards wowed both his teachers and fellow students with his sublime performances on stage, and before long was drawing the attention of television casting agents. One such casting agent just happened to be working on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992), and cast Richards in a small part on the series. His episode aired in 1988. It was Richards' first ever screen acting role. After graduating from USC, Richards started nabbing bit parts on TV shows like "JAG" (NBC/CBS, 1995-2005) and "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000), and managed to work steadily as a TV guest star throughout the 90s. Then in the year 2000 he received his first big break when he was cast as Charles Gunn on "Angel." Richards remained on "Angel" for all five of the shows seasons. After "Angel" ended its run in 2004, Richards continued working steadily on TV, mostly in guest starring roles. That all changed in 2013, however, when he was cast as Deathlok on the superhero series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC, 2013- ). Richards appeared on 11 episodes of the series from 2013 to 2015. Then in 2016 he was cast in the ABC crime drama "Notorious" (ABC, 2016- ). That series premiered on ABC in September of 2016, and was based on the life of the powerhouse celebrity defense attorney, Mark Geragos.

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Paved With Good Intentions Travis Balden (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Critical Assembly Allan Marshall (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 27% Mutiny Reece Johnson (Character) - 1999
52% 76% Why Do Fools Fall in Love Sherman (Character) $12.5M 1998

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50% 57% Council of Dads Dr. Oliver Post (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
63% 95% Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Deputy Nate Purcell (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2018 2016
22% 69% Notorious Bradley Gregorian (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
95% 90% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2015
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2010
85% 68% Arrow Mr. Blank (Guest Star) 2013
88% 86% Luther Richard Gardiner (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 86% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
74% 70% The Defenders ADA Bracken (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raising the Bar Marcus McGrath (Character) 2008-2009
22% 80% Conviction Asst. D.A. Billy Desmond (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 89% Angel Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2000-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 82% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Players Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
57% No Score Yet Good News Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996

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