A veteran of the standup scene and Progressivist for more than three decades, Rick Overton was riffing on social and political issues when it was just plain foolhardy to do.
Rick's mother, Nancy Overton, was a member of the singing group, the Chordettes ("Mister Sandman"). His father taught at Julliard and was Theolonius Monk's big band arranger. All this could only produce one thing. A comic.
ADD and dyslexic back when there was no vocabulary for such, Rick was put in a limited education class where he had to learn, for reasons of survival, to get funny far earlier than a child should have to.
"That which does not kill you, can make you tired and achy."
A veteran of the standup scene for more than 35 years. He started in a comedy team, OVERTON & PASTORE from 1970-1972 and OVERTON & SULLIVAN, from 1973-1978.
He has an Emmy Award for his writing on HBO's DENNIS MILLER LIVE in the 1996 season, when Dennis was more of a Leftertarian.
Rick has appeared in over 80 films (including CLOVERFIELD, THE ASTRONAUT FARMER, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, GROUNDHOG DAY, BEVERLY HILLS COP, WILLOW, and the upcoming films - Harold Ramis' YEAR ONE and Steven Soderbergh's THE INFORMANT) and seemingly countless guest roles on series (including "The Office," "Alias," "Six Feet Under," "NYPD Blue," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Charmed," and "Seinfeld").