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J. August Richards Biography

Birth Name:
Jaime Augusto Richards III
Birth Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Fast Facts

  • Both parents are from Panama
  • Changed his name at 14 because people had trouble pronouncing it
  • Studied in an acting workshop led by Eriq La Salle and Michael Beach
  • Made his acting debut in the 1988 "Out of Brooklyn" episode of The Cosby Show, in which he played Vanessa's boyfriend Roy
  • Was the subject of a 2000 Los Angeles Times article about a year in the life of a minority actor
  • Wrote and directed the 2013 web series The Hypnotist


  • Melissa Ransom -- Sister