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|Born||Richard Martin Tyson|
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||United States Naval Academy|
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (BA)
Cornell University (MFA)
|Spouse(s)||Tracy Kristofferson (?-2017)|
Richard Martin Tyson 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.
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 films Kingpin, Me, Myself & Irene and There's Something About Mary. The latter features Tyson as Detective Krevoy who interrogates (then assaults) Ben Stiller.
Tyson was the co-star of the television series Hardball alongside actor John Ashton in the 1980s. Tyson's roles in the 2000s 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. In Jake's Corner, he plays ex-football star Johnny Dunn who owns a small town called Jake's Corner. The film also stars singer B. J. Thomas and actor Danny Trejo.
Richard Tyson's acting credits also include guest appearances on the TV shows CSI: NY, Boomtown, Martial Law as well as the films The Visitation, Moscow Heat, Liar's Poker and Black Hawk Down. One of Tyson's favorite roles is Genghis Khan from the 1992 film also starring Charlton Heston and Pat Morita. Due to insufficient funds the film was never completed.
|1992||Red Shoe Diaries|
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