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Ric Walker - MFA Student



Education

BFA - Acting, Wright State University

Biography

Ric is a performer, teacher and writer and director.

As an actor, he has appeared in numerous plays in and out of Chicago including No Place to be Somebody, Red Badge of Courage and The Balcony. He has starred in independent films such as The Promise Keeper, Propellerheads, and Deadbeat at Dawn and 4 Television pilots. He has worked as a corporate spokesman for such companies as Eli Lilly, Computer Associates and Oracle. He has taught Improvisation, Acting and Writing for organizations including Pegasus Players, After School Matters and The Second City. He has improvised with and been a member of comedy troupes The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Comedy Sportz Chicago, The Second City and MCTD (Midwest Comedy Tool & Die).  He is a member Emeritus of Second Story (Serendipity Theater Collective). Ric has designed and facilitated workshops on improvisation, public speaking and communications for corporations and organizations such as Pepsi, Starbucks and Northwestern University Law School.

 

Fun Facts:

Originally from Shaker Hts., Ohio,

Ric received his BFA in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

Ric lived in Chicago long enough to consider it his 2nd hometown.

Ric is taller than you. If not, you’re too tall

Ric taught improv comedy in the central Cook County Youth Correctional Facility

Ric has recently been published in a compendium of short stories entitled Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck.

Conferences:

“How to Launch Your Acting Career in Comedy with the Second City” (National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts NASDA March 2012)