Is Neal McDonough The Father Of Robert Ri’chard? The Resemblance Is Startling

Robert Ri'chard

In terms of facial structures, American actor Robert Ri’chard resembles actor Neal McDonough uncannily. His eyes and smile are so similar to the veteran actor’s that he is rumored to be related to McDonough as a father and son relationship.

Their alleged relationship is understandable given their 17-year age difference — Ri’chard is 38, while McDonough is 55. But are the two actors related by blood? If not, who is the biological father of Robert Ri’chard?

Quick Facts

Full Name Robert Andrew Ri’chard
Date of Birth Jan 7, 1978
Age 43 years
Height/How tall?
5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Profession Actor
Father Name Jack Ri’chard
Mother Name Beverly Ri’chard
Gender Identity Male
Is Married? No
Is Gay?
Net Worth $400K

McDonough and Ri’chard are not related by blood

Ri’chard’s resemblance to McDonough sparked speculation that he was McDonough’s son; however, the rumors were just that – rumors. Their families have nothing in common with the actors. Instead, the Walking Tall actor lives with his wife Ruve McDonough and their five children, Clover Elizabeth, London Jane, Catherine Maggie, Morgan Patrick, and James Hamilton.

Ri’chard, the Coach Carter star, lives with his family, which includes his father, mother, and a brother named Brandon Ri’chard.

Who is Ri’chard’s biological father?

Andrew Robert Ri’chard is the biological father of the Los Angeles native. The One on One host is extremely private about his father and rarely speaks about him. Nonetheless, his Father’s Day post [now deleted] on Instagram in June 2018 clarified that he considered his father to be the most influential person in his life.

Robert Ri'chard
Robert Ri’chard

He expressed his feelings for his father in the post. He thanked him for loving him and being a role model for him. He also stated that his father’s influence had influenced him to be self-assured in his decisions. The actor also keeps his mother, Beverly Ri’chard, private — so much so that a photo of him with his mother was only available on his brother, Brandon Ri’chard’s, private Instagram account.

His Grandfather Inspires Him to Help Others

Ri’chard is a valuable member of his community. When he visits his hometown of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, he gathers all of his neighbors and distributes clothing to them. HighwayFit, an on-the-go fitness program aimed at making ordinary people fit and healthy, was also founded by the actor. He organizes various events and interacts with Atlanta University Center Consortium students through HighwayFit (AUCC).

In February 2020, he joined the Not Alone Foundation (NAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing kidney disease. Ri’chard, on the other hand, did not come up with the idea of helping others on his own; he was inspired by his grandfather.

Before accepting the Diamond Award at the 6th annual Diamond Awards on February 29, 2020, he revealed that as a child, he received some sound advice from his grandfather. He explained that he grew up in a family where his grandfather taught him to “give much, ask little, and inspire all.”