American actor Rio Hackford portrayed the character of Riot Mar in the fifth episode of The Mandalorian. He is also recognized for his work on Jonah Hex, Raising Helen, and Strange Days.
Let's discover some facts about Rio Hackford in the article.
Rio Hackford stands 6 feet four inches(1.93 meters). Hackford, born on June 28, 1970, has a pretty impressive stature.
The 49-years old actor is much comfortable keeping his private life hidden from the media. But when it comes to connecting to his fans, he is not the one to hesitate in creating an account on social media in contrast to today's up-and-coming actors as Alex Lawther and Sadie Sink.
Given the pressure actors go through in the entertainment industry, we completely understand and respect Lawther and Sink reason behind not using social media.
Nevertheless, Hackford has 1,513 followers on his official Instagram account. The username of it is @riodelvalle. Moreover, Rio's stepmother, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, is quite popular on Instagram too. She has 790k followers on her account with the username @helenmirren.
Rio's mother, Georgie Lowres, and Taylor Hackford married in 1967. However, two years after the birth of Rio, the couple divorced in 1972. He was the step-son of Lynne Littman, film and television director, but Littman and Hackford divorced in 1987.
Taylor Hackford's most notable work is Teenage Father, for which he earned an Academy Award. He also received two Academy nomination for the movie Ray. Hackford started his career with the documentary Bukowski, a biography of the acclaimed poet and novelist Charles Bukowski. He worked as the producer and writer of the documentary.
Rio Hackford has been married to his wife, Libby Grace Hackford, for more than five years. The couple has two sons: Waylon Jack and Buck James. Grace and Hackford celebrated their fifth anniversary on Instagram with a post on August 1, 2019. He keeps his fans updated on his life by posting casual snaps with his family.
As a matter of fact, Libby Grace is currently the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Desert Sessions. She lent her voice to the song If You Run, released on October 25, 2019. Libby also co-wrote the song with band members Matt Sweeney and Josh Homme. Rio Hackford directed the music video for the song.
The 49-years old actor went as the date of his stepmother to the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards. However, the people present in the award show mistook Rio for his father, Taylor Hackford.
In an interview with the Entertainment Tonight, the 74-years old actress acknowledged the uncanny resemblance the father-son duo share, stating, "They look so alike. Rio looks exactly like Taylor. It is fantastic."
Rio Hackford opened the Monty Bar in 2011. Besides Monty Bar, he also owns Pal's Lounge in New Orleans, The Homestead Bar in the San Francisco and El Dorado Bar in Downtown, Los Angeles.
Hackford was also the owner of the alternative Rock Bar El Matador located in New Orleans. However, the current owner of the bar is One-Eyed Jacks.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the 49-years old actor talked about the need for vintage mixed with gothic themed bars like Monty stating,
"90s was a golden age when the Three Clubs, Burgundy Room, Small’s and Olive were so important. There was a Frank Sinatra-slash-Charles Bukowski vibe that was out there then that is not what it’s all about now, when everything is really based around velvet-rope clubs and bottle-service. But that is why places like Monty are important. I want to bring that back."
Rio Hackford guest appeared on the Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian as Riot Mar. His character is seen as a bounty hunter in the series. He appeared in the fifth episode of The Mandalorian, The Gunslinger.
Along with Rio Hackford, the series features talented actors as Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Nick Nolte, Taika Waititi, Gina Carano, Amy Sedaris, Jake Cannavale, Ming-Na Wen, Mark Boone Junior, Bill Burr, Natalia Tena, and Clancy Brown.