Richard Coyle

  • Birth Place: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • The second youngest of five sons. 
  • Admits to having a stubborn streak.
  • Didn't set out to become an actor. He became hooked in college when, to kill time, he joined the drama society.
  • Took a year off after college to raise funds for drama school. Among his efforts: writing letters to celebrities asking for help. Some, such as Anthony Hopkins, sent donations. One who didn't: Clint Eastwood, who replied with a handwritten note saying "no"; he's since framed that letter.
  • Enjoys 1970s-era funk music, especially Stevie Wonder's; and rejects digital music in favor of vinyl.
  • Big fan of sports, especially golf, rugby and soccer. He supports the Sheffield Wednesday club. 
  • Favorite books include Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.


  • Georgia Mackenzie — Ex-wife
  • Purdy Coyle — Daughter


  • University of York, Heslington, York, England (BA in Politics, 1994); Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, Avon, England (1998)
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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