J. August Richards

 

Date Of Birth

August 28, 1973
 

Biography

American actor Jaime Augusto Richards III—better known to audiences as J. August Richards—was born on August 28, 1973 in Washignton, D.C. He attended Suitland High School in Suitland, Maryland, taking advantage of its Visual and Performing Arts program. Bent on pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles, he only applied for one college, after his graduation in 1991; he eventually got admitted to the University of Southern California, where he was also offered scholarships and grants to study theater.

His first acting stint was in 1988, when a casting director spotted him and consequently gave him a guest role on The Cosby Show. He then followed it up with several more television guest roles, for shows such as Family Matters, Space: Above and Beyond, Diagnoses Murder, JAG, Chicago Hope, Clueless, Sliders, The West Wing and The Practice. He also acted on stage, gaining acclaim for his role in the Los Angeles production of Tina Landau’s play Space.

In 2001, he joined the cast of the hit series Angel. There, he played the role of Charles Gunn, a demon hunter who joins the group and forces himself to adjust to Wesley (Alexis Denisof) and Cordelia’s (Charisma Carpenter) working styles, as they are more into research as opposed to his preference for fighting physically. He stayed in the series until its end in 2004.

In 2006, Richards joined the cast of the short-lived legal drama Conviction. He took on the role of Billy Desmond, a smart and politically-motivated lawyer who refuses to compromise for fear of breaking his perfect winning record or his political stature. The series was axed after one season due to dismal ratings.

Richards has also appeared in several films, the first being the comedy Good Burger in 1997. His other films include Why Do Fools Fall In Love and Paved with Good Intentions. From 2008 to 2009, he was part of the series Raising the Bar. Later he played Mike Peterson / Deathlok on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Ford on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. He is now a series regular on Notorious.
 

Place of Birth

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 

Birth Name

J. August Richards
 

Gender

Male
 

Awards

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Filmography

2016 Notorious (TV Series)
2014-2016 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (TV Series)
2013-2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
2010-2014 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
2014 The Lottery (TV Series)
2013 Arrow (TV Series)
2013 Emily Owens M.D. (TV Series)
2011 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
2010 The Defenders (TV Series)
2008-2009 Raising the Bar (TV Series)
2006 The 4400 (TV Series)
2006 Paved with Good Intentions
2006 Conviction (TV Series)
2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
2000-2004 Angel (TV Series)
2002 Critical Assembly (TV Movie)
2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
2000 Undressed (TV Series)
2000 Moesha (TV Series)
1999 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
1999 The West Wing (TV Series)
1999 The Practice (TV Series)
1999 Mutiny (TV Movie)
1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1998 Sliders (TV Series)
1998 Clueless (TV Series)
1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
1998 The Temptations (TV Series)
1997 Players (TV Series)
1997 The Good News (TV Series)
1997 Good Burger
1997 JAG (TV Series)
1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
1995 Space: Above and Beyond (TV Series)
1995 OP Center (TV Movie)
1993 Family Matters (TV Series)
1988 The Cosby Show (TV Series)

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