Rick Irwin

Rick Irwin

Teaching Artist

Rick Irwin was born and raised outside of Philadelphia and attended the Syracuse University School of Drama, whose alumni include Aaron Sorkin, Vanessa Williams, Taye Diggs, Vera Farmiga and Tom Everett Scott.

After training and working in New York City, Rick relocated to Los Angeles where he studied with Margie Haber, Lesly Kahn, Stan Kirsch and John Homa. Rick worked alongside a number of respected directors, writers, producers and actors while with acclaimed casting directors Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera.

On the big screen, Tommy Lee Jones cast Rick in the frontier period drama The Homesman, starring Mr. Jones, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank, which premiered at Cannes. Rick has appeared alongside Orlando Bloom in The Good Doctor, Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari in 30 Minutes or Less and James Gandolfini on Mr. Gandolfini’s last completed film, Enough Said, also starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. He played the lead in the firstever virtual reality feature film, Career Opportunities in Organized Crime, which debuted at South by Southwest. Rick’s recent credits include The Upside starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman, Law and Order: SVU and the award-winning short film, The Death of Marie. Next up, Rick plays the main character in the feature film The Luring, due for release this summer. The Luring is a psychological thriller about a man with dissociative amnesia.

Rick is married to actor Deborah Lynn Meier.