Dan Richter is best known as Moonwatcher the man-ape in the opening sequence of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” which he also choreographed. Dan has had a long career as a mime, choreographer, actor, director, producer, memoirist, and for two decades a Hollywood executive. His book “Moonwatcher’s Memoir” is about working on “2001.” His memoir “The Dream is Over” describes the years he lived and worked with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969 to 1973.
Dan currently lives in Sierra Madre outside of Los Angeles where he has been leading Sierra Club mountaineering trips since 1991 and teaches courses on rock climbing and mountaineering. Dan is an AMGA Single Pitch Rock Climbing Instructor.