Actor Who Played Suge Knight in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Gets Probation

Actor Richard Marcos Taylor, who played a notoriously domineering figure in an Oscar-nominated film, is facing a year of probation after pleading guilty to threatening staff at a Middlesex County bank last year.

The actor is also alleged to have confronted police officers who responded to the bank.

In the 2015 movie “Straight Outta Compton,” which depicts the rise of the pioneering West Coast rap group N.W.A, Taylor, a Plainfield native who goes by R. Marcos Taylor plays Marion “Suge” Knight, the imposing bodyguard-turned label boss who founded Death Row Records with Dr. Dre.

Taylor appeared in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick on Monday in front of Judge Colleen Flynn. As part of a plea agreement, Flynn sentenced him to one year of probation for making terroristic threats at a TD Bank in South Plainfield on Aug. 8.

The actor, 41, also a stuntman — and, like Suge Knight, a former bodyguard — is accused of making threats against staff and squaring off with police at the bank.

“I’d like to put this behind me as soon as possible,” the 6-foot-3-inch Taylor said, his voice small in the court.

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