Rich Rotella's uncanny ability to portray comedic and dramatic characters has made him priceless to productions and a rising star.
Trained in improvisation at "The Groundlings" and studying under Lee Strasberg's disciple Eric Morris (acting coach to Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson,) Rich delivers a dynamic versatility, from character actor to leading man.
Rich starred in Lionsgate's feature comedy, "The Newest Pledge (2010)." He landed a national commercial for "TIDE Laundry" opposite iconic Betty White. And recently, Rich wrote, directed, and starred in the original feature film, "Marlo Lasker (2020)."
His unique screen power, unpredictability and magnetism is extraordinary. You cannot truly appreciate Rich's talent until you see him in action.
Biography By: Greg Budion
"This life is about finding your people. Among the thousands of actors in LA, I found Rich. He is one of the most focused, driven and determined actors I have ever met. Hire him."
Producer, COO at Reinventing Films and CEO at Accelerated Artist
"Being a director I am always on the look out for talented actors. Actors that possess a multitude of skills that contribute to them having the ability to deliver a believable yet powerful performance. Some of these skills consist of them remembering their lines, hitting marks, and the most important being able to act. Whether he’s playing a Jerry Lewis like character or a young De Niro Rich possesses these quality’s and has the acting chops to back it up.
Not only is he talented but he is a pleasure to be around. One of Rich’s other qualities is his burning desire to keep striving for greatness. If you are making a movie or a tv show don’t pass up the chance to have Rich come in to read for you. I will personally tell you from experience he will definitely not disappoint."
DGA Director & Producer
"Rich is such a blessing to have on set; he's immensely creative, constantly entertaining and is a tremendously talented actor. He has a firm grasp of all facets of showbiz. He is driven & passionate about everything he does. Rich is truly one of a kind: I am honored to call him my friend and privileged to call him my colleague."
I've had the pleasure of working with Rich on numerous short films, both dramatic and comedic. Despite the genre, he brings a high level of professionalism every single time he steps on set, while at the same time maintaining the fun and "magic" of the creative process. Rich does it all: writes, directs and acts. If you know him, work with him now, because when his career skyrockets, you're going to wish that you had been a part of one of his priceless films."
"I think Rich is one of the hardest working actors I've ever met. Not only is he a comedic genius, but he's not afraid to get down and dirty and produce his own work, resulting in nothing less than innovative, daring and outside-the-box pieces of art.
I think Rich is doing everything just right. If you get a chance to work with him, don't miss your opportunity. This kid is going places and I can't wait to work with him time and time again!"
Writer / Producer
"I've seen Rich perform live and in feature films; he is hilarious. It surprised me when I saw some of his dramatic work; he can really nail drama as well.
I've been lucky enough to work with Rich on a feature as a co-writer. We had a great time developing and writing the screenplay. His comedic timing and honed improv skills really made the script pop. Looking forward to seeing him star in future television series and films."
Writer / Director
"As an editor I look for an actor that gives me a variety of performances to choose from particularly in comedy, and that is exactly what Rich brings to the table. I recommend him."
Film & Television Editor
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