Note: Thank you Ice Theatre of New York for many of the photos included in this gallery.
Dwyer was fourteen years old when he joined Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies. He wondered if he could make it for a year traveling with the show. He ended up skating with Ice Follies for thirty years and went on to perform and skate for over thirty more years.
When Richard Dwyer first joined the show, he was the "Young Debonair." When Dwyer was almost thirty years old, his title changed to "The Debonair." Later, he was "Mr. Debonair."