Dick Cheatham

Dick Cheatham was born in Richmond, Virginia and graduated in Liberal Arts and History from The Virginia Military Institute. Having been a TV journalist, a professional historian and an educator, he started Living History Associates, Ltd. in 1986 with several partners. He’s also a private pilot.

In addition to his work in dozens of TV and motion picture projects over the years as actor, historical technical advisor, period extras casting agent and locations scout, Dick also has done thousands of live presentations all over the United States and internationally.

The vast majority of his presentations have taken the form of impersonations of important people from America’s past. Some of his most popular characters are Pocahontas’ husband John Rolfe, the man who saved America years before the Pilgrims landed (he’s a direct descendant of Pocahontas and John Rolfe fourteen generations later), Richard Henry Lee, who made – not wrote – the declaration of independence on June 7th 1776, Captain Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson’s personal secretary who commanded the most successful expedition in American history, President John Tyler, the precedent-setting Jeffersonian Chief Executive who expended all his Presidential capital defending the Constitution and several others.

Dick also books many other people who offer historical character