SY RICHARDSON www.syrichardson.com
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 at the 168 Hour Christian Film Festival. At the present time, he is feature in a National Old Navy commercial.
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 30 plays and seven musical Variety shows.
Sy wrote the original screenplay " Posse" He self-published five books 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 attended fourteen elementary schools, five high schools, three colleges He spent two years on active duty with the United States Navy. Later worked seven years driving for the Chicago Transits Authority.
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. He is now a member of (BAAD) Bel-Air Drama Department, Newhall Senior Little Theater.
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