Evan Richards and Christopher
Take You On A Most Excellent Adventure!
Meet the cool dudes who play
"Bill" and "Ted" in the new TV show Bill & Ted's
When the producers of Bill and Ted?s Excellent
Adventures were searching for two actors to portray "Bill S.
Preston" and "Ted ?Theodore? Logan", it was important that
the guys not only look like Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves (the actors who starred
in the two movies which the show is based on), but that they could easily talk
the "Bill and Ted language" (you know, phrases like
"awesome," "bogus," and, of course, "most
A Perfect Match!
Well, fortunately, this requirement was easily
satisfied when they met Evan Richards (who plays "Bill") and
Christopher Kennedy (who stars as "Ted"). You see, prior to landing
their roles, both Evan and Christopher supplied the voices to these same
characters in last year?s animated version of Bill
and Ted?s Excellent Adventures!
"Yeah, this is all pretty ironic," admits
brown-eyed Evan. "I originally auditioned for the role of ?Bill?
in the 1989 movie Bill and Ted?s Excellent Adventure. But I had
really bad allergies that day so my eyes were all puffy and I was sneezing in
between lines. It was pretty funny saying, "Wow! Most excellent ahh-choo
"Obviously, I didn?t get the part. But, as
fate would have it, I got to do ?Bill?s? voice on the cartoon, and now I?m
?Bill? on the TV show!" he proudly exclaims.
Evan?s list of acting credits extend beyond supplying
the voice of "Bill." When he was a baby, he appeared in a
Pampers diaper commercial, and since the age of five he has starred in plays,
television series and movies. "I love have a job where I can reach a
wide audience," reveals the talented 22-year-old.
Like Evan, brown-haired Christopher has always had a
special place in his heart for acting! Even though he was a
champion high jumper when he was growing up in Toronto, Canada, Chris knew that
his future lay in front of the camera rather than on a track field.
So, instead of pursuing an athletic career, this
ambitious young guy moved to New York where he studied his craft at the American
Academy of Dramatic Arts.
"Chris is a nice guy and he is a great ?Ted?!"
pronounces Evan. "You know, our personalities are the opposite in
real life, but once we get in our roles then we become sort of like one