Richard Edson

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Birth Name: Richard Edson
Born: 1954
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Former downtown New York musician turned character actor whose quirky, understated debut as a lead in Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984) led to supporting roles in film and TV. Often playing fringe New Yorkers, Edson's likable, homely mug befits characters that range from a nervous military sycophant to an amiable pizzaman to a fast-talking talent agent. He appeared in another hip NYC feature, Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), before enjoying a memorable small part in John Hughes's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) as a joy-riding parking lot attendant. Edson went on to appear in "Platoon" (1986), "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), and "Eight Men Out" (1989) befo... Continue Bio >>

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