Acting Bio

As a young man in Westport, CT, Richard Eagan appeared in community theater plays and musicals before deciding to pursue acting as a career. He worked off-Broadway and in summer stock in the 1960s, but had a change of heart, which took him out of the theater and into other life pursuits.

In 1987 he was asked to act in a production of Len Jenkins’ Kid Twist at Sideshows by the Seashore in Coney Island, where his then nine-year-old daughter Daisy saw him perform and decided she wanted to do the same thing herself.

In the 1990s he was cast in HBO Films Judgment, with Keith Carradine and Blythe Danner, and joined Avalon Repertory Theater in NYC, appearing in a baker’s half-dozen stage dramas including The Elephant Man, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Shaw’s Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Jerome Davis’ Pas de Deux.

Opportunity knocked twice again in life when two friends asked him to act in their debut films- Eric Werthman’s Going Under (2004) and Todd Gordon’s Pianoforte (2016). Since then he has been featured in a variety of short dramatic films, and is thrilled to play the title character in Todd Gordon’s Old Hen. This Spring, he will begin shooting a new feature by John Painz, The Mourners.

Old Hen trailer, 2019

Henry, a septuagenarian cross-dresser, finds his life abruptly changed when Dolores, his long-time co-worker and closest friend, suddenly dies, forcing him to come to terms with losing the only person who truly accepts his cross-dressing.

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Acting resume


Old Hen (short)Principal/LeadSamba Filmworks/Todd Gordon
Roaming (short)SupportingZachary Metzger Films
Pianoforte (short)SupportingSamba Filmworks/Peilin Kuo
Going UnderSupportingEDW Productions
Zipper: The Last Wild RideSelfAmy Nicholson
JudgmentSupportingHBO Films / Tom Topor
Shark Show, C.I. (Short)Principal / SelfScott Levy Productions


Alive On the InsideCreator/PerformerUnited Solo Theater Festival
Dark Lady of the SonnetsWill ShakespeareAvalon Repertory, NYC
Pas de DeuxPopsAvalon Repertory, NYC
The Elephant ManF. C. Carr-GommAvalon Repertory, NYC
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestDale HardingAvalon Repertory, NYC
Measure for MeasureFriar Peter ThomasTweed Theater Works
Tiny Tim’s Christmas CarolBob CratchitBAM / Harron & Cummings
Kid TwistAbe RelesConey Island, USA
The FantasticksThe MuteSullivan St. Playhouse
Six Characters in Search of an AuthorRick, EnsembleWm. Ball/Circle in the Square
Threepenny OperaEnsembleWestport Country Playhouse


On the Case with Paula Zahn“Stolen Dreams”2016
Mysteries at the MuseumDr. William Roll2016
Monsters Inside MeDr. Samir Kreit2016
Late Night with David Letterman“Fool the Guesser” (featured spot)Worldwide Pants / CBS


Host/Emcee, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 1998-2018  (In character as Miss Kay Sera)

Host/Emcee, Karaoke with Kay Sera, Hope & Anchor, Brooklyn, NY 2003- 2014 (TimeOut NY Award Winner)

Richard Eagan Acting Reel

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