Richie Walls was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee before moving to Bristol, Virginia for high school. His family then moved back to Tennessee settling in Knoxville while his brother Alex was the All-American place-kicker for the University of Tennessee. While Richie was in high school and college he was a top Olympic cyclist, triathlete and runner for many of the top cycling, triathlon and running teams brushing arms with such athletes as Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong.
While attending a collegiate track meet, Richie was approached by a modeling agent at a local mall and his career in the entertainment industry was launched. He worked in New York, Miami, and Chicago as a model and actor through college. After graduating, Richie was offered an agent position at a local agency. From there his career in management continued grow. He has managed clients that are former Miss Universes, Miss USA’s, Victoria Secret Angels, and many big name actors varying from Broadway show Hamilton to Disney and Marvel movies. He has also had several clients guest star and series regulars on major network sitcoms. He worked for agencies in New York, Tennessee, and Florida before moving to Los Angeles in 2005. He started his Los Angeles career in Theatrical Directing and Agency Director for Warning Models in Beverly Hills. While there Richie booked high end fashion clients such as BCBG, RALPH LAUREN, MACY’S, ABERCROMBIE, SKETCHERS, PACSUN, ALLURE, D&G, JUICY COUTURE, VOGUE, MICHEAL KORS, COSMO, TEEN VOGUE, MAXIM, L’OREAL, NIKE, ADIDAS, REEBOK, GAP, LACOSTE, AND TARGET.
Richie made the decision to focus more as a theatrical agent in 2005 when the hit HBO show Entourage started using him for their casting needs which launched his success in crossing over from fashion to theatrical bookings. Since then he has been involved booking shows and films such as MARVEL MOVIES, HBO, SHOWTIME, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, DISNEY, NICKELODEON, ENTOURAGE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, TRUE BLOOD, MODERN FAMILY, SONS OF ANARCHY, JANE THE VIRGIN, RAY DONOVAN, THE REAL ONEALS, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, GROWING UP FISHER, GRACELAND, CSI, CSI NY, CSI Miami, THE SOPRANOS, FLASH FORWARD, LIE TO ME, GREYS ANATOMY, ELEVENTH HOUR, TRUST ME, HOUSE, THE MENTALIST, GARY UNMARRIED, 90210, GREEK, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, CRANK 2, IRONMAN 2, COMMUNITY, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, VICTORIOUS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, ALL MY CHILDREN, SPREAD, TAKERS, THE SURROGATES, THE LOSERS, FAST AND THE FURIOUS 4, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, COUPLES RETREAT, DOLL HOUSE, THE LEAGUE, TRUE JACKSON, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE MUPPETS MOVIE, NCIS: LA, THE GRIEF TOURIST, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, DEAL OR NO DEAL.
Richie started Richie Walls Entertainment, International Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, CA, representing some of the top actors and models in the country. He was also the Vice President of FilmEngine Entertainment in Beverly Hills, CA that produced The Butterfly Effect with Ashton Kutcher, The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp, Hunters Prayer with Sam Worthington, and developed Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron. He then partnered with James and John Cameron, creators of Avatar, Titanic, Terminator, Aliens, and many more feature films, in the management company Cameron Rock Walls.
Present day, in addition to being President and CEO of Richie Walls Entertainment, Richie is also partnered with Whitener Entertainment Group out of Beverly Hills, CA, Knoxville, TN, and Nashville, TN where he worked as a producer, casting director, manager and COO. This past year Richie won his first Emmy as a producer and casting director
Richie is continuously casting and looking for talent for management across all sectors. in conjunction with Whitener Entertainment Group, Richie is continuously developing new television and film projects where he is looking for actors, models, singers, and dancers for new television and film projects as well as model and commercial campaigns.
Whitener Entertainment Group recently produced “The Last Movie Star” with Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase, and Ariel Winter which was shot solely in the state of Tennessee. A24 picked up the project after the world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and was released early 2018. Richie acted as Associate Producer and Tennessee Casting Director on the project, following his Associate Producer role on Sam Worthington’s Hunters Prayer. Richie Walls Entertainment is currently developing over 40 projects and producing, and casting 10+ green lit projects most formatted for the state of Tennessee.