I'm Richard Gustason. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. It's a really lovely place with it's scenery and whatnot. But as a kid I was fascinated with Hollywood and Los Angeles particularly. For one my Raiders were playing there. But also that was where the magic happened. I was always either enjoying a movie or watching a TV show. Sometimes my best moments were involving a movie or a TV show. I guess you could say I was not your typical Colorado Springs kid. I was (and still am) a HUGE Raiders fan. I was also a big fan of professional wrestling (that I too still am a fan of). I always felt this feeling that I was a pretty entertaining kid. Sadly I was not pushed to go out for plays and audition for anything when I was little. But as I grew older so did my thinking. I had the odd jobs you would imagine: manager of a fast food joint, call center representative, prep cook at a restaurant, etc. So far life has been taking great turns. In 2009 after being laid off from a very well paying job I starting working another well paying job as a financial services representative. Actually still a rep for those financial folks. However one of those life moments occurred for me when, go figure while watching a movie, I decided to go for my dreams of being in Hollywood. Went to LA in August 2013 to meet an agent who I was contacted by while in Colorado Springs. The best part for me was during that trip I flew in a plane for the very first time. I felt like a kid sitting in that seat. When I got out there I knew LA was a place for me because within minutes of going on the 101 I felt like...I was home. So here I am 36 years old and going to start doing what makes me happy...being entertaining. Also starting the journey to make the move from Colorado Springs to LA. I am going after my dreams. And frankly I could not be any happier doing it. I cannot wait to see what comes next. So that's me in a nutshell. Well in a blog because if I was in a nutshell I wouldn't be writing this. If that last line made you laugh, then I'm doing my job right.
Richard Gustason: Actor, writer, and stand up comedian. Goal before death is to win an Emmy and an Oscar.