La Musica Provata Trailer
Posted by: Kris
Date: Aug 25th 2014

Richard tweeted the link to a recent interview of his for the March/April issue of Scene Magazine. The interview was conducted by fellow Supernatural alumni AJ Buckley. I’ve also added the digital scan of the article to our gallery.

BEFORE THE SCENE with Richard Speight, Jr.

This article originally ran in the March/April 2014 issue of Scene Magazine.

Richard Speight, Jr. is a veteran actor from Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for his roles on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, on The CW’s Supernatural and as Deputy Bill Kohler on Jericho. He can next be seen alongside Danny Trejo and Lin Shaye in the film Mucho Dinero.

What made you want to be an actor?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to become an actor. When I was five, I started doing plays in Nashville, Tennessee, where I grew up. What I really fell for first was theatre. At the time, Nashville was a pretty small theatre community. It was a tight knit group. So, once you’re the nonspeaking five-year-old in a Greek tragedy, you might be the nonspeaking five-year-old in the next play. And I had two older sisters. They had dance class, then they went to acting class and I sat in the waiting room. Eventually I stopped sitting in the waiting room and decided that if I’m gonna be there for an hour, I might as well take the classes. And that really sent me down the road. I was just immersed in the world. I remember specifically deciding when I was fifteen that I wanted to do it for a living. Eventually, the dance class went away because I really wasn’t that good. But the acting stuck. I moved out to Southern California and I went to USC and majored in theatre.

To read the rest of the interview: Click Here.

To view magazine scan: Click Here.

Alimi Ballard, who plays Detective Kevin Crawford on CSI, tweeted the following photo of Richard on the set of the show. Richard’s role on the show is currently unknown. I believe he will be appearing in the second episode of the season.

CarterMatt.com’s Interview with Richard
Posted by: Kris
Date: May 8th 2014

Richard was recently interviewed by CarterMatt.com to promote To Appomattox.  He talks about the potential miniseries and his time on Supernatural. Check it out!

We’ve spent the past few days informing you some about “To Appomattox,” a miniseries project that is currently being funded on Kickstarter. There is just over a week left for the project to raise the necessary funds, so this is the perfect opportunity for you to take part.

So why contribute money to one miniseries when there are so many others now being made? One simple reason above all else is the authenticity and care being put into something that still is reasonably unexplored in this medium. Creator Michael Frost Beckner (“The Agency”) has spent years crafting a story that has slowly expanded from his original premise of a stage play into something grand. He has brought in numerous historical advisers, and created something that he hopes will give you a viewpoint of what the war was like from both generals and those behind the scenes.

 There are many notable actors signed on, and in addition to our chat recently with Jason O’Mara (who is set to play Ulysses S. Grant) and our piece recently discussing Damian Lewis’ involvement, we also recently spoke via email to Richard Speight Jr., who would play the character of Nathan Wexler. You may know Speight from everything from “Band of Brothers” to “Supernatural,” and we talk to him here about why he is so passionate about “To Appomattox” being made, and also if he could see himself returning to a certain CW series as Gabriel in the future. (Gabriel made a surprise return in “Meta Fiction” earlier this year.)

CarterMatt – What made you want to first jump on board the ‘To Appomattox’ project?

Richard Speight Jr. – Two things: the brilliant writing of Michael Beckner, and the topic he chose to focus on. In spite of all the national and international passion and interest in the subject, there has never been a proper, accurate series about the Civil War. Michael is out to change that, and he’s got an amazing pool of talent flanking his move.

Is there anything you can say about your Nathan Wexler character briefly, and how he potentially fits into the story?

Wexler represents a man who, when faced with the horrors of battle, collapses like a house of cards and seems damned to wear the mantle of cowardice to the hangman’s noose, only to [then] find himself presented with a second chance to redeem himself to his fellow soldiers, his country, and most importantly, to himself.

What would you say to Civil War buffs, or even just TV fans considering a pledge on Kickstarter?

Let’s tell this story right. Let’s not let the money-counters tell us what parts of our history matter to us. We would not be the powerful nation we are today had we not nearly fractured over 150 years ago. Let’s capture those moments on film so current and future generations can learn and remember – and never forget.

On a different note, Gabriel returned to ‘Supernatural’ this year! Were you surprised to get the call back given he was presumed dead, and would you come back for season 10 if asked?

I was shocked and thrilled. I love playing that character and being a part of that mythology. ‘Supernatural’ fans are, bar none, the best fans out there. It is always an honor to get to be a part of the show they love so dearly and support so passionately. So hell yes, I’d come back in season 10! And in seasons 11, 12, 13… for as long as good fortune and devoted eyes are able to keep that show going, you can count me in.

We mentioned it earlier, but here’s another reminder that you can visit the Kickstarter page for “To Appomattox” at this link. Also, for more TV updates from us sign up for our CarterMatt Newsletter. Thanks again to Richard for the time, and you can see the rest of the “Supernatural” cast continuing to fight the battle to retake Heaven Tuesday nights on The CW.

Mountain Dew Commerical
Posted by: Kris
Date: May 6th 2014

The people of Mountain Dew have uploaded the Mountain Dew commercial that Richard directed, which featured NASCAR‘s Dale Earnhardt, Jr. You can watch it below:

Project Speight Tribute Video
Posted by: Kris
Date: May 6th 2014

Saturday, at DC Con, Richard was surprised with a special video and scrapbook tribute that my friends and several fans had created. I had a small hand in the project myself. I put together the tribute video, which included some of the photos that the fans had sent in. My friend Dana and I co-wrote the lyrics to original song used. Dana also performed the song. A huge thank you to everyone involved. Please, do not re-upload the video elsewhere.

Richard will join The Thrilling Adventure Hour in Chicago for a live show at the Merle Reskin Theatre at DePaul University. This will take place next Saturday, April 26th. For more information: Click Here.

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