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 for Teachers, Shameless for Showtime, multiple episodes of the Billy Crystal half hour, Comedians for FX, and New Girl for Fox. Richie also directed an award winning ESPN 30 for 30 short on Tommy John surgery entitled Tommy and Frank.This fall Richie will direct his first feature film, FIST FIGHT, for New Line Cinema starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day.
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 collaborating with producers such as Greg Daniels and The Tannenbaums.
Next up are the Steve Carell created Angie Tribecca for TBS and the first two episodes of Benders for IFC and Apostle. Look for Fist Fight in theaters in 2016.