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Rick Cordeiro

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Rick Cordeiro
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BornEusebio Richard Cordeiro
(1968-08-14) August 14, 1968 (age 52)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Actor, producer

Rick Cordeiro (born August 14, 1968) is a Canadian television and film actor and producer from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[1][2][3]


Cordeiro has made a career of playing antagonists, villains and interesting offbeats.

In 2009, Rick was cast to play Marat Balagula, a Russian Jewish immigrant, former mob boss, and associate of the Lucchese crime family on the documentary TV series Underworld Histories, Season #3, episode #2, "Brooklyn." Underworld Histories is a one-hour documentary series that explores the interaction between a city's social history and its organized crime. It aired on the History Channel and National Geographic International.[4]

In 2010, Rick was cast in the role of the detective in the film Zombie Beach, produced by Canadian-based Asopa Films Incorporation, Twinkle Productions and Asopa Films International. The film went on to win awards at various film festivals around the world, including 'Award of Excellence – Feature Competition' at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada,[5] 'Golden Palm Award – Feature Competition' at the Mexico International Film Festival,[6] and the 'Silver Ace Award – Feature' at the Las Vegas Film Festival.[7]

Also in 2010, Rick was cast in the role of 1920s New York City radio broadcaster in the feature film Burning Daylight, starring Robert Knepper and produced by Sanzhar Sultanov of Reverson Entertainment. Sultanov based the screenplay on three Jack London stories,[8] and the film was set in 1920s New York.[9] The film premiered in Sonoma, California[10] (Jack London's hometown) and in New York City's Webster Hall.[11] It also received a wide theatrical release in Kazakhstan[12] and was highly acclaimed by many critics.[13][14][15]

Rick was cast as a sentry named Ben Craven in the Thriller The Collapsed, produced by Justin McConnell of Unstable Grounds, Inc. This film is about a family of four fighting to survive in the wake of the end of the world, who discover that the other survivors are the least of their worries. The film had a successful run in the festival circuit, winning a number of awards along the way, including 2011 winner at the Crypticon Film Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011 winner at the Metropolitan Film Festival in New York City, and 2011 winner at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival.[16]

Rick was then featured as a 1960s Chicago gangster, (Sam Giancana's goon), in the Emmy Award-winning TV series The Kennedys, directed by Jon Cassar, on episode four of, "Bobby's War."[17]

In 2012 Rick starred as Police Chief Cordell in the action/comedy Bio Cop, a film about a mutated cop who cannot die and struggles to stop the latest designer drug, produced by Steven Kostanski of ASTRON-6. It was screened at various film festivals, including the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, and in 2013 won Best Short Film at the Boston Underground Film Festival.

Also in 2012, he was cast to play an ex-cop named Robert in the action/fantasy short The Flying Man, produced by Marcus Alqueres. The film is about a super powered vigilante who defies the law using extreme violence to fight crime. In 2013 it was selected at the Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida, a festival supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.[18] It was also nominated for best film in 2013 at the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

Cordeiro also makes an appearance in the M83 music video, "Do It, Try It." The video was released on August 13, 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The video was written and directed by Grammy Award nominated director David Wilson.


Year Title Role
2005 The Perfect Man Bar patron
2005 Land of the Dead Zombie victim
2008 Marina Monster Shark victim
2009 The Package James Silver
2009 Movie Star: It Ain't Easy Ron Cave, record label executive
2010 Piece of Mind Spirit contactee
2010 Mary Roy Wilson
2010 Toronto's Garbage Strike Striker / police officer / reporter
2011 A Very Candid Game Dignitary
2011 Important People Eli Bennett, corporate boss
2011 Be Like Me Bartender / life coach
2011 Zombie Beach Detective
2011 Burning Daylight 1920s New York radio broadcaster
2011 The Collapsed Ben Craven, sentry
2012 The Abortion Mattress Detective Vincent Lubeck
2012 Waiting for Summer Bartender
2012 Advocate Rapist
2012 Blood Riders: The Devil Rides with Us Satanic priest
2012 Prospector's Curse Coal miner
2012 Bio Cop Police Chief Cordell
2012 Kung Fu Cops Palo, enforcer
2012 Great Chameleon Inmate
2013 Jimmy One Eye Tony the Itch
2013 Grim Police Captain Roberts
2013 Surkhaab Maqbool
2013 Dish Boy Mob boss
2013 The Flying Man Ex-cop Robert Costello
2014 Masks School Principal
2014 Bad Movers Vinny Cole, landlord
2014 We Run These Streets Ponzo
2014 Primetime Father
2014 Late Night Double Feature Food critic
2014 Canadian Star Himself
2015 Hit Em Up! Jeweller
2015 Grim Police Captain Roberts
2015 Tug of War RCMP Officer
2015 Nail Gun Louie
2015 Customer Service Corporate CEO
2015 Bad Self Detective
2015 How to Drown a Wolf HIM
2015 The Plagued Canadian Prime Minister
2015 Un nouvel espoir Father
2015 Don't Ever Tell Himself
2015 Double Double Transport operator of smuggling network
2016 Clean Hands Large man
2016 Oflag Canada Post Mailman
2017 Revelation Sleezy Superintendent
2017 M83: Do It, Try It Diner Patron
2018 Ghostkiller Ward Hill Lamon
2019 1000: The Sword in the Stone Monk William Rico + Drunk Gambler
Year Title Role
2005 Tilt (Season 1, Episode 3: "The Whale") Gambler
2005 Tilt (Season 1, Episode 7: "Shuffle Up and Deal") Gambler
2005 Tilt (Season 1, Episode 9: "The Last Hand") Gambler
2006 You Bet Your Ass (Season 1, Episode 1) Winning game show contestant
2008 Outlaw Bikers IV (Season 1, Episode 5: "Angels Go Global") Hell's Angels biker
2009 Underworld Histories III (Season 3, Episode 2: "Brooklyn") Marat Balagula
2009 Ghostly Encounters (Season 3, Episode 26: "Remember Me") Steven Bajada
2010 Style By Jury (Seasons 4-to-7, 10 episodes) Himself
2010 Look-a-Like (Season 6, Episode 20: "Megan Fox") Himself
2010 Breakout (Season 1, Episode 4: "The Running Man") Inmate #1
2010 Breakout (Season 1, Episode 8: "Escape to Vegas") Inmate / escapee
2010 Outlaw Bikers IV (Season 3, Episode 8: "Fallen Angels") Russian mobster
2011 Outlaw Bikers IV (Season 4, Episode 13: "The Last Spartan") Los Bravos biker / pimp
2011 Urban Legends (Season 3, Episode 1: "Best Laid Plans") Michael's father
2011 Inventions That Shook the World (Season 1, Episode 4: "1930's") Boss of walkie talkie inventor
2011 The Kennedys (Episode 4 of 8: Bobby's War") Sam Giancana's goon
2011 Nothing Personal (Season 2, Episode 4: "Thar She Blows") Mafia hitman
2012 I Didn't Do It (Season 2, Episode 6: "Battered on the Beach: William Dillon") Police officer Richard
2012 Out There with Melissa DiMarco (season 7, Episode 1: "Desperately Seeking Di Niro") Uncle Gino
2012 Ice Cold Cash (Season 1, Episode 9: "Coffee & Ice Cream") Contestant
2013 Naked News Uncovered (Documentary) Focus group participant
2014 The Worst Thing I Ever Did (Season 1, Episode 1: "Alan") Mobster / truck stop owner
2017 Brawlywood (Season 1, Episode 2: "Elton John VS Modonna") Molly Meldrum
Web series
Year Title Role
2011 The Lords of Mayhem Sal, pizza man
2011 Clutch (Season 1, Episode 3: "Pick a Pocket or Two") John
2014 Crossing Over: Dexter Meets Batman (Season 1, Episode 1) The Penguin
2014 Mangoes (Season 2, Episode 2) College professor
2015 My Bad Busted (Season 1, Episode 1) Program Supervisor
2015 Stock Boy (Season 1, Episode 1) Grocery store manager
2016 Sunny Side Up (Season 1 Episode 3) The Boss
2017 The Stepson (Season 1, Episode 1) The Stepfather/ Mob Boss
Video Game and Voiceover
Year Title Role
2012 Dizzler: Maskheraid Reporter / photographer / hecklers
2013 Flammable Department store customer


Rick was the winning contestant on the first episode of Canadian game show You Bet Your Ass that aired on The Comedy Network. It followed a blackjack and casino motif, with contestants answering questions on popular culture to earn points.


  1. Matt J Horn interview with Rick Cordeiro – (The Collapsed – 2011)
  2. 10 Tough Questions with Rick Cordeiro – A Halloween Edition
  4. Underworld Histories, show description – National Geographic channel web site.
  5. CIFF Past Winners 2011 Archived March 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. Mexico Film Festival Past Winners 2011 Archived April 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  7. Las Vegas Film Festival 2011 Winners Archived May 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  8. "CANOE – JAM! Movies: Bridges an Oscar front runner?". Jam.canoe.ca. February 28, 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  9. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. "Exciting Upcoming Event! Pre-Release Screening of New..." Eventbrite. August 9, 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  11. RACHEL TROBMAN, East Village (November 16, 2010). "A Soiree with the Arts in Mind - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com". Eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  12. "Саид Султанов: "Казахстанское кино выгоднее снимать в Канаде"". Kapital.kz. May 20, 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  13. "Не нажатый курок " Новое поколение". Np.kz. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  14. Вера Ляховская (April 24, 2001). "Джек Лондон вернулся". www.izvestia.kz. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  15. "Время не ждёт": как эффективно потратить четверть миллиона долларов (in русский). Zakon.kz. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  16. Official movie web site: The Collapsed
  17. The Kennedys: Emmy Awards & Nominations.
  18. 2013 Sunscreen Film Festival Selections

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