Ric Walker

  • Lecturer

Ric Walker is an actor, director, writer and teacher who has toured extensively for Wavelength, an education based comedy troupe and for The Second City in BizCo and BoatCo, where he toured the Mediterranean and European ports. He has appeared in numerous plays in and out of Chicago including No Place to be Somebody, Red Badge of Courage and The Balcony. He has starred in independent films such as The Promise Keeper, Propellerheads, and Deadbeat at Dawn. He has worked as a corporate spokesman for such companies as Eli Lilly, Computer Associates and Oracle. He has taught Improvisation, Acting and Writing for organizations including Pegasus Players, After School Matters and The Second City. In addtition to The ISC, Ric has been a member of Comedy Sportz Chicago and MCTD (Midwest Comedy Tool & Die). He is a member Emeritus of Second Story (Serendipity Theater Collective). Ric holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a lecturer at Columbia College.

Research Interests

Story Telling Comedy Improvisation On-Camera Performance

Teaching Interests

Improvisation Comedy Performance Acting Silent Comedy Stand UP Character Work On-Camera Comedy Writing Storytelling

Education & Training

  • MFA - University of Pittsburgh, 2014
  • BFA - Wright State University, 1987