BORN: 13 FEBRUARY 1961
NAME: RICHARD MARTIN TYSON
PLACE: MOBILE ALABAMA USA
MARRIED: TRACY KRISTOFFERSON
Richard & Tracy met while running on Malibu beach. Richard & Tracy's first date was to meet the next day at 5am to run together. They have one child , Maggie Elizabeth, born 31 March 2003.
FAMILY: Richard is one of eight children.
Richard's mother (Grace Tyson) graduated from Agnes Scott with
a major in music and theater arts.
SCHOOL: Davidson High School graduate.
After a football injury at the U.S. Naval Academy sidelined Richard in his freshman year. He left Annapolis and returned home to recuperate. Richard then enrolled in classes at the University of South Alabama and stumbled upon the theater.
1978: Richard headed to Hollywood to star in movies. Richard soon realized he needed training and returned to Alabama to finish his education, later receiving a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alabama. From there, he went on to do graduate work at Cornell University, where he earned a master's degree.
1986: Richard hitchhiked back to Los Angeles and continued his pursuit of a movie career. With two degrees and theater training under his belt, he went back to the casting director at MGM. Impressed that he had returned, she recommended an agent. He landed his first speaking role in a commercial and in less than a year he was acting in his first film 'Three O'Clock High,' where he played Buddy Revell, a high school bully.
Richard Martin Productions : Richard's own production company. He hopes to return home more in the near future, but this time to produce, direct and appear in films he wants to make along the Gulf Coast. He also wants to put the stories of Alabamians on the big screen. One project he's passionate about is telling the story of Red Eagle, the half-Anglo, half-Indian leader who led the Fort Mims Massacre.
SPORTS / HOBBIES
GOLF: Richard regularly returns to Mobile to participate in the Ken Stabler Celebrity Golf Classic.
1999: - Richard became one of the owners in the now defunct Mobile Admirals, which was once a member of the Regional Football League.
August 2000: Richard participated in the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
which turned out to be a dramatic
event in when the boat capsized.
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