Deborah Richter (also known as Debi Richter) is an actress born on September 7th, 1964. She is known for her appearances in Cyborg, Midnight Madness in 1980 (a film in which she co-starred alongside an up and coming quintessential star of the 1980s, Michael J. Fox).
Deborah Richter Biography
Deborah began working as an actress in numerous television and film roles as a young teen, especially in genre movies. Richter played the regular character Daryl Ann on Hill Street Blues for five years in the 80s, as well as the daytime soap opera All Is Forgiven.
1979: Ms. Richter was fortuitously cast in the comedy film Swap Meet where she acted opposite Jon Gries (better known for his iconic portrayal of Uncle Rico in the Napoleon Dynamite universe).
1984: Ms. Richter get her big break in Hot Moves with Jill Schoelen and Monique Gabrielle.
The typical teenage, coming of age story. We’ve all seen a thousand times before.
It’s almost predictable.
The protagonists ripped from the 7th circle of hell. Dropped onto the harsh beaches of California.
Coming to grips with their harsh new reality.
Forced to cope with their changing teenage bodies and the sun kissed streets of California
(**this is me leaning forward in anticipation)
1987: starred in Square Dance alongside a young, but precociously mature actress Winona Ryder as well a seemingly ageless Rob Low.
1988: another banner year starring in the Cannon produced Cyborg with Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Starring opposite alongside international martial arts expert and globally famous mega star Jean-Claude Van Damme was a real honor and privilege for Richter.
I know because told her ever day on set. He made a real point about it too. Made the entire cast and crew stop what they were doing and listen.
Always walking off muttering something about “American self-esteem”…
1989: Richter starred in the William Webb directed film The Banker with Duncan Regehr and Leif Garrett (1970s teen heartthrob and Behind the Music celebrity most likely to go on a crying jag).
Deborah Richter starred in numerous other popular movies throughout the ’80s and ’90s and continues to act to this day.
One on One (1977)
Hometown U.S.A. (1979)
Swap Meet (1979) as Susan
Midnight Madness (1980)
Hot Moves (1984) as Heidi
Square Dance (1987) as Gwen
Promised Land (1987)
The Banker (1989)
Cyborg (1989) as Nady Simmons
Deborah Richter Pictures
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.