• Richard James Cosnett is an actor best known for his roles in "The Flash" and "Vampire Diaries".
• He was born in Zimbabwe and moved to Australia at age 17.
• He graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004.
• Rick has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
• He is active on various social media accounts with a large following.

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FactAlthough his character in ''The Vampire Diaries (2009)'' is implied to be many years older than Shaun Sipos' character and acts as his legal guardian, he is in fact two years younger than Sipos in real life.

Who is Rick Cosnett from “The Flash” and “Vampire Diaries”?

Born Richard James Cosnett on the 6th of April 1983, in Chegutu, Zimbabwe, Rick Cosnett – also nicknamed ‘Pretty Ricky’ – is a Caucasian actor of unknown ancestry. He is perhaps best known for landing the role of Wes Maxfield in “The Vampire Diaries”, as well as that of Eddie Thawne in “The Flash”. He has had a number of other roles throughout his career, while another large contribution to his fame is that he is the cousin of the Golden Globe-winning actor and producer Hugh Grant. He has been active in the sometimes lucrative acting business since 2004.


Early Life and Education

Unfortunately, due to his birthplace, there isn’t much that is known about what he used to do in Chegutu as a child, nor is there any information regarding his parents or any siblings. However, it is public knowledge that he grew up on a small family farm, and that he eventually moved to Australia at age 17. It is likely that he matriculated in Zimbabwe as he attended the independent Peterhouse Boys School before changing his country, and he then attended Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 2004. It is not yet known when exactly he took an interest in acting, as the star hasn’t disclosed this information.


Before his first role, Rick worked at an underground bar in Australia, cleaning, as he’d put it, ‘all sorts of things you don’t wanna be cleaning up’. He landed his first part in the 2004 “Forensic Investigators” as Mal Henshall throughout eight episodes of the show, however, after being cast in his first film role – as Mike Voss in the Australian film entitled “The Bet” – his name finally broke through. After a number of other smaller roles, in 2010 he decided to make his way to the USA and fully pursue an acting career there. In the same year, he co-wrote and starred in as Curtis the short film called “The Elephant in the Room”. Finally, after landing more support roles in various films and TV shows, he played Wes Maxfield in “Vampire Diaries” in 2013, which is a recurring role that remained in the show for 12 episodes. Consequently, as his name gained significantly more popularity, he landed the role of Eddie Thawne as part of the main cast of “The Flash” in 2014; after season one, he was a special guest star in seasons two and three of the show. Even though he did get a few roles after “The Flash”, none of them were significant, but as of mid-2018, he is working on a movie due for release in 2018 – the audience’s reaction remains to be seen.

His Quotes

Rick has undoubtedly been interviewed more than once, and it seems that more than a few of his quotes have left a positive impact on fans worldwide. First of all, he is well remembered for saying ‘I really feel like we need to push the boundaries of the craft of acting and filmmaking -James Dean and Marlon Brando were a part of the generation that did that. Now, I think it’s time for us to do it and I really want to be a part of that movement.’. Additionally, when asked whether he enjoys being the villain in the films and shows he participates in, he said ‘On television, yes. I love playing flawed people and I think that’s so wonderful as an actor. You have to be very empathetic to human beings, even to someone who would kill people. Not that I condone it.’. In the same interview, he also spoke of “The Flash”, which was the main attraction of the moment.

What is Rick Cosnett’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Rick Cosnett is, as of early 2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Rick’s accumulated wealth is close to $1 million, greatly influenced by his successes in the sometimes lucrative acting business, the largest contributions to that figure probably from his roles in “Vampire Diaries” and “The Flash”. Since his career is still ongoing, the said amount can be expected to rise.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the aspiring actor, although his vital statistics are not yet known to the public, various media sources repute that his height is at 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while his weight also remains undisclosed. His eyes are bright blue and his hair is blond, while he has a somewhat pale complexion and an athletic build. His foot size is still unknown to the public.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active actors to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their net worth. Rick doesn’t seem to be an exception to this rule either, as he is quite active on most social media networks. His Facebook account is currently enjoying slightly almost 50,000 followers, while his Twitter account boasts a much higher 133,000 fans at the moment, but his Instagram account currently has an even higher 276,000 followers.

General Info

Full NameRick Cosnett
Height1.8 m


MoviesThe Bet, The Neighbour
TV ShowsThe Vampire Diaries, The Flash

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1Rick is a former housemate of Kelly Durnell and Brooke Mickan, who together adopted a cat.
2Although his character in ''The Vampire Diaries (2009)'' is implied to be many years older than Shaun Sipos' character and acts as his legal guardian, he is in fact two years younger than Sipos in real life.




Happily Never After2017TV Movie post-productionJosh
The Flash2014-2017TV SeriesEddie Thawne
Quantico2015-2016TV SeriesElias Harper
Castle2016TV SeriesVictor Crowne
The Vampire Diaries2013-2014TV SeriesDr. Wes Maxfield
Continuing Fred2013TV MovieBrian
The Timing of Love2012ShortSimon
The Elephant in the Room2010ShortCurtis
The Neighbour2009Video short
The New Inventors2008-2009TV SeriesThe Inventor
The Terrorist2008Short
The Trojan Horse2008TV Mini-SeriesWill Tullman
East West 1012007TV SeriesGreg Small
The Bet2006Mike Voss
Headland2005TV SeriesBrad Partridge
Forensic Investigators2004-2005TV Series documentaryMal Henshall


The Letter Carrier2016Short executive producer completed
The Elephant in the Room2010Short co-producer


The Letter Carrier2016Short completed


The Elephant in the Room2010Short co-head writer

Casting Department

The Letter Carrier2016Short casting completed


The Fastest Man Alive2015ShortHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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