Rich's daughter was born while he was directing The Simpsons episode "Flaming Moe's."
While working as supervising director on The Critic , Rich guided a lot of newcomers to animation directing to become successes, such as Lauren Mcmullan and Brian Sheeshley.
Rich has a tendency to say "You know..."
Rich has a hatred against the FOX network after they canceled Futurama.
Rich has won two Emmys and an Annie award.
As of summer 2007, Rich has been working at Pixar animation studios.
Rich was one of the few who took part in all of The Critic DVD audio commentaries.
Rich is one of three The Simpsons directors known as "The Holy Trinity", who made the animation of the show what it is today and were the top directors in the early days of the show, the other two being, David Silverman and Wes Archer.
Rich was supervising director through the whole series of Futurama and didn't leave like the various other supervising directors that show had over the years.
Rich was a sequence director on The Simpsons Movie.
Rich: (Talking about how he redesigned The Critic) We really wanted to make the characters more lovable, especially Jay, you know, that's why they all got round eyes.
Rich: (Talking about the design process of The Critic) We wanted to give it a more artsy look than The Simpsons and that's why we put the backgrounds on paper not just painted on cells.
Rich: (Talking about what it's like to be a supervising director ) It's just going over storyboards with the directors, improving things, stuff like that.
Rich: (Talking about how David Silverman designed the character of Jay Sherman in the series "The Critic." ) The original design for the character was just drawn by David Silverman on a napkin or a placemat at a restaurant and it was just a little guy, with a flat head and Jim Loved it!
Rich: (Talking about the design process of The Critic) It wasn't so much just one person designing the whole show, it was like a think tank of ideas and me and David Cutler would pick out the best ones.