Richard James Porter headshot

An accomplished character actor, Richard James Porter admirably portrayed Polonius in our recording of Hamlet. After studying acting in college, including a semester with a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he pursued various careers — art historian, professor, real estate executive, and art dealer. But in 2008, he returned to his first love, the theatre. Since then, he has appeared extensively Off-Off Broadway in several Shakespearean plays, as well as in other productions. Richard also works in voice-over, as well as on-camera in television and film. He has been seen on the History and Biography Channels, and appeared on The Daily Show as a dejected millionaire being consoled by Jon Stewart. As a singer, Richard has performed for The National Arts Club and the English-Speaking Union of New York. Some of Richard’s work can be seen on his website:

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