Richard Edson

Richard Edson

Highest Rated: 96% Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Jury Duty (1995)

Birthday: Jan 01, 1954

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA

Former downtown New York musician turned character actor whose quirky, understated debut as a lead in Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984) led to supporting roles in film and TV. Often playing fringe New Yorkers, Edson's likable, homely mug befits characters that range from a nervous military sycophant to an amiable pizzaman to a fast-talking talent agent. He appeared in another hip NYC feature, Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), before enjoying a memorable small part in John Hughes's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) as a joy-riding parking lot attendant. Edson went on to appear in "Platoon" (1986), "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), and "Eight Men Out" (1989) before making his strongest impression in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" (1989) as Vito, the more sympathetic of Danny Aiello's two sons. He appeared in three films in 1993: "Posse," in a bit part; "Super Mario Bros.," as a reptilian baddie; and in the title role of the independently produced comedy "Joey Breaker."

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Credit
No Score Yet 92% Brothers in Arms Himself (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burning Shadow Ronald (Character) - 2018
40% 70% Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun Sam Dunkim (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 8% Dark Hearts Ravetti (Character) - 2014
91% 50% Momma's Man Tom (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 33% Vicious Circle John (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 93% Columbus Day Manny (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 5% Cut Off Mikey (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 71% Hard Scrambled Joe (Character) - 2006
33% 33% The Kid & I Guy (Character) - 2005
63% 62% Land of Plenty Jimmy (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 0% Goodnight, Joseph Parker Frankie (Character) - 2004
62% 49% Starsky & Hutch Monix (Character) $88.2M 2004
No Score Yet 33% Frankenfish Roland (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apartment 5C Unknown (Character) - 2002
80% 57% Sunshine State Steve Tregaskis (Character) $3.1M 2002
50% 53% Southlander Thomas (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Is Mostly Water Unknown (Character) - 2001
25% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Joe (Character) $52.5K 2000
No Score Yet 31% Picking Up the Pieces Edsel Farkus (Character) - 2000
68% 48% Timecode Lester Moore (Character) $945K 2000
No Score Yet 47% Cement Robbo (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 78% Purgatory Euripides (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 54% Thick as Thieves Danny (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate but Not Serious Screenwriter (Character) - 1999
0% 54% Lulu on the Bridge Dave Reilly (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 30% Snide & Prejudice Rudolph Hess (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Tap Fischer (Character) - 1997
38% 43% This World, Then the Fireworks Joe (Character) $19.9K 1997
No Score Yet 72% Things I Never Told You Steve (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Betrayal Charlie Dunn (Character) - 1996
40% 47% Wedding Bell Blues Tom (Character) $22K 1996
No Score Yet 44% An Occasional Hell Rodney Gillen (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter Bergman (Character) - 1996
17% 9% The Winner Frankie (Character) - 1996
17% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Gage (Character) $1.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scorpion Spring Lem Wells (Character) - 1995
63% 73% Strange Days Tick (Character) $7.3M 1995
0% 26% Jury Duty Skeets (Character) $14.8M 1995
No Score Yet 56% Eyes of an Angel Goon (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 29% Motorcycle Gang Volker (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Breaker Joey Breaker (Character) - 1993
24% 29% Super Mario Bros. Spike (Character) $20.8M 1993
No Score Yet 17% What About Me Nick (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 53% Crossing the Bridge Mitchell (Character) $430.4K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Lake Connie Veesk (Character) - 1989
93% 90% Do the Right Thing Vito (Character) $26M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making 'Do the Right Thing' Self - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shannon's Deal Wilmer Slade (Character) - 1989
27% 75% Let It Ride Johnny Casino (Character) $5M 1989
86% 79% Eight Men Out Billy Maharg (Character) $4.3M 1988
No Score Yet 39% Tougher Than Leather Bernie Carteez (Character) $3.5M 1988
87% 93% Platoon Sal (Character) $138.5M 1986
13% 38% Howard the Duck Ritchie (Character) $15M 1986
79% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off A1-EZ OK Park Attendant (Character) $69M 1986
96% 88% Stranger Than Paradise Eddie (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vortex Music - 1982

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67% 75% Vegas Arthur Speziali (Guest Star) 2012
76% 86% Happy Endings Valet Guy (Guest Star) 2012
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Bruce Conti (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 80% ER Vinnie La Fontaine (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
67% No Score Yet American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% No Score Yet Shannon's Deal Wilmer Slade (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1989
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985

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