Richard Rauh has been an actor since 1996, and worked as a drama reviewer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1995 to 1999.
His acting work has included roles in Krapp's Last Tape, Proof, Little Shop of Horror, A Thousand Clowns, Laughing Wild, Of Thee I Sing, Last Night at Ballyhoo, Last Night of the Red Hot Lovers, and Send Me No Flowers. He has worked in various theaters in the region, including the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Little Lake Theater, Chatham Alumni Theater, City Theater, and Heinz Hall.
In addition to theater, Rauh has done both film and voice-over work. Some of his notable film work has included roles in the Hollywood productions Inspector Gadget starring Matthew Broderick and Passed Away starring Bob Hoskins. He has made several television commercials as well, including one for Ford featuring Jerome Bettis, one for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and one for the Pennsylvania Lottery. Rauh also started and ran the Playhouse Film Festival from 1979 to 1994. During the first eight years of the series, he featured a different film each night of the year.
Rauh has also supported the arts as a contributor, providing support to institutions such as the Shady Side Academy Theater, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Carnegie Mellon Studio Theater, the Pittsburgh Playhouse, and Heinz Hall. He also helped underwrite two ballets - The Great Gatsby and An Evening of George Gershwin featuring Ann Hampton Calloway - at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.