Richard Wershe Jr. Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Richard Wershe Jr

Biography / Wiki

Richard Wershe Jr also known as White Boy Rick is an American convicted drug dealer and former informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His sister’s boyfriend introduced him to the world of crime. He met the Curry brothers who were considered to be the drug kingpins of his neighborhood at the time.

Once the Curry brothers were sent to jail Richard replaced them as a major drug dealer. In 1987, he was arrested and spent 30 years of his life in prison. In 2017, he was given parole but he again got involved in a car theft ring he was sentenced to serve five more years.

Height / Weight / Age

The weight of Richard Wershe is 79 kg and 174 lbs in pounds. This criminal stands with a height of 188 cm or 6’2” in feet inches. His body measurement is 40-32-35 approximately whereas his biceps size is 15.5 inches. His eye color is blue and his blonde hair color but he is now bald. He will turn 54 years old.

Net Worth

As he is a criminal who spends most of his time in prison failed to accumulate any wealth. Hence, his net worth is not available.

Education / Family

On July 18, 1969, Richard was born to Richard Wershe Sr. and Darlene McCormick in Michigan. He has an elder sister named Dawn. When he was five years old, his parents opted for separation, and along with his sister, he stayed with his father.

He was raised in a lower-middle-class household on the East Side of Detroit and lived in the small brick house on Hampshire Street at Dickerson Avenue.

He attended a local high school but quit education in 1985 as he was introduced to criminals and crime. He found numerous ways to earn money including hawking surplus electronics, satellite TV equipment, sporting goods, and devices to pirate cable TV.


Richard Wershe Jr

 Nickname Richard
Birth Place Michigan, United States
Date Of Birth July 18, 1969
Age 54 Years
Height In Centimeters – 188 cm

In Feet and Inches – 6’2”

Weight In Kilograms – 79 kg

In Pounds – 174 lbs

Eye Color blue
Hair Color Blonde (mostly bald)
Profession FBI informant


Zodiac sign Cancer
School High school
College High school dropout
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Michigan, United States
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Richard Wershe Sr
Mothers Name Darlene Wershe


Richard Wershe Jr with his mother
Richard Wershe Jr with his mother

Brothers None
Sister Dawn Wershe


Dawn Wershe
Dawn Wershe

Career / Fashion And Style

Terrence Bell introduced Richard to the world of crime. He started his criminal activities with small burglaries which were accompanied by Bell. By 1984, Richard contacted the FBI, and the agents came to his house and started showing pictures of the Curry brothers and their associates.

Wershe Jr recognized them and became an informant for the FBI at the age of 14. He started making money as he provided information to the FBI agents. Once the Curry brothers collapsed and the FBI was done with Wershe Jr, he decided to become a drug dealer and bought cocaine from a Miami-based supplier named Art Derrick.

While helping the FBI, he played an instrumental role in Operation Backbone, which resulted in the arrests of several corrupt Detroit police officers. In 2017, he was relocated to Florida State Prison to serve another sentence for his involvement in a car theft ring. Currently, he is kept at the Reception and Medical Center state prison in Lake Butler.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends None
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife N/A
Children Richard Williams

Favourite Things

Here is the list of Richard Wershe’s favourite things.

Favourite Actors Matt Damon
Favourite Actress Alexandra Daddario
Favourite Holiday Destination Paris
Favourite Colour Blue
Favorite Food Italian Food

Richard Wershe Jr

Some Interesting Facts About Richard Wershe Jr

  • Richard was named White Boy Rick because he gained notoriety in the streets of Detroit under the moniker White Boy Rick.

  • At the age of 14, he helped the government agency with the information that allowed them to build a case against the Curry brothers.
  • In 2018, a biopic was made on Richard which was named “White Boy Rick”. The American actor Richie Merritt played the role of Wershe Jr.
  • He entered the world of crime with Bell by committing small burglaries.
  • His sister Dawn is three years elder to him.
  • He was an amateur inventor who was also an illegal arms dealer in the black market.
  • Terrence Bell was a petty criminal and boyfriend of Richard’s sister Dawn.
  • His sister did crack cocaine.
  • America witnessed war on drugs in the 1980s, combating a new enemy, crack cocaine.
  • He had an affair with Johnny’s wife, Cathy Volsan who was also the niece of Mayor Coleman Young.
  • Richard has three children.
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