Richard Edson

Richard Edson

actor, camera and electrical department, writer

Richard Edson was born on Jan 01, 1954 in USA. Richard Edson's big-screen debut came with Desperately Seeking Susan directed by Susan Seidelman in 1985, strarring Man with Newspapers. Richard Edson is known for Black Dynamite directed by Scott Sanders, Phyllis Applegate stars as Aunt Billy and Obba Babatundé as Osiris. The upcoming new movie Richard Edson plays is Scorpion Spring which will be released on Jul 18, 2021.

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) 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. (Actually, he was a trumpet player in Konk, not the drummer) 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.

  • Birthday

    Jan 01, 1954
  • Place of Birth

    New Rochelle, New York, USA
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