Rick Cosnett Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Rick Cosnett Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10½ in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth April 6, 1983
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Blue

Rick Cosnett is a Zimbabwean-Australian actor, producer, voiceover artist, and director who has gained popularity with several of his on-screen roles which include Dr. Wesley “Wes” Maxfield in The Vampire Diaries, Eddie Thawne in The Flash, and Elias Harper in Quantico. In addition to that, he has also appeared in films like The BetHappily Never AfterTu me manquesThe Elephant in the Room, and The Timing of Love.

Born Name

Richard James Cosnett

Nick Name

Rick, Pretty Ricky

Rick Cosnett as seen at the PaleyFest 2015 presentation for 'The Flash'
Rick Cosnett as seen at the PaleyFest 2015 presentation for ‘The Flash’ (iDominick / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chegutu, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe


Zimbabwean, Australian


Rick Cosnett studied at the Queensland University of Technology located in Brisbane, Queensland. He had received a scholarship to study music but he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting.


Actor, Producer, Voiceover Artist, Director


Rick Cosnett is represented by Innovative Artists, Talent Agency, Santa Monica, California, United States.



Rick Cosnett as seen while smiling for a picture alongside Michelle Alexandra at The Rose Venice in February 2020
Rick Cosnett as seen while smiling for a picture alongside Michelle Alexandra at The Rose Venice in February 2020 (Rick Cosnett / Instagram)


5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


He came out as gay on February 13, 2020, via Instagram and said, “…Um, I’m gay and I just wanted everyone to know because I’ve made a promise to myself to live my truth every day and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things that you don’t even know about from childhood and society and from just life. There you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And … um yeah. That’s actually all I wanted to say.”

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Sports a beard and a mustache
Rick Cosnett as seen in October 2014
Rick Cosnett as seen in October 2014 (FanAboutTown / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Rick Cosnett Facts

  1. He grew up on a farm in Chegutu, Zimbabwe. Later, his family relocated to Queensland, Australia when he was 17 years old due to the land reforms in Zimbabwe.
  2. He got inclined towards acting as his family used to participate in community musical theater.
  3. Rick Cosnett made his first film appearance by playing the role of Mike Voss in the 2006 crime drama thriller film, The Bet.
  4. He played the recurring role of Dr. Wesley “Wes” Maxfield in the American supernatural teen drama television series, The Vampire Diaries, from 2013 to 2014.
  5. From 2014 to 2017, Rick Cosnett brought to life the character of Edward “Eddie” Thawne, a CCPD detective who transferred from Keystone City, in the American superhero television series, The Flash. He co-starred on the show alongside the likes of Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, and others.
  6. He has been a housemate of Kelly Durnell and Brooke Mickan.
  7. In 2015, Rick Cosnett started appearing as Elias Harper, a lawyer recruited by Miranda Shaw to work as an analyst at Quantico, in the ABC thriller drama television series, Quantico.

Featured Image by iDominick / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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