Richard is a married man. He got married to his girlfriend, Ann Weiss long time ago. As a loving spouse they have already welcomed one child and they are happy to be with each other.
After his high school graduation, Richard joined New York University and majored in acting. He finally earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1980. After that he appeared in several Off-Off-Broadway productions and he wrote his first movie script in 1989 for the movie, Rude Awakening. He also made his directorial debut in 1998 movie, Living Out Loud.