Rich Swingle is an award-winning actor, who has been involved in the performing arts and applied theatre full-time since 1995. Since 2010 he has performed in about 35 film projects. Because he's been performing his own one-man plays for two decades, he easily jumps into character roles and is used to carrying the whole story as lead.

He's also served as acting coach on several professional projects and each summer at the Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp, where he teaches acting for film.

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You can see his résumé at IMDb, Actors Access, Casting Networks or click the image below to download a PDF.

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I am pleased to nominate Rich Swingle as The-Best-Performing-Artist-Of-This-Decade for Theater, Film, and an outstanding Acting Coach. I have had the wonderful pleasure of knowing and working with Rich for several years now and have always found him above and beyond talented, professional, full of high energy, dependable, efficient, unfailingly punctual, and so much fun to work with and be around. In fact, I have never worked with an entertainment industry professional like Rich who gives as much attention to detail as he does in EVERYTHING. Also, his willingness to take on difficult Theater, Film, and Acting Coach projects and see them to successful completion has repeatedly impressed me over and over again.

Rich Swingle's skills do not end with his Theater, Film, and Acting Coach experienced accomplishments. He also projects a warm, cheerful attitude to everyone he comes into contact with. Rich has an amazing way of resolving conflicts and handle other difficult situations with remarkable patience and admirable tact. In the community he goes out of his way to help people in need. He loves people, works hard, and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him. I believe these characteristics represent all that is good in Rich Swingle, and I am blessed, pleased, and honored to work with him professionally and to know him personally.

Owen Hisle
Award Winning Actor, Producer, Director

12 Reasons Why You Need to Cast Rich Swingle In Your Next Christian Film!
Stephen Kendrick said something at this year's Christian Worldview Film Festival that resonated with me. He said you want lead actors that love Jesus and represent him on and off the camera. Thanks Stephen. That advice was hugely important for me in casting Rich as the lead in A Matter of Perspective Movie. Here are 12 reasons I think you should cast Rich in your film. Any one of them alone would have been well worth it:
1) He is sold out to God and is an ambassador for Christ wherever he goes. He encouraged me greatly in my relationship with God to walk closer, shine brighter, love deeper, witness often, give thanks in all circumstances and praise God for the victories.
2) He is a consummate professional that studied his lines and researched his character thoroughly.
3) He provides expert acting coaching making it fun and encouraging.
4) He brings other terrific acting talent with him. He even brought his lovely wife Joyce who became our prayer warrior on set.
5) He is a superb actor that requires little to no guidance during each take.
6) He is a smart marketer of his brand and adds tremendous value to the film conducting radio and TV interviews as well as film festival, web and social networking buzz.
7) He bathes everything he does in prayer from the first day of the project to the last.
8) He is extremely humble and kind, not even losing his cool after a 15 hour day when I did.
9) He fully expects every day to include divine appointments and it was impressive to me watching God provide them.
10) Through his "Big Kingdom, Small World" attitude he knows people everywhere and provided many needed resources through his friends.
11) He loves to laugh and brings fun and levity to some extremely long tiring shooting days. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
12) He has the gift of languages. We counted he spoke 7 languages in one day at Crater lake alone.
As you can tell, I am pretty impressed with this man and grateful to God for his assistance, talent and heart during our shoot. It was a tremendous encouragement to me and my family and he left a lasting impact on our lives.
Thank you Rich Swingle! You are a great blessing!
Mike Hill and the whole A Matter of Perspective team.

Joyce Swingle has performed in four feature films: IndescribableThe Unexpected Bar MitzvahRather to Be Chosen and Mayflower II. Joyce has developed her own one-woman, one-act play, "The Shepherd's Daughter", which she has performed in the New York City area as well as in The Shepherd's Cave in Bethlehem. You can see that performance below. She and Rich developed Shepherds Reflect on the Twenty-third Psalm  for a performance in Taiwan. She has performed in numerous sketches at Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene. Joyce is also a trained counselor and has a background in publishing, having worked in the marketing departments of about 20 major magazines. She left the industry as vice president of world wide marketing for Business Week Magazine to go into full-time ministry in 2006.

Joyce is truly amazing! She brings such meaningful and delightful discoveries to her character, which really makes the story work! HOORAY!!
—Ken Wales
Producer, the CBS TV series Christy, and feature films Amazing Grace and Alone Yet Not Alone

Excellent. Very truthful to the character.
—Dr. Alma Villegas
Theatre director and author

When Rich and I used to rehearse for plays and auditions, Joyce would read a needed role with us. I told her then that she would become an actress before it was all over......and, praise the Lord, she has. Joyce is a natural talent. Blessings.
—Mac Nelson
Writer, Actor, Director, Teacher

Joyce invites you to walk in the footsteps of the character. It's a riveting experience!
Financial Analyst
NYC Nonprofit

As my 'mother' in Indescribable, Joyce was focused, authentic, and took direction well. She gives not only a performance, but a compelling experience.
—Rebekah Cook
Actress, Acting Coach, Casting Director

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