The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

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Last night -- on the 1,820th anniversary of Perpetua's execution --  The Diary of Perpetua was streamed, and we got to answer questions from the audience as cast and crew: 

Find out more about this wonderful project and how it's an answer to my prayer from 1991 by clicking here.

03.08.23 12:16 PM - Comment(s)
On Sunday over 700,000 people around the globe joined in the Global Hymn Sing, hosted by Keith and Kristyn Getty ( Our contribution was to portray Horatio and Anna Spafford introducing this year's hymn, "It Is Well."
10.19.21 06:56 PM - Comment(s)

I got to perform in what is now my favorite movie!

What a joy to work with these young servants of the Lord! 

I love it because it's such a powerful picture of...
09.14.19 07:44 PM - Comment(s)
Beyond the Chariots at the Singapore Expo
Rent or purchase a recording of Beyond the Chariots at the Singapore Expo.
10.28.17 11:45 PM - Comment(s)
I performed in two of the four parts to this mini-series set in the fictional nation of Zanora. Once again, Daniel Knudsen has brought truth to the screen in a delightful way. This is my sixth collaboration with Daniel, and it's always a joy!

It was selected for the 2017 Christian Worldview Film ...
02.02.17 04:04 PM - Comment(s)

Our poster was miraculously in the main
lobby of AMC Empire. It could have gone
anywhere in the labyrinth of 25 screens.
I played the adult male lead role of Mitchell Little in the feature-length music video, Providence, which had a limited nationwide theatrical release through AMC Independent...
04.12.15 12:19 PM - Comment(s)

Beyond the Mask, in which I play Dr. Bonneville, is in theaters across America now! Thank you everyone who came out and supported the April screenings, which made this larger distribution possible. It more than doubled the previous record for the theatrical-on-demand model. Thanks to those that sup...
03.19.15 03:07 AM - Comment(s)
Joyce and I play husband and wife in this intriguing romance, produced and directed by Daniel Knudsen, who I met on the set of Christmas Grace. He also directed me in Creed of Gold, The King's Messengers, and the upcoming film, Lifestone Velocity.

There's a scene in which Joyce and I a...
04.11.14 07:51 PM - Comment(s)

Now available in Walmart.
Daniel Knudsen had left the set of Indescribable before Joyce and I got there to play Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Lehman, but the set was abuzz about his upcoming film, Creed of Gold.  I met Daniel when I performed in Christmas Grace. We had a great chat about the power of f...
12.11.13 01:10 AM - Comment(s)
For about twenty years I've wanted to be a part of a project that tells the power of purity in building a fantastic marriage. Fall of 2013 that prayer was answered when I was cast in Princess Cut.

Joyce and I got to see three rough cuts of the film at various stages, and and then I saw it at the...
11.04.13 07:36 PM - Comment(s)
Confessions of a Prodigal Son, in which I play a homeless man in LA, was written and produced by Nathan Clarkson, one of my former students. He also plays the lead role! 

Kevin Sorbo (Hurcules, God's Not Dead) plays a pastor, and another former student, Nathan's brother Joel Clar...
08.24.13 03:05 AM - Comment(s)


I'm thrilled to have played the role of a slave auctioneer in the film Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods. It follows the story of Polycarp, who ministered alongside the Apostle John, who's story I tell in my one-man play The Revelation. I'm actually thrilled to p...
07.18.13 06:04 PM - Comment(s)
In His Steps: The Movie
I play the role of John Gray, the owner of the White Cross Kitchen, in the film In His Steps. It premiered in Montrose, Colorado, on December 7, 2013, and is available on DVD and digital download.
01.30.13 01:46 PM - Comment(s)
I play a quirky clerk in Christmas Grace. It's a wonderful story of forgiveness and... well, grace. I sob the whole third act every Season.

You can see it on TV throughout the Christmas Season.

It's also available in Family Christian bookstores across the nation as well as the following online sto...
03.22.12 05:47 PM - Comment(s)
I'm excited to have played the Hollywood director Forrest "Woodsy" Woods in this fun 1940's film about a couple of writers who are locked in a room and can't come out until the script is done... at 8am the next morning.

It debuted to a packed room with about 50 people standing at the Chris...
10.11.11 04:24 PM - Comment(s)

As we walked into the theater I stopped Joyce and said, "We've been praying for this moment for a very long time!" So we stopped and praised the Lord for my first nationwide theatrical release!

Now it's being released to DVD on April 21, 2015.

We noticed improvements since we saw it scr...
08.20.11 03:05 PM - Comment(s)

I played Frederick Lehman in the film Indescribable, which tells how my character and his kids wrote the hymn "The Love of God". I'm the Papa to nine children, and my beloved bride, Joyce, played the Mama beautifully.

I also got to coach the man playing Rabbi Lazer on his Hebrew.

It w...
07.20.11 03:16 AM - Comment(s)

I played the role of Coach Sean Ryan in the film For the Glory. You can order a copy at or on digital download on

We also had several actors from the MasterWorks Theatre Program taking part, including Danny Cornett, who played the best friend of the pr...
05.12.10 10:18 PM - Comment(s)