Richard Rella Jr.


Cell Phone: (347) 742-2733


Off Broadway: Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding Tony, The Wedding Singer (u/s) Big Apple Entertainment-Larry Pellegrini
National Tour: Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding The Wedding Singer (lead) Joe Corcoran prod.-Kevin Alexander
Off-Off Broadway: Fool Paunt (lead) Gorilla Repertory Theater-Michael Lew
Off-Off Broadway: Dessert with Durang Frank Hardy (supporting) Times Square Arts Center-Michael Raimondi
Regional: Play It Again, Sam Allan Felix (lead) Soar Productions-Chris Boyd
Regional: Lend Me a Tenor Max (lead) S. I. Shakes-Dina DiPilato
Regional: Leader of the Pack Gus Sharkey (supporting) Women’s Theater Co.-Barbara Krakowski
Regional: Kiss Me Kate Hortensio (featured) Wayside Theater-Warner Crocker
Educational: The Glass Menagerie Tom (lead) Brooklyn College-Jake Turner
Educational: City of Angels Stine (lead) Fordham University-Clinton Turner Davis
Educational: Guys N’ Dolls Nicely Nicely (supporting) Fordham University-Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Educational: Romeo and Juliet Peter (featured), Gregory (featured), Apothecary (featured) Brooklyn College


Feature: Confessions of a Shopaholic Brandon Communications Writer (day player) Touchstone Pictures-P.J. Hogan
Feature: Knight and Day Photo double for Mr. Cruise 20th Century Fox-James Mangold
Feature: The Last Airbender Fire Nation Soldier (featured core) Paramount Pictures-M. Night Shyamalan
Feature: Once More with Feeling Rocco (featured) PHC Productions-Jeff Lipsky
Independent: Channel Surfing Michael Murphy (lead) JDTV-John DeMato
Internet: Drawn by Pain Homeowner (featured) Jeskid Productions-Jesse Cowell
Educational: The Littlest HB Harold (lead) Yale University-Johanna Osborne


30 Rock – Season 3 & Season 4 Wardrobe Assistant (featured core, stand-in & photo double) NBC-Don Scardino, etc.
Rescue Me – Season 5 Michael Zegen (stand-in) Canterbury Productions-Peter Tolan


Time Warner Cable – “Flourish” Bagel Man (principal) Ogilvy & Mather-Clay Weiner
WNBC Promo Crazed Fan (featured) NBC-Randy Pyburn
Master of Illusion – Video Game Husband (lead) tk Digital Corporation


MFA Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (Acting)
BA Fordham University (Theater – Performance Track)
Manhattan School of Music (Professional Musical Theater Workshop)
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (Certificate in Shakespeare Studies)
NY SAG Conservatory


Acting: Joanna Merlin, Austin Pendleton, Matthew Maguire, David Garfield,
Eva Patton, Elizabeth Margid
Acting Workshop: Olympia Dukakis
Alexander Technique: Amy Ward Brimmer
Audition Technique: Harriet Bass, Mary Beth Easley
Cold Reading: Mary Beth Easley
Commercials: Jon Freda
Dance (Ballet, Jazz & Tap): Ginger Thatcher, Enrique Brown
Diction & Dialects (Standard American, New York, Boston, Southern,
Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Indian, Italian): Charlotte Fleck
Guitar: Tony Ventura, Vincent Conigliaro
Improvisation: Larry Pellegrini, Kevin Alexander, Rose Bonczek, Mark Bell
Mask: Rose Bonczek, Mark Bell, James Cheatham
On-Camera Technique: Alexandra Neil, Geany Masai
Scene Study: Thomas Bullard
Shakespeare / Classical: Rodney Cottier, Polina Klimovitskaya
Song Study: Paul Gemignani
Stage Combat (Broadsword, Bull Whip, Dagger, Rapier & Unarmed):
Jonathan Waller, James Cheatham, Russell Rinker
Stanislavski Method: Larry Sacharow
Voice: Carolann Page, John Albert Harris, Robert Macdonald, Judylee Vivier
Vocal Coach: Paul Ford


Stage Combat, Italian, Guitar, Baseball,
Basketball, Football, Military Customs and
Courtesies, Video Games