Emmy Nominated Actor, American Crime
Nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for his riveting portrayal of Hector Tontz in ABC’s commercially and critically acclaimed anthology series American Crime, (created by Oscar-winner John Ridley), Richard Cabral was discovered by the producers of NBC’s Southland while working as a Baker at Homeboy Industries. He’s been taking Hollywood by storm ever since. Read More >
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Fighting Shadow Excerpt
This is a passionate and poignant one man show celebrating the power of human transformation and redemption. The play is filled with story, poetry, music and love. Raised by a single mother in East Los Angeles, Richard fell victim to the self-destructive cycle that he and his family were born into -- gangs and drug addiction, and a life of crime that began in his early teens. By the age of 14, Richard was incarcerated. By 20 he was accused of shooting a rival gang member and fought a 35-year-to-life sentence. Through his art as actor and storyteller and his relationship with Homeboy Industries, Richard would turn his former life of pain into a thing of beauty. Richard now helps others who still struggle with the violent lives they were born into -- to see the light as he did. This one man show is his story. Richard Cabral is a professional actor who grew up in the gang world of East Los Angeles. He was recently awarded Homeboy Industries “Homeboy Hero Award” given to the former gang member who has moved on, 'graduated" from the Homeboy program, someone who has most profoundly transformed his/her life.
"It was truly spectacular! We are so very pleased! Our students were truly touched by him and his two friends. It was amazing!"
"Richard was awesome!! The entire experience of working with his team and assistant was great. I wish all our speakers were so gracious!! The impact he left with our students was heartfelt and just touching! Lots of tears and laughs and love!! Jose and Paul who came with him from Homeboy Industries were so real and just spoke from their heart. They really complemented him in the student dialogue session and the many questions they answered after the show. His show!"
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