Some names that Rick has been compared to: LOU COSTELLO, JACKIE GLEASON, DANNY DeVITO, JAMES GANDOLFINI, RODNEY DANGERFIELD, JOE PESCI and last but not least, JOHN BELUSHI......Rick, a versatile actor, has also carved out a niche for himself playing gangster roles for TV and Film...many times he's the 'go to guy' for that role and quickly becoming "the Al Capone of Toronto!"
Official IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/rickcordeiro
Maple Leaf Gardens, Summer 2004, (Circled in red)
RICK CORDEIRO - Biography:
Trademark: Antagonists, Villains, & Interesting Offbeats.
Richard Cordeiro, (born: Eusebio Richard Cordeiro) moved to Toronto in 2008 from Hamilton, Ontario to pursue a full-time acting career. Since then, he has appeared in over 100 productions including film, TV, commercials, music videos, web series and public events.
With a background in marketing, graphic arts and acting, Rick Cordeiro closely studied the way productions and film shoots were organized with an eye to one day becoming a producer and promoter of his own film projects.
Rick is a versatile Actor/ Performer who has managed to pick up work on over ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY TV/ Film/ Commercial/ Print/ Voice Over projects in his career. Has all the genres covered including Comedy, Drama, Horror and Sci Fi and plays multiple characters on SIX of them!!
Honoured to have been featured on web site
Richard (Rick) Cordeiro got his start in the TV/ film industry by "accident" when a close friend, Keith Day, introduced him to two ladies who ran an agency for background performers in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. On June 13th, 2004, his first day on a film set, was selected out of 300 extras @ Lee's Palace in Toronto, to do a bar scene with Heather Locklear for the film, "THE PERFECT MAN." (However, this did not make the final cut). Soon after worked a total of 40 days on the set of Ron Howard's "CINDERELLA MAN" down @ Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. Did not make the final cut on this one either but did make the film's movie poster. (Posted above) Since then, has made the final cut on various TV/ film productions being shot in the Toronto area, the two most noteworthy being in George A. Romero's "LAND OF THE DEAD," where he's chased by Zombies three quarters into the film, it stars Dennis Hopper and as a gambler on the ESPN mini-series "TILT" starring Michael Madsen. As it turns out after being selected often on TV/ film sets and assigned to do specific things on camera Rick decided it would be a good idea to pursue an acting career, packed up his bags and moved to Toronto on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2008.
Television: Landing a Featured role on the TV mini-series "THE KENNEDY'S" directed by John Cassar ("24", "Mutant X") as a 1960s Chicago Gangster and Sam Giancana's Goon. It stars Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson.
Winner of 4 Primetime Emmys (Nominated for 10 in total)
Nominated for 12 other awards including 1 Gemini & 1 Monte Carlo TV Festival, Winner of 3 other awards
Also appears on TEN different episodes of EIGHT TV Docu Dramas, the first of which airs on National Geographic International called UNDERWORLD HISTORIES III: BROOKLYN as The Russian/ Jewish Mafia boss, Marat Balagula, often referred to as "The Russian Tony Soprano." The second one airs on A&E's Biography and is called GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS. It examines supernatural phenomenon through the eyes of the people who claim to have witnessed otherworldly events. The third one airs on the Discovery Network and is called BREAK OUT, where Rick plays a Prison Inmate/ Escapee. Rick worked a total of 3 days on this set in a very intense prison riot fight scene where he performed his own stunts. The fourth one airs on the Discovery Network and is called, INVENTIONS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD. Rick plays a Supporting role, a Mining Boss and Boss of the walkie talkie inventor. The fifth one airs on Discovery and History channel plus FX in the U.K. and is called, URBAN LEGENDS. In the sixth, seventh and eighth Rick plays a Biker on 3 different episodes of the History channel's OUTLAW BIKERS IV. Outlaw Bikers chronicles the rise and fall of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club in Canada. Rick also cast as a tough Florida Cop in a couple of Interrogation room scenes for I DIDN'T DO IT, which airs on Investigative Discovery (U.S.) and Narrated by Chris Noth. Rick also appears as a hired gun in NOTHING PERSONAL, airing on Investigation Discovery (U.S.), History channel (U.K.) and Canal D (Canada) and hosted by Steve Schirripa of "The Sopranos."
Film - Rick cast as one of the Leads on the Crime/ Drama "WE RUN THESE STREETS" with an allstar cast lead by Louie Rankin, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist and star of "Shottas" and "Belly" as well as Bennie Man, Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist and self-proclaimed "King of the Dancehall." Rick plays a gangster/ Strip club manager named Ponzo. Produced by Reed Samuel of Bronz Star Entertainment/ Versatile Productions.
**** Currently in POST PRODUCTION 2013 ****
(Cast of "WE RUN THESE STREETS")
Rick also worked on the Dark Comedy "THE GREAT CHAMELEON" as an Italian Mob Boss/ Prison Inmate. It too featured an allstar cast lead by Robert Davi, Stacy Keach & Nick Mancuso. Directed by Goran Kalezic and Produced by Victor Altomare of Fearless Entertainment.
Rick also worked on the Feature, "BURNING DAYLIGHT" as a
1920's New York Radio Host. It stars Robert Knepper of "Prison Break" as well as Paul Calderon Produced by Sanzhar Sultanov of Reverson Entertainment.
**** Aired on SUPER CHANNEL January 27, 28/ 2013 ****
**** Picked up by NETFLIX Started Airing on April 1st, 2013 ****
Other highlights Include, Playing Detective Nathan in a Sci Fi Horror called, "ZOMBIE BEACH" produced by Twinkle Productions. This film recently won:
**** 2012 Best Horror Thriller Award-TWIFF-San Francisco-USA ****
**** 2011 Best Feature Film Competition - Canadian Film Festival (in Vancouver) ****
**** 2 time - 2011 Silver Ace Award Winner - Las Vegas International Film Festival ****
**** 2011 Golden Palm Award Winner - Mexico International Film Festival ****
**** 2011 Nominated for Rose Award- Jaipur International Film Festival-India ****
**** 2010 Silver Sierra Award- Yosemite Film Festival-California-USA ****
**** 2010 Nominated For Best Feature Film- Port Townsend FIlm Festival-USA ****
**** 2010 Official Selection-WIFF- Washington-USA ****
**** 2010 Official Selection-USFF- Philadelphia-USA ****
**** 2010 Official Selection-FMFFF- Indiana-USA ****
Recently cast to play a Sentry named Ben Craven in a Dark Thriller, "THE COLLAPSED" which was shot entirely on the RED 4K camera system and recently aired on Superchannel, and produced and directed by Justin McConnell of Unstable Ground Inc. The film has been screening world-wide plus winning a number of outstanding Awards. Some of these include:
**** 2011 CRYPTICON Film Festival (Seattle, Minneapolis, Kansas City) ****
**** 2011 Official selection FANGORIA Film Festival ****
**** 2012 Official selection SFF-Rated Athens Greece ****
**** 2011 Metropolitan Film Festival NY ****
**** Official selection RUE MORGUE Festival of Fear ****
**** 2012 Award Winner BOSTON SCI FI Film Festival ****
Also, Rick cast as Police Chief Cordell in a future New York City and Sci-Fi Comedy, "BIO COP" produced by Steven Kostanski of of Astron-6 Productions. It premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and screened before the Canadian Premiere of the new Van Damme movie, "UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING."
**** 2012 Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas ****
**** Toronto After Dark Film Fest (Oct 21st, 2012) ****
Rick has also worked on a BOLLYWOOD FEATURE called "SURKHAAB" as Maqbool, a Lebanese Restaurant owner.Produced by Vivek Rumar of Golden Gate Productions starring Bollywood actress Barkha Madan, (1994 Miss India finalist).
**** SURKHAAB has been selected for the HOUSTON WORLD FEST 2013 ****
(3RD oldest Independent Festival in the U.S.)
Screening on Saturday, April 20th, 30 Screen AMC, Houston, Texas.
**** 2013 RIFF ROME International Film Festival (April 3-11) ****
**** 2013 St Tropez Intl Film Festival (18th May) ****
**** Nominated for the REMI AWARDS, in the category of the Best Feature 2013 ****
In the Horror short "HUMAN LAB" Rick cast as a Human organ smuggler. Produced by Gilbert Khoray of Flow Productions.
**** 2012 Santa Monica International Film Festival ****
As well, cast to work on a Horror Feature called, "MARY" as Roy, the husband of the lead character who causes all sorts of havoc in the film. Directed and produced by Andrey Petrusha. Rick also plays two characters; a Bartender and a Life Coach, on a Comedy Feature called, "BE LIKE ME" directed by Walter A. Scott of Enlivener Productions. He also plays a total of three characters; a Striker, a Police Officer and a News Reporter, in a Mockumentary called, "TORONTO'S GARBAGE STRIKE" Produced and directed by Mark Morley of Bloc Entertainment. Recently cast to work on the Crime Thriller "LUNATIC" playing one of the Leads, Mayor John Dunkle, of a small poverty stricken town where a strange frog masked killer with a stolen garbage truck, causes violent turmoil of lunacy amongst it's inhabitants. A serial killer stalks pregnant women. Detective Lubeck abuses his power and authority to ensure justice is served. Rick also worked on a Mystery Thriller called "THE ADVOCATE" as a drunk farmer/ rapist. Soon thereafter, worked on a blood-soaked Comedy/ Adventre shot in Niagara Falls called "BLOOD RIDERS" as a Satanic Priest/ Cult Leader named Fuhrer. Also cast as Vinny the Landlord in the Comedy Feature "B.A.D. MOVERS." Then played Supporting role of Coal Miner in a Comedy/ Horror called "PROSPECTOR'S CURSE" and credited as an Associate Producer in that one as well. More recently cast as a human tattoo collector in the Drama/ Thriller, "TWISTED PIECES."
IMDB STARmeter: #23 (Hamilton, Ontario) May, 5th, 2013
Web Series - Worked on a few Web Series, these include work on a femme fatale CLUTCH, Rick plays a character, The John, who gives a Hooker a rough time. Recently won a number of Impressive awards including Official Honoree at the 16th Annual Webby Awards!...Clutch wins top prize at LA WebFest! Clutch took home a total of 8 Awards, for Directing, Writing, Cinematography, Editing, Special F/X, Performance by a Leading Actress and the coveted Grand Jury Prize, which means Clutch will be at the Marseille WebFest in October, 2012. (Now being broadcast online at Koldcast TV.) Rick was also cast to play the Penguin for a web series being produced by TORONTO BATMAN. Rick is also Producting, Writing and Casting a Comedy called, METRO POLICE: DISTRICT 51 and plays one of the Lead characters, Police Detective Luca Nutella.
Commercials - Some highlights: TV commercial for TOURISM ONTARIO recently aired Province-wide across Ontario plus the CBC in Montreal and the World Wide Web! Also just wrapped up another Commercial for the Web & TV for WIND MOBILE CANADA, a well known telecommunications company as well as Print/ Promotion work for GO TRANSIT. Plus work on a PSA- Public Service Announcement for ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE CANADA for the 2010 Climate Change Conference in Cancun Mexico. Plus worked on a commercial for ROGERS - WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PLUS as a Police Negotiator and PIZZA PIZZA advertising a new i-Phone application they have for ordering Pizza. (PIZZA PIZZA Winner of 15th annual WEBBY AWARD
for Mobile Shopping.) As well, for CINEPLEX/ TIFF, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, as an Angry fan, (screening @ theatres before films @ the Festival, also features DAVID CRONENBERG). Also cast as a Home handy Man for HOME SERVICE CLUB which is airing across Canada on the Big Screen @ CINEPLEX THEATRES and as well cast as a Car Thief on a Web Commercial for GLOBAL i as a mobile application user for POST MEDIA NETWORK and as a beaver running for Canadian Prime Minister for CANADA.COM
Game Shows - Also, in 2006 Rick became the first ever winning contestant on a game show that airs on the Comedy Network called, "YOU BET YOUR ASS" produced by Lone Eagle Entertainment. Soon thereafter helped them out with the development of another game show called, "INSIDE THE BOX" which airs on TV Tropolis. Helped them out with game testing and final presentation of it for the folks of Prime Network in a studio down at the Rogers Centre. In 2011 Rick also participated and won some money on a brand new game show that airs on the Food Network called "ICE COLD CASH!"
Voice over - Rick is currently doing voice over as a Reporter/ photographer on his first Animated Feature called "DIZZLER," produced by Amy Lockhart of Amethyst Tinleg Productions and as an Air Traffic Control Operator in a short film called "WATER LANDING."
Talk Shows - Rick has appeared on SIX different Talk Shows, including "THE BEING FRANK SHOW" with Frank D'Angelo, (January 23rd, 2012 at the "Forget About It!!! Supper Club" in Toronto, 325 King Street West), Airing on CHCH TV 11 (Hamilton) & METRO 14 (Montreal). Rick also offered his services of personal body guard for Frank D'Angelo. Rick also appeared on "OUT THERE WITH MELISSA DiMARCO" as an Melissa's Uncle Gino (recurring role) discussing Melissa's induction onto the Italian Walk-of-Fame in Toronto & working w/ legendary actor Robert DeNiro. It airs on CITY TV Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, OMNI TV, OUTTV + PIZZA PIZZA TV
TV Pilot - Rick worked on a TV Pilot called "PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF DESSERTS" as a principal character, trucker named Bill Walters. The Pilot was performed live on stage at the Comedy Bar during Pilot week (Summer 2011) co-sponsered by Insight Productions. The second TV Pilot, a Comedy called, "IMPORTANT PEOPLE" produced by his Second City Toronto classmate, Ian Carey, Rick plays a Corporate Boss named; Eli Bennett anda gangster named Tony the Itch for a TV Pilot called "JIMMY ONE EYE" Produced by Simon Winterson of Digital Canaries.
Music Videos - Rick has worked on a total of 8 Music Videos so far in his career including as a Blackjack Dealer for the RICKY J music video "One Drop."
Training - Recently, Rick has been working with renowned casting directors and mentors CRYSTAL KRAMER and GLORIA MANN. He continues to study with credible studios and teachers in Toronto such as, SEARS & SWITZER, MICHAEL CARUANA @ BONGO PRODUCTIONS, MIKE KIRBY'S VOICEWORX and THE SECOND CITY TORONTO.
Rick continues to hone his craft with the goal of landing some major parts in important motion pictures and TV productions here in Canada, the United States and around the World!
Imdb.com Bio: http://www.imdb.me/rickcordeiro
IMDB STARmeter: #23,400 (Top 0.5% Worldwide) May, 5th, 2013
PHONE: (647) 713-0189
Now folks, I'm only getting started...AND...
..........................................I'm also enjoying the Journey!!!