Richard Wisker Biography

Richard Wisker is widely considered to be one of the top upcoming British actors. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: February 1, 1995

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors British Men

Age: 25 Years, 25 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Born in: Dagenham, London, England

Famous as: Actor, Singer

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males

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education: Wanstead High School

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Richard Wisker is widely considered to be one of the top upcoming British actors. Having made his acting debut on TV, the actor found fame after starring in such roles as that of Liam O'Donovan on the TV series ‘Tracy Beaker Returns’ and Rich in ‘Dani’s Castle’. Besides acting, the young BAFTA nominated Brit is equally adept at singing, modeling, and anchoring. His debut single ‘Broken’ was well received. He has also presented‘BAFTA winning shows like ‘Friday Download’ and ‘All Over the Place’. He is friends with his co-stars like Georgia Lock and Dionne Bromfield. Seemingly a private person, the actor prefers to keep his personal life away from media. This has often landed him in hot waters and speculations of him being gay. The actor also draws his musical inspiration from icons like Michael Jackson and Bob Marley and is spiritually influenced by Mother Teresa.

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  • Richard Wisker made his acting debut on October 15, 2008, in the guest role of Mason Kemble on the British police TV series ‘The Bill’. He played the part in the two-part episode ‘Hold Me Tight’. His performance was critically acclaimed leading to the role of Jono Blake on the crime drama ‘Law & Order: UK’, in 2009. Perhaps in his early career, he made his first breakthrough when he was cast in the ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ (2010). He earned recognition for his acting alongside British icons like Elisabeth Sladen in the two ‘Lost in Time’ episodes.
  • As a result of his stellar performances, Richard Wisker landed his first major lead role on the TV series ‘Tracy Breaker Returns’ (2010-2012). He made his debut in the episode ‘Tracy Breaker Superstar’ which aired on January 8, 2010, and played Liam O'Donovan, a cheeky kid who loves playing pranks. In 2010, he was nominated for a children’s BAFTA for best actor. He reprised the role in the CBBC miniseries ‘Tracy Beaker Survival Files’ (2011–2012).
  • Richard Wisker tried his hands at presenting and became a co-presenter on the BAFTA award-winning children’s TV series ‘Friday Download’ (2011-2015). He also co-presented ‘All Over the Place’ (2012-2013), which featured him traveling to places all over the UK and participating in fun challenges. In 2012, Wisker made guest appearances on the shows ‘12 Again’ and ‘Jedward's Big Adventure’. He earned his second major role on the TV series ‘Dani’s Castle’ (2013–2015). He played the characters of Rich and Diego and was critically praised for his performances.
  • In 2014, he reprised his most famous role of Liam O'Donovan on a few webisodes of ‘The Dumping Ground: Liam's Story’ and in an episode of ‘The Dumping Ground’. The same year he also acted in an episode of TV series ‘Casualty’.
  • He made his movie debut in 2015 with ‘Friday Download: The Movie’ which was released as ‘Up All Night’. He followed that up with a small role in the crime drama film ‘Rise of the Footsoldier Part II’, which was released in December 2015. Since 2017, he has been playing the main role of Declan on the TV sitcom ‘Millie Inbetween’. Wisker is also starring in his first lead movie role of Dean Harding in ‘Supernova’ (2018).
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Music Career
  • Besides being an actor, Richard Wisker is also an accomplished singer. In 2012, Richard Wisker released his first solo song ‘Broken’. The song was well received well by his fans and since then he has since been releasing covers of his musical inspirations, like Micahel Jackson. His covers of songs like ‘Holla At Me’ and ‘Man in The Mirror’ have been quite popular. He released his second single ‘Taste Like Nandos’ in 2013.
Controversies & Scandals
  • On December 2, 2015, Richard Wisker knocked over a female pedestrian on Ballam Street, London E 13, while driving his white Mercedes and kept driving instead of helping. On March 2, 2016, he pleaded guilty to the charges and received five points off his driving license and an additional fine of 685 pounds.
Personal Life
  • Richard Wisker was born in Dagenham, England on February 1, 1995. Not much is known about his parents on media except that they are proud of his achievements. He studied at the Wanstead High School from 2006 until 2011. He is a very private person and has not revealed if he is dating anyone, although there were speculations about him dating actresses Amy-Leigh Hickman and Dani Harmer.

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