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Overview (3)

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameRichard Bruce Kind
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Kind, a Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee for the Broadway hit The Big Knife, is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Kind is starring as Sam Meyers in the Amazon Original Series Red Oaks. He appeared in the 2013 Best Picture Academy Award-winning Argo. Additional film credits include The Visitor and The Station Agent, among many others, as well as voicing characters in A Bug's Life and Cars. In television, besides his infamous roles on Spin City and Mad About You, Kind starred in the acclaimed HBO series Luck, has guest starred on many shows, and has had recurring roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Gotham.On stage, Kind has starred in the smash hit Broadway musical The Producers, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Candide, and Bounce, among others. Kind started his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hill and Gary Kroeger.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amazon Video X-Ray

Spouse (1)

Dana Stanley (13 November 1999 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Often works with producer/director/writer Bill Lawrence
Playing characters that are annoying and/or impatient.
Plays a lot of pathetic sad-sack losers

Trivia (20)

His best man at his wedding was George Clooney.
Married Dana Stanley in New York City's Central Park. Dana is the executive director of Project ALS, an organization that raises money to study cures for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Father, Samuel, was a jeweler in Princeton, New Jersey. He passed away in 1998. His mother, Alice, was a homemaker. His sister, Joanne, also is a homemaker.
Studied pre-law at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, but took a year off before going to law school to try his hand at acting. He worked in the theater for 10 years before getting his break on television.
Best friend is George Clooney.
Graduate of Pennsbury High School in Levittown, PA.
Enjoys golf.
Oldest of two children.
Was a member of Second City's Chicago and L.A. troupes.
Is a cousin of Barbra Streisand's late stepfather and her half-sister, singer/entertainer, Roslyn Kind.
Is the son-in-law of James C. Stanley.
He was awarded the 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Bounce" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He is the only actor to appear in both Stargate (1994) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Starring as Max Bialystock in the hit Broadway show "The Producers" alongside Spin City (1996) co-star Alan Ruck at the St. James Theatre. [March 2005]
Along with Patrick Warburton, Starring in radio commercials portraying Lewis & Clark for Horizon Air (a smaller branch of Alaska Airlines), in the Seattle Metropolitan Area. [2006]
Appearing in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" on Broadway as Andre Thibault. [August 2006]
In Tucson, Arizona, filming Ingenious (2009). [April 2007]
Along with Michael Boatman, he is one of only two actors to appear in all 145 episodes of Spin City (1996).
As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: A Serious Man (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Argo (2012), with the latter winning in the category.
He auditioned for the role of Bloat in Finding Nemo (2003). The role went to his Bug's Life (1998) co-star Brad Garrett the voice of Dim.

Personal Quotes (2)

I don't want people to know my name. I just want people to love me.
[re friend and fellow actor Bobby Cannavale] Here's the difference between Bobby and me. After a show, people wait at the stage door for him because they want to be near him, like maybe it will rub off. They don't need to touch me. They just tell me their mother likes me.

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