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 multiple episodes of the upcoming ABC comedy Mixology as well as New Girl and Enlisted for Fox. Richie also directed the entire second season of Important Things with Demetri Martin for Comedy Central. He served as co-creator, executive producer and director on the Spike ½ hour pilot Kings By Night, a comedy about three friends who start an underground casino in their run-down loft. He did the same for Fox’s Living With Abandon, a comedy about an abandonment support group that finds itself in disarray after their therapist commits suicide, thus abandoning the group.
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, Dolphin Entertainment 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.
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.
His work in the digital world includes Deathbed Subtext with Topher Grace and Kate Bosworth, and Tom Cruise Is A Cock Block, which have reached 1,000,000 hits each on such sites as funnyordie, break and youtube. Richie has also been active in the advertising world directing commercial campaigns for Jeep, Mastercard and XBOX. Richie also directed an ESPN 30 for 30 short, the award winning documentary series, on Tommy John surgery.
Next up Richie will direct Raising Hope for Fox and Sirens for USA/Apostle.