(written from a Production point of view)
Rickaby was born in Shafer, Minnesota and attended the Chisago Lakes High School. He is also a stage actor and has received several awards for his performances. He has directed and wrote stage plays and short films and has appeared in several television commercials (alongside Brad Pitt). He is the founder of the production company Oracle Filmworks.
Rickaby has performed in films such as Diary of a Hitman (1991, with Seymour Cassel, Jake Dengel, and Peter White), The Scout (1994, with Bruce Wright), Hefner: Unauthorized (1999, with Jim Metzler, Mark Harelik, Bill Bolender, and Pat Healy), as Frank Gorshin / The Riddler in Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003, with Lee Meriwether, Frank Gorshin, Julie Newmar, Jim Jansen, Ray Buktenica, Steve Vinovich, Joel Swetow, Julia Rose, Christopher Darga, Ivar Brogger, Todd Merrill, and Scott L. Schwartz), Cursed (2005, with Derek Mears and Michelle Krusiec), Zodiac (2007, with David Lee Smith, Zach Grenier, Matt Winston, J. Patrick McCormack, and Thomas Kopache), and On the Doll (set for 2008).
He has also guest starred in television series such as Law & Order (1994, with Philip LeStrange, Peggy Roeder, and Norman Snow), The Strip (1999-2000), The Practice (2000, with Bill Cobbs, Caroline Kava, Richard McGonagle, Leon Russom, and Gregory Itzin), Angel (2000, with Tony Amendola, Tommy Hinkley, and Terrence Beasor), Carnivàle (2003, with Michael John Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, John Fleck, Diane Salinger, John Savage, K Callan, Frank Collison, and Rachelle Roderick), Cold Case (2005, where he and Chad Allen played older and younger versions of the same character), Without a Trace (2005, with Enrique Murciano and Gordon Clapp), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006, with Wallace Langham, Liz Vassey, and Nancy Youngblut), 24 (2006, with Glenn Morshower and Peter Weller), and ER (2007, with Scott Grimes, Seymour Cassel, Leland Orser, and Vyto Ruginis).