Richard Edson is a multifaceted artist with notable contributions
to both the music and acting. In 1979, he co-founded the San
Francisco art rock band The Alterboys
, where he played
both drums and trumpet. Richard was also Sonic Youth
's original drummer from 1981 to
1982, and he concurrently played drums for Konk
. Post-Sonic Youth, he played trumpet
for The Offs
on their 1984 album.
Transitioning to acting, Edson built a career with over 75 film
roles, making impactful appearances in classics such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off
, Stranger Than Paradise
, and Do the Right Thing
. Lately he has been
playing some live gigs with Tim and Matt Nelson.