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Brett Rickaby

Brett Rickaby

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    • December 15th, 1964
​From IMDb; Born December 15, 1964, the son of a dairy farmer in Shafer, Minnesota (population 81), Brett Rickaby attended Chisago Lakes High School where, as a senior, he received a letter from a professor at the University of Minnesota in Duluth encouraging him to attend their theatre program. Taking this as a sign, he enrolled at UMD and did not get cast in a single production his first year. Briefly, he considered hanging it up to become a tree trimmer, but re-dedicated himself and was cast in seven full-scale productions his sophomore year. By his senior year (1987) he had won what is roughly the acting equivalent of Heisman Trophy, The National Irene Ryan Acting Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. That fall he received a scholarship to attend New York University's MFA program with contemporaries and classmates Peter Krause ("Six Feet Under" (2001)), Camryn Manheim ("The Practice" (1997), Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock (2000)), Rainn Wilson ("The Office" (2005)) and Debra Messing ("Will & Grace" (1998)), and originated two plays with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director Tony Kushner ("Angels in America" (2003)). Rickaby performed in numerous New York and regional theatre productions including The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Roundabout and The Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 1995, he was hired by Nicholas Hytner (The Madness of King George (1994)) to play Jigger Craigin in the National Tour of "Carousel" with Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy (2005)). In front of the camera, Rickaby has demonstrated a wide range of looks and sensibilities but is mostly known for playing a variety of psychopaths, sociopaths and other disturbed individuals.

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Filmography

Acting (13 Credits)

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2020Books of Blood as Bookman
2016The Axe Murders of Villisca as Caleb's Father
2014Tentacle 8 as Ray Berry
2014A Million Ways to Die in the West as Charlie Blanche
2010Bereavement as Graham Sutter
2010The Crazies as Bill Farnum
2007On the Doll as Andy
2007Zodiac as Detective Roy (uncredited)
2005Cursed as Animal Control Officer
2004The Assassination of Richard Nixon as Customer #2
2003Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt as Frank Gorshin
2000How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog as Janitor
1991Diary of a Hitman as Punk

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