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Actor Richard Herd has that recognizable face that has entertained film and TV audiences from the 1970’s with ‘The China Syndrome,’ ‘All The Presidents Men,’ and sci-fi favorites such as the original ‘V’ and 'Star Trek: Voyager.’ GalaxyFest proudly welcomes Richard Herd to their convention Feb 21-23 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. At 82, Herd says every day is a blessing and he is definitely looking forward to meeting his Denver area fans.
Q. Tell your fans about "A Recognizable Face." What inspired you to put together a book or Poems and Paintings?
A. I have studied with Jack Graces and David St. John. I do prose poetry and some paintings and started making cards to send to friends. ‘My Mother’s Purse,’ a prose poem that will be featured in the GalaxyFest yearbook. Things just strike me and I write them. I’m working on a new one called “Astronauts Do Not Wear Hair Pieces.” I also have been going to painting classes for six or seven years now.
Q. Do you have any other hidden talents?
A. I had several voice teachers in NY, I did more musicals. Now I’m Bond Armstrong called the Enterprise Blues Band. We’ve played shows in Vegas. We were invited overseas to Germany to play the Quantum Leap Show. I play along with Casey Biggs, Steve Rankin, Williams Jones, and Ron Moore who won eight Emmys for special effects. The five of us had a lot of music and we are getting a lot of bookings. I’ve always loved music. I started out in the drum core in school. I sang with the band once and a while and did a few musicals in Boston where I was brought up. I mainly stuck with the acting. I’ve been attending charity functions for tennis and golf and I’ve started singing again. My wife encouraged me and I’ll be at the Gardenia Supper Club in West Hollywood Mar 14 and 15 ‘Richard Herd’s Broadway My Way.’ It’s a tremendous amount of work if you’re going to do it right, but I’m having a lot of fun.