Rick Worthy

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Rick Worthy
Rick Worthy 2013 (cropped).jpg
Born(1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 47)
Detroit, Michigan
 
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Rick Worthy
Rick Worthy 2013 (cropped).jpg
Born(1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 47)
Detroit, Michigan

Richard "Rick" Worthy (born March 12, 1967) is an American actor, best known for appearing in a variety of science fiction and fantasy television shows.

Early life[edit]

Worthy was born in Detroit, Michigan to a father who worked in the automotive industry.[1] Worthy studied Tae Kwon Do at a young age. He graduated from Southfield Senior High School in 1985 and from the University of Michigan in 1990.

Career[edit]

Worthy became a stage actor in Detroit, later moving to Chicago to develop his theatrical skills. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, California with the goal of acting in film and television.

His first big break came as Rickey Latrell, a basketball player accused of murder, on the television show Murder One in 1996.

He played Nathan Jackson on the 1998–99 TV show The Magnificent Seven.

He has had several roles within the Star Trek franchise. He has played several aliens, and one human, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also had a supporting role in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection.

He guest-starred in "The Warrior", a 2001 episode of Stargate SG-1, where he made use of his Tae Kwon Do and stunt fighting skills as the Goa'uld Imhotep.

He appeared on the 2003–09 re-imagined version of Battlestar Galactica as Cylon model number Four, often referred to as "Simon".

He worked on a short-lived 2005 private-eye drama on ABC, Eyes.

He had a large role on the 2006 ABC Family miniseries Fallen.

Worthy appeared in four episodes of Heroes in 2009, playing "Mike", Matt Parkman's partner, an experienced and capable Los Angeles cop. He also had a part in the TV series Supernatural, playing the unnamed Alpha Vampire in two episodes of Season 6 and one episode of season 7.

Worthy was featured in the 2012 documentary That Guy... Who Was in That Thing, about character actors. During the documentary Worthy is brought to tears while describing his devotion to acting nearly leading to him ending up homeless. He credits a small recurring role on an American Soap Opera show, during which he rode his bicycle to the studio due to having sold off his car to pay his rent, as saving his acting career.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1994Richie RichNews Reporter
1995Losing IsaiahAlley Man
While You Were SleepingOrderly
Eye of the StalkerEric, Adobe PhotoshopTV movie
1996Star Trek: Klingon(voice)Video game
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows BestProperty OfficerTV movie
The Trigger EffectJohnny
1997SteelSWAT Man
1998Star Trek: InsurrectionElloran Officer #1
2001Earth AngelsGregoryTV movie
AntitrustShrot's Assistant
2002Collateral DamageRonnie
2003HolesMale Officer
2004X-Men LegendsAcolyte #2/Man #2 (voice)Video game
2006FallenCamaelTV movie
2009See Kate RunMatt JenkinsTV movie
DuplicityDale Raimes
The PlanSimonVideo
2012That Guy... Who Was in That ThingHimself
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Missing PersonsRussell FindlayEpisode: "Right Neighborhood... Wrong Door"
1995Tough TargetRobber #2Episode: "Dana Feitler"
1996NYPD BlueDet. ElkinsEpisode: "Burnin' Love"
Murder OneRickey Latrell8 episodes (1996-1997)
Star Trek: VoyagerCrewman Noah Lessing3 episodes (1996-1999)
1997Star Trek: Deep Space NineKornanEpisode: "Soldiers of the Empire"
The Gregory Hines ShowWill JonesEpisode: "Basketball Jones"
1998Maximum BobLionelEpisode: "Once Bitten..."
The Magnificent SevenNathan Jackson22 episodes (1998-2000)
1999Touched by an AngelJamesEpisode: "Black Like Monica"
2000City of AngelsMr. WalkerEpisode: "Unhand Me"
The HughleysByrnoEpisode: "The Thin Black Line"
Seven DaysSergeant GrubbsEpisode: "Peacekeepers"
2001FelicityJeremy Cavallo4 episodes (2001)
2002Stargate SG-1K'tanoEpisode: "The Warrior"
Any Day NowHospital AdministratorEpisode: "Call Him Macaroni"
SheenaMako ZabodiEpisode: "Return of the Native"
Dark AngelLieutenant ClementeEpisode: "Freak Nation"
Odyssey 5Dr. Travelor / John MilesEpisode: "The Choices We Make"
2003BoomtownMalcolm BarkerEpisode: "Fearless"
The Lyon's DenMr. CarlisleEpisode: "Trick or Treat"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDr. Stewart4 episodes (2003-2010)
Star Trek: EnterpriseJannar10 episodes (2003-2004)
2004CSI: MiamiThomas KincaidEpisode: "Witness to Murder"
2005EyesChris Dillon12 episodes (2005-2007)
Battlestar GalacticaSimon8 episodes (2005-2009)
2007FallenCamael3 episodes (2007)
JourneymanGusEpisode: "The Hanged Man"
2008Eli StoneLeonard DuplerEpisode: "Soul Free"
Brothers & SistersOfficer CollinsEpisode: "Tug of War"
2009Saving GraceSpecial Agent Dave DanielsEpisode: "Do You Believe in Second Chances?"
The MentalistTerry AndrewsEpisode: "Bloodshot"
HeroesMike4 episodes (2009)
2010MediumThe Regal ManEpisode: "Dear Dad..."
CastleJason PennEpisode: "A Deadly Game"
SupernaturalAlpha Vampire3 episodes (2010-2012)
2011Against the Wall-Episode: "Second Chances"
2012The Vampire DiariesRudy HopkinsEpisodes: (2012–2013)

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