Richard Short

Richard Short

Highest Rated: 40% Choose (2010)

Lowest Rated: 20% Crazy Famous (2017)

Birthday: Oct 8, 1975

Birthplace: South Shields, England, UK

British stage actor Richard Short was a busy and versatile character player on American television, essaying everyone from an immortal Satanist to a gay secret agent on series ranging from "Agent Carter" (ABC, 2013-16) to "Mary Kills People" (Global, 2017- ).Born Richard Ian Porterfield Short in South Shields, England on October 8, 1975, he performed with a youth theater group as a teenager, but divided his interests between film and stage work as a student at Brooklands College. The latter eventually became his primary goal, and Short left school for work in regional productions. In 1996, he was cast as singer Johnny Casino in the United Kingdom touring production of "Grease," and remained with the show through its iterations at London's West End and other theaters before its close in 1999. From there, he joined the London Shakespeare Workshops, which paired professional actors with established performers in classical dramas; the exposure led to work in touring productions of MacBeth, among other works, as well as modern fare like "The Real Monty." In 2006, Short made his first appearance in an American stage production by serving as understudy opposite Alec Baldwin in "Entertaining Mr. Sloane," and earned his first screen credit in Tom DiCillo's indie comedy "Delirious" that same year. Roles on Stateside television series like "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-2011) and features, including a turn as doomed but heroic FBI Agent Samuel Cowley, who died during a fatal shootout with "Baby Face" Nelson (Stephen Graham) in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" (2009), soon followed. Theater also remained a showcase, most notably the 2011 Broadway run of "Jerusalem" with Mark Rylance, but Short was soon dividing his time between features and television. These included a recurring role as the supernatural Harlan Moore on "666 Park Avenue" (ABC, 2013), as Marvel Comics' first openly gay character, Agent Pinky Pinkerton, on "Agent Carter" and as a seductive photographer on HBO's short-lived "Vinyl" (2016). The following year, he joined the cast of the dark comedy "Mary Kills People" for the Canadian network Global. The series, which starred actress Caroline Dhavernas as a emergency room doctor who secretly operated an end-of-life business; Short played her conflicted business partner, Des.

Highest rated movies

The Dare
Crazy Famous




No Score Yet 15% Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot Arthur (Character) - 2020
33% No Score Yet The Dare Adam Heinz (Character) - 2019
20% 95% Crazy Famous Smith (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abe Damien (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 80% A New York Love Story The Painter (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Welcome Terry (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Exhibitionists Walter Todd (Character) - 2012
40% 17% Choose Detective Benson (Character) - 2010


100% 83% Mary Kills People Des Bennett (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet 84% Code Black Drake (Guest Star) 2018
24% 63% Training Day Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
86% 77% Marvel's Agent Carter Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
93% 77% Covert Affairs Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
58% 74% 666 Park Avenue Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
77% 70% American Horror Story Gary (Guest Star) 2011
96% 93% White Collar Andrew Collins (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Lemon (Guest Star) 2010
90% 77% Fringe Bob Dunn (Guest Star) 2009
62% 40% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Erik Winton (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dylan Mercer (Guest Star) 2007