Richard Montalvo is an American director, writer, actor, comedian and finance manager whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Montalvo began performing as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comedian, he developed the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful nebbish, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Montalvo fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians. He also is a Finance Manager at Lee Partyka.