Richard was born on 7 March 1947 under the zodiac sign of Taurus. He was born in California in United States of America. There is no information available about his parents and about his education. It is known that his childhood was spend in California and there is information about his sibling as well.

Richard didn’t start as an actor in beginning of his career rather he started his career in Army. He worked as tour of duty in the well-famous Vietnam War. It was later after the war when he got a chance to begin his career in acting. The first movie that he worked in was Dirty Harry. Richard’s role in the movie was related to being a gay man. The movie was released in 1971 and in 1973, he got a chance to work in Scream Blacula Scream.

In 1979, he got a big role in Streets of Fire. Richard also worked in Hotel Story but unfortunately, the show was never broadcasted. Richard worked in about 72 TV shows and about 25 movies. Most of his work received a good review from critics.

As per the records, in 1942, he was a victim of a plane crash. He was travelling in USAir Flight 405 from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Ohio. The plane failed to get proper lift which resulted in a crash. There for 51 people on plane including 4 crew members. In the crash almost 50 percent of the people were killed and several other were injured but Richard was a lucky passenger as he escaped with minor injuries which were healed later but that did cost him some time from his work.

Coming to his married life, Richard got married twice in his life. The first time he got married was in 1978 and the name of his wife was Denise Gordy. The couple later divorced in in 1989 and they never revealed the reason for the divorce. In 2015, 26 years after his divorce, Richard decided to tie a knot with Tina Knowles and at present he lives with Tina in is known that Richard had been dating Tina since a very long time before he decided to get married to her.

His present wife is known to be the mother of two famous American Singers. The name of one of her daughter is Solange Knowles and the other one is world famous Beyonce. Richard also has a daughter and the name of his daughter is Bianca Lawson. Bianca was born after Richard’s first marriage and it is known that she also works as an actress. She is popular for her work in Saved by the Bell. Richard doesn’t have any other children apart from Bianca.

Richard’s annual salary is not known and information about his net worth is also not available on public domain. He is quite active on twitter, he is often spotted posting updates on the micro-blogging site and he is known to be a good writer. He also has a huge follower base on twitter.

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2020

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