As Detective Patterson in Murder Among Friends for Discovery ID
Outside of his solo work and lineup shows, Richard has performed in many plays and (a bit) on screen. He started in Los Angeles with a couple of John Patrick Shanley plays as Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and the following year as Johnny in Shanley's somewhat autobiographical Beggars in the House of Plenty at the Hollywood Court Theater as he was drawn to hard-thinking, intense characters.
As Werner Heisenberg in Michael Frayn's Copenhagen
Several one acts and plays followed, including Soft Dude, NIghts in Hohokus, and Reading Through, a collection of short plays enacting true stories from Holocaust Survivors in association with the Virginia Project and the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, before Richard landed what would be his favorite and most challenging role to date as WWII-era German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen at The Attic Theater in Los Angeles, for which he won high praise:
"Lucas is masterful as the now powerful yet conflicted mastermind Heisenberg..." "...Engaging, interesting and intense—what more could you ask for two hours of theatre?..."
"Lucas brings likability to the competitive and arrogant Heisenberg..." "...Thought provoking and intelligent, Copenhagen is biting entertainment."
"While generally known for his comedic ventures, Lucas proves that he is capable of handling a dramatic stage work while rendering key moments full of animated intensity as Werner Heisenberg."
At The 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, he played Jake in the Encore Producer’s Award-winning Only the Moon Howls, and, as previously mentioned, in 2017 at the Fringe, he was Bono in his own play, Bono and The Edge Waiting for Godomino's, which he wrote and directed. > More info here.
On TV, you may have seen him as a very, very concerned detective in a couple murder shows on Discovery ID as well as a brief shot in ABC's Invasion. On film, he's best know as Ronnie, the Chachie Arcola loving ne'er-do-well in the independent film Tahiti, which won the top prize at the Eureka Springs Film Festival in Arkansas. He appeared at Tibidoux in The H.P. Lovercraft Society's first film, Call of Cthulhu, and he is also sometimes recognized for his uncredited appearance as Jeffery in the original Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
In Blood Relatives for Discovery ID