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|Born||Richard Martin Tyson
February 13, 1961
Mobile, Alabama, United States
|Spouse(s)||Tracy Kristofferson (?-present) 1 child|
Richard Martin Tyson (born February 13, 1961) is an American actor.
Tyson was born in Mobile, Alabama. Tyson 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. Tyson's childhood nickname was "Ol' Cactus Bones."
His 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 movies, Kingpin, Me, Myself & Irene and There's Something About Mary. The latter features Tyson as Detective Krevoy who questions (then attacks) Ben Stiller in a classic scene from the film.
Tyson's recent films 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.
One recent work is the film Jake's Corner in which he plays ex-football star Johnny Dunn who owns a small town called Jake's Corner. The film has been cited as Tyson's best work to date and also stars singer B. J. Thomas and actor Danny Trejo.
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