Richard James "Rick" Cosnett (born 6 April 1983 in Chegutu, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean-Australian actor. He's best known for his roles on American television, most notably playing Detective Eddie Thawne on The CW's The Flash and Elias Harper on ABC's Quantico.
Actor Hugh Grant is his cousin.
- The Vampire Diaries (20132014) as Dr. Wes Maxfield
- The Flash (20142015, 2016, 2017) as Det. Eddie Thawne
- Quantico (2015) as Elias Harper
He provides examples of:
- Badass Baritone: He has a really deep voice, and Eddie Thawne definitely counts as a Badass Normal.
- Chronically Killed Actor: Each of his mainstream American roles have resulted in this!
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: His "generic American" accent is generally decent, but sometimes his native accent comes through.
- Pretty Boy: He's really pretty — so much so that his character on The Flash was nicknamed "Detective Pretty Boy" in-universe and in fandom.