Rick Ford

My name is Rick Ford. I was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut and have lived in New York and Los Angeles, but currently own a home with my wife Page not far from the rolling hills of Thomas Jefferson’s residence in Charlottesville, VA. We divide our time between New York City, acting assignments, traveling for family visits and taking walks with our two joyful miniature poodles, Chloe and Willie.

After graduating from Brunswick School in Greenwich, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting and Directing from Ithaca College. While at Ithaca I toured Germany for the USO in a production of Carnival where I was introduced to the craft of puppetry, which later lead to my first acting job as Dandy, the mascot for the New York Yankees.

Work followed over the years in off-Broadway productions, television commercials, prestigious regional theaters, sitcoms and in film roles as far off as Africa, but ten years in Hollywood made me realize how much I missed my east coast roots, so I left L.A. to earn a Masters of Arts degree from New York University in Communication and Film with the idea of broadening my career goals beyond the footlights.

However, the lure of training for the classical theatre was strong and I was lucky enough to land a fellowship to study at the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program. The additional training was imperative in opening new doors with classical repertory theaters such as Utah Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theatre, Resident Ensemble Players, and touring the country with the famed The Acting Company.

Please browse my site and check into the The Yankee Mascot page where you can view never before seen photos of Dandy, a one-of-a-kind autographed Yankee poster and get more information about my book

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