In 2008 Richard performed voice overs for Mercedes Benz.
In 2007 Richard performed in the play, Twelve Angry Men.
Richard's first professional acting gig was at age seven when he appeared as a cast replacement on the Broadway stage as John Roosevelt, one of the children of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, in the drama Sunrise at Campobello.
Richard's parents were both dancers with the New York City Ballet and were owners of the New York School of Ballet.
Richard served as the host of the University of South Carolina's Ecumenical Service of the Family and introduced His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Richard has otosclerosis (a nerve disorder) and as a result of a 50% hearing loss, uses two small hearing aids.
Richard is the National Chairman of the Better Hearing Institute.
Richard married Georgiana Bischoff on 20 November 1994. The couple have one child, son Montana James (b. 28 July 1996).
Richard graduated from Columbia University. He speaks some Chinese, after changing his major from Literature to Chinese. He decided to change his major from Literature to Chinese because he attended the university during the time that the Vietnam War was underway. He was frustrated with the anti-war demonstrations and how they continued to interrupt his educations and he felt the best way to avoid such disturbances was to change his major to Chinese.
Richard married Alma Gonzales on 14 February 1975 but divorced in 1993. The couple have four children, son Richard Francisco and triplets Barbara Ayala, Gweneth Gonzales and Pilar Alma.
Richard's height is 5' 8½" (1.74m).