Richard Brake - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 27, 2020
|Best Known For:||Game of Thrones|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Born on :||November 30, 1964 (age 56)|
|Birth Name /
|Richard Colin Brake|
|Birth Place:||Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales|
|University:||Duke University, Western Reserve Academy|
Ryan Brake (son)
|Height:||1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)|
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Who is Richard Brake?
In case you were wondering who plays the Night King in Game of Thrones. Here he is! Richard Brake is an actor by profession and Welsh-American by nationality. He is best known for his supporting roles in Batman Begins, 31, Mandy, Perfect Skin and in Game of Thrones as the Night King.
Richard Brake: Age, Parents, Siblings
Richard Brake’s birth took place on November 30, 1964, in Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales. He was born as Richard Colin Brake to British parents. He was raised with two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio.
Talking about his family and upbringing in the United States, he shared,
“We moved to America when I was young, but we were always very Welsh in our home. The humor, food, traditions. Very Welsh.”
For education, he attended Duke University and later at the Western Reserve Academy. Brake also studied acting at Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing under Sam Kogan and the Michael Chekhov Studio under Beatrice Straight.
His ethnicity is Welsh.
Richard Brake: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Brake was married to Rachel but their marriage date is not known. They have two children together, both sons. Their first child Ryan Brake was born in 1999 while Henry Brake was born on August 20, 2002.
Source: Instagram (Richard Brake with son Henry picture in Aug 2017)
Richard Brake and his wife, however, are divorced, although the day and year of their divorce are not known. He now lives in London, having previously lived in California.
Richard Brake: Career
In 1993, Richard Brake began his professional career with an episode of Jeeves and Wooster. This was followed by the role in Death Machine, Cold Mountain, Batman Begins, Doom, Munich.
Since 2006, Brake has acted in Knights of Cydonia, The Black Dahlia, Hannibal Rising, Legacy, Thor: The Dark World (2013), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), 31 (2016), The Sisters Brothers (2018). In 2019, The Rhythm Section, Feedback, 3 from Hell in which he has portrayed roles is set to be released.
In TV series, he has appeared in The Deep (2010), Above Suspicion (2011), Mob City (2013), as The Night King in Game of Thrones (2014-2015), Ray Donovan (2016), Absentia (2017) to name a few.
Richard Brake has as worked with Rachel Weisz, Brad Dourif, Natalie Portman, Karl Urban, Dwayne Johnson, Steven Spielberg.
Richard Brake: Awards, Nominations
Richard Brake has been nominated for 2017’s BloodGuts UK Horror Awards, 2017’s Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and has won 2017’s Fright Meter Awards for Best Supporting Actor and 2019’s First Glance Film Festival Los Angeles for Best Actor - Feature Film.
Richard Brake: Net Worth, Salary
Brake’s net worth has been estimated at around $3 million while the figures on his annual salary have no official estimates.
Richard Brake: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
As for social media, he is active on Instagram, Twitter but is absent on Facebook. On Social media, he loves to share posts of his family, friends, colleague and nostalgic days.
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