Richard Ian Porterfield Short (born 8 October 1975) is an English actor based in Los Angeles. Currently recurring on the USA network television show "Covert Affairs" as 'Reese'. Prior to that, is best known as recurring character ("Harlan Moore") on "666 Park Avenue" for the ABC network. Just completed filming the movie "Cockroaches" in Los Angeles having previously wrapped both "The Butterflies of Bill Baker" and "A New York Love Story", two independent films shot in New York City. Recently, he also appeared in the FX Network show "American Horror Story" directed by 'Miguel Arteta' as well as the feature film "The Exhibitionists" for director Michael Melamedoff, playing 'Walter Todd', released in 2013. Prior to that spent most of 2011 as a member of the Broadway company of Jez Butterworths's Jerusalem at the Music Box Theatre. Has now appeared in over thirty films and television shows across America and the UK.