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Michael Richards

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, best known for his portrayal of the eccentric Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. Richards began his career as a stand up comedian, first stepping into a national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special. He went on to become a series regular on ABC's Fridays. Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows including Cheers, Night Court, Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads and UHF. During the run of Seinfeld, he made a guest appearance in Mad About You. After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one season. After his series was cancelled, Richards returned to his roots performing stand up comedy. After inciting some media furor in late 2006 over explosively addressing audience members at a comedy show with repeated racial epithets, Richards announced his retirement from stand-up in 2007. Most recently, Richards appeared as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, acting alongside his fellow Seinfeld cast members for the first time since Seinfeld's finale. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Richards, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Jul 24, 1949 In Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Fridays 1980-04-11
Latest Project:
Movie Faith, Hope & Love 2019-03-15
Known For
Poster of Kirstie
Poster of Airheads
Poster of Coneheads
Poster of UHF
Movie Faith, Hope & Love Daddy Hogwood 2019-03-15
Movie Tom's Restaurant - A Documentary About Everything 2014-12-22
Series Kirstie Frank Baxter 2013-12-04
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Self 2012-07-19
Series Kirstie Alley's Big Life 2010-03-21
Movie Bee Movie Bud Ditchwater (voice) 2007-10-28
Movie Seinfeld: How It Began Himself/Cosmo Kramer 2004-11-23
Series V Graham Norton Self 2002-05-06
Movie David Copperfield Mr. Wilkins Micawber 2001-12-25
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Michael Richards 2000-10-15
Series The Michael Richards Show Vic Nardozza 2000-10-24
Movie Trial and Error Richard Rietti 1997-05-30
Movie Redux Riding Hood The Wolf (voice) 1997-08-05
Movie London Suite Mark Ferris 1996-09-15
Movie Unstrung Heroes Danny Lidz 1995-09-15
Movie Airheads Doug Beech 1994-08-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Movie Coneheads Motel Clerk 1993-07-23
Movie So I Married an Axe Murderer Newspaper reporter 1993-07-30
Series The Larry Sanders Show Michael Richards 1992-08-15
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Series Dinosaurs Director (voice) 1991-04-26
Movie Problem Child Martin Beck 1990-07-27
Movie UHF Stanley Spadowski 1989-07-21
Series Seinfeld Cosmo Kramer 1989-07-05
Movie Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge 1987-01-01
Series Marblehead Manor Rick 1987-09-19
Movie Darlin' Clementine Sneaky Pete 1986-02-08
Movie Whoops Apocalypse Lacrobat 1986-05-06
Series Sidekicks Unknown 1986-09-26
Series Fresno 2nd Henchman 1986-11-16
Series Tall Tales & Legends Sneaky Pete 1985-09-25
Movie Transylvania 6-5000 Fejos 1985-11-08
Movie The House of God Dr. Pinkus 1984-01-01
Series Night Court Eugene Sleighbough 1984-01-04
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Pinocchio Vince 1984-05-14
Movie The Ratings Game Sal 1984-12-15
Movie Herndon 1983-08-26
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Movie Young Doctors in Love Malamud Callahan 1982-07-16
Movie The Tale of the Frog Prince King Geoffrey 1982-09-11
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Vince 1982-09-11
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Fridays Self 1980-04-11