Rich grew up on Cape Cod in Eastern Massachusetts. Richard was introduced to acting during 2009 as an extra. His first speaking roles were the next year, in "My Hometown" and playing the young Brandon Routh in "Missing William." At the age of 17, Rich moved to L.A. to pursue his career full-time. He continues to spend part of his summers back East. Some of his charitable interests include Jeans For Teens, One Warm Coat, and his favorite Toys For Tots.