Rick Green

Rick Green Bio

About Rick Green

Rick Green graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc. in Physics. He was honoured to be included in the universities list of its ‘Top 50 science alumni.’

Rick started his career teaching at the Ontario Science Centre where he developed programs, exhibits, demonstrations, and theatrical programs for the public and school groups. In 1979 Rick Green became a full-time comedian. Rick had much success with this, in fact Rick has written and performed in over 700 television and radio programs.

As a member of the ground-breaking troupe, The Frantics, Rick exercised his creative muscles by writing for other comedians and television programs. Rick co-created the cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy series Prisoners of Gravity in 1989, a series that he wrote and hosted for five seasons.

Rick Green is perhaps best known for his time in The Red Green Show which he co-created, co-wrote, and co-starred in. The Red Green Show ran for 15 seasons on PBS and various Canadian networks. He also directed several seasons, and co-wrote and illustrated two books for the show.

History Bites was another well known Rick Green creation, History Bites began in 1998, this ground-breaking educational series imagined, ‘What if television had been around throughout history?”  As well as hosting and writing, he was the shows producer and director. Over the course of 5 seasons and six ‘specials’ Rick won awards and kudos from audience and educators. In 2004 historical experts from the Royal Ontario Museum joined Rick for a series screenings of popular episodes, followed by a lively discussion that expanded upon the historical events.

Rick has a long theatrical history having written and performed in numerous stage productions including To Breed or Not To Breed, and Suits.

Education has been an ongoing theme in Rick’s work and he taught courses and workshops on creativity, writing, physical comedy, and the power of story.

In 2009 Rick and his wife Ava produced a groundbreaking documentary on ADHD in adults, ADD & Loving It?!

ADD & Loving It?! quickly earned critical acclaim, a New York Festivals award for Best Medical Documentary, and kudos from experts and doctors.  The Centre For Addiction & Mental Health Foundation gave Rick their Celebrity Transforming Lives Award, “In one hour this program will transform how we view this disorder.”

These days Rick runs a popular YouTube channel, a new website RickWantsToKnow, and hosts live webinars twice per month with his Patreon supporters. Rick is a very popular live speaker, for more information on having Rick speak at your event visit Book Rick Green

You can watch ADD & Loving It?! here