Richard Beckett is one of the pre-made NPC Fitness Hobby instructors who comes from Hobbies, the secret sub-neighborhood introduced with The Sims 2: FreeTime. The other two fitness hobby instructors are Cathy Reiner and Vyn Shibata. He appears in every neighborhood once FreeTime has been installed. Richard can be made playable by befriending and asking him to move in, or by marrying him. He has medium-length black hair in a ponytail, green eyes, and medium skin. Richard is a Popularity Sim with the Leo zodiac sign.
As far as personality, he is extremely outgoing. But Richard is somewhat sloppy, lazy, and serious, and quite grouchy. He is mostly interested in Environment, Paranormal, and Fashion. Richard has the same facial structure as Abhijeet Shankel. His pre-destined hobby is Fitness. Even though his default head-shot depicts him having medium-length hair in a ponytail, and a navy and white jersey, when Richard is first spawned in-game, he will have short hair with a dark blue hat. He will also wear a red sports coach uniform. However Richard will still retain the hairstyle in his default thumbnail, for most outfits besides everyday.