September 2015 - Roosevelt Island, NYC
My Unforgettable guest star episode (#13 "Paranoid Android") with stars Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, and fellow guest star Bruce Davidson, aired January 25, 2016 on A&E, wherein I played an unwitting pawn in a most dangerous game.
July 2015 - Chester, MA
Five weeks of some serious character work at The Chester Theatre Company. My deepest respects to director Byam Stevens, and an immensely talented and generous cast in Michael Sean McGuinness (Tolstoy) and Ezra Barnes (Jefferson). I created this photo series for my kids to show them how Daddy transformed into Dickens every night. Thought you might enjoy it to. -Rik
THE RUNNER STUMBLES
February 2016 - Morristown, NJ
Studied this play by Milan Stitt in college in the 80's and always dreamed that I would one day get a chance to play the role of this deeply tortured priest, Fr. Rivard. Thank you to Eric Hafen and The Bickford Theatre for this amazing ride with this amazing cast. Still stunned I'm actually doing this! -Rik
"This story of love and religion, surprisingly relevant today, is impressively presented ... outstanding lead actors ... so perfectly cast ... truly rewarding theatre experience... a remarkable actor, Rik Walter. Walter perfectly projects the torment Rivard faces." -The Examiner
"...in a class of his own."
THE LATEST: King of the Mountains makes "the best dramatic productions of 2016" list from NY Arts Maven.
Headshot by Leslie Silva
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KING OF THE MOUNTAINS
October 2016 - West Orange, NJ
I don't think I've worked with a regional theater that has taken such pains to present a play so carefully and thoughtfully. The Luna Stage team misses not the smallest of points, from the abstract subtly of the visual and aural elements of its design team, to the careful and attentive hand of director, Cheryl Katz -- a true actor's director -- to the contextual sensitivity of its playwright and dramaturgical team. And Ian Gould, what can I say, you were glorious to work with. -Rik
"Ian Gould as Roosevelt and Rik Walter as Muir are superb. - NJ Arts Mavin