Dee Richardson is a young actor who will appear in Netflix’s upcoming “When They See Us” based on the true story of the Central Park 5. Four African American boys, and one Hispanic boy all under the age of 15 years old were hanging out at the park and apprehended in connection with a number the attacks in Central Park. The defendants were tried variously for assault, robbery, riot, abuse, and attempted murder relating to this and other attacks in the park. The professed their innocence, however, after hours of interrogation they ultimately confessed and once out of interrogation they said were coerced by the NYPD and that their confessions were false.
Before the trial, the FBI tested the DNA of the victim’s rape kit and found it did not match to any of the tested suspects. The office of District Attorney Robert Morgenthau presented these findings to the press as “inconclusive”. They were convicted in 1990 by juries in two separate trials. Subsequently, known as the Central Park Five, they received sentences ranging from 5 to 15 years., before ultimately being exonerated.
(Below is Dee Richardson on the set with Ava DuVernay creator of “When they See Us”)
Dee Richardson is a young growing actor who has appeared of shows like CBS’s “Blue Blood”, Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the upcoming mini series “When They See Us” based on the infamous NYC Central Park Five case. The case centers around a true story that took place in the 1989 where a white woman jogger was attache, beaten into a coma of which she spent 12 days, and sexual assault.
Dee Richardson is proud to be a part of this project with he was able to work closely with the Film Creator Ava DuVernay , and actors Famke Janssen, John Leguizamo, Joshua Jackson, Niecy Nash, and Blair Underwood. Since he was 8 years old Dee Richardson, whose full name is Derek Richardson knew he was destined to act, and he is proud to be part of this iconic story.
Dee Richardson was born on June 4th, 1998 in New York City as the only son of a hard working single mother who raised him along with his three older sisters in Queens New York. A native New Yorker through and through this young actor, now 20 years old, has dedicated his life to his acting career. Dee Richardson is a consummate artist with a foray into fashion, music, writing, and production; he is also an avid volunteer with the elderly in economically strained neighborhoods in his hometown of New York City.
Here is a brief interview with him on young blossoming actor:
As a young aspiring actor you have a few roles under your belt, in 2017 you appeared on the hit show Blue Bloods starring Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan, Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan, and Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan. As a newer actor what was it like to be around some of the most talented actors and actresses in their field?What was it like to be around.
Dee: I have always been a huge fan of the show, I’m a fan of the writing, the directing and, of course, It was a privilege to have the opportunity to watch this amazing group of professional actors come together to create something amazing. As a young actor this is is a special opportunity for me to grow and learn.
Before you were working on television shows what were you doing?
I love to act so I was involved in anything acting related. Whether I was auditioning for extra work, working on a local play, or reaching out to film students I have always been pursuing me dream of acting.
What does the future hold for you?
I want to continue to hone my acting craft and eventually move into more dramatic roles. Perhaps I will move to the est coast-you never know
Check out his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6051924/