Richard Short – Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Richard Short

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.72 m)
Weight 73 kg (160 lbs)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Nickname Richard
Gender Male
Age 47 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth October 8, 1975
Full Name Richard Ian Porterfield Short
Profession Actor, Writer, Producer
Nationality English
Birthplace South Shields, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign Libra

Richard Short is an English actor based in Los Angeles. He is best known for starring in the TV drama series Mary Kills People (2017). Also in 2017, he appeared as Adam in the independent film The Dare and as Smith in Crazy Famous (2016).

Thomas has two sisters, one half-sister, and one-half brother. He grew up in South Shields and studied at Highfield Infants School, then at the Cheviot Junior School. At Brooklands College, Weybridge, Surrey, he studied film and theatre but left college to pursue acting full time at age 20.


On television, he has had recurring roles on Vinyl (2016) and Covert Affairs (2013). His other television credits include American Horror Story (2011), White Collar (2011), and Blue Bloods (2010). He has appeared in over 30 films and television shows in the USA and UK. On Broadway; he played as a member of the 2011 play of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem at the Music Box Theatre.

In January 2018, he received the nominations for Best Lead Actor, Drama Series, from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for his performance on Mary Kills People (2017–2019).

Richard Short began acting with the Woking Youth Theatre in Woking, Surrey, in 1992 and made his professional stage debut as Johnny in the original UK cast of Grease in 1996. He made his film debut in Tom DiCillo’s American film Delirious (2007).

Also in 2007, he made his American TV debut on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, where he played Dylan. In 2009, he appeared in Michael Mann’s big-budget crime drama Public Enemies. Short also appeared in the 2011 film Choose opposite Kevin Pollak and the HBO series Bored to Death (2009) with Jason Schwartzman.

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Richard Short has worked in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Richard Short Education

Qualification: Bishop David Brown School, Brooklands College – Weybridge Campus

Richard Short Career

Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer

Known For: sketching’s of Maritime subjects and Canada during the Seven Years’ War

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: $12 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Richard Short

Mother: Margaret E. Mooney

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Teresa Palladino-Short (m. 2004)

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Hobbies: Writing, Painting

Favorite Destination: United States

Favorite Food: Chili Crab

Favorite Color: Black, Blue

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