Richard Short stars in "Mary Kills People" on Lifetime as Des Bennett.

Richard Short is an English actor, who's spent over a decade based in the U.S. He is at home on the stage or screen and has starred in many critically acclaimed theater productions worldwide.

In film and television, Short recently worked on the 2016 pilots "Time After Time" and "Training Day." He has had recurring roles in HBO's "Vinyl" and USA Network's "Covert Affairs," and has made guest appearances in "Marvel's Agent Carter," "American Horror Story," "White Collar," "Blue Bloods," "Gravity," "Bored to Death," "Fringe," "New Amsterdam," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," as well as "Vera" in the UK.

Short can be seen as the lead in the indie features "Cockroaches," "Not Welcome," and "Crazy Famous." Along with several other feature appearances, Richard starred as Agent Sam Crowley in the Johnny Depp feature film "Public Enemies," and as Jace Hipley in "Delirious" for director Tom DiCillo. 

On Broadway, Short appeared in Jezz Butterworth's "Jerusalem" alongside Mark Rylance. Prior to that, Short created the role of Eric Saunders in the original cast of Roberto Aguirre Sacasa's play, "King of Shadows," also in New York. Other highlights include "A Night with Simon Gray" at Lincoln Centre, a hugely acclaimed performance as Harry in "Mary Rose" for the Vineyard Theatre, New York, and John Eastma in the National Theatre of London transfer of "The Night Season," directed by Lonny Price at Bay Street Theatre.

After a career which began in the UK West End version of "Grease," Short became an actor of some renown amongst the theatrical community and has worked onstage alongside Katherine Helmond, Alec Baldwin, Robert Sean Leonard, Michael O'Keefe, Lily Rabe, Michelle Williams, Mackenzie Crook, Marisa Tomei, Roger Allam, David Patrick Kelly, Keir Dullea, Roger Rees, Dana Ivey, Julian Ovenden, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Chris Carmack, and many more.

Short is also a prolific writer, having published articles, a "World Cup" book in 2014, written several feature screenplays and interviewed soccer stars (including Thierry Henry) for various publications.


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Age: 42 years old
Birthday: October 8, 1975
Birthplace: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK


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