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Immortalized as Cosmo Kramer on the classic sitcom Seinfeld (1989), L.A. comedy star Michael Richards was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California, to Phyllis (Nardozzi), an Italian-American medical records librarian, and William Richards, an electrical engineer. Michael displayed an early talent for performance as a top Forensic League ... 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)
UHF
UHF Stanley Spadowski
(1989)
Bee Movie
Bee Movie Bud Ditchwater
(2007)
Airheads
Airheads Doug Beech
(1994)

Filmography

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 2014 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (TV Series)
Dick Corcoran
- Jimmy Fallon: The Unsinkable Legend: Part 1 (2014) ... Dick Corcoran
 2013-2014 Kirstie (TV Series)
Frank Baxter
- The Dinner Party (2014) ... Frank Baxter
- Maddie's Agent (2014) ... Frank Baxter
- Thelma's Ex (2014) ... Frank Baxter
- When They Met (2014) ... Frank Baxter
- Maddie vs. Maddie (2014) ... Frank Baxter
 2013 Walk the Light (Short)
Lester
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Michael Richards
- Seinfeld (2009) ... Michael Richards
- The Table Read (2009) ... Michael Richards
- The Reunion (2009) ... Michael Richards
 2007 Bee Movie
Bud Ditchwater (voice)
 2000 The Michael Richards Show (TV Series)
Vic Nardozza
- USA Toy (2000) ... Vic Nardozza
- It's Only Personal (2000) ... Vic Nardozza
- The Nursing Home (2000) ... Vic Nardozza
- The Identity Loan (2000) ... Vic Nardozza
- Discrimination (2000) ... Vic Nardozza
 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Wilkins Micawber
 1989-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Kramer / Cosmo Kramer / Kessler
- The Chronicle (1998) ... Cosmo Kramer
- The Finale (1998) ... Cosmo Kramer
- The Puerto Rican Day (1998) ... Cosmo Kramer
- The Maid (1998) ... Cosmo Kramer
- The Frogger (1998) ... Cosmo Kramer
 1997 Redux Riding Hood (Short)
The Wolf (voice)
 1997 Trial and Error
Richard Rietti
 1996 Ellen's Energy Adventure (Video)
Caveman discovering fire (uncredited)
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
Mark Ferris
 1995 Unstrung Heroes
Danny Lidz
 1994 Airheads
Doug Beech
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer
Newspaper Reporter
 1993 Coneheads
Motel Clerk
 1992 Mad About You (TV Series)
Kramer
- The Apartment (1992) ... Kramer
 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Michael Richards
- The Flirt Episode (1992) ... Michael Richards
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Director
- Wesayso Knows Best (1992) ... Director (voice)
 1990 Problem Child
Martin Beck
 1989 Camp MTV (TV Movie)
Stanley Spadowski
 1989 UHF
Stanley Spadowski
 1989 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Dick Williams
- Episode #28.30 (1989) ... Dick Williams
 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
- The Lady's Not for Spurning (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
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Sneaky Pete
- My Darlin' Clementine (1986) ... Sneaky Pete
 1986 Whoops Apocalypse
Lacrobat
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Special Agent Dupre
- An Oy for an Oy (1985) ... Special Agent Dupre
 1985 Transylvania 6-5000
Fejos
 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
- Give the Boy a Hand (1985) ... Bill Wolf
- Dr. Wyler, I Presume (1984) ... 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
 1984 At Your Service (TV Movie)
Rick the Gardener
 1982-1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Vince / King Geoffrey
- Pinocchio (1984) ... Vince
- The Tale of the Frog Prince (1982) ... King Geoffrey
 1984 The House of God
Dr. Pinkus
 1983 Herndon (TV Movie)
Dr. Herndon P. Stool
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
Malamud
 1980-1982 Fridays (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.18 (1982)
- Episode #3.15 (1982)
- Episode #3.21 (1982)
- Episode #3.20 (1982)
- Episode #3.19 (1982)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (65 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)

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Other Works:

Featured on the 1981 Rich Little album, "The First Family Rides Again". The album, which mocks the Reagan White House, starred Rich Little (as Ronald Reagan), Melanie Chartoff (as Nancy Reagan Reagan), Michael Richards (seen on the album cover in a tutu), Shelley Hack, Jenilee Harrison, Earle Doud and Vaughn Meader. Also ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on signing on to appear in 'Kirstie'] When I was doing 'Seinfeld' I was very intense. Physical comedy takes more time to set up - rehearsing how to come through the door, that slide I did. So I was always in development, and that made me feel like I wasn't able to sit back and enjoy the ride. So this time, I want to be more like a child out on the street, just playing and having fun, and not ... See more »

Trivia:

Has a daughter, Sophie, from his first marriage. Has a son, Antonio, from his second marriage. See more »

Trademark:

Physical comedy See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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