Richard Tyson

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 Tyson
Richard Martin Tyson

1955/1956 (age 66–67)[1]
EducationUnited States Military Academy
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (BA)
Cornell University (MFA)
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Tracy Kristofferson (m. before December 2001; div. 2017)[2][3]


Tyson was born in Mobile, Alabama.[4] His brother John was the district attorney of Mobile County, and was later the Democratic Party nominee for attorney general of Alabama in June 2006.[5]

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.[6] 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.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
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
1993 Dark Tide Dak
1995 Pharaoh's Army Rodie
1996 Time Under Fire Koda
Kingpin strip club bouncer
The Glass Cage Paul Yaeger
1998 Implicated Carl
There's Something About Mary Detective Krevoy
The Pandora Project Captain William Stenwick
1999 Desert Thunder Ralph Streets
Liar's Poker Jack
2000 Operation Sandman Gunnery Sergeant Riggins television movie
Battlefield Earth Robert the Fox
Me, Myself & Irene Gun Shop Owner
2001 Dying on the Edge
Firetrap Paul Brody
Black Hawk Down Busch
2002 Psychic Murders David
Cottonmouth Thomas Carruth
2004 Crusader
Last Flight Out Dan
The Trail to Hope Rose Gerald Ruthledge
Moscow Heat Nikolay Klimov
2005 Yesterday's Dreams Jake
Lonesome Matador
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
The Dukes Ralph
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
2009 The Moonlighters Tubbs
The Fear Chamber Teddy
Bigfoot David Caldwell
The Black Waters of Echo's Pond Nicholas
Magic Man Detective Rogers
Dark Room Theater Officer Carlson
Inner City Snow Captain Hankie
2010 Once Fallen Keys
Creative Differences
Double Tap Captain Spears
Sin-Jin Smyth unreleased
2011 You! Charles Martin
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Not Another Not Another Movie
2012 Hayride[7] Morgan
2014 Ghost of Goodnight Lane Ron
2015 Bound to Vengeance Phil
Another Turn in the Sun Sergeant Wade
Playing with Dolls The Watcher / Scopophilio
Hayride 2[8] Morgan
2016 Boonville Redemption Maddox
The Perfect Weapon Controller
Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust The Watcher / Scopophilio
2019 Night Walk John


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Moonlighting Daniel 1 episode
1988 Disneyland Lute Newhouser
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
2000 Martial Law
2003 Black Sash Arnold Brady
Boomtown Frank Needham 1 episode
2006 CSI: NY Frank Russo 1 episode
2009 The Closer Ted 1 episode


  1. ^ a b Harress, Christopher (1 July 2019). "Mobile Hollywood star Richard Tyson arrested again". Retrieved 11 September 2020. The 63-year-old Hollywood star
  2. ^ "Nineth [sic] Annual Diversity Awards". Getty Images. November 17, 2001. Retrieved July 8, 2021. Tracy Kristofferson and husband Richard Tyson
  3. ^ Sloan, Elizabeth (June 22, 2019). "Richard Tyson Arrested: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy. Retrieved July 8, 2021. they divorced in 2017
  4. ^ Cuthbert, Matt (December 2008). "Mobile native actor Richard Tyson says he'd like to make more movies in Alabama". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  5. ^ Fleischauer, Eric (1 October 2006). "Why Tyson lost black votes to KKK sympathizer". The Decatur Daily. Tennessee. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  6. ^ "'Kindergarten Cop' Villain Is Unrecognizable In Mugshot After Public Intoxication Arrest". WALA-TV. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Hayride 2 – Exclusive First Clip – Dread Central". Dread Central. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Exclusive clip: Hospital horror in "HAYRIDE 2"". FANGORIA®. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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