Richard Chassler

Thu, Aug 26, 2021
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Richard Chassler

with Rob DaRocha

Richard Chassler is not your average talent. Born in New York & raised between there & Los Angeles, Richard grew up around show business; his uncle, Allen Swift, was the voice of Howdy Doody, Popeye & countless others & his cousin, Broadway star Lewis J. Stadlen, is a Drama Desk Award-winner & multi-Tony Award nominee.

Richard began his performing career at the age of 9, playing drums at jazz clubs throughout NYC & Long Island. Naturally gifted & loving to perform, Richard quickly turned to the theatre, where he began honing his acting skills as a student of famed acting teacher Stella Adler. Richard has appeared in several films including The Insider, directed by Michael Mann & most recently, as Martin Balsam in Fox Searchlight’s Hitchcock, which starred Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren.

He has also performs on stage, and has been seen playing Biff in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Count Guido in the world premiere of The Ring and the Book, & most recently as Roy Cohn in Ethel Sings: Espionage in High C, about the execution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg at Walker Space (Soho Rep) in New York City in which he received excellent reviews.

In addition to working as an actor, Richard has spent many years headlining & touring as a stand-up comedian & can be heard doing a myriad of voices in numerous cartoons & commercials. Richard studied screen writing at UCLA and along with his arsenal of scripts, Richard made an award winning dramatic short film entitled, STOP (featuring Richard Kind) which he wrote, directed & starred in. Multi-talented & driven, this talent is a force to be reckoned with.

Rob DaRocha

Rob was born in New Orleans, Los Angeles and was raised by a single mom. Contrary to popular belief and unfounded assumptions, he is NOT white. He is actually half El Salvadorian and half Brazilian.

Rob is bi-lingual which means that Spanish is his first language and English isn’t. He didn’t know a word of English until he got to the second grade and from watching countless hours of Saturday Morning Cartoons with Wile E. Coyote being one of his favorites.

Soon after, Rob graduated from Saturday-Morning-Cartoon-Watching to a full-fledged high school student at Notre Dame Private School. Shortly after, he went to San Francisco State University to study film. It was there that he learned that not only does he have the talent to make people laugh their butts off, but more importantly, He is doing EXACTLY what he loves!

While taking acting classes in the evening and auditioning during the day, he become a substitute teacher for 2 yrs and then taught Special Ed for 3 yrs.

He grew up watching Saturday Night Live and the stand-up comedy show Comic Strip Live. Although, his favorite comedic actor is Steve Martin, the following comedians have influenced Rob immensely: Brian Regan, Richard Jeni, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and George Lopez.

He began his stand-up comedy career in his hometown of Los Angeles and has emerged as a favorite at the Ice House in Pasadena, Laugh Factory both in Los Angeles and in Long Beach, and at the Improv in Los Angeles. He’s also performed in Orange County at various comedy clubs. He was selected to be part of the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival’s Diamonds in the Rough Show featuring top headliner comics such as Carlos Mencia and Johnny Sanchez.

Rob has a very strong stage presence and great comedic timing. He performs all over the Los Angeles and Orange Country area and currently has two national commercials running, so you may have seen him on TV. He shot a sports pilot, Talking Trash, with Greg Wolf, a sports anchorman on Fox Sports West. He recently performed on Standup and Deliver on NUVO TV.