RICK ZAHN navigated the intricate corridors of the corporate world for over three decades. Yet, beneath the business attire and boardroom meetings, a hidden passion smoldered—a childhood dream to become an actor. Rick was determined to make his dream a reality, so he embarked on a transformative journey. The quantity of knowledge he absorbed was only surpassed by the sheer quality of experiences that followed. 

Every available acting class and workshop became his compass, guiding him through the intricate landscape of storytelling and performance. Through the years of his career, Rick has performed on stage in London and New York. 

RICK's Journey:
From Corporate titan to the spotlight

Ava DuVernay

Learned from the Best

Rick’s education as an actor has been nothing short of extraordinary. He had the honor of being directed by storytelling luminaries such as Dan Attias, Antoine Fuqua, Ava DuVernay, Philippe Falardeau, Pete Chatmon, and many other remarkable talents. Their guidance has been the cornerstone of his artistic evolution. 

Jennifer Lopez

Sharing Screens with Icons

Rick’s venture into the world of cinema was a dream come true. In his first feature film, Brooklyn’s Finest, he found himself improvising a scene alongside the legendary Richard Gere. This momentous occasion was just the beginning, as he later shared the spotlight with icons like Jennifer Lopez, Ethan Hawke, Mariska Hargitay, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Michael Weatherly, Geneva Carr, Kyle MacLachlan, Kevin Spacey, and countless other household names. 

Beyond the Stage and Screen

Rick’s artistic journey has been as diverse as it has been exhilarating. It extended beyond the realms of stage and screen to encompass national and regional commercials, engaging print ads, and captivating voice-over work. Every facet of his craft has allowed him to explore new dimensions of storytelling. 

A Heartfelt Reflection: “Yeah, I Am Blessed!”

Throughout this remarkable journey, one phrase has become Ricks steadfast mantra, echoing the gratitude that fills his heart: Yeah, I am blessed! Being an actor is not just a profession; it’s a calling, a lifelong dream realized through determination, passion, and an unwavering belief in the power of storytelling. 

His Feature Films

  • Bibi 
  • Tesla 
  • Chuck 
  • Brooklyn’s Finest 
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog 
  • Premium Rush 

His TV Work (Recurring Roles)

  • House of Cards 
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 
  • Bull 

His Guest Appearances

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 
  • Shades of Blue 
  • Blue Bloods 
  • FBI 
  • The Blacklist 
  • The Mysteries of Laura 
  • Random Acts of Flyness 
  • When They See Us 

His Memberships and Affiliations

  • Actors Equity Association 
  • Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) New York Local Board and National Board Alternate (Fifth Term) 
  • Several Negotiating Committees and National Service Committees