Richard Tyson is a popular American actor. To the audience, he is best known as an antihero in the 1990 film "Kindergarten Policeman". Also, Richard starred in the films "Black Hawk Down", "Me, Me and Irene" and "Cheerleader". Tyson has starred in the series Moonlight Detective Agency, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation New York, Snooper, and Chinese Policeman.
Richard Tyson was born on February 13, 1961. His hometown is Mobile, Alabama. The actor is a member of the Shriners Paramasonic Society. After high school, from which Richard graduated in 1974, he received a law degree. While still a law student, Tyson realized that he wanted to act in films and appear on television, and went to Hollywood. Early in his career, Richard starred in episodes and appeared in commercials. He also hosted Outlaw Radio in Los Angeles.
Tyson's father was involved in political activities. He served as a senator. The actor has a brother, John, who was the district attorney. He ran for the position of Attorney General of the state. John ran for the Democratic Party.
Richard's wife is Tracy Kristofferson, producer and actress. She starred in 1985's Thought Confusion, 1991's Night Cyclone, and 1991's A Pair of Aces in Stock: The Poker Three. Their family had a daughter, Maggie Elizabeth. Unfortunately, Tyson and Kristofferson's marriage fell apart in 2017.
The actor has more than 100 films and TV series on his account. There are many leading roles among them. In 1987 he played Buddy Revell in Exactly 3 O'clock. The following year, he was seen as Perry Tyson in Two Moons Junction. Then he landed the lead role in the series "Hardball". In 1992, Richard landed the role of Smoke in the television movie Tomahawk. The following year, he reincarnated as Duck in the drama Deadly Tide. The actor got his next leading role in 1997 in the action movie Time Under Fire. His character is Koda.
In 1998, Tyson was invited to play the role of William in the film "Project Pandora". The following year, he played Gaspar Diaz and Kenneth Blake in the melodrama Monsoon and Jack in Liar's Poker. In 2001, Richard got the lead role of Paul Brody in the movie "Fire Trap". In 2004, he could be seen as Nikolai Klimov in the Russian action movie Moscow Heat. Then he played Dan in the adventure drama Last Flight. In 2005, he could be seen starring in the thriller The Crusader. He later starred in the horror comedy film Werewolf. In 2007, the actor was invited to one of the main roles in the comedy "Striptease Academy".
Tyson then appeared in the 2008 action-adventure The Lost Mayan Treasure as Robert. In the same year, he played Johnny in the family drama "Jake's Corner". The following year, he was invited to star in the horror film Carrier. Then he played David in the family adventure film "Bigfoot". In 2011, he could be seen in one of the vowel roles in the crime thriller Double Signal. He then played Morgan in the horror film Ride the Wagon. In 2014, he was invited to play the role of the sheriff in the action movie Dead, Damned and Darkness. He then appeared in the thriller Bound by Vengeance as Phil. 2015 brought the actor the lead role in the film "Playing with Dolls". After it could be seen in the sequels of the projects "Ride on a wagon 2" and "Playing with dolls: Bloodlust". In 2016, Tyson played one of the main characters in the fantastic film "Sector". The next central roles awaited Richard in the films "Perfect Weapon", "Kiss of Death", "Night Transfer" and "Eternal Code".