Richard O'Brien Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Ini-Iso Adiankpo
Feb 08, 2024 By Ini-Iso Adiankpo
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2023
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About Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien is a famous British-born actor, television presenter, writer, composer, and musician.

Born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942, in Cheltenham, England, Richard O'brien's family moved to New Zealand in 1951 when he was nine. Richard O'Brien's interest in movies was developed when he started watching horror films and moved back to England a few years later to become a movie stuntman and fringe theater actor.

Richard O'Brien professionally began a musical career in 1973 when he wrote the lyrics for the musical stage show, 'The Rocky Horror Show'. Two years later, he co-wrote the screenplay for 'The Rocky Horror Picture' and starred as 'Riff Raff'. The film became a massive success, gaining international recognition and a large fanbase across the globe, becoming a cult classic.

Richard O'Brien also worked on numerous other projects like 'Shock Treatment', 'Ever After', 'The Crystal Maze', and the voice of Lawrence Fletcher in 'Phineas And Ferb'. Actor Richard O'Brien has been married three times and has three children. He is also a dual citizen of New Zealand, loves giving his opinions on gender orientations, and supports equal representation for the LGBTQ Community.

Richard O'Brien Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Richard O'Brien’s net worth?

The British actor and writer Richard O'Brien has over $15 million net worth.

How much does Richard O'Brien earn per year?

Richard O'Brien is an accomplished actor and earns an estimated annual income of $900,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Richard O'Brien?

Richard O'Brien is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Richard O'Brien?

Richard O'Brien was born on March 25, 1942. As of November 2022, he is 80 years old.

Childhood And Education

Richard O'Brien was born in Cheltenham, England. When he was 10, his family moved to Tauranga, New Zealand, where he attended the Tauranga Boys' College and, upon graduation, returned to England in 1964. During Richard O'Brien's childhood, he learned to ride horses and became interested in watching horror films and reading comic books. Though he was born Richard Timothy Smith, he changed his name to Richard O'Brien before his acting career as another actor already took the name.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Richard O'Brien’s partner?

Richard O'Brien has been married thrice with three children. He first married actress Kimi Wong on December 4, 1971, and had a son, Linus O'Brien, on May 1972. After eight years of his first marriage, he divorced in 1979 and married costume designer Jane Moss in 1983. He had two children, Amelia O'Brien and Joshua O'Brien, from his second marriage, which ended in 2006. Later in 2013, Richard O'Brien married Sabrina Graf, and they live together.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

British actor and composer Richard O'Brien is best known for his pioneer musical show 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'Manor Hunt Ball', and the Rocky Horror Picture Show 'Shock Treatment'.

Richard O'Brien began his musical career in 1973 when he wrote the lyrics for 'The Rocky Horror Show'. Before then, he took acting lessons and joined several stage productions. Richard O'Brien's first acting role was in 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Since then, he has starred in numerous movies and productions. After being cast in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' in 1975, Richard O'Brien appeared in 'Shock Treatment' as Cosmo McKinley, Pierre Le Pieu in 'Ever After', and other characters in 'Robin Of Sherwood', and 'Dark City'. He also played a voice role as Lawrence Fletcher in 'Phineas And Ferb' and Zombie Dog in 'Mongrels'. O'Brien played the child catcher during the late Queen Elizabeth's 80th birthday celebrations.

Other work credits of Richard O'Brien include 'Night Train', his judging of the 'Stage Fright' show, and his performance of autobiographical stories during his 70th birthday.

Charity Work

Richard O'Brien has donated to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in England.

What awards has Richard O'Brien won?

Richard O'Brien has been nominated for several shows, including the Grammys but has only won the Berlin International Film Festival Award and the Gaylactic Spectrum Award.

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Richard O'Brien Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Richard Timothy Smith

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173 cm

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Tauranga Boys' College

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Sabrina Graf


Alec Smith, Mary Smith

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A skilled writer with over three years of experience, Ini-Iso has garnered recognition for his exceptional communication skills, including an award from the United Nations. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Uyo in Nigeria and has since contributed his expertise to various organizations, such as The Business Scan magazine. Ini-Iso's passion for writing has driven him to excel in delivering high-quality content across multiple industries. During his free time, he finds joy in spending time with his dogs and exploring new connections through travel.

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