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Immortalized as Cosmo Kramer on the classic American sitcom Seinfeld (1989), L.A. comedy star Michael Richards was born in Culver City, California, to Phyllis (Nardozzi), a records librarian, and William Richards, an electrical engineer. He is of British and Italian descent. He developed an early interest in acting in high school. He attended the ... See full bio »

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

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 2013 Walk the Light (Short)
 2007 Bee Movie
Bud Ditchwater (voice)
 1997 Redux Riding Hood (Short)
The Wolf (voice)
 1996 Ellen's Energy Adventure (Video)
Caveman discovering fire (uncredited)
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
Mark Ferris
 1995 Unstrung Heroes
Danny Lidz
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer
Newspaper Reporter
 1993 Coneheads
Motel Clerk
 1992 Mad About You (TV Series)
- The Apartment (1992) ... Kramer
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
- Wesayso Knows Best (1992) ... Director (voice)
 1989 Camp MTV (TV Movie)
Stanley Spadowski
 1987-1988 Marblehead Manor (TV Series)
- 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)
- Christmas '86 (1986) ... Ronnie (uncredited)
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
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)
- 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)
- Desperate Hours (1985) ... Hager
 1985 Slickers (TV Movie)
Mike Blade
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
- 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)
 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
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
 1980-1982 Fridays (TV Series)
- Episode #3.21 (1982)
- Episode #3.20 (1982)
- Episode #3.19 (1982)
- Episode #3.17 (1982)
- Episode #3.16 (1982)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Network Vodaphone (Australia) (1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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My job is to stay out of his way. - in an interview with Oprah explaining how he prepared for the character of Kramer See more »


Cosmo Kramer, his character in Seinfeld (1989), always wore clothes one size too big to make him appear to be laid back and loose. See more »


Towering height See more »

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