Richard Del Connor “Buddha Zhen” is the Kung Fu Cowboy.
He was a San Diego and Newfoundland outdoorsman (bow hunter, fisherman) born 1954.
He started Shaolin Kung Fu in 1980, graduating in 1984.
He founded Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu & Taijiquan in 1992.
He founded Buddha Kung Fu, “The school for making Buddhas” in 2008.
He released the album, Kung Fu Cowboy Part 1, by American Zen on Shaolin Records label in 2010.
(The song “Kung Fu Cowboy” was a best-seller of his music at Amazon.com in 2011.)
He wrote the song “Use Me” when he became homeless in Las Vegas in 2012.
(The video “Use Me” was recorded in 2014 when KFC was homeless in North Hollywood.)
(The song “Kung Fu Cowboy 2” was recorded in his Tacoma “Covered Wagon” as a motorcycle drove by in 2014.
He wrote the poetry book, I’m Not Homeless — I’m Domestically Challenged, in 2017 awaiting surgery #1: lateral sphincterotomy +
He recorded the “I’m Not Homeless — I’m Domestically Challenged” videos in December 2017.
He was admitted into the Martin Luther King Hospital Recuperative Care Center in April 2018.
He had his surgery #2 (fistulectomy) in April 2018, then returned to the MLK-RCC to heal.
Kung Fu Cowboy has created on the hospital computers a free website, ActZen.com for actor sanity.
Kung Fu Cowboy also created CoyoteRadio.TV to sell his songs by American Zen.
*NOTE: As a record producer Kung Fu Cowboy is known as Richard Del Connor
- Recording Engineer 1974-78
- Record Producer 1978-current
- Founder of Shaolin Records 1984
- Graduate UCLA Motion Picture Program 1987