Hailing from Pittsburgh ,Pa,Rich Baderinwa received his acting training from a variety of sources,through the University Of Pittsburgh and the Kuntuu Theatre Program and some tutelage from Anthony Mckay head of Carnegie Mellon drama department among others.Presently,Rich is being coached by Golden globe winner and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland.Currently,Rich just finished work on the music video "Tonight I'm Frakking You" starring a huge assortment of todays and yesterdays stars Richard Hatch from the original Battlestar Galactica tv series,Amy Akuda from the internet smash the "The Guild" Rich played Thor,the video was directed by Andy Signore.(the video has over 300k views in less than a week,currently just under a million views and Enrique inglesias posted the video on his Facebook.)Rich starred in Someday Hero directed by Darcy Fray playing "Billy" which is an Official Selection at the CMJ New York Film Festival also he can be seen playing "Specialist Johnson"in the tv pilot "Code Z"which is in the vain of the Buffy series mixed with Resident Evil-in the outbreak/zombie genre directed by Taj Jackson. Recently Rich completed "Convincing Clooney"starring Rosanna Arquette which is in post-production and"Perry's Fairy's"a fable chronicling a childs ability to cope with the war directed by Maggie Cohn and shot by Brian Depalma's cinematographer Jonathan Cliff.Other credits include Kevin Smith's controversial religious satire the
Lionsgate's film"Dogma" part of his New Jersey trilogy which was shown at Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews.
Rich also starred in Internetrix a sci-fi thriller as "Bullit" the resident computer hacker.
Other film credits include,"Reign Of The Dead " a George Romero style -horror film starring as "Canino" the street--smart squad leader -directed by Steve Parys.
He can also be seen in"The Murder"- a gritty cop thriller directed by Greg Rempel as brash detective Corey Matheson.
Rich also appeared in the short film,"Chicken Party"with Allision Janney directed by Tate Taylor produced by Brunson Green which won the Full Sail Real World Education Best Short Film Award in 2004 at the Sarasota Film Festival.
On Television :Rich will appear on an upcoming episode of MTV UK's show "Totally Calum "as himself.
Also he appeared on Spike TV's videogame show on the "Enter The Matrix "episode.
Rich also was on"Moving In with Pat Croce" for Sony Pictures Television -big 2 part episode.
Rich has also appeared on professional stage in "Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's" production of the"Freedom Train"the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad" as "Young Thomas."
And in Sage Berlin's Award winning play"the Great Black Baseball Diamond "the Story of the Negro Leagues as Negro League Hall of Fame centerfielder James "Cool Papa" Bell.
Rich has booked various national and regional commercials for Mcdonalds,Nike,United Way and Giant Eagle grocery stores just to name a few. Rich also worked for Rite-Aid in which he did multiple national commercial and print campaigns lending his likeness to in-store billboards throught the country.,He also did Blue Cross' billboard campaign .Rich also modeled, walking the catwalk for "Tommy Hilfiger " and Tommy Hilfiger,'s Spring And Summer Runway collections".Rich worked consistantly for Dick's Sporting Goods and Value City print.Rich has also appeared in nationally recognized publications doing editorial print for "Pittsburgh Magazine 's Spring Fashion Issue" and for the "Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Fall Collection"