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      Richard Edson

      Richard Edson

      Highest Rated: 96% Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jan 1, 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."

      Highest rated movies

      Stranger Than Paradise
      Do the Right Thing
      Momma's Man
      Platoon Eight Men Out Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      Sunshine State
      Timecode

      Photos

      STRANGER THAN PARADISE, John Lurie, Ezster Balint, Richard Edson, 1984 STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, John Lurie, 1984 STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Richard Edson, Eszter Balint, John Lurie, 1984 STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Richard Edson, Eszter Balint, John Lurie, 1984 PLATOON, (seated) John C. McGinley, Kevin Dillon, Francesco Quinn, Tom Berenger, (standing third from right) Richard Edson, 1986, (c) Orion DO THE RIGHT THING, John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Richard Edson, 1989 JURY DUTY, Richard Edson, Tia Carrere, Pauly Shore (standing), 1995, ©TriStar Pictures DO THE RIGHT THING, Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Richard Edson, John Turturro, 1989. © Universal Pictures. DO THE RIGHT THING, Richard Edson, John Turturro, Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, 1989 DO THE RIGHT THING, Richard Edson, Spike Lee, 1989. ©MCA

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Burning Shadow Ronald (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 94% Brothers in Arms Self - 2018
      No Score Yet 70% 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun Sam Dunkim (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 8% Dark Hearts Ravetti (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 33% Vicious Circle John (Character) - 2008
      91% 50% Momma's Man Tom (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 93% Columbus Day Manny (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 71% Hard Scrambled Joe (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 9% Cut Off Mikey (Character) - 2006
      35% 34% The Kid & I Guy (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 0% Goodnight, Joseph Parker Frankie (Character) - 2004
      63% 62% Land of Plenty Jimmy (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 33% Frankenfish Roland (Character) - 2004
      63% 49% Starsky & Hutch Monix (Character) $88.2M 2004
      80% 58% Sunshine State Steve Tregaskis (Character) $3.1M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apartment 5C Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lika a Rock Mand på bjerg (Character) - 2002
      50% 53% Southlander Thomas (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Am Josh Polonski's Brother Abe Polonski (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Is Mostly Water Unknown (Character) - 2001
      24% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Joe (Character) $52.5K 2000
      No Score Yet 32% Picking Up the Pieces Edsel Farkus (Character) - 2000
      68% 48% Timecode Lester Moore (Character) $945.0K 2000
      No Score Yet 56% Thick as Thieves Danny (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 78% Purgatory Euripides (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 47% Cement Robbo (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 No Score Yet Double Tap Fischer (Character) - 1997
      38% 42% This World, Then the Fireworks Joe (Character) $19.9K 1997
      No Score Yet 30% Snide & Prejudice Rudolph Hess (Character) - 1997
      17% 9% The Winner Frankie (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 72% Things I Never Told You Steve (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Betrayal Charlie Dunn (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 44% An Occasional Hell Rodney Gillen (Character) - 1996
      40% 47% Wedding Bell Blues Tom (Character) $22.0K 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter Bergman (Character) - 1996
      16% 21% Destiny Turns On the Radio Gage (Character) $1.1M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scorpion Spring Lem Wells (Character) - 1995
      68% 73% Strange Days Tick (Character) $7.3M 1995
      0% 26% Jury Duty Skeets (Character) $14.8M 1995
      No Score Yet 55% Eyes of an Angel Goon (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 33% Motorcycle Gang Volker (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 33% What About Me Nick (Character) - 1993
      29% 29% Super Mario Bros. Spike (Character) $20.8M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joey Breaker Joey Breaker (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 52% Crossing the Bridge Mitchell (Character) $430.4K 1992
      27% 76% Let It Ride Johnny Casino (Character) $5.0M 1989
      92% 89% Do the Right Thing Vito (Character) $26.0M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet China Lake Connie Veesk (Character) - 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
      87% 79% Eight Men Out Billy Maharg (Character) $4.3M 1988
      No Score Yet 38% Tougher Than Leather Bernie Carteez (Character) $3.5M 1988
      13% 38% Howard the Duck Ritchie (Character) $15.0M 1986
      89% 93% Platoon Sal (Character) $138.5M 1986
      82% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off A1-EZ OK Park Attendant (Character) $69.0M 1986
      96% 88% Stranger Than Paradise Eddie (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vortex Music - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      67% 67% Vegas Arthur Speziali (Guest Star) 2012
      76% 84% Happy Endings Valet Guy (Guest Star) 2012
      61% 84% Franklin & Bash Bruce Conti (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 95% 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 85% ER Vinnie La Fontaine (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 71% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      63% 100% American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      91% 90% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      83% No Score Yet Shannon's Deal Wilmer Slade (Character) 1990
      71% 85% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985