Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Ray Richmond has worked as a chief television critic, columnist, and reporter for several publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, the Los Angeles Daily News, The Orange County Register, and (online) Deadline Hollywood. He has interviewed many of the most famous celebrities and icons in the world, including Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Chris Rock, Martin Scorsese, Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer, Steve Carell, and Jimmy Kimmel.
As an author, Richmond’s books include memoir collaborations with the 98-year-old stage and screen legend Janis Paige (Reading Between the Lines) and the famed character actor William Sanderson (Yes, I’m That Guy). His earlier books include the New York Times bestseller The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, This is Jeopardy! Celebrating America’s Favorite Quiz Show, TV Moms: An Illustrated Guide, and My Greatest Day in Show Business. He lives with his wife Jill and son Dylan in Los Angeles.