Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson

  • Born on
    • March 7th, 1947
Richard Lee Lawson is an American actor who has starred in movies and on television. Lawson is perhaps best known for his roles in genre films; he portrayed Ryan in the 1982 film Poltergeist, and Dr. Ben Taylor in the 1983 NBC miniseries V.

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Acting (21 Credits)

2021North Hollywood as Adolf's Dad
2019From Zero to I Love You as Ron Logsdon
2019Always a Bridesmaid
2019Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
2010For Colored Girls as Frank
2005Guess Who as Marcus
2001Blue Hill Avenue as Uncle Rob
1999Jackie's Back! as Milkman Summers (Jackie's Ex-Husband #1)
1998How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Jack
1996Pandora's Clock as Capt. Daniel Robb
1984Streets of Fire as Officer Ed Price
1983V as Dr Ben Taylor
1982Poltergeist as Ryan
1979The Jericho Mile as R.C. Stiles
1979The Main Event as Hector Mantilla
1978Coming Home as Pat
1977Audrey Rose as Policeman 1
1975Black Fist as Leroy Fisk
1974Sugar Hill as Valentine
1973Scream Blacula Scream as Willis Daniels
1971Dirty Harry as Homosexual (uncredited)

Himself (1 Credits)

2016Lemonade as Himself (home footage)


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