A multi-hyphenate, Richie Keen is a WGA award winning writer and director whose work is diversified across the comedy landscape. Richie is one of the resident directors on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, having directed multiple episodes. Other recent directing credits include the TV Land pilot Teachers, Shameless for Showtime, multiple episodes of USA’s Sirens, as well as New Girl, Raising Hope and NBC’s upcoming Bad Judge. This past year Richie directed an ESPN 30 for 30 short on Tommy John surgery entitled Tommy and Frank.
After a very successful career in front of the camera starring in dozens of sitcoms and national commercials, Richie became one of Hollywood's top acting coaches. Working with the famous, infamous and soon to be famous, Richie quickly became the go-to guy for comedy which taught him to be a true actor's director.
Richie won the WGA award for "outstanding achievement in writing original new media" for Aim High, a show about a high school aged hit-man, which was produced by Warner Premiere and McG. He also executive produced, co-wrote and co-created Aim High, which is the first Facebook series from a Hollywood studio. In addition, Richie was awarded the "Digital Luminary Award" at the 2012 NATPE convention for Aim High. Richie has also written pilots for CBS, Fox and Spike and collaborated with producers such as Greg Daniels and The Tannenbaums.
Next up Richie will direct multiple episodes of The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad for FX, and will serve as director and co-executive producer for Tracy Morgan’s FXX pilot and first season.