Irish Actor RICHIE STEPHENS Emerges A British Villain Guest Starring on TNT’s ‘MAJOR CRIMES’ July 25, 2016

Also Appears in Cameron Crowe’s New Showtime Series ‘ROADIES’

LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2016) – Irish actor RICHIE STEPHENS emerges as a British villain, guest  starring in an all-new episode of TNT’s popular procedural police drama, MAJOR CRIMES, airing on July 25th.

In the episode titled “Tourist Trap,” the thriving Los Angeles tourist industry is threatened by an English journalist when a pair of British tourists are attacked on their second honeymoon in Venice Beach. Stephens steps into the storyline as Marcus Kemp, a smart-mouthed British professional criminal who creates havoc for the Major Crimes Unit.

Then on August 14th, Stephens will appear in the new Showtime drama series, ROADIES, from creator Cameron Crowe and JJ Abrams. The series follows the day-to-day life of the road crew on a successful multi-city rock band tour. Stephens joins in the antics as a trouble making German pilot in the episode titled “The All Night Bus Ride,” using another foreign accent from his extensive arsenal. 

Stephens is thrilled to be hitting living rooms twice this summer, adding “It was really exciting to be able to work with people I’ve admired since I was a kid, like Cameron Crowe, JJ Abrams, Raymond Cruz and Michael Paul Chan. We got on very well and I had a wonderful time working with everyone on both series.” 

Stephens gained legions of fans as the ‘savior’ in three music videos for mega-band Florence and the Machine, which include her hits “Delilah”, “Third Eye” and “What Kind of Man.” In addition, he recently guest starred as a Texas serial killer on the long-running CBS drama Criminal Minds; and his talents have landed him in several highly touted indie films, including Soy Nero, The Shop, Selling Dreams and the celebrated Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner Fruitvale Station.

Before heading to America, this Cavan, Ireland native was educated in St. Patrick’s College, Cavan and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he earned a BA. He began acting as a young lad and since 2012 he has appeared in over 70 roles, from movies to TV shows to theater, voice over and commercials. He is one of the youngest members of The Actor’s Gym – an exclusive group of working actors and writers taught by 2 time Oscar winner Bobby Moresco.

Currently in development, Stephens has written a true crime TV drama about the life of British mob boss Paddy Conroy.

Richie Stephens is represented by Baron Entertainment and A List Talent Management.

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