Richard Rubin - Bio

Richard Rubin is a truly unique and versatile performer who has been entertaining audiences around the world as both a piano comedian and an international television personality. Whether performing his one-man piano comedy show live at corporate events, on luxury cruise lines, on the Las Vegas Strip or starring as a host, contestant, correspondent, presenter, guest star, and panelist on such television networks as NBC, VH1, E!, MTV, the CW, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central, he consistently gets rave reviews for his quirky and energetic performances.

Richard is a classically-trained pianist whose one-man show, “Rags to Richard: A Comedic Cacophony,” uniquely blends zany—yet clever—comedy with virtuosic piano playing. Bill Handel, of KFI 640 Radio in Los Angeles, has described Richard as “quirky, funny, half a musical genius, he’s so damned entertaining it’s almost hard to believe.” His musical performances have been featured on national television programs in the United States, Argentina, and Chile.

Richard is also multilingual and has starred in television productions around the world. In the United States, he is most well known as the star of the CW’s Ashton Kutcher-produced hit reality show, “Beauty and the Geek,” and as a regular celebrity panelist on the NBC game show, “1 vs. 100,” produced by Endemol USA and hosted by Bob Saget. (FOX Sports says that Richard is “a joy to have on the television screen.”) In Latin America he is known as the co-host of “Flor de Palabra,” an Argentine game show which aired on TELEFE and TELEFE Internacional. The show was filmed in Buenos Aires and performed entirely in Spanish with Florencia Peña, Argentina’s premier comedic actress. He also starred in the hit Chilean reality show “Mundos Opuestos 2,” which aired on Chile’s Canal 13.

Television Credits

  • CW. "Beauty and the Geek." Contestant (series regular/produced by Ashton Kutcher)
  • NBC. "1 vs. 100." Celebrity Panelist (series regular/Endemol USA/hosted by Bob Saget)
  • TELEFE. "Flor de Palabra." Co-Host (series regular/Endemol Argentina/Spanish language)
  • CANAL 13. “Mundos Opuestos 2.” Contestant (series regular/produced by Canal 13, Chile/Spanish language)
  • E! "10 Ways to be a Cover Story Couple." Talking Head
  • E! "Rise of the Geeks." Talking Head
  • VH1. "Best Week Ever." Talking Head
  • G4. "Attack of the Show." Talking Head
  • FOX. "Teen Choice Awards." Presenter (with Shannon Elizabeth)
  • FOX Reality. "Really Awards." Presenter (with Brooke Hogan)
  • FOX Reality. "Reality Remix." Correspondent
  • Comedy Central. "Reality Bites Back." Guest Judge
  • Nickelodeon. "Unfabulous." Guest Star
  • MTV. "Punk'd." Guest Star
  • CW. "Second Jamm-X Kids All Star Dance Special." Guest Star
  • VH1. "Where Are They Now?" Guest Star
  • TV Guide. "Reality Chat." Guest Star
  • FOX Reality. "Reality Binge." Guest Star
  • FOX Reality. "The Search for the Next Elvira." Guest Star
  • TV Guide. "Where Are They Now." Guest Star
  • TELEFE. "100% Lucha." Guest Star
  • ViaX. “Súper Bueno.” Guest Star
  • TELEFE. "A.M.: Antes del Mediodía." Interviewee
  • CANAL 13. “Alfombra Roja.” Interviewee
  • BangTV. “Soundtrax.” Interviewee
  • ABC. "Live with Regis and Kelly." Interviewee
  • ABC. "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Interviewee
  • NBC. "Today Show." Interviewee
  • FOX. "Tyra Banks Show." Interviewee

Languages

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese