Acting on Experince

Acting on Experince


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A Good Day

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Character Actor, I AM

Sy Richardson

 


Available for Projects

I act both on stage and screen. I am also available for voice over acting and book signings. Please see my resumé for the details of my experience and skills.

 


Current Projects

Memoirs, Pre production in three features.

Bio &Resume

BIO

  •  Sy Richardson last released film is Tom Hanks’ starrer LARRY CROWNE and Forrest Whitaker starrer OUR FAMILY WEDDING. Sy recently was recurring in the twelve Emmy nominated series ‘PUSHING DAISIES”. Richardson career reach another level after meeting and working with Alex Cox on Repoman and Straight to Hell, which was his first lead role. He is on the Repoman Soundtrack performing Bad Man and Performing A Town Called Big Nothing with Elvis Costello on the Out Of Our Idiot CD.  He has appeared in over ninety movies, sixty television shows and sixty plays. His career has taken him to film locations from the US, to Europe, South America and Australia. Searcher 2.0. is the seventh film with friend and director/writer Alex Cox.
  • Sy’s (someone stole your fries) McDonald's spot, received the 3 star positions for Advertising Age Magazine in 1998. His 2008 FedEx, Super Bowl Commercial “PIDGEON was the second best 2008 Emmy nominated commercial. PIDGEON was the fourth best Super Bowl Commercial of all times. 
  • Sy Richardson won the 2007 Best Actors Award for A GOOD DAY at the 168 Hour Christian Film Festival.  
  • Richardson wrote, directed and produced two shorts films, Us Against Them and Familiar Strangers. He co-produced and directed the Symposium 98, a documentary, for the SAG/AFTRA EEOC department. He directed "TREE" for the Los Angeles Opera Foundation. His direction of "South Of Where We Live" won one out of three nominations for the NAACP Image Awards in 1988. Summers In Suffolk was nominated for three NAACP Image Awards in 1996. Passing won two out ten NAACP nominations in 1997. At this time Sy has directed 35 plays and seven musical Variety shows.
  • Sy wrote the original screenplay " Posse" He self-published eight books, PEP for Christian Entertainers, An Actor’s Spiritual Armor, African American Actors (how to live and work in Hollywood), 60 + Questions (a busy actors guide for building characters), Cold Reading Made Simple. 
  • Richardson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Chicago Illinois.  
  • He started singing at twelve and wrote and recorded his first record with Lil June and the Januarys at sixteen. In his early-twenties, Sy & Lil June and the Januarys formed their own recording company called Trans World Sound. Life slapped him in the face and he knew it was time to further his education. Sy Richardson graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder with a BS in Journalism specializing in advertising. After a short stint with several Colorado newspapers, he opted to act and joined the Heritage Square Opera House in Golden Colorado. He performed in vaudeville shows and Olios from Salt Lake City Utah to St. Louis Mo for two years. Boredom set in and Sy trek to Hollywood. 
  • Sy Richardson is on the Board of Directors for the Towne Street Theater, He chaired the SAG Casting Committee for three years and taught a cold reading class for the SAG Conservatory and a former member on the Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. Sy taught a bible study at West Angeles Church of God in Christ for four years He is a member of the Bel Air Church Choir and on the Deacon Board at Bel Air Church.





RESUME

FILMS

  1. Chocolate......Quincy Smith
  2. Family Wedding  father of Forest Whitaker Rick Famuyiwa
  3. House Arrest starring  William Washington
  4. HIP HOP HEAD starring Daron Fordham
  5. ALL ABOUT US    starring    Christina Swanson
  6. TO THE WALL    co-star   Kerry Scott
  7. MONKEY MAN    starring    Billy Joseph
  8. A NUMBERS GAME    starring    James Van Alden  
  9. Tripwire   Starring jame lemo
  10. Searchers 2.0     starring  alex cox
  11. Prisoner of LOVe   starring   Biff Yeager
  12. A good Day     starring  west llywellem 
  13. BULL RUNS starring   joe ruslo
  14. Clarksdale  Supporting   christiana swanson  
  15. A Taste Of Us   Cameo   saron ross 
  16. DUKES OF HAZZARDS 2   supporting    robert berlinger
  17. SISTER’S KEEPER   starring   Ken Faulcon
  18. SOUTH OF HEAVEN    starring   Jonathan Vara
  19. SURVIVING CHRISTMAS    starring  Mike Mitchell
  20. THE PLAZA COURT    starring   Greg Morgan
  21. SHATTERED ILLUSIONS   starring   Beckey Best
  22. FLOUNDERING    starring   Peter Mc Carthy
  23. TO SLEEP WITH ANGER  starring   Charles Burnette
  24. MY BROTHER’S WEDDING   starring   Charles Burnette
  25. THE GLASS SHEILD    supporting  Charles Burnette
  26. EVIL OBSESSIONS    starring    Richard Mulchkins
  27. RING OF FIRE 2    starring   Richard Mulchkins
  28. STREET ASYLUM    starring   Gregg Brown
  29. DEAD MEN WALKING   starring  Gregg Brown
  30. KINJITI     starring   J. Lee Thompson
  31. BACKTRACK     starring   Dennis Hopper
  32. COLORS     co-star   Dennis Hopper
  33. WALKER     starring   Alex Cox
  34. STRAIGHT TO HELL    starring   Alex Cox
  35. SID & NANCY     starring  Alex Cox
  36. REPO MAN     starring  Alex Cox
  37. THE WINNER     supporting   Alex Cox
  38. MEN AT WORK    co-star   Emilo Estevez
  39. THEY LIVE      co-star   John Carpenter
  40. POSSE      supporting    Mario Van Peeble
  41. MYSTERY TRAIN    supporting   Jim Jarmusch
  42. THREE FUGITIVES    supporting   Fransis Veber
  43. cold Steele
  44. ERASABLE YOU *    supporting    Harry Davenport
  45. TAPEHEADS     supporting   Bill Fishman
  46. HUMAN NATURE     supporting   Micheal Goymer
  47. THREE FUGITIVES  Supporting
  48. NAKED CARDS    Starring   Aberto Vasquez
  49. BAD DREAMS    Starring
  50. BEAT   Starring   
  51. SOUL BROTHER #1   Starring  Nick Eberling
  52. FAIT ACCOMPLI    Starring
  53. EYE OF THE STRANGER   starring
  54. EXTREME HONOR   starring
  55. Cinderella   starring
  56. FAIRY TALES    Starring  Harry Tampa
  57. the Grifters *  cameo  Stephen Fears
  58. barber’s crossing   starring   ted gainful
  59. Petey Wheat Straw the Devil’s Son in law
  60. Fragance  
  61. BLOOD MONEY
  62. Nocturna    starring Harry Hurwitz
  63. come back trail   supporting  Harry Hurwitz
  64. unsong hero
  65. be a bob    starring
  66. sunshine blue  starring  Jonathan Vara
  67. Prisoner of Love   starring Biff Yeager           

TELEVISION

  1. Pushing Daisies  guest star  recuring    ABC
  2. lincoln heights  co-Star  abc
  3. MONK  CO-STAR (2) usa
  4. CHEERS     guest star    CBS
  5. WINGS     guest star    CBS
  6. BECKER     guest star    CBS
  7. COLD CASE   CO-STAR   CBS
  8. MALCOM & EDDIE   guest star    FOX
  9. MARTIN     guest star    FOX
  10. hanging with mr cooper  guest star   FOX
  11. CHARMED    guest star   UPN
  12. SEVEN DAYS    guest star    UPN
  13. THE DIVISION   guest Star   LIFETIME
  14. ANYDAY NOW   guest star    LIFETIME
  15. LA DRAGNET    guest star   ABC
  16. CRIME & PUNISHMENT   guest star    NBC
  17. PLAYERS     guest star    NBC
  18. PROFILER     guest star    NBC
  19. LA SHERIFF HOMICIDE   recurring    NBC
  20. CLIPPERS     recurring    NBC
  21. ER     co-star    NBC
  22. THE SHIELD   Featuring (2)   FX 
  23. hill street blues    featureing    lorimar
  24. Chocolate news   Charles Ballwin  Comedy Central
  25. the nightly show   featuring   pilot
  26. Poison in the grape vine   starring  Pilot
  27. Gabriel’s Fire   Guest Star
  28. The Judge    Guest Star
  29. Jimmy Kemil show   Clingon
  30. After Different Strokes
  31. Bloopers

THEATER

  1. Daddy’s dying who got the will
  2. American Tract
  3. walking with a panther
  4. The dance begin when the waltz goes backward
  5. No Place to be some Body
  6. How do you do.you do 
  7. Working
  8. Haints and Conjurman
  9. Poison in the grape vine  
  10. Shaka Zula
  11. The Great White Hope
  12. Fences
  13. Dolly of Hollywood
  14. Five on the Black hand side
  15. Ellen
  16. The Foolish King
  17. Spirit of Temperance
  18. Color Colorado
  19. The Drunkard
  20. The Streets of Newyork
  21. The Passion Play
  22. Under The GasLight
  23. Brother Against Brother
  24. The Fatal Glass
  25. Sherlock holmes
  26. The Gambler Fate
  27. The Day of Absent
  28. ONE LAST LOOK
  29. the fifties
  30. the Gambler

MISC.

  1. Papa Awards
  2. Cancer Telethon
  3. Ezekila show
  4. Making of Posse
  5. International design
  6. Straight to Hell (2) 
  7. 168 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL


Sound Track   

  1. Town Called Big Nothing
  2. Bad Man

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