Is Neal McDonough Robert Ri’chard’s Father? The Resemblance Is Uncanny!
American actor Robert Ri'chard shares an uncanny similarity with fellow actor, Neal McDonough in terms of facial structures. His eyes and smiles are so alike with the veteran actor that he is rumored to be related with McDonough, not as any other, but as father and son.
Their alleged relationship is understandable as the two share 17 years age gap; Robert is 37 years old while Neal is 54. But are they blood-related? If not, who is Robert Ri’chard’s birth father?
Is Neal McDonough Robert Ri’chard’s Father?
Speculations of Robert being McDonough's son may have been created due to his similarity with McDonough, as it turns out the rumors are just that - rumors.
Robert Ri’chard and Neal McDonough are taken as father and son, per se (Source: Reddit)
The actors have nothing in common with their family. Instead, Neal McDonough has his family-of-seven, including his wife Ruve McDonough and their five children; Clover Elizabeth, London Jane, Catherine Maggie, Morgan Patrick, and James Hamilton.
On the other hand, Roberts has a family-of-four, including his father, mother, and a brother named Brandon Ri’chard.
Who Is Robert Ri’chard’s Real Father?
Well, Robert's biological father is Andrew Robert Ri'chard.
Robert is strictly discreet about his father; he rarely speaks about him. Nevertheless, a Father's day post shared by the actor in June 2018 clarified that he considers his father the biggest influencer of his life.
Through the post, he shared his emotions for his father. He thanked him for loving him and being an ideal person to look up to. He also said that his dad's influence had guided him to be confident in his decisions.
My greatest influence in my life has been my father. Dad I LOVE YOU!!! You were the BEST dad ever, and my brother and i cant thank you enough for being a strong example of a man of God!! I confidently stand on the principles you grounded in me, and they affect every decision i make as i go through life. Thank you Andrew Robert Ri'chard for loving me incomparably to any love ive ever known on this earth.
Alike his discreetness towards his father, Robert is also tight-lipped in the case of his mother. So much so, his picture with his mother was only available in his brother, Brandon Ri'chard's Instagram account.
Robert Ri’chard celebrates 2015's easter with mother and brother Brandon Ri'chard (Photo: Brandon Ri'chard's Instagram)
Robert Ri'chard's Grandfather Inspired Him To Be Helpful
Robert Ri'chard is a valuable contributor to his community. Whenever he is in his hometown, Skid Row downtown, Los Angeles, he gathers all of his neighbors and distributes clothes to them. Likewise, if he gets any chance to inspire people or help them in any form, then he will always be the first in line to do so.
Robert has even created an on-the-go fitness program, HighwayFit, so that ordinary people can be fit and healthy. Through HighwayFit, he conducts different events and also interacts with the students of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). Moreover, he became a part of the Not Alone Foundation (NAF), a non-profit organization committed to the awareness and prevention of kidney disease, on February 29, 2020.
Interestingly, Robert did not just have the idea of helping others by himself—he got the inspiration from his grandfather. Yes, that's right, not only Robert's father but also his grandfather has influenced him.
On February 29, 2020, just before accepting the Diamond Award at the 6th annual Diamond Awards, he revealed that he received a great piece of advice from his grandfather as a child. Continuing with his statement, he said that he was raised in a household where his grandfather advised him to "give much, ask little, and inspire all." Moreover, he said that his grandfather's advice is his mission on the earth.