He is a vegan.
He took classes at The Comedy Workshop.
Rik attended Jersey Village High School.
He has a baritone voice.
Rik is a part of the AEA Liaison Committee and the Seattle SAG Branch Council.
He is represented by TCM Models & Talent and his agent's name is Melissa Baldauf.
In 2000, Rik taught animation at 911 Media and The Seattle Center Academy.
He appeared in many school plays in high school.
Rik enjoys cycling, baseball, and martial arts.
His favorite comic book hero is Batman.
Rik appeared in a Chevrolet Malibu commercial.
He can speak in Scottish, Russian, British, Irish, Midwest, Australian, German, Middle Eastern, and Southern accents. He also fluently speaks Dutch.
Rik attended Cornish College of the Arts and North Harris College.
He is 5'11" tall and weighs approximately 195 pounds.
(On joining unions)
Rik: It's also nice to get free movie passes and play tickets. The perks do outweigh the dues, and when I work on projects, I know that as a twenty-year veteran of stage and film, I will be treated and compensated fairly for my work as an actor.
Rik: You know what? It's been very interesting to watch my kids work as actors. Kim and I never pushed them into it, and none of them seems that interested in pursuing it as a career, but they are good at it.
Rik: He always has a plan. Like a master chess player, he has already anticipated his opponents' moves and arranged for measures in defeating that opponent. He has no super-powers other than his mind. He's the world's greatest detective, and this year he was finally portrayed correctly on film by Christian Bale. He also cares about people. Deep down he wants to save everyone from the horror he went through as a child. Actors can learn from Batman.
Rik: I would love to go to NY and just may some day, but LA is a little closer and more manageable. Seattle will always be my home base though, and it would take a huge chunk of money to uproot my family-we love it here! I would like to make a living as an actor here, but the higher profile work is what I'm really interested in pursuing.
Rik: What I hope for my kids is that they work in whatever career they are happiest in. And, of course, that they have long, safe lives. If they choose acting, then maybe, like this past summer where I got to work with my whole family (plus my niece and nephew), I will have the privilege of working with them on a project. They are my favorite performers.
(On his favorite pastimes)
Rik: Read! Books, scripts, comic-books, e-mail. Spend time with my family. Go to see films and plays (though that is really the fun part of the work of an actor).
(On theatre and film)
Rik: I love them both for different reasons. Theatre because it's a work out- it is the Actor's medium. Film because of the subtlety and inner life that must be communicated on frame in the performance, it's a chance to explore. Each medium offers up different challenges, and to me, acting is acting.