Richard Garriott de Cayeux, also known as Richard Allen Garriott, (born July 4, 1961) is a British-American video game developer, entrepreneur, and astronaut from Houston, Texas. He was designed one of the first combat-heavy computer role-playing games as a school project, and it was released in 1980 as Akalabeth.
Like his father he is also an astronaut as he flew aboard Soyuz TMA-12, making him the second astronaut and first American astronaut to have had a parent who has also been a space traveler.
- His father is Owen K. Garriott, Skylab and Space Shuttle astronaut and electrical engineer.
- His brother is Robert K. Garriott, a computer game industry figure and entrepreneur.
- his wife is Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, a French-American entrepreneur.
Computer RPG author of Akalabeth, Autoduel and the Ultima series.