Rick Cosnett Biography


Rick Cosnett is an Australian actor born in Zimbabwe known for many roles in TV series. He made his name known by mostly appearing in shows on TV with only few movie roles. Fans will most likely remember him for his roles of Wes Maxfield on “Vampire Diaries” and as Elias Harper on “Quantico”. His most recent role is an appearance on CW’s “The Flash” in season one, where he played Eddie Thawne.

Rick Cosnett started off small by performing in Australia. He did make a number of theatre appearances before being cast in various TV series. His first one was starting in “Forensic Investigators” where he had a run of 8 episodes. His later appearances would include shows like “East West 101”, “The Trojan Horse” and “New Inventors”. But in 2013 came his most prominent role. He appeared in “The Vampire Diaries” as Wes Maxfield and stared as a recurring character. His performance here did not go unnoticed so he would soon be cast to play Eddie Thawne in “The Flash” where he was part of the main cast for season 1. His most recent role is that of Elias Harper in “Quantico” where he has a recurring role.


Rick Cosnett in “The Flash”

He is still to make a big impact in movies where he has mostly stared in low budget ones or shorts. The most memorable ones are “The Timing of Love” (2012), “Continuing Fred” (2013), “ZIM HIGH” (2016) and most recently “Happily Never After” (2017), a movie made for TV.


Rick Cosnett in “Quantico”

Rick Cosnett Net Worth and Salary

Even though Rick Cosnett is still waiting for that big role that will define him, he is financially doing pretty good. His salary is stable and he earns a wealthy pay check from the shows that he has been cast in. He is now worth approximately 1 million dollars.

Rick Cosnett Partner and Family

For the time being there are no exact information about Rick Cosnett relationship status. He is keeping a low radar and now showing so much of his private life, keeping any girlfriend away from the public eye. There are rumors that he is seeing somebody but it is not confirmed whether it is somebody famous. In the past it has been reported that he dated Anna Katharina Samsel, a German actress. But it apperse that their relationship broke apart for unknown reasosn. There havem been numerous rumors about Rick dating actresses from the shows he was on, but nothing solid was confirmed.


Rick Cosnett and Anna Katharina Samsel

Rick Cosnett Age

Rick Cosnett was born as Richard James “Rick” Cosnett in Zimbabwe on April 6, 1983. He was born there by Australian parents and spent his early days there. While he was still young, his parents decided to move the family back to Australia and it was where Rick got his education. He studied BFA Acting at QUT and went on to further his career from here. He now lives in the US and is 34 years old.

Height and Weight

Rick Cosnett is built quite muscularly and is very attractive for the ladies. You can tell that he is hitting the gym and not only based how he looks by also by his Instagram account. He often posts pictures while working out and enjoying his day. He weighs 72 kg and is 175 cm tall.


Rick Cosnett on the beach

Rick Cosnett Accent

Since Rick Cosnett was born in Zimbabwe, he has a strange accent compared to a regular Australian one. He did sound strange at first when he was a child but managed to accept a regular Australian accent while staying there for a longer time. But after so many years living in America, he does not sound Australian so much. When you see him perform in various shows you would mistake him easily for an American.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Rick Cosnett possesses a dual nationality. As he is originally form Australian parents but being born in Zimbabwe, he possess the nationality of both countries. So he sometimes refers to himself as Zimbabwean-Australian. He is still Caucasian by ethnicity.

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Born:,April 6 1983
Net Worth:,$1 million
Hair Color:,Light Brown
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,175 cm
Weight:,72 kg
Married to:,N/A
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Aries
Education:,BFA Acting at QUT

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