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Michael Richards

American actor and comedian

Michael Richards is ...


Born 24 July 1949 in Culver City
Age 73 years, 11 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Michael Anthony Richards
Occupation stand-up comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, singer, dancer, voice actor, comedian and television actor
Instrument voice
Awards Emmy Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Educated at California Institute of the Arts, Evergreen State College, Thousand Oaks High School and Los Angeles Valley College

About Michael Richards

Michael Richards: The Unpredictable Genius

Michael Richards, born on July 24, 1949, in Culver City, California, is an American actor and comedian best known for his iconic role as Cosmo Kramer in the hit television series Seinfeld. Richards' career in comedy began in the late 1970s when he started performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles. He quickly gained a reputation for his unpredictable and often bizarre performances, which earned him a loyal following.

In 1989, Richards was cast as Kramer in Seinfeld, which became one of the most successful sitcoms in television history. His portrayal of the quirky, eccentric neighbor earned him three Emmy Awards and cemented his place in pop culture history. However, Richards' career was not without controversy. In 2006, he made headlines for using racial slurs during a stand-up comedy routine, which led to widespread criticism and a public apology.

Despite the controversy, Richards' talent as a comedian and actor cannot be denied. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including UHF, Coneheads, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Richards' unique brand of comedy, which often involves physical humor and improvisation, has influenced a generation of comedians.

Offstage, Richards is known for his reclusive nature and private life. He has been married twice and has one daughter. In his free time, he enjoys painting and playing the guitar.

Today, at 72 years old, Richards' legacy as a comedic genius continues to inspire and entertain audiences. His unpredictable and often controversial performances have left an indelible mark on the world of comedy, and his contributions to the entertainment industry will be remembered for years to come.


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