Richard Edson Biography

Birthday: 1954-01-01
Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Wiki Biography: The great character actor Richard Edson's first feature film role came in Jim Jarmusch's 1983 cult hit, Stranger Than Paradise (1984), where he played "Eddie", one of the main characters. Edson then had small, but memorable, roles in other big hits such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Oliver Stone's great Vietnam-movie Platoon (1986), Barry Levinson's Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and, in 1989, Edson starred in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989). In 1993, he played "Spike", one of the evil King Koopa's henchmen, in Super Mario Bros. (1993) and, in 1995, he had a part in the engaging sci-fi thriller, Strange Days (1995). More recently, he has appeared in the remake of Starsky & Hutch (2004), the dubious horror-flick, Frankenfish (2004) (TV) and is currently starring with Tom Arnold in The Kid & I (2005). In addition to his film success, Edson has had a fascinating career in music, being the original drummer in the New York post-punk band, Sonic Youth, and spending three years as drummer for the rhythmic dance band, Konk. It was his involvement in Konk and the New York art scene that caught Jim Jarmusch's eye and led to his being cast in Stranger Than Paradise (1984). Edson currently lives in Los Angeles where, in addition to acting, he is very active in music, writing and photography.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Shannon's Deal Wilmer Slade 1990 Drama
Black Dynamite Dino 2009 Action
Strange Days Tick 2010 Family
Wie Is Mijn Vader Bud Guy 2011 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Stranger Than Paradise 1984 Comedy, Drama
Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 0, 0
Tougher Than Leather Bernie Carteez 1988 Crime, Drama, Music
Do the Right Thing Vito 1989 Drama
Let It Ride 1989 Comedy, Action
China Lake Connie Veesk 1989 Drama
Eyes of an Angel 1991 Drama
Love Is Like That Bubba-Lilly 1992 Drama
Crossing the Bridge 1992 Comedy, Drama
Joey Breaker Joey Breaker 1993 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Super Mario Bros. Spike 1993 Action, Adventure, Comedy
What About Me Nick 1993 Drama
Love, Cheat & Steal Billy Quayle 1993 Thriller
Destiny Turns on the Radio Gage 1995 Comedy, 0
Jury Duty 1995 Comedy
Strange Days Tick 1995 Action, Crime, Drama
Marco Polo: Haperek Ha'aharon Bergman 1996 Adventure, Biography, Drama
Scorpion Spring Lem Wells 1996 Comedy, 0
An Occasional Hell Rodney Gillen 1996 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Wedding Bell Blues 1997 Comedy
This World, Then the Fireworks Joe 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Lulu on the Bridge 1998 Biography
Cosas que nunca te dije Steve 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cement 1999
Timecode 2000
The Shade 2000 Drama
Picking Up the Pieces 2000 Comedy, Fantasy
A Man Is Mostly Water Bud Guy 2000
Jack of Hearts Henry 2000 Crime, Thriller
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician Thomas 2001 Drama, Music, Comedy
Snide and Prejudice Rudolph Hess 2001 Drama
P.O.V. Fool on Hill 2002 Drama
Apartment #5C Harold 2002 Thriller
Frankenfish 2004
Land of Plenty 2004 Drama
Goodnight, Joseph Parker Frankie 2004 Drama
Welcome to California Husband / Sylvio 2005 Drama
Hard Scrambled Joe 2006 Drama
The Astronaut Farmer 2007 Adventure, Drama
Japan Gus 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
Columbus Day Manny 2008 0, Game Show
Black Dynamite 2009 0
Vicious Circle John 2009 Drama
Dark Hearts Ravetti 2012 Drama, Thriller
Dutch Book Billy Santiago 2013 Drama
Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun Sam Dunkim 2014 Thriller
Purgatory 2014 Reality Tv