(written from a Production point of view)
Givens attended the Grant High School in Van Nuys, California and played football, where he made records in the position of the Running Back. Later he attended the Trade School for Computers and worked as a computer operator until he found his main interest in the acting and entertainment business. He is occasionally working as a DJ for a radio show and founded the production company "L.A. Beats Entertainment", which produced and distributed the action film Rampart (2005), the drama Broken Glass (2006) , the horror film Zombies Unleashed (2010), A Little Problem (2014), The Park(2017), a hood flick, thats a drama with a message. Currently Richard Lee Givens is filming his series The Date (2020), written and produced by Richard Lee Givens where Givens plays the role of Detective Gibson. Givens served as writer on Rampart and The Date as well as director, producer, and actor on all six films.
In addition, Richard Givens appeared as Butch Lewis in the 1995 drama Tyson, with James B. Sikking, Paul Winfield, George Murdock, Lilyan Chauvin, Reg E. Cathey, Michael Jace, David LeBell, Miguel Perez, Ray Reinhardt, and stunt coordination by Gene LeBell.