Happy birthday to Richard Speight Jr., Born: September 4, 1970.
Richard Speight Jr. is an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer who is known for a variety of roles including CBS TV series Jericho, The Agency, and the HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers. Speight played a recurring role, Archangel Gabriel, originally thought to be a “Trickster” or Loki, in the WB/CW series Supernatural.
Speight has starred in commercials for such brands as Got Milk?; IBM; Pepsi; and Disney. He has also directed several commercials for Pepsi as well as for other major brands.
Speight played Sgt. Warren “Skip” Muck in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, produced for HBO by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Speight appeared in several television series, such as The Agency; ER; Jericho; Party of Five and JAG. He had a recurring role on the drama Supernatural (U.S. TV series) from 2007 to 2014, where he played ‘The Trickster’/Loki (later revealed to be the Archangel Gabriel).
He has guest starred on Life (U.S. TV series), Memphis Beat, Longmire (TV series), and had a small recurring role on Justified (TV series). He also had a guest role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2014, and in 2017 on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 2 Episode 5 (titled “Made In…” April 2017), a police procedural series on CBS, as a guest star along with friend and co-worker Rob Benedict.
Speight’s earlier work included a role in the film, Ernest Goes to Camp; and a regular role on the NBC Saturday morning sitcom, Running the Halls. He had a brief appearance in the film, Thank You for Smoking, directed and written by fellow USC alumnus Jason Reitman. Speight appeared in Speed 2: Cruise Control and The Last Big Attraction. He had a starring role in Jason Reitman’s short film, In God We Trust.
His more recent productions include “La Musica Provata”, “The Week (2016)”, “Mucho Dinero”, “Brick Madness”, “Bad, Bad Men”, and “Death House” (2016). Speight plays a lead role as an FBI agent in a thriller, “The Evil Gene” (2016).
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