Sy Richardson

Sy Richardson (born 1941) is an American film and television actor. Richardson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started singing at age 12 and recorded his first record with Lil June and the Januarys at 16. Richardson served two years on active duty with the United States Navy. Richardson made his film debut as the Fairy Godmother, in the 1977 American erotic musical comedy Cinderella. He is perhaps best known as a regular in the films of Alex Cox, having appeared in Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, Straight to Hell, Walker, The Winner and Searchers 2.0. He played "Turbo" in the 1990 film Tripwire. He recently had a recurring role as the coroner on the TV series Pushing Daisies. He is also in They Live and played a tough L.A. County Sherrif in the gang classic Colors. Richardson has one stepdaughter and two granddaughters. He teaches acting workshops and is a member of the International Society for Excellence in Christian Film and Television.


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