Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Hatch is best known and received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Captain Apollo in classic Battlestar Galactica. He is also well known for playing the integral role of political activist Tom Zarek in the re-imagined version of this iconic series. Richard’s recent projects include a guest starring role on Pairings, for which he won Best Guest Actor at the Indie Series Awards; a steampunk pilot, Cowboys & Engines with Malcolm McDowell; LOADOUT: Going in Hot, After the Harvest, and his role as Klingon Commander Kharn in Star Trek: Axanar.
Richard began his theatrical career with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater. He starred Off-Broadway in several plays and musicals including the Obie Award winning play, PS Your Cat Is Dead, for which he was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson award. In addition, Hatch has starred in such movies for television as The Hatfields And The McCoys with Jack Palance, Addie And The King of Hearts with Jason Robards, Last Of The Belles with Susan Sarandon, The Class Of 65, The Hustler Of Muscle Beach, and the cult classic Deadman’s Curve, in which he portrayed Jan Berry of the musical group “Jan and Dean”.
Hatch’s directing credits include Second Coming, a self produced movie trailer depicting his vision of a Battlestar universe 20 years into the future, a short for White Wings, a period piece about domestic violence set in the 1920’s, and an episode of the award winning web series Silicon Assassin. Richard has also written, produced and directed an infomercial for the for the securities industry and produced his own reality series, Who the Frak. Richard is currently directing a movie called With Honors, a story about a Vietnam War Veteran and his experiences upon returning home.
A published author, Hatch has co-written seven Battlestar Galactica novels as well as a Battlestar compendium, So Say We All. Richard is currently working to finish his epic Sci-Fi novel, The Great War of Magellan (GWOM), a story he developed over the last decade. During that time, Hatch produced a trailer, wrote a comic book series and launched a role playing game for GWOM. Richard plans to produce a web series for GWOM in the future.
When not busy with directing, writing and performing, Richard teaches acting workshops and intensives around the country and globally. He also teaches a weekly acting class in Los Angeles. Richard is passionate about teaching and helping actors uplevel their skills. Using dynamic breathing and relaxation techniques, self-expression exercises, scene studies and a variety of acting methods, Richard teaches actors how to emotionally and mentally connect to a role, bringing to life the most exciting elements of the character and story. Students learn how to really listen and be fully present, and to develop an intimate rapport with the character and audience, enabling them to give their best performance in front of the camera or on stage.
Hatch also conducts personal growth and communication workshops such as Moving from Fear to Self Mastery, Creating a more Successful Life, Becoming a More Powerful Communicator. He combines more than 35 years of study, research and personal experience with cutting edge communication and success technologies to help people achieve their maximum potential. Richard believes we all have something special inside of us. Learning how to communicate and express who we are and what we believe in – our ideas, wisdom, and creative vision – is paramount to being successful, fulfilled and accomplished in life. Richard teaches in an inspiring and integrated way so that even the shyest and most inhibited person can learn how to open up and communicate more effectively. He delivers a highly personalized, step-by-step road map to peace, joy, personal and financial freedom.