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Immortalized as Cosmo Kramer on the classic American sitcom Seinfeld (1989), L.A. comedy star Michael Richards was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California, to Phyllis (Nardozza) Richards, a medical records librarian. He is of Italian descent. Michael displayed an early talent for performance as a top Forensic League competitor during ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Seinfeld
Seinfeld Kramer / Cosmo Kramer / Kessler
(1989-1998)
Bee Movie
Bee Movie Bud Ditchwater
(2007)
UHF
UHF Stanley Spadowski
(1989)
Trial and Error
Trial and Error Richard Rietti
(1997)

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 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
Mark Ferris
 1992 Mad About You (TV Series)
Kramer
- The Apartment (1992) ... Kramer
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Director
- Wesayso Knows Best (1992) ... Director (voice)
 1989 Camp MTV (TV Movie)
Stanley Spadowski
 1987-1988 Marblehead Manor (TV Series)
Rick
- Gorilla My Dreams (1988) ... Rick
- Amusing Grace (1988) ... Rick
- Chinny Chin Chum (1988) ... Rick
- Baby on Board (1988) ... Rick
 1987 Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (TV Movie)
 1986 A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)
Ronnie
- Christmas '86 (1986) ... Ronnie (uncredited)
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
2nd Henchman
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... 2nd Henchman
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... 2nd Henchman
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... 2nd Henchman
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... 2nd Henchman
- The Raisin Basket of the World (1986) ... 2nd Henchman
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series)
Arnie Plimpton
- Thrill of the Chase (1986) ... Arnie Plimpton
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Pagone
- The Fix (1986) ... Pagone
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Special Agent Dupre
- An Oy for an Oy (1985) ... Special Agent Dupre
 1985 It's a Living (TV Series)
Hager
- Desperate Hours (1985) ... Hager
 1985 Slickers (TV Movie)
Mike Blade
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Petronus
- Car Wars (1985) ... Petronus
 1985 Cheers (TV Series)
Eddie Gordon
- Bar Bet (1985) ... Eddie Gordon
 1984-1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Bill Wolf
- Fade to White (1984) ... Bill Wolf
- Vanity (1984) ... Bill Wolf
- Drama Center (1984) ... Bill Wolf
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
Sal
 1984 Night Court (TV Series)
Eugene Sleighbough
- Take My Wife, Please (1984) ... Eugene Sleighbough
 1982-1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Vince / King Geoffrey
- Pinocchio (1984) ... Vince
- The Tale of the Frog Prince (1982) ... King Geoffrey
 1983 Herndon (TV Movie)
Dr. Herndon P. Stool
 1980-1982 Fridays (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.21 (1982)
- Episode #3.20 (1982)
- Episode #3.19 (1982)
- Episode #3.17 (1982)
- Episode #3.16 (1982)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the music video of "Down Boys" by Warrant (1988) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on why he returned to television] Well, I'm an artist. You do it because you love to do it. It's what you are. It's the color of your fur. It's the same after all these years. See more »

Trivia:

Was the actor Andy Kaufman threw water on during a skit on Fridays (1980). In the Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon (1999), Richards' character was played by Norm MacDonald. See more »

Trademark:

Curly bouffant hairstyle See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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