Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
Celebrated Name: Richard Lawson
Real Name/Full Name: Rickey Lee Lawson
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: March 7, 1947
Birth Place: Loma Linda, California
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 1 inch
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Denise Gordy (m.1978 div. 1989), Tina Knowles (m. 2015)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Bianca Lawson)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Richard Lawson Gay?: Yes
Profession: American actor
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Rickey Lee Lawson, commercially popular as Richard Lawson, is a famous American movie actor. He is known for his fantastic performance on both small-screen, and big-screen. He is best known for the roles in the 1982 film Poltergeist, and in the 1983 NBC miniseries V. Besides acting, he is also an associate producer for a few popular shows that includes Living an Uldouz Life in 2011, and Sex and Sensuality in 2007.

Maybe you know about Richard Lawson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Richard Lawson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Richard Lawson was born and brought up in Loma Linda, California. Before coming into the television industry, he has served twenty-one months in Vietnam city during the Vietnam War. He has always liked the television industry and wanted to become an actor. So, after completing his military duty, he boarded on his acting career. He made his debut in the classic 1971 film named Dirty Harry, where he performed the role of a gay man. Then came his next movie in 1973, as “Scream Blacula Scream.” Some of the well-known works in his early career included The Main Event (1979), and Streets of Fire (1984).

Personal Life

Richard got married to Denise Gordy in January 1978, who has been a well-known actress at that time. The marriage lasted for a short time, and later they got divorced in 1989 due to personal reasons.

In 1992, Richard survived an airplane crash in Queens, NYC. In summers 2013, he started dating Tina Knowles, who has been a fashion designer and mother of two daughters Solange Knowles and Beyonce Knowles). Having known for thirty years, Richard married Tina Knowles in 2015.

Richard has a daughter from Denise Gordy named “Bianca” (born in 1979). She is an American actress. He also has two stepdaughters from the previous marriage of his wife.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 7 1947, Richard Lawson is 77 years old as of today’s date 12th June 2024. His height is 6 ft 1 inch tall, and his weight is 90 kg.


In 1977, he came up with his first Australian drama as “Hotel Story.” In the 1980s, he was starred in “Chicago Story.” From 1989 to 1991, he did the role of a detective “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.” Between 1992 and 1994, he appeared in “All My Children.” He also made a guest appearance in the television show “Larry King Live” (2005).

In 2007, he served as an associate producer for TV series “Living an Uldouz Life” and Sex and Sensuality. In 2012, he appeared in seven episodes of the show “Angry boys.” In the year 2016, he did a television series titled “Saints & Sinners.” A year later, he was seen in the drama series “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Awards & Achievements

Richard Lawson is known for several commendable performances that include performance in the television show “Chicago Story.” Richard performed the role of a gay murderer in the 1971 movie “Dirty Harry.” This was followed by a few more films that included “Scream Blacula Scream” (1973), “The Main Event” (1979), and “Streets of Fire” (1984). He has also appeared in highly popular television series that includes The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, All My Children, and Chicago Story.

In 1982, his work was critically acclaimed in the crime drama, titled “Chicago Story.” he became the part of the hit prime-time soap opera “All My Children,” and “Dynasty” and a few films like Stick, Poltergeist, and Fire.

Net Worth & Salary of Richard Lawson in 2024

Richard Lawson Net Worth
Richard Lawson Net Worth

Richard Lawson is a renowned American actor who makes a major part of earnings from reviewing films. His performance in genre movies has got him immense recognition. He worked in several titles that include “The Last Stand, Streets of Fire,” “Love for Sale,” “Guess Who,” and “I’m Through with White Girls.” He has starred in a handful of popular television shows and plays in “Chicago Story” and “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.” In 2016, he was involved in the prime-time television opera, named “Saints & Sinners.”

Besides small screen appearance, Richard has also appeared on big-screen in two movies titled “Not Alone,” and “From Zero to I Love You.” Looking at his acting endeavors, his net worth is calculated to be $1.5 million as of June 2024.

Some of his highest-earning movies include:

  • For Colored Girls (Movie) (in 2010)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Movie) (in 1998)
  • Streets of Fire (Movie) (in 1984)
  • Poltergeist (Movie) (in 1982)

Though Richard was trained in the military, he pursued his area of interest and got immense success in it. Having worked for numerous television shows and movies, Richard Wilson has made an essential place in the US television industry and a big fan base too.


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