Richard Tyson is an American actor. He is best known as Kaz in Hardball (1989–1990) as well as his film roles in Three O'Clock High (1987), Two Moon Junction (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Bound to Vengeance (2015), and Playing with Dolls (2015).
Richard Martin Tyson
1955/1956 (age 66–67)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||United States Military Academy|
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (BA)
Cornell University (MFA)
|Spouse(s)||Tracy Kristofferson (m. before December 2001; div. 2017)|
Tyson starred in Three O'Clock High, Kindergarten Cop and three films directed by the Farrelly brothers. He starred in the television series Hardball. His roles in the 2000s included The Fear Chamber, Richard III, Flight of the Living Dead, No Bad Days and the western Shoot First and Pray You Live. He starred in the horror film Big Bad Wolf in which he is accused by his stepson of being a cruel and vicious werewolf.
Tyson played a former football star who owned the eponymous town in Jake's Corner. He guest starred in CSI: NY, Boomtown and Martial Law. His other film appearances include The Visitation, Liar's Poker and Black Hawk Down. Tyson played Genghis Khan in the unfinished film of the same name, which was originally scheduled for release sometime in 1992.
Tyson was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and harassment on June 19, 2019, and released on bail within a few hours. He was arrested again less than two weeks later soon after his warrant was issued on June 25, for alleged burglary. He was then expected to be arraigned on all charges on July 17, 2019.
|1987||Three O'Clock High||Buddy Revell||film début|
|1988||Two Moon Junction||Perry Tyson|
|1990||Kindergarten Cop||Cullen Crisp Sr.|
|1992||Lakota Moon||Smoke||television movie|
|The Babe||Guy Bush|
|Genghis Khan||Genghis Khan||unfinished|
|1996||Time Under Fire||Koda|
|Kingpin||strip club bouncer|
|The Glass Cage||Paul Yaeger|
|There's Something About Mary||Detective Krevoy|
|The Pandora Project||Captain William Stenwick|
|1999||Desert Thunder||Ralph Streets|
|2000||Operation Sandman||Gunnery Sergeant Riggins||television movie|
|Battlefield Earth||Robert the Fox|
|Me, Myself & Irene||Gun Shop Owner|
|2001||Dying on the Edge|
|Black Hawk Down||Busch|
|Last Flight Out||Dan|
|The Trail to Hope Rose||Gerald Ruthledge|
|Moscow Heat||Nikolay Klimov|
|2006||Naked Run||Lancer Higgins|
|The Visitation||Sheriff Brett Henchle|
|When I Find the Ocean||Dean|
|Big Bad Wolf||Mitchell Toblat|
|2007||Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane||Paul Judd|
|Stripper Academy||Mr. VIP|
|2008||Richard III||Duke of Clarence|
|Jake's Corner||Johhny Dunn|
|3 Days Gone||Agent Markowitz|
|No Bad Days||Robert|
|Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It)||Black Gandil Morgan|
|The Fear Chamber||Teddy|
|The Black Waters of Echo's Pond||Nicholas|
|Magic Man||Detective Rogers|
|Dark Room Theater||Officer Carlson|
|Inner City Snow||Captain Hankie|
|Double Tap||Captain Spears|
|The Story of Bonnie and Clyde|
|Not Another Not Another Movie|
|2014||Ghost of Goodnight Lane||Ron|
|2015||Bound to Vengeance||Phil|
|Another Turn in the Sun||Sergeant Wade|
|Playing with Dolls||The Watcher / Scopophilio|
|The Perfect Weapon||Controller|
|Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust||The Watcher / Scopophilio|
|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|
|Dead at 21||Cali||1 episode|
|Christy||Billy Long||1 episode|
|1997||The Sentinel||Frank Rafferty||1 episode|
|1998||Buddy Faro||1 episode|
|2003||Black Sash||Arnold Brady|
|Boomtown||Frank Needham||1 episode|
|2006||CSI: NY||Frank Russo||1 episode|
|2009||The Closer||Ted||1 episode|
- Harress, Christopher (1 July 2019). "Mobile Hollywood star Richard Tyson arrested again". al.com. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
The 63-year-old Hollywood star
- "Nineth [sic] Annual Diversity Awards". Getty Images. November 17, 2001. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
Tracy Kristofferson and husband Richard Tyson
- Sloan, Elizabeth (June 22, 2019). "Richard Tyson Arrested: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
they divorced in 2017
- Cuthbert, Matt (December 2008). "Mobile native actor Richard Tyson says he'd like to make more movies in Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- Fleischauer, Eric (1 October 2006). "Why Tyson lost black votes to KKK sympathizer". The Decatur Daily. Tennessee. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
- "'Kindergarten Cop' Villain Is Unrecognizable In Mugshot After Public Intoxication Arrest". WALA-TV. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
- "Hayride 2 – Exclusive First Clip – Dread Central". Dread Central. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
- "Exclusive clip: Hospital horror in "HAYRIDE 2"". FANGORIA®. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.