Richard Bishop is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the films "The Dreamers" (2007), "The Boondock Saints" (1999), and "The Astronaut Farmer" (2006).
Bishop was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 7, 1965. He attended New York University for his undergraduate degree and later received an MFA in film from the Tisch School of the Arts. After graduating, Bishop moved to Los Angeles, where he began his career as a television director. In 1994, he directed his first feature film, "The Dreamers", which received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1999, Bishop directed the cult classic "The Boondock Saints", which was a commercial and critical success. The film starred Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and Billy Connolly. Bishop followed up the success of "The Boondock Saints" with "The Astronaut Farmer" in 2006. The film starred Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen and received positive reviews.
In addition to his feature films, Bishop has also directed several television series, including "The Outer Limits", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Charmed", "Alias", and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys". He has also directed several made-for-TV movies, including "The Great Gatsby" (2000) and "The Christmas Card" (2006).
Throughout his career, Bishop has received several awards and nominations. In 1999, he was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for "The Boondock Saints". He also received the Satellite Award for Best Director for his work on "The Astronaut Farmer" in 2006.
Bishop continues to work in the film industry today, directing and producing feature films and television series. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.