Richard Amott’s long time quest in cultivating the look of a “serious, no nonsense” military officer was realized in 2015, when he was cast in the recurring role of Army General Orr with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Season’s 4, 5 and 6 on Netflix’s House of Cards. Richard brought a sense of natural ability to the role as he is a highly decorated and long-time Army Military Intelligence Officer with Special Operations wartime service in Iraq. He retired from the Army in 2016, with the rank of full Colonel where his military experience taught him to be very adept at taking direction and react to change at a moment’s notice. Richard was particularly comfortable in the filming of the House of Cards White House Situation Room scenes, as during his intelligence career he attended meetings in the actual Situation Room. In 2017, his realistic portrayal of military characters led to him being cast in recurring roles as a British Redcoat Officer in AMC's Season 4 of Turn: Washington’s Spies and as a Navy Admiral in Showtime's Season 7 of Homeland. Richard was lauded by the directors of both shows for his experienced and level-headed approach to these roles. His previous acting experience includes the 2012 HBO movie, Game Change, where he was cast as a supporter at a Sarah Palin political rally. Additional acting experience includes roles in several National Intelligence Agency security training videos playing the part of U.S. Government officials. He has also taken professional voice over training and has done narration on several educational and training videos for the Intelligence Community.
Outside of acting, Richard works as an intelligence professional with extensive experience supporting U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Director for National Intelligence, and several other intelligence and military organizations. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland’s University College. Richard is particularly known for being extremely reliable with a calm, even-keeled demeanor that brings a sense of stability to all that he does. He attributes this approach to growing up in a family as number eight out of nine children with incredible parents and where he watched and learned from his older brothers and sisters as they went through life together. He has been married since 1982, and credits his wife for his stability and keeping him on the Road to Happiness!