Richard Stelling as John
Richard was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. His mother taught chorus at the local high school, which prompted Richard to begin singing at a very early age. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 10 and guitar lessons at the age of 15. During high school he really started getting into the Beatles. After high school he went to the University of Georgia to study music. However, he decided to change his major to Telecommunications a few years later. In 2001, he graduated from UGA and began working at a radio station in his hometown. Later that fall he auditioned with the Return for the role of John Lennon--who just happens to be Richard’s favorite Beatle. He, of course, passed the audition and within three weeks played his first show with the band.
Richard still lives in Griffin with his wife and their son. He also works part time at a family owned business. He enjoys attending concerts, writing music, and visiting with his family in Greenville, South Carolina.