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Michael Richards

Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Richards


Michael Richards

American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1949.

Countries: United States (83%), United Kingdom (8%), (8%)

Main connections: Jerry Seinfeld, NBC, Larry David

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles Valley College, The Evergreen State College, HBO




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He attended the California Institute of the Arts, and received a BA degree in drama from The Evergreen State College in 1975 add something


In 1979 he drove a bus and developed his own nightclub act add something


Richards got his big TV break in 1979, appearing in Billy Crystal's first cable TV special add something


In 1980, he began as one of the cast members on ABC's "Fridays" television show, where Larry David was a writer add something


In 1989, Richards had a supporting role in "Weird Al" Yankovic's comedy film "UHF" as janitor Stanley Spadowski add something


In 1989, he was cast as Cosmo Kramer in the NBC television series "Seinfeld", which was created by fellow "Fridays" cast member Larry David and comedian Jerry Seinfeld add something


He took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1993, 1994 and 1997 add something


They have one daughter, Sophia, and divorced in 1993 add something


In 2000, after the end of "Seinfeld", Richards began work on a new series for NBC, his first major project since "Seinfeld"'s finale add something


Rupert Vansittart - In 2003 he appeared in the West End adaptation of "Arsenic and Old Lace", starring Michael Richards


Starting in 2004, he and his fellow "Seinfeld" cast members provided interviews and audio commentaries for the "Seinfeld" DVDs, but Richards stopped providing audio commentary after Season 5 though he continued to provide interviews add something


After inciting media furor for losing his temper and repeatedly shouting "nigger" at an African American heckler in late 2006, Richards announced his retirement from stand-up in 2007 add something


Jesse Jackson - Jackson took a key role in the scandal caused by comedic actor Michael Richards' racially-charged comments in November 2006


Paul Mooney (comedian) - On November 26, 2006, Mooney appeared on CNN and talked about how he would stop using the word "nigga" due to Michael Richards' outbursts on stage at The Laugh Factory


In 2007, Richards voiced character Bud Ditchwater in the animated film "Bee Movie", which starred, and was produced by, Jerry Seinfeld add something


In July 2007, Richards announced his retirement from stand-up comedy add something


In 2009, Richards and the other main "Seinfeld" cast members appeared in the seventh season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" add something


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 add something


In 2012, Richards appeared in comedy web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee", hosted by Jerry Seinfeld add something


Michael is to make a comeback on "Kirstie's New Show" with Kirstie Alley on TV Land in the fall of 2013 add something


Richards plays the role of driver Frank in "Kirstie", a sitcom with Kirstie Alley starting on TV Land in December 2013 add something


Richards plays the role of Frank in the sitcom "Kirstie", costarring Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman, which premiered on TV Land on December 4, 2013 add something


In 2014, Richards appeared as the president of Crackle in a trailer for Season 5 add something