Richard has had a number of parts in shows such as Holby City.
The dating show aired on Channel 5 and saw the hunk playing matchmaker.
At one point he was all over the entertainment circuit, whether it was to present or as a guest.
This is one reason why he's managed to bag so many celebrity friends.
East Enders has got a new bad boy and he's played by Richard Blackwood.
The character made his debut on last night's live 30th anniversary episode where he came face to face with Albert Square hard man Phil Mitchell .
Phil wasn't too pleased to set eyes upon the hunk, who arrived to visit his cousin Ronnie Mitchell.
Sharing screen time with the soap legend is a great start and is likely just a taste of what's to come.
But before we look to the future, here's everything you need to know about what Richard Blackwood has been up to during his career. Now 42, he's had a varied career, bouncing from acting roles to singing.
A TV funny man, he's also recognised as a comedian.