ActorsCelebrities

Richard Lawson Net Worth

Richard Lawson Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Wiki/Biography

Richard Lawson was born on the 7th March 1947, in Loma Linda, California USA. He is an actor well known for his roles of Ryan in the cult film “Poltergeist” (1982) as well as Dr. Ben Taylor in the television series “V.” (1983). Richard Lawson has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1971.

Is the actor who has been seen on screens for over five decades rich? Under the latest estimations, he is inducted into the list of celebrity millionaires as the net worth of Richard Lawson is estimated to be more than $1 million.

Richard Lawson Net Worth $1 Million

To give some background information, the actor studied at Hayward High School, then at the Riverside City College. However, he dropped out after completing the first year. Richard then served in the US Army as a combat medic in the Vietnam War, during which he was awarded the Purple Heart for a minor injury he suffered during his service. Afterwards, he studied at the Chabot Junior College located in Hayward, California, majoring in law and joining the team of debaters. Having an authoritative, resonant and strong voice he was successful in debates, then decided to pursue the career of an actor.

Richard Lawson has now successfully starred in more than 20 theatrical films, as well as more than 10 television films, not to count appearances in various television series and plays. Richard is known for his roles in such films as “Black Fist” (1974) directed by Timothy Galfas and Richard Kaye, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998) directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan among others. Lawson has also created a number of unforgettable roles on television, for instance parts in the series “Chicago Story” (1982), “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd”(1988–1991) and similar. Among the most successful roles are the one landed in the soap opera “All My Children” (1970) for which the actor won an NAACP Image Award. Furthermore, Lawson won several awards for his roles in plays; the first L.A. Drama Critics Award he won for the role in “Streamers” (1977), and the second award for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (1987). All the above mentioned roles added significant sums to the total size of Richard Lawson’s net worth.

Acting hasn’t been the only source of his income, though. Richard has worked as a director and teacher at The Beverly Hills Playhouse, and another source of his income is Richard Lawson Studios which are owned and operated by Richard personally, which offers acting classes, scene study, audition techniques, business administration as well as film-making.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he has been married twice. Richard Lawson married the actress Denise Gordy in 1978; together they have a daughter, Bianca Lawson with whom the actor appeared in an episode of television series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” (1993). Denise and Richard divorced in 1989. Since 2015 he has been married to the actress and costume designer Tina Knowles.


Full NameRichard Lawson
Date Of BirthMarch 7, 1947
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor
NationalityAmerican
SpouseTina Knowles, Denise Gordy
ChildrenBianca Lawson
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/rilaws
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0493311
MoviesPoltergeist, For Colored Girls, Scream Blacula Scream, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Streets of Fire, Blue Hill Avenue, Sugar Hill, The Jericho Mile, Wag the Dog, Black Fist, I'm Through with White Girls, Christmas at Water's Edge, The Main Event, From Zero to I Love You, Black Listed, Stick, Back...
TV ShowsThe Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, V, Chicago Story
#Quote
1I'm an actor. It's no struggle for me any more than it would be for a marathon champion to train by running 5 to 10 miles a day. I've accepted the process of what it takes to be an artist. Sure, I've been out of work, I've been without money, but it's not a struggle. It's what I do.
#Fact
1Stepfather of Beyoncé Knowles and Solange Knowles.
2Served in the Vietnam War as a combat medic and was awarded the Purple Heart.
3He graduated from Hayward High School in 1965 and went to Riverside City College for a year and a half before he dropped out and was drafted into the Army three months later.
4He played the father of his real life daughter Bianca Lawson in Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993).
5Lawson has won two L.A. Drama Critics Awards: one for the play "Streamers" (1977), and another for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (1987). In addition, he won a NAACP Image Award for his role on the TV soap opera All My Children (1970) in 1992.
6After serving a year's duty in Vietnam, he went to Chabot Junior College in Hayward, California and joined the debate team with the intention of pursuing law. His voice was so strong, resonant and authoritative that he decided to become an actor instead.
7Father, with Denise Gordy, of actress Bianca Lawson.
8Survived the crash of USAir flight 405 on March 22, 1992. The plane, which took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport crashed into the waters of the Long Island Sound shortly after take-off.
9He has been a master scene study teacher and director at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas for over 30 years. In addition, he owns and operates the Richard Lawson Studios (RLS). RLS offers several classes and professional development workshops, including: scene study, on-camera class, audition techniques, filmmaking, and business administration.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From Zero to I Love YoufilmingRon Logsdon
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesDetective Smith
Saints & Sinners2016TV SeriesPastor Evan Johnson
Royal Family Christmas2015TV Movie
A Royal Family Holiday2015TV Movie
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesCharles
BFF Ent Variety Comedy2013TV Movie
Video Breakups2011Video short
Angry Boys2011TV SeriesShwayne Snr Shwayne Sr
Massacre2010/IRich Cannon
For Colored Girls2010Frank
The Business of Show2009ShortSpecial Thanks
Love for Sale2008Uncle Mac
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesClay Porter, Sr.
I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks)2007James Evans
All of Us2006TV SeriesLuther Brody
The Last Stand2006Winston
E-Ring2005TV Series
Guess Who2005Marcus
Christmas at Water's Edge2004TV MovieMr. Turner
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesAgent Wycoff
Dead Like Me2004TV SeriesWilliam Garrett
The Division2004TV SeriesLaBon
Half & Half2003TV SeriesBen
Maniac Magee2003TV MovieMr. Beale
Black Listed2003VideoAgent Gordon
Out of the Rain2003Donald
For the People2002TV SeriesClay Portman
The District2002TV SeriesCommander Richard Gray
The Bernie Mac Show2001TV SeriesBishop
Strong Medicine2001TV SeriesAlton Clayborne
Soul Food2001TV SeriesRev. Bobby Baxter
Blue Hill Avenue2001Uncle Rob
Touched by an Angel2001TV SeriesNick
JAG2001TV SeriesSgt. Dan Craig
Mars and Beyond2000ShortMission Flight Director Maynard Nixon
Family Law2000TV SeriesChuck
Judging Amy1999TV SeriesThomas Horne
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieMilkman Summers (Jackie's Ex-Husband #1)
Sister, Sister1999TV SeriesVictor Sims / Victor
Justice1999/ITV MovieGus
L.A. Doctors1998TV SeriesGary Miller
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Jack
The Parent 'Hood1998TV SeriesT.K. Sr.
Wag the Dog1997CIA Agent
Moesha1997TV SeriesMarlon James
The Good News1997TV SeriesPercy Shepperd
Pandora's Clock1996TV Mini-SeriesCapt. Daniel Robb
Picket Fences1995TV SeriesDale 'Sky' Betts
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1993TV SeriesJudge Thurston Jones
All My Children1992-1993TV SeriesLucas Barnes
MacGyver1989-1991TV SeriesJesse Colton
The Cosby Show1991TV SeriesMr. Bostic
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1988-1991TV SeriesDet. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Father Dowling Mysteries1991TV SeriesBrad Whitfield
Double Your Pleasure1989TV MovieDash
The Forgotten1989TV MovieSergeant Frank 'Doc' McDermott
1st & Ten: The Championship1989TV SeriesColeman King
2271988TV SeriesRaymond Blake
Wiseguy1988TV SeriesThurman McGill
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV SeriesNick Scott
Amen1987TV SeriesDr. Jonathan Wallace
Dynasty1986-1987TV SeriesNick Kimball
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI1986TV MovieAdam Prentice
Under the Influence1986TV MovieDr. Duran
Comedy Factory1986TV SeriesDr. Julius Pepper
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesMonroe Henderson
Stick1985Cornell
St. Elsewhere1985TV Series
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesGerald Calvin
Streets of Fire1984Officer Ed Price
Hardcastle and McCormick1983TV SeriesKid Calico
V1983TV Mini-SeriesDr. Ben Taylor
Chicago Story1982TV SeriesDet. O.Z. Tate
Poltergeist1982Ryan
T.J. Hooker1982TV SeriesOfficer David McNeil
The White Shadow1981TV SeriesDavid Mackey
The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story1980TV MovieGene Davis
The Main Event1979Hector Mantilla
Buffalo Soldiers1979TV MovieCaleb Holiday
The Jericho Mile1979TV MovieR.C. Stiles
Charleston1979TV MovieJames Harris
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesLt. Sawyer
Having Babies1978TV SeriesBert Rollins
Coming Home1978Pat
Good Times1978TV SeriesRaymond
Audrey Rose1977Policeman #1
The Fantastic Journey1977TV SeriesBarker
All in the Family1977TV SeriesAngry Black Man
Hotel Story1977TV Series
Most Wanted1976TV Series
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV Series
Crossfire1975TV Movie
Medical Center1975TV SeriesAndy Willis
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesEddie Hill
Get Christie Love!1974TV Series
Sugar Hill1974Valentine
Bogard1974Leroy Fisk
Kojak1973TV Series1st Suspect
Shaft1973TV SeriesDon Lewis
Fox Style1973Little Henry
Scream Blacula Scream1973Willis Daniels
Dirty Harry1971Homosexual (uncredited)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Show2013/IIIShort associate producer
Living an Uldouz Life2011TV Series consulting producer
Sex and Sensuality2007Short producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thunderstruck2012/Iacting instructor
The Kid & I2005acting coach

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dangerous: The Short Films1993Video musician: drums

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sand Angels1996Video sound

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wish Me Luck2015Short very special thanks completed
Bartender's Lament2014Short very special thanks completed
Mike Case in: The Big Kiss Off2013special thanks
Method Acting2010special thanks
Noticed2009Short very special thanks
Behind Blue Eyes2008Short special thanks
They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists2007Video documentary short special thanks
Habanero2007Short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyoncé: Lemonade2016TV Special
Blacula / Scream Blacula Scream: Interview with the Vampire's Assistant2015Video shortHimself
Betye Saar: The Alpha & Omega2014Documentary
They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists2007Video documentary shortHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1992TV SeriesHimself
Quiet on the Set: Behind the Scenes of Molly Dodd1990TV Movie documentaryDet. Nathaniel Hawthorne / Himself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Getting in Shape for the Main Event1979TV Short documentaryHimself - Actor
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007Genre AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest Short Film - SuspenseSex and Sensuality (2007)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1979Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: MaleThe Main Event (1979)

Known for movies


Source
IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Close