Sy Richardson

Sy Richardson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Chicago Illinois. He attended fourteen elementary schools, five high schools and three colleges before he figured it out. An artist is a free spirit and boredom is a breath away from than death. He is married to a former Blue Satin model. Sy has one step daughter and two granddaughters. He started singing at twelve and recorded his first record with Lil June and the Januarys at sixteen. Served two years on active duty with the United States Navy. Richardson graduated from UC 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. He performed in vaudeville shows and Olios for two years and moved to Hollywood. His career has taken him to film locations from the US to Europe, South America and Australia. Sy Richardson has traveled around the country doing lectures on How to Live in Work in Hollywood. 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. Sy's (someone stole your fries) McDonald's spot, received the 3 star positions for Advertising Age Magazine in 1998. Mr. Richardson teaches a Bible Study class for adult entertainers. Sy is a member of the Desi International Film Festival, Fisk University International Black Film Festival board, the Biola University Studio Task Force, 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. Sy teaches his own Acting Workshop in No Ho California, a Children's Musical Theater Camp and a beginning acting workshop for the Towne Street Theater. He is also a member of the International Society for Excellence in Christian Film and Television. He is the artistic director for the Drama Ministry at Heart of the Canyons Church in Newhall, California.



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