Richard Horatio Kavanian was born on January 26, 1971 in Munich Bavaria. Rick’s parents immigrated from Bucharest, Romania to Munich in the 1950s. Kavanian learned to speak Romanian, Armenian, German and English while growing up. From 1990 - 1994 he studied political science, North American history and psychology in Munich and Augsburg. He began a friendship with TV star Michael Herbig in 1990 while both were working in radio comedy. Richard moved to New York City and attended the Lee Strasberg Theare Institute. After returning to Germany he appeared in several episodes of ‘Bullyparade’. This launched his career as a standup comedian and he’s had many TV appearances, and film roles including his only Euro-western Herbig’s 2001 comedy hit “The Shoe of Manitou” as Dimitri. Kavanian is also a voice dubber and currently lives in Munich with his wife Ingrid. Today we celebrate Rick Kavanians 40th birthday.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.