Richard Kline most recently appeared on Broadway in Waitress after having toured for 9 months. He was seen in Papermill’s production of The Sting, with Harry Connick, Jr. Millions of TV watchers know him as "Larry," Jack Tripper’s best friend on the classic sitcom Three’s Company.
Broadway debut: City of Angels; Film debut: Barry Levinson’s Liberty Heights; Television debut: The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
He toured for over a year as The Wizard in Wicked and has performed his solo show Boychik at New York’s Theatre Four and at many venues throughout the United States.
As a director, Richard won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for his direction of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter. He has directed Bruce Davison, Burt Reynolds and Billy Connolly in their television series. Other directing credits include Rumors(with Bernie Koppel), Rough Crossing, The Great Sebastians, Breaking Legs(with Pat Harrington), Leader of the Pack..with Sha Na Nah, and two solo shows with Fritz Coleman (KNBC weatherman and former stand-up).
While continuing to work as an actor, Richard also teaches acting classes in New York City both privately and at casting workshops.