Darcy Hinds – Riverdale

Actor Darcy Hinds gets back in the ring as Randy Van Ronson in an upcoming episode of ‘Riverdale’ re-match with lead actor K. J. Apa ‘Archie Andrews’ airing on the CW on April 17th, 2019 and Netflix on April 18th

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Getting into a boxing ring is nothing new for Action Actor Darcy Hinds. In his recurring role as Randy Ronson on the hit CW’s series ‘Riverdale’ he is back in the ring with lead actor K. J. Apa (Archie Andrews) in a role that Darcy is most proud. This role combines his many talents as a boxer, stuntman, and actor that he has taken to get to this point in his career. After winning the first fight with Archie in the recent episode 313 they meet up again in upcoming episode 318 that airs on April 17th and April 18th on Netflix. Darcy’s Riverdale character Randy Van Ronson is also a main character in the comic book Katy Keene. The Riverdale TV series navigates the troubled waters of romance; school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

The first week of April Darcy will be seen on several hit TV series. In addition to his upcoming recurring role on ‘Riverdale’ Darcy can also be seen in an upcoming episode of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ airing on April 1st where his talents as a stunt double are featured playing a Werewolf who is also a Mexican wrestler.

No stranger to many of the popular TV series, Darcy has appeared numerous times on ‘Arrow’, ‘The 100’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘iZombie’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Van Helsing’, ‘Supergirl’, the list goes on!With over 60 credits on imdb, Darcy first entered the world of entertainment after a successful boxing career. Boxing has been a big part of his life with over 140 full contact fights throughout Canada and the USA winning multiple titles. His boxing career is one of the reasons that Darcy got into stunts and acting. These skills cemented his role on Riverdale fighting Archie and elevated him to the role as the Boxing Coordinator for the Riverdale series.

Representing Canada in boxing throughout North America Darcy has trained and fought hard by training up to 3 times a day and sometimes fighting 3 times in a weekend as many boxers know is not uncommon. He started martial arts at age 8 and started full contact fighting at 15. One of his most memorable training sessions saw him getting up at 2:00 am filling a wheelbarrow full of rocks and pushing it up a steep hill in the cold rain with teenagers driving by laughing!

Darcy is always running and shadow boxing in all conditions of weather. Wearing a weighted vest with hand, ankle and head weights running upstairs, hills or the North Shore’s Grouse Grind are just some of the ways he put his body through his brutal training regime needed to win fights and book roles. When he was young, he was chugging back raw eggs because Rocky did it in the movie. All just to win fights to be the champion it takes to represent Canada while chasing the Olympic dream.

Darcy recalls the teacher that asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he told her that he wanted to be a boxer. She replied, “That’s great but boxing not a career and how will you make a living?”

“I didn’t know either at the time but I knew it was my passion, my dream and I had to follow it! Now here I am today with an amazing career fighting! Not the fighting I had envisioned that day in class but fighting in film, stunts, acting and teaching. So blessed and grateful with so many supportive people helping along the way!!” Says Darcy.

As a working actor and stuntman, he enjoys doing the combinations of stunts and acting in a new acting category called Stunt Actor. “I’ve had many Stunt/ Actor roles. One that was very cool was on a show called ‘Frequency’ where I fought Mekhi Phifer.” Darcy adds. “I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be an actor! Especially after watching movies like ‘Superman’ and seeing action actors like Bruce Lee.”

Darcy got serious about acting and stunts in 2008 when he enrolled in acting school full time at School Creative. Since then he has continued acting classes in and around a Vancouver currently continuing his studies at The Drama Class in White Rock.

Darcy was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C, and grew up in South Surrey/ White Rock where he still resides. He is also praised for rescuing a kid on the Grouse Grind several years ago. In addition to his busy life as a boxer and stunt actor Darcy also served as a volunteer firefighter for the White Rock fire department for 5 years. 

Darcy is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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Acting Agent: Claire Myers | Trisko Talent | 604.637.7009 | info@triskotalent.com