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Richard Martin Tyson is an American actor. Tyson was born in Mobile, Alabama, and he is a member of the Shriners. His brother John is the former District Attorney of Mobile County and was the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General of Alabama in 2006.
Richard Martin Tyson
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||United States Naval Academy|
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (BA)
Cornell University (MFA)
|Spouse(s)||Tracy Kristofferson (?-2017)|
Tyson's most prominent role was as the villain Cullen Crisp Sr. in Kindergarten Cop co-starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also starred as high school bully Buddy Revell in the 1987 comedy Three O'Clock High. Tyson can also be seen in the Farrelly Brothers films Kingpin, Me, Myself & Irene and There's Something About Mary. The latter features Tyson as Detective Krevoy who interrogates (then assaults) Ben Stiller.
Tyson was the co-star of the television series Hardball alongside actor John Ashton in the 1980s. Tyson's roles in the 2000s include The Fear Chamber, Richard III, Flight of the Living Dead in which he plays a Sky Marshal, No Bad Days starring Michael Madsen and the western Shoot First and Pray You Live also starring Jim Gaffigan and James Russo. He is also the lead in the horror film Big Bad Wolf, in which he plays a stepfather accused by his stepson of being a cruel and vicious werewolf. In Jake's Corner, he plays ex-football star Johnny Dunn who owns a small town called Jake's Corner. The film also stars singer B. J. Thomas and actor Danny Trejo.
Richard Tyson's acting credits also include guest appearances on the TV shows CSI: NY, Boomtown, Martial Law as well as the films The Visitation, Moscow Heat, Liar's Poker and Black Hawk Down. One of Tyson's favorite roles is Genghis Khan from the 1992 film also starring Charlton Heston and Pat Morita. Due to insufficient funds and ongoing instability in the USSR, the film was never completed.
|1987||Three O'Clock High||Buddy Revell||Tyson's first feature film|
|1988||Two Moon Junction||Perry Tyson|
|1990||Kindergarten Cop||Cullen Crisp Sr.|
|1992||Lakota Moon||Smoke||TV movie|
|1992||The Babe||Guy Bush|
|1992||Genghis Khan||Genghis Khan||Unfinished|
|1996||Time Under Fire||Koda|
|1996||Kingpin||Strip Club Bouncer|
|1996||The Glass Cage||Paul Yaeger|
|1998||There's Something About Mary||Detective Krevoy|
|1998||The Pandora Project||Captain William Stenwick|
|1999||Desert Thunder||Ralph Streets|
|2000||Operation Sandman||Gunnery Sergeant Riggins||TV movie|
|2000||Battlefield Earth||Robert the Fox|
|2000||Me, Myself & Irene|
|2001||Dying on the Edge|
|2001||Black Hawk Down||Busch|
|2004||The Trail to Hope Rose||Gerald Ruthledge|
|2004||Moscow Heat||Nikolay Klimov|
|2005||Billy Graham Presents - Last Flight Out||Dan|
|2006||Naked Run||Lancer Higgins|
|2006||The Visitation||Sheriff Brett Henchle|
|2006||When I Find the Ocean||Dean|
|2006||Big Bad Wolf||Mitchell Toblat|
|2007||Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane||Paul Judd|
|2007||Stripper Academy||Mr. VIP|
|2008||Richard III||Duke of Clarence|
|2008||Jake's Corner||Johhny Dunn|
|2008||3 Days Gone||Agent Markowitz|
|2008||No Bad Days||Robert|
|2008||Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It)||Black Gandil Morgan|
|2009||The Fear Chamber||Teddy|
|2009||The Black Waters of Echo's Pond||Nicholas|
|2009||Magic Man||Detective Rogers|
|2009||Dark Room Theater||Officer Carlson|
|2009||Inner City Snow||Captain Hankie|
|2010||Double Tap||Captain Spears|
|2011||The Story of Bonnie and Clyde|
|2011||Not Another Not Another Movie|
|2015||Bound to Vengeance||Phil|
|2015||Another Turn in the Sun||Sergeant Wade|
|2016||The Perfect Weapon||Controller|
|1989||China Beach||Cpl. Whitlow||1 episode|
|1989-1990||Hardball||Joe 'Kaz' Kaczierowski||18 episodes|
|1992||Red Shoe Diaries||Bud||1 episode|
|1994||Winnetka Road||Dwayne Serlin||5 episodes|
|1994||Dead at 21||Cali||1 episode|
|1994||Christy||Billy Long||1 episode|
|1997||The Sentinel||Frank Rafferty||1 episode|
|1998||Buddy Faro||1 episode|
|2003||Black Sash||Arnold Brady|
|2003||Boomtown||Frank Needham||1 episode|
|2006||CSI: NY||Frank Russo||1 episode|
|2009||The Closer||Ted||1 episode|
- "Mobile native actor Richard Tyson says he'd like to make more movies in Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Be a Shriner Now" [Famous Shriners]. Tampa, Florida, USA: Shriners International. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
- "Hayride 2 - Exclusive First Clip - Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Exclusive clip: Hospital horror in "HAYRIDE 2"". FANGORIA®. Retrieved 6 September 2015.