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Meet Richard Wingert, Actor and Model in Hyde Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to Richard Wingert.

Born in Boston, MA to a working-class American family; Richie learned at an early age the importance of hard work, dedication and perseverance. His parents Debra Mercer and Richard I. Wingert constantly instilled in him the idea that he could become anything he set his mind to.

From the time he was a young child he has always gravitated toward creative arts. Whether it was performing on stage, singing in the all-boys choir at his high school or practicing improv. In addition to this, Richie has always been very active in athletics. Participating in sports like Cross-Country, Soccer, Wrestling, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. After college, Richie worked as a research assistant and as an electrician under his father’s company, before ultimately deciding to leave that life behind and pursue his passion for acting and modeling.

Now a full-time actor in Films, Television, Commercials and Theater; Richie is proving to be one of the most sought-after talents in New England. Besides acting, Richie has also done print catalogs for Apple, Lego and Summer Infant.
More information about Richie can be found with his existing New England agency Model Club here:

Today Richie is traveling from New York City to Boston on a regular basis. Not afraid to attach himself to any project and working towards a fulfilling life with supportive people.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think anything is a smooth road… In most cases there is always something challenging that provides a reason to push past limitations. After college I was struggling to understand what my next career goals were to be: Go to Graduate school, follow suit in the industry of Biomedical Engineering, fulfill my pre-med requirements to pursue Medical School, etc.

I thought about what I could be good at, then I thought about what I didn’t mind getting up every day to work towards a life full of creativity, imagination and expression. Acting has always been something I was passionate about and ultimately decided to follow my calling.

At first, I had the opportunity to work on my craft through community theatre with amazing groups of wonderfully talented people (most I can call my friends today). This turned into working with the Opera, fringe, Mid-Size level and repertory theatre productions. Once again, I wanted to find other types of challenges therefore I approached Modeling and started to understand the other part of the industry where commercial, fitness and commodity is paramount.

I found building relationships is very important. Gratitude is important as well.

I think it’s easy to overlook how many people help you along your way. For the most part, people couldn’t believe that I would choose to be an actor after having my degree in Engineering and it was a feeling of uncertainty. I certainly am anxious, working every day to find my next job. A true freelancer, believing the work will be there if I just work hard and believe in myself.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Richard Wingert (Actor/Model) – what should we know?
As an actor its best to show my work. Please use the websites listed beforehand to help answer this question. I also have an acting reel.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Confidence, a quality ever more important today. Sometimes you choose projects that might turn into something bigger but for the most part it’s because you choose these projects because you truly believe in them. I learned to trust my instincts and believe in the people around me. Vision is pivotal. If you can see your success, it is possible.

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Image Credit:
Norman Jaillet
Peter Mellekas
Balthier Corfi
Daniel Portal

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