Richard Pacheco


Richard Pacheco was an only child born after 21 years of marriage. He was born in New Bedford Massachusetts. His father, Joesph was a Portuguese immigrant from Sao Miguel in the Azores. His mother, Helen was from a Portuguese immigrant family and born in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

He graduated from New Bedford High School. He was married for ten years to Mary Jane Sumner and then divorced in 1981. He received his BFA in painting from U. Mass. Dartmouth and his MFA there as well in printmaking, sculpture and teaching. He was the single parent of three children, getting custody in 1981 in his divorce, Joel, Jennifer and Jonathan.

While teaching and rearing his children he was also an arts writer an journalist for the New Bedford Standard-Times. He worked for them for 23 years and retired from teaching in 2003. Since retiring from teaching he has pursued a career as a professional actor, director and playwright. He acts on stage, as well as in film and television. He is an artist, teacher, poet, journalist, playwright, fiction writer and actor. He has one grandchild Sean Pacheco.

His poetry book "Geography" was nominated for a 2015 Pulitzer Prize.His p-lay "Swann Song" received the best new play award from A.R.T.A (American Regional Theatre Awards) in 1987 and her received another award from A.R.T.A. his his arts writing for the New Bedford Standard-Times in 1988.

He is listed in the New York Art Review (1988) as a prominent artist.

Actor ( 32 credits )

Super Troopers 2 (2017) Canadian Local
The Polka King (2017) Performance Attendee / Polka Dancer
Patriots Day (2016) Staff Official
Ghostbusters (2016) Pedestrian (uncredited)
The Purge: Election Year (2016) Political Debate Audience Member
Central Intelligence (2016) Precision Driver
Year by the Sea (2016) Wedding Guest
November Criminals (2016) Drug Dealer
Black Mass (2015) Parade Spectator (uncredited)
Ted 2 (2015) Courtroom Spectator
The Judge (2014) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
The Equalizer (2014) Home Mart Customer (uncredited)
American Hustle (2013) Man by the Doorway (uncredited)
Frank the Bastard (2013) Man at Party (uncredited)
Labor Day (2013) Umpire (uncredited)
R.I.P.D. (2013) Businessman (uncredited)
The Heat (2013) Man in Car (uncredited)
Here Comes the Boom (2012) Time Keeper (uncredited)
Ted (2012) Man in the Common (uncredited)
4 Cambridge Center (2011) David's Boss (scenes deleted)
Body of Proof (2011)  Day Laborer (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
The Fighter (2010) Ringside Patron (uncredited)
The Box (2009) Joel Reidy (uncredited)
Foundation of a Movie (2008) Suspicious Man
On the Lot (2007)  David Finkelstein (1 episode, 2007)
Waterfront (2006)  Man on The Street (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
What I Want (2004) Guy in Cafe
The American Experience (1988)  Businessman (uncredited) (1 episode, 2008)
Joy (0) Banquet Guest
Spotlight (0) Boston Globe Reporter / precision driver
Unfinished Business (0) Man in Airport (uncredited)
Stronger (0) Costco Shopper