Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson is an American actor.

Richard Tyson
Richard Martin Tyson

EducationUnited States Naval Academy
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (BA)
Cornell University (MFA)
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Tracy Kristofferson (?–2017)


Tyson was born in Mobile, Alabama.[1] He is a member of Shriners.[2] His brother, John, is the former District Attorney of Mobile County, and was the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General of Alabama, in June 2006.[3]

Tyson starred in Three O'Clock High, Kindergarten Cop, and three films directed by Farrelly brothers. He starred in the television series, Hardball. His roles in the 2000s include 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, as a stepfather, accused by his stepson, of being a cruel and vicious werewolf.

He played an ex football star, owning the eponymous town, in Jake's Corner. He guest starred in each television series, including CSI: NY, Boomtown and Martial Law. Other films he starred in include The Visitation, Liar's Poker and Black Hawk Down. He also played Genghis Khan, in the unfinished film of the same name, which was originally scheduled for release in 1992.

He was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and harassment, on 19 June 2019.[4] He was arrested again, less than two weeks later, soon after his warranty expired, on 1 July 2019, this time for burglary.[5] He was then expected to be arraigned on all charges on July 17, 2019.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Three O'Clock High Buddy Revell Film debut
1988 Two Moon Junction Perry Tyson
1990 Kindergarten Cop Cullen Crisp Sr.
1992 Lakota Moon Smoke Television film
1992 The Babe Guy Bush
1992 Genghis Khan Genghis Khan Unfinished
1993 Dark Tide Dak
1995 Pharaoh's Army Rodie
1996 Time Under Fire Koda
1996 Kingpin Strip Club Bouncer
1996 The Glass Cage Paul Yaeger
1998 Implicated Carl
1998 There's Something About Mary Detective Krevoy
1998 The Pandora Project Captain William Stenwick
1999 Desert Thunder Ralph Streets
1999 Liar's Poker Jack
2000 Operation Sandman Gunnery Sergeant Riggins Television film
2000 Battlefield Earth Robert the Fox
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Gun shop owner
2001 Dying on the Edge
2001 Firetrap Paul Brody
2001 Monsoon
2001 Black Hawk Down Busch
2002 Psychic Murders David
2002 Cottonmouth Thomas Carruth
2004 Crusader
2004 The Trail to Hope Rose Gerald Ruthledge
2004 Moscow Heat Nikolay Klimov
2005 Yesterday's Dreams Jake
2005 Lonesome Matador
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 The Dukes Ralph
2007 Stripper Academy Mr. VIP
2007 Becoming
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 Moonlighters Tubbs
2009 The Fear Chamber Teddy
2009 Bigfoot David Caldwell
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 Once Fallen Keys
2010 Creative Differences
2010 Double Tap Captain Spears
2010 Sin-Jin Smyth Unreleased
2011 You! Charles Martin
2011 The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
2011 Not Another Not Another Movie
2012 Hayride [6] Morgan
2015 Bound to Vengeance Phil
2015 Another Turn in the Sun Sergeant Wade
2015 Hayride 2 [7] Morgan
2016 Boonville Redemption Maddox
2016 The Perfect Weapon Controller


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
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
2000 Martial Law
2003 Black Sash Arnold Brady
2003 Boomtown Frank Needham 1 episode
2006 CSI: NY Frank Russo 1 episode
2009 The Closer Ted 1 episode


  1. ^ "Mobile native actor Richard Tyson says he'd like to make more movies in Alabama". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Be a Shriner Now" [Famous Shriners]. Tampa, Florida,USA: Shriners International. Retrieved 2011-01-30.
  3. ^ "Why Tyson lost black votes to KKK sympathizer". 1 October 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  4. ^ "'Kindergarten Cop' Villain Is Unrecognizable In Mugshot After Public Intoxication Arrest". 1 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Mobile Hollywood star Richard Tyson arrested again". 1 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Hayride 2 - Exclusive First Clip - Dread Central". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Exclusive clip: Hospital horror in "HAYRIDE 2"". FANGORIA®. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

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