Richard Helton played a police officer in 24: Legacy. His character can be seen walking with another officer at the Metro PD station parking lot when Eric Carter is brought in. This is Helton's first TV role.
Biography and career Edit
Helton studied at East Ridge High School in Tennessee, where he was a 3-year Letterman. He also played for Glendale Community College in Arizona. Helton has a Bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University, and a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University.
Helton served in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Arizona, where he retired in 2006. During his time in the force, he served in the SW.A.T. Division as Crisis/Hostage Negotiations Commander, Canine Section Commander, the Firearms Training Section Commander, Patrol Sergeant, Canine Handler, and Detention Officer, among many others. Helton was also certified as a firearms instructor in numerous categories.
After his career in law enforcement, Helton served as head coach at Trevor Browne High School in Phoenix, Arizona from 2011 to 2014. After that, he moved to Tennessee, where he became head coach at Whitwell High School until 2015. He then worked as an associate head coach and running backs coach at Walton High School, in Marietta, Georgia. He currently works as the head football coach and offensive coordinator at Osborne High School, also in Marietta.
Aside of his coaching career, Helton also teaches Introduction to Law and Public Safety at Osborne. He is also certified in Georgia to teach Business, Political Science, Security and Corrections. Helton also taught as Adjunct Faculty at Phoenix College as a Criminal Investigations and Criminology Instructor.
Coach is married to Leslie and they have four daughters; Alisa, Lindsay, Hailey and Laura. They are also the grandparents of Stella and Carter.
24 credits Edit
- Richard Helton profile at Osborne High School