Ritchie Coster

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Ritchie Coster
Born (1967-07-01) 1 July 1967 (age 52)
Alma mater Latymer School, Edmonton
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active1997–present

Ritchie Coster (born 1 July 1967) is an English actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Dietrich Banning in The Tuxedo (2002), Chechen in The Dark Knight (2008), Elias Kassar in Blackhat (2015), Mayor Austin Chessani on the second season of the HBO anthology television series True Detective and Francisco Scaramucci / Mr. Blue on the SyFy television series Happy!.


Early life

Coster was born in London, England. He attended the Latymer School, Edmonton and later trained in acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The youngest of four brothers. An early on screen appearance was a brief talking role in the British Broadcasting Corporation's soap drama Eastenders'.


Coster has played various roles throughout his career, in the 1998 remake of Rear Window , he played the sculptor who was married to the bottle loving woman Ilene played by Allison Mackie. [1] In television roles he has appeared in at least seven episodes of the television series Law & Order from 1999 to 2009 in a range of roles. [2]



1999 The Thomas Crown Affair Janos
2000 The Photographer Attacker #1
Bait Buyer
2001 15 Minutes News Stand Vendor
2002 Pipe Dream Pascal
The Tuxedo Dietrich Banning
2006 The Sentinel The Handler
2007 American Gangster Joey Sadano
2008 The Dark Knight Chechen
2010 The Bounty Hunter Ray
Let Me In Mr. Zoric
Pete Smalls Is Dead Hal Lazar
2014 By the Gun Tony Matazano
RoseSamuelShort film
2015 Blackhat Elias Kassar
Creed Pete Sporino
2016 The Great & The Small Richie
2017 Submission Dean Bentham
TBAThe BygoneBeckett SummerPost-production


1997 Dellaventura N/AEpisode: "Hell's Kitchen"
1997-1998 New York Undercover Keith Draper and FlannaganEpisodes: "The Last Hurrah" and "The Troubles"
1998 F/X: The Series Jimmy HickmanEpisode: "Reaper"
Rear Window Julian ThorpeTV movie
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carlo ParisiEpisode: "...Or Just Look Like One"
Third Watch RudyEpisode: "Sunny, Like Sunshine"
2000 Sex and the City Caleb McDougalEpisode: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Credited as Richie Coster
2000-2001 As the World Turns Gabriel FrankUnknown episodes
2000-2006 Law & Order Jorgan Stern, Mark Bruner and DEA Agent Kevin AlmonteEpisodes: "Dissonance", "Bodies" and "Invaders"
2002-2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Simon Matic and Jack Taylor2 episodes
2002 HBO First Look HimselfEpisode: "'The Tuxedo': Tailor Made for Jackie Chan"
2003 Hack Nick Trepov2 episodes
2004 Traffic FazalMiniseries
3 episodes
With God on Our Side:

George W. Bush and

the Rise of the Religious Right in America

Himself (Narrator)TV movie
2005 Jonny Zero Garret / GarrettSeries regular; 10 episodes
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Shane LucasEpisode: "Skeleton"
2005-2006 Guiding Light Nate / Alfred4 episodes
Beautiful People Tyler Lustig3 episodes
2006 Kidnapped Bradwell ScottEpisode: "Sorry, Wrong Number"
2008 John Adams Captain PrestonEpisode: "Join or Die"; Miniseries
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Arthur BlistermanEpisode: "Art Imitates Life"
2009 Virtuality Dr. Jimmy JohnsonTV movie
2011-2012 Luck RenzoSeries regular; 9 episodes
2011 Person of Interest AssassinEpisode: "Ghosts"
2012Luck: A Day at the RacesHimselfTV movie
2013 The Blacklist Anslo Garrick2 episodes
2014Babylon FieldsErnieTV movie
2015 HBO First Look: Blackhat HimselfTV movie
Blackhat: On Location Around the WorldHimselfDocumentary video
Blackhat: Creating RealityHimselfDocumentary video
True Detective Mayor Austin Chessani7 episodes
2017 Billions Donald Thayer3 episodes
Shades of Blue Michael Bianci7 episodes
2017-2019 Happy! Francisco "Mr. Blue" Scaramucci, Orcus Main role

Video games

YearTitleVoice role
2003 Midnight Club 2 Blog
2007 BioShock Bill McDonagh

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