Rich Cyr’s love of performing began at an early age.He started writing short stories at the age of 9.His 4th grade teacher enjoyed them so much that she would have him read his stories to the class. This led to writing stories with his 2 brother’s and performing them for the neighborhood kids in his parent’s basement.
When he was older, his love of music became much stronger. He enjoyed being the lead singer in several bands throughout his 20’s. After the bands had broken up he realized that talking about music was just as fun. He attended CT School of Broadcasting. The 1990’s consisted of him being a disc jockey at several radio stations, including the now defunct 106.9 WCCC.
Realizing that radio wasn’t paying the bills, he decided that he needed a ‘real job’, but never lost his love of the arts. During this time he co-wrote a television pilot, co-hosted a public access television show, and co-wrote, co-produced and starred in a documentary.
Never one to rest on his laurels, he decided to jump head first into the comedy scene by becoming a stand up comedian. This led to performing his unique brand of comedy in 8 different states; performing in many of the major venues. Some include: Joker’s Wild, Funny Bone, Comedy Connection and Zanie’s. His biggest thrill in comedy was performing with The Roast Master General himself, Jeff Ross.
Looking for a way to combine his love of acting and comedy, he began working with the improv group Sterling Lion. The group performed several shows, including the radio version of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, where he voiced 8 different characters.
As they say, the past has a habit of repeating itself. He began writing again, publishing 5 stories on Wattpad.com. Rich can also be heard hosting his own podcast, ‘The CLAW’s Corner’, which will feature interviews from all walks of life. Coming soon will be actress Adrienne Barbeau, actor Daniel Roebuck, musicians, actors, directors, comedians and paranormalist’s.
When asked if he will ever slow down, his answer is always the same: “NO! Not as long as it’s FUN!!!