Richard Ballen, played by Jon Hensley, is a character seen on Beverly Hills, 90210, the first series of the Beverly Hills, 90210 continuity. appearing in the two-hour Season 6 finale, You Say It's Your Birthday Parts 1 & 2.
Richard is an F.B.I. agent sent by J. Jay Jones to help Valerie Malone track down Colin Robbins after he jumps bail, almost costing Valerie and Nat Bussichio the Peach Pit. He is strictly business during most of his time with Valerie, though after Colin is captured, the two begin dating and Richard informs her that he has applied for reassignment to Los Angeles.
However, he gets assigned to Miami and the distance kills their relationship over the summer.