Richard Del Connor was born in San Diego, “exiled” in 1970 to St. John’s, Newfoundland, became a recording engineer in 1974, was bassist-vocalist of one of Los Angeles’s original punk bands in 1978, THE RICH, then became a news sensation when Michael J. Fox joined his Coyote in a Graveyard rock opera onstage in 1984…
Richard graduated UCLA Motion Picture Program in 1987 while working for MTV, commercials, music videos, and feature films as photographer, lighting director, and various crew positions.
Richard moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1992 to raise his daughter and form the AMERICAN ZEN folk rock band in which he pretended to be the 4 different music artists of the band while producing their albums as Richard Del Connor and engineering them under another pseudonym, Don DelaVega. The first album, LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind by American Zen is available at iTunes.
Richard ended his Mr. Mom career and homeschooling in 2011 when he accepted an opportunity to start another of his Kung Fu / Tai Chi schools in Las Vegas.
Richard’s new album, Scorpion Resurrection, tells the story of this frightful adventure bouncing from Las Vegas to San Diego then back to Los Angeles where he currently resides and completed the screenplay also titled Kung Fu Cowboy: Scorpion Resurrection. The dangerous nomadic life inspired the Kung Fu Cowboy: Zombie Killer movie. Richard claims that some of the Las Vegas heroin addicts were very ‘zombie-like.’
Since being independent from his family Richard has written and published 11 books of poetry, nonfiction, philosophy, and a novel about the Japanese invading China in 1937 titled, Masonic Kung Fu.
Then he wrote another 6 poetry books, a book on strategy and self-help book for today’s younger generations, 12 Laws for a Meaningful Life.