Rick began his professional career in Florida, performing street theatre at Epcot Center in the early 1980’s. Through working for the Walt Disney World Co. he then performed all over the world and became a consultant for the creative arm of the company known as Walt Disney Imagineering. The 1990’s brought him to Canada where he collaborated with clowns of horror, Mump and Smoot as the third member of their troupe. Rick is a graduate of Second City’s Master Class of Improvisation. Today he runs his own company, Men in Tights, where he performs Shakespearean improvisation and can be seen in commercials and television.
A master of many characters, Rick will be roving the Square this year as Phillee Shakespeare.