Rick McVey

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Rick McVey Blast From the Past - "My Last Best Friend"

About Rick

Rick McVey’s career is as extensive and wide-ranging as any actor in America.

Rick has appeared in over one hundred professional theatrical productions in roles ranging from George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life to Chief Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night, from Inspector Javert in Les Misérables to Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast.

He has narrated over a dozen audiobooks, both fiction and non-fiction, written and produced two award-winning films, was a broadcast television Director of Production and Producing Director for a radio theater company.

From the sublime to the ridiculous and all the shades in between, Rick brings talent, commitment and experience to every project every time.

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Rick McVey Blast From the Past - "My Last Best Friend"

News & Updates

Filming is currently underway for the movie “Found”, a film written and produced by my friend and fellow Barter alumni David Alford and his company, Cross Purposes Productions.  I’m playing the role of Sheriff Bob Callier.  It’s the story of a young Appalachian teen who has been raised isolated in the mountains and who is suddenly orphaned and thrown into the modern world.  The crew and cast have been working some long hours while still maintaining social distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.  It’s been a challenge but I believe the final product will be well worth the effort.  “Found” is planned to be released later this year.

The Washington County Public Library has created a webpage specifically for the Dial-a-Story children’s books that I’ve been recording over the past few years.  Check it out at dialastoryweb.netlify.app/.  The site has every story that I’ve recorded for the past three years and they’re all categorized by different subject matter, from humor to animals to holidays – well over a hundred books with new stories added every month.  It’s one of the most fun and rewarding projects on which I’ve ever worked. By the way, you can still access the most recent Dial-a-Story offerings at the WCPL website:  www.wcpl.net/kids-teens/dial-a-story/

I just finished production of the audiobook version of “Tales From the Busty Ostrich” by R. Kyle Hannah published by Jumpmaster Press.  This is the final book in Kyle’s Tri-System Authority trilogy and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it.  I’ve now done two complete trilogies for Kyle.  In addition to the Tri-System Authority trilogy I had earlier recorded Kyle’s Time Assassins trilogy.  If you are a science fiction fan – and I am – you’ll love them.  I grew up on Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and Kyle’s work falls very much into that style of sci-fi.  I’ll be putting a small sample from the book in my audio gallery.

I recently signed to do the role of Sheriff Callier in the feature film “Found”, shooting this summer (if social distancing regulations allow).  The film is written and produced by my friend and fellow Barter alumni David Alford and his company, Cross Purposes Productions. Based on James 1:2-4, the story is about a young Appalachian teen raised “off the grid” isolated from the rest of society who through a tragedy suddenly finds himself orphaned and tossed into our modern, hi-tech world.  A troubled family attempts to rescue him and in the process discovers what “testing your faith” really means.  Go to crosspurposesmovie.com for more information.

Currently, particularly during these days of quarantine, film and television auditions in the southeast are frequently done by way of self-tapes. The casting director sends a page or two of a sample script (called a “side”) to the actor and the actor then shoots video at home to send in for the casting director to review. Audition via internet! To make that job a little easier I followed a tip from my friend Bobby Beck and purchased a RØDE wireless microphone kit. Relatively inexpensive and extremely easy to use. I’d recommend it to anyone in need of a good wireless microphone. Thanks for the tip, Bobby!

I have officially signed with Talent Trek Agency as my agent for film and television work. Headquartered in Knoxville, Talent Trek also has offices in Chattanooga and Nashville in Tennessee and an office in Asheville, NC. The agency is a full service SAG/AFTRA agency that was founded in 1983 by Charlotte Dennison and Juanell Walker.

I recently had a great photo session with the wonderfully talented Sarah Laughland to get new headshots, some of which have been incorporated into this website. In addition to her stellar photography work, Sarah is an outstanding performer. Some of you may remember Sarah from her time as an actor at Barter Theatre. She and I worked together on several shows, most recently in “Elf” where she starred as Jovie, the object of Buddy the Elf’s affections. Check out her website at sarahlaughlandphotography.com. She’s terrific!

It was really gratifying to be invited to appear on Daytime Tri-Cities at WJHL and talk with one of the show’s charming hosts, Amy Lynn, about my recent retirement from the Resident Acting Company at Barter Theatre.  I’ve been there several times over the years to talk about different shows and to guest host a couple of times, but this was the first time to talk primarily about my career and my time at Barter.  Amy is such a delightful person and it’s always a treat to be able to visit the folks at WJHL.  The interview is still available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qk36Up-LXw

I was in Georgia January 10-12 to shoot a short film for SCAD director Hattie Huzsagh. Her film, His Trophies, tells the story of a candidate for governor who faces a moral dilemma forcing him to choose between his family and his candidacy. The other cast members were a great bunch to work with as were the students from the Savannah College of Art and Design who made up the crew. We shot at locations around Monroe, a truly charming small town east of Atlanta. It was a lot of fun to do and we couldn’t have been better treated by everyone involved.

News & Updates

Filming is currently underway for the movie “Found”, a film written and produced by my friend and fellow Barter alumni David Alford and his company, Cross Purposes Productions.  I’m playing the role of Sheriff Bob Callier.  It’s the story of a young Appalachian teen who has been raised isolated in the mountains and who is suddenly orphaned and thrown into the modern world.  The crew and cast have been working some long hours while still maintaining social distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.  It’s been a challenge but I believe the final product will be well worth the effort.  “Found” is planned to be released later this year.

The Washington County Public Library has created a webpage specifically for the Dial-a-Story children’s books that I’ve been recording over the past few years.  Check it out at dialastoryweb.netlify.app/.  The site has every story that I’ve recorded for the past three years and they’re all categorized by different subject matter, from humor to animals to holidays – well over a hundred books with new stories added every month.  It’s one of the most fun and rewarding projects on which I’ve ever worked. By the way, you can still access the most recent Dial-a-Story offerings at the WCPL website:  www.wcpl.net/kids-teens/dial-a-story/

I just finished production of the audiobook version of “Tales From the Busty Ostrich” by R. Kyle Hannah published by Jumpmaster Press.  This is the final book in Kyle’s Tri-System Authority trilogy and I have to say I enjoyed every minute of it.  I’ve now done two complete trilogies for Kyle.  In addition to the Tri-System Authority trilogy I had earlier recorded Kyle’s Time Assassins trilogy.  If you are a science fiction fan – and I am – you’ll love them.  I grew up on Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and Kyle’s work falls very much into that style of sci-fi.  I’ll be putting a small sample from the book in my audio gallery.

I recently signed to do the role of Sheriff Callier in the feature film “Found”, shooting this summer (if social distancing regulations allow).  The film is written and produced by my friend and fellow Barter alumni David Alford and his company, Cross Purposes Productions. Based on James 1:2-4, the story is about a young Appalachian teen raised “off the grid” isolated from the rest of society who through a tragedy suddenly finds himself orphaned and tossed into our modern, hi-tech world.  A troubled family attempts to rescue him and in the process discovers what “testing your faith” really means.  Go to crosspurposesmovie.com for more information.

Currently, particularly during these days of quarantine, film and television auditions in the southeast are frequently done by way of self-tapes. The casting director sends a page or two of a sample script (called a “side”) to the actor and the actor then shoots video at home to send in for the casting director to review. Audition via internet! To make that job a little easier I followed a tip from my friend Bobby Beck and purchased a RØDE wireless microphone kit. Relatively inexpensive and extremely easy to use. I’d recommend it to anyone in need of a good wireless microphone. Thanks for the tip, Bobby!

I have officially signed with Talent Trek Agency as my agent for film and television work. Headquartered in Knoxville, Talent Trek also has offices in Chattanooga and Nashville in Tennessee and an office in Asheville, NC. The agency is a full service SAG/AFTRA agency that was founded in 1983 by Charlotte Dennison and Juanell Walker.

I recently had a great photo session with the wonderfully talented Sarah Laughland to get new headshots, some of which have been incorporated into this website. In addition to her stellar photography work, Sarah is an outstanding performer. Some of you may remember Sarah from her time as an actor at Barter Theatre. She and I worked together on several shows, most recently in “Elf” where she starred as Jovie, the object of Buddy the Elf’s affections. Check out her website at sarahlaughlandphotography.com. She’s terrific!

It was really gratifying to be invited to appear on Daytime Tri-Cities at WJHL and talk with one of the show’s charming hosts, Amy Lynn, about my recent retirement from the Resident Acting Company at Barter Theatre.  I’ve been there several times over the years to talk about different shows and to guest host a couple of times, but this was the first time to talk primarily about my career and my time at Barter.  Amy is such a delightful person and it’s always a treat to be able to visit the folks at WJHL.  The interview is still available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qk36Up-LXw

I was in Georgia January 10-12 to shoot a short film for SCAD director Hattie Huzsagh. Her film, His Trophies, tells the story of a candidate for governor who faces a moral dilemma forcing him to choose between his family and his candidacy. The other cast members were a great bunch to work with as were the students from the Savannah College of Art and Design who made up the crew. We shot at locations around Monroe, a truly charming small town east of Atlanta. It was a lot of fun to do and we couldn’t have been better treated by everyone involved.