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Richard Lawson was born on March 7, 1947 in Loma Linda, California, USA as Rickey Lee Lawson. He is an actor, known for For Colored Girls (2010), Poltergeist (1982) and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998). He has been married to Tina Knowles since April 12, 2015. He was previously married to Denise Gordy. See full bio »
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Known For

For Colored Girls
(2010)
Poltergeist
(1982)
Streets of Fire
Streets of Fire Officer Ed Price
(1984)

Filmography

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  From Zero to I Love You (filming)
Ron Logsdon
 2017 Stitchers (TV Series)
Admiral Decker
- Maternis (2017) ... Admiral Decker
- Out of the Shadows (2017) ... Admiral Decker
 2017 Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland (TV Movie)
Joe Jackson
 2017 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Bill Pierce
- Be Still, My Soul (2017) ... Bill Pierce
 2013-2016 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)
Detective Smith
- Hart in the Hood (2016) ... Detective Smith
- Hook, Lie & Sink Her (2013) ... Detective Smith
 2016 Saints & Sinners (TV Series)
Pastor Evan Johnson
- Power Is Our Religion (2016) ... Pastor Evan Johnson
 2015 Royal Family Christmas (TV Movie)
 2015 A Royal Family Holiday (TV Movie)
 2015 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
Charles
- Sparrow (2015) ... Charles
 2013 BFF Ent Variety Comedy (TV Movie)
 2011 Video Breakups (Video short)
 2011 Angry Boys (TV Series)
Shwayne Sr.
- Episode #1.12 (2011) ... Shwayne Sr.
- Episode #1.11 (2011) ... Shwayne Sr.
- Episode #1.10 (2011) ... Shwayne Sr.
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Shwayne Sr.
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Shwayne Sr.
 2010/I Massacre
Rich Cannon
 2010 For Colored Girls
Frank
 2009 The Business of Show (Short)
Special Thanks
 2008 Love for Sale
Uncle Mac
 2008 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Clay Porter, Sr.
- End Game (2008) ... Clay Porter, Sr. (uncredited)
 2006 All of Us (TV Series)
Luther Brody
- My Two Dads (2006) ... Luther Brody
- Like Father, Like Son... Like Hell! (2006) ... Luther Brody
 2006 The Last Stand
Winston
 2005 E-Ring (TV Series)
- Pilot (2005)
 2005 Guess Who
Marcus
 2004 Christmas at Water's Edge (TV Movie)
Mr. Turner
 2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Agent Wycoff
- Divorce, Detective Style (2004) ... Agent Wycoff
 2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
William Garrett
- Hurry (2004) ... William Garrett
 2004 The Division (TV Series)
LaBon
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (2004) ... LaBon
 2003 Half & Half (TV Series)
Ben
 2003 Maniac Magee (TV Movie)
Mr. Beale
 2003 Black Listed (Video)
Agent Gordon
 2003 Out of the Rain
Donald
 2002 For the People (TV Series)
Clay Portman
- Textbook Perfect (2002) ... Clay Portman
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Commander Richard Gray
- Payback (2002) ... Commander Richard Gray
- Shades of Gray (2002) ... Commander Richard Gray
 2001 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Bishop
- Saving Bernie Mac (2001) ... Bishop
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Alton Clayborne
- Systemic (2001) ... Alton Clayborne
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Rev. Bobby Baxter
- Games People Play (2001) ... Rev. Bobby Baxter
 2001 Blue Hill Avenue
Uncle Rob
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Nicholas Freeman
- The Sign of the Dove (2001) ... Nicholas Freeman
 2001 JAG (TV Series)
Sgt. Dan Craig
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (2001) ... Sgt. Dan Craig
 2000 Mars and Beyond (Short)
Mission Flight Director Maynard Nixon
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Chuck
- One Mistake (2000) ... Chuck
 1999 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Thomas Horne
- An Impartial Bias (1999) ... Thomas Horne
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Milkman Summers (Jackie's Ex-Husband #1)
 1999 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Victor Sims
- Fly Away Home (1999) ... Victor Sims
- Let Them Eat Cupcakes (1999) ... Victor Sims
- FreakNik (1999) ... Victor Sims
- Double Talk (1999) ... Victor Sims
- Mixed Doubles (1999) ... Victor Sims
 1999/I Justice (TV Movie)
Gus
 1998 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Gary Miller
- The Code (1998) ... Gary Miller
 1998 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
T.K. Sr.
- Color Him Father (1998) ... T.K. Sr.
 1997 Wag the Dog
CIA Agent
 1997 Moesha (TV Series)
Marlon James
- Talk to the Town (1997) ... Marlon James
 1997 The Good News (TV Series)
Percy Shepperd
- Show Me the Money: Part 2 (1997) ... Percy Shepperd
- Show Me the Money: Part 1 (1997) ... Percy Shepperd
 1996 Pandora's Clock (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Daniel Robb
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Capt. Daniel Robb
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Capt. Daniel Robb
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Dale 'Sky' Betts
- Bloodbrothers (1995) ... Dale 'Sky' Betts
 1993 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Judge Thurston Jones
- Good-bye Megan (1993) ... Judge Thurston Jones
 1992-1993 All My Children (TV Series)
Lucas Barnes
- Episode dated 14 September 1993 (1993) ... Lucas Barnes
- Episode dated 22 July 1993 (1993) ... Lucas Barnes
- Episode dated 17 May 1993 (1993) ... Lucas Barnes
- Episode dated 16 March 1993 (1993) ... Lucas Barnes
- Episode dated 16 February 1993 (1993) ... Lucas Barnes
 1989-1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Jesse Colton
- The Coltons (1991) ... Jesse Colton
- Second Chance (1989) ... Jesse Colton
- Ma Dalton (1989) ... Jesse Colton
 1991 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Bostic
- Pam Applies to College (1991) ... Mr. Bostic
 1988-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Det. Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Here's a Pregnant Pause (1991) ... Det. Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Here Are Some Overnight Lows (1991) ... Det. Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Here's When the Fat Lady Sings (1991) ... Det. Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Here's a Neat Way to Tie Up the Loose Ends (1991) ... Det. Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Here's a Quick and Easy Recipe for Leftovers (1990) ... Det. Nathaniel Hawthorne
 1991 Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series)
Brad Whitfield
- The Joyful Noise Mystery (1991) ... Brad Whitfield
 1989 Double Your Pleasure (TV Movie)
Dash
 1989 The Forgotten (TV Movie)
Sergeant Frank 'Doc' McDermott
 1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Coleman King
- Out of the Past (1989) ... Coleman King
- Final Bow (1989) ... Coleman King
 1988 227 (TV Series)
Raymond Blake
- A Yen for Lester (1988) ... Raymond Blake
 1988 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Thurman McGill
- Last of the True Believers (1988) ... Thurman McGill
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Nick Scott
- Silent Whisper (1988) ... Nick Scott
 1987 Amen (TV Series)
Dr. Jonathan Wallace
- Thelma's Birthday (1987) ... Dr. Jonathan Wallace
 1986-1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
Nick Kimball
- Shadow Play (1987) ... Nick Kimball
- The Affair (1987) ... Nick Kimball
- The Confession (1987) ... Nick Kimball
- The Sublet (1987) ... Nick Kimball
- The Birthday (1987) ... Nick Kimball
 1986 Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (TV Movie)
Adam Prentice
 1986 Under the Influence (TV Movie)
Dr. Duran
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Dr. Julius Pepper
- The Faculty (1986) ... Dr. Julius Pepper
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Monroe Henderson
- Premium Steele (1985) ... Monroe Henderson
 1985 Stick
Cornell
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Cheers (1985)
 1984 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Gerald Calvin
- Under World (1984) ... Gerald Calvin
 1984 Streets of Fire
Officer Ed Price
 1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Kid Calico
- The Boxer (1983) ... Kid Calico
 1983 V (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Ben Taylor
- Part 2 (1983) ... Dr. Ben Taylor
- Part 1 (1983) ... Dr. Ben Taylor
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series)
Det. O.Z. Tate
- Half a Chance (1982) ... Det. O.Z. Tate
- Who Needs the Truth? (1982) ... Det. O.Z. Tate
- Subterranean Blues (1982) ... Det. O.Z. Tate
- Dutton's Law (1982) ... Det. O.Z. Tate
- Bad Blood (1982) ... Det. O.Z. Tate
 1982 Poltergeist
Ryan
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Officer David McNeil
- The Protectors (1982) ... Officer David McNeil
 1981 The White Shadow (TV Series)
David Mackey
- Burnout (1981) ... David Mackey
 1980 The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (TV Movie)
Gene Davis
 1979 The Main Event
Hector Mantilla
 1979 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
Caleb Holiday
 1979 The Jericho Mile (TV Movie)
R.C. Stiles
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
James Harris
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
Lt. Sawyer
- Reunion in Terror (1978) ... Lt. Sawyer
 1978 Having Babies (TV Series)
Bert Rollins
- Old Friends (1978) ... Bert Rollins
 1978 Coming Home
Pat
 1978 Good Times (TV Series)
Raymond
- I Had a Dream (1978) ... Raymond
 1977 Audrey Rose
Policeman #1
 1977 The Fantastic Journey (TV Series)
Barker
- Funhouse (1977) ... Barker
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series)
Angry Black Man
- Mike the Pacifist (1977) ... Angry Black Man
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Skeet
- Once a Snitch (1977) ... Skeet
 1977 Hotel Story (TV Series)
 1976 Most Wanted (TV Series)
- Pilot (1976)
 1975 Crossfire (TV Movie)
Officer Ken Dillard
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Andy Willis
- Survivors (1975) ... Andy Willis
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Eddie Hill
- Endgame (1975) ... Eddie Hill
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
- Fatal Image (1974)
 1974 Sugar Hill
Valentine
 1974 Bogard
Leroy Fisk
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
1st Suspect
- One for the Morgue (1973) ... 1st Suspect
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Don Lewis
- The Enforcers (1973) ... Don Lewis (uncredited)
 1973 Fox Style
Little Henry
 1973 Scream Blacula Scream
Willis Daniels
 1971 Dirty Harry
Homosexual (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Louie and Ophelia" at the Regency West Theater, Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Adlene Hunter. Also in cast: Vanessa Bell Calloway. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rick Lawson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm an actor. It's no struggle for me any more than it would be for a marathon champion to train by running 5 to 10 miles a day. I've accepted the process of what it takes to be an artist. Sure, I've been out of work, I've been without money, but it's not a struggle. It's what I do.

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Father, with Denise Gordy, of actress Bianca Lawson. See more »

Star Sign:

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