Rich Swingle as John Gray
Rich Swingle, who plays soup kitchen proprietor John Gray, has performed and taught on five continents, in 25 nations, and in hundreds of venues, mostly with a dozen one-man plays he has written or helped develop.
Rich has lived in New York City since 1993, where he’s acted in a number of productions, film, radio, and CD-ROM. He has been featured in eight movies: the lead role of Frederich Lehman in Indescribable, the featured role of Claud in the award-winning A Christmas Snow, the principal role of Coach Sean Ryan in For the Glory, the featured role of Sheriff Hanson in the award-winning Pawn’s Move, the featured role of a land speculator in Alone Yet Not Alone, Hollywood director Forrest Woods in The Screenwriters, a quirky clerk in Christmas Grace, and a lead in the short film Settled.
He worked with John Kirby (acting coach on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, DeJa Vu, Count of Monte Cristo) to co-direct Tartuffe and Our Town, during which he performed the role of the Stage Manager, and The Miracle Worker as a part of The MasterWorks Festival, where Rich directs the theater program.