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Michael Richards is a Actor American born on 24 july 1949 at Culver City (USA)

Michael Richards

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Birth name Michael Anthony Richards
Nationality USA
Birth 24 july 1949 (69 years) at Culver City (USA)

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer and television producer, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld, for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times.
Richards began his career as a stand-up comedian, first entering the national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special. He went on to become a series regular on ABC's Fridays. Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows'. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads, UHF, and Trial and Error, one of his few starring roles. During the run of Seinfeld, he made a guest appearance in Mad About You. After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one full season.

When Seinfeld ended, Richards returned to stand-up comedy. He incited media furor while performing at the Laugh Factory comedy club in late 2006 after cell phone video was published of him launching into an expletive laced racial tirade primarily directed at a heckling audience member. Subsequent to significant media coverage of the event he announced his retirement from stand-up early in 2007. He appeared as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, acting alongside his fellow cast members for the first time since Seinfeld's finale, as well as parodying his incident at the Laugh Factory.

In 2013, Richards played the role of Frank in the sitcom Kirstie, co-starring Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman.

Biography

Richards was married for 18 years to Cathleen Lyons, a family therapist. They have one daughter, Sophia (b. 1975). Richards and Lyons separated in 1992 and officially divorced a year later. In 2010, Richards married longtime girlfriend Beth Skipp. They had been together eight years prior to their marriage. They have a son, Antonio Baz (b. 2011).

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Young Doctors in Love (1982)
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Filmography of Michael Richards (18 films)

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Jock of the Bushveld, 1h29
Origin South africa
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Adams, William Baldwin, Ted Danson, Michael Richards, Helen Hunt, Mandy Patinkin
Rating46% 2.321492.321492.321492.321492.32149
L'histoire se déroule en Afrique du Sud à la fin du XIX siècle, dans le Transvaal. Fitz recueille un chiot malingre, un bull terrier qu'il nomme Jock et dont il prend soin. Jock devient un jeune chien vigoureux, curieux et courageux, qui vit toutes sortes d'aventures avec son maître et ses compagnons animaux : sa mère Jess et son ami le coq Pezulu. Jock se lie aussi d'amitié avec un guerrier zoulou, Jim, et avec un vieux sage africain, Baba. Ils doivent affronter notamment le babouin George. Jock rencontre aussi une élégante chienne française, Polly.
Bee Movie
Bee Movie (2007)
, 1h27
Directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock
Roles Bud Ditchwater (voice)
Rating60% 3.0481453.0481453.0481453.0481453.048145
A bee named Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) has recently graduated from college and is about to enter the hive's Honex Industries honey-making workforce alongside his best friend Adam Flayman (Matthew Broderick). Barry is initially excited to join the workforce, but his latent non-conformist attitude emerges upon discovering that his choice of job will never change once picked. Later, the two bees run into a group of Pollen Jocks, bees who collect pollen from flowers outside the hive. The Jocks offer to take Barry outside the hive to a flower patch, and he accepts. While on his first pollen-gathering expedition, Barry gets caught in the rain, and ends up on the balcony of a human named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). Upon noticing Barry, Vanessa's boyfriend Ken (Patrick Warburton) attempts to swat him, but Vanessa instead safely catches and releases Barry outside the window, saving his life.
David Copperfield, 3h
Directed by Peter Medak
Actors Hugh Dancy, Sally Field, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews, Edward Hardwicke
Roles Mr. Wilkins Micawber
Rating72% 3.6376953.6376953.6376953.6376953.637695
David Copperfield, orphelin de père, est confronté à une dure réalité avec l'arrivée de Murdstone, le fiancé de sa mère, un homme opportuniste et calculateur. Envoyé chez un négociant de vin à Londres, David doit surpasser ses limites et apprendre les cruelles lois de la vie. Pour échapper à cet enfer, le petit garçon quitte la capitale et commence une nouvelle vie pleine de danger et d'amitié.
Trial and Error, 1h38
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Rip Torn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Wentworth
Roles Richard 'Ricky' Rietti
Rating57% 2.850032.850032.850032.850032.85003
Charlie Tuttle (Jeff Daniels) is a partner in a successful law firm, Whitfield and Morris. His boss and future father-in-law sends him to Paradise Bluff, Nevada, to request a continuance in a mail-fraud case involving a distant relative who is believed to be guilty, and is very likely to be adjudged guilty. But the timing of the trip conflicts with Charlie's bachelor party. After Charlie drives from California to Paradise Bluff, he is unexpectedly greeted by his best man, actor Richard Rjetti, (Michael Richards) who is determined to show his friend a great time prior to his wedding.
Redux Riding Hood, 15minutes
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Michael Richards, Mia Farrow, Adam West, Jim Cummings, Garrison Keillor, Lacey Chabert
Roles The Wolf
Rating71% 3.58043.58043.58043.58043.5804
Redux Riding Hood, written by sitcom writer Dan O'Shannon, tells the familiar story of Red Riding Hood from the point of view of the big, bad wolf. The wolf (voiced by then-beloved co-star of Seinfeld, Michael Richards) is haunted by the decision to eat Red Riding Hood after dressing up as her grandmother, not because he regrets the choice but because he’s convinced he can do it better now that he’s learned from his mistakes. But to do that, he has to build a time machine and avoid his poor wife (Mia Farrow). Can the wolf rewrite fairy-tale history or is he destined to never gobble down poor Red?
Unstrung Heroes, 1h33
Directed by Diane Keaton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards, Maury Chaykin, Celia Weston, Jack McGee
Roles Danny Lidz
Rating66% 3.348273.348273.348273.348273.34827
Steven Lidz, jeune enfant de douze ans, est malheureux depuis que sa mère est malade. En effet, cette dernière vient d'apprendre qu'il ne lui reste plus qu'un mois à vivre. Sid, son mari, n'arrive pas à surmonter la nouvelle. Steven tente alors de trouver ce qui lui manque pour donner un sens à sa vie en partant vivre chez ses deux oncles. Ce sont deux hommes farfelus. Après quelque temps, Steven commence à changer, mais ses parents désirent qu'il revienne vivre à la maison. Néanmoins, Steven a beaucoup changé depuis qu'il est parti : il est maintenant heureux et populaire.
The Flintstones, 1h31
Directed by Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins, Rosie O'Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry
Roles a paper man
Rating49% 2.45262.45262.45262.45262.4526
Slate and Co. Senior Executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) and secretary Miss Sharon Stone (Halle Berry) look at the company workers in the gravel pits while discussing their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, but decided that they need someone to take responsibility for it. Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) money so that he and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) can adopt a child named Bamm-Bamm, who can only pronounce his own name. Although the child is initially difficult to control due to being raised by Mastadons, as well as being superstrong, he eventually warms up to his new family. Barney vows to repay his friend, but Fred is visited by his mother-in-law, Pearl Slaghoople (Elizabeth Taylor), who objects to his decision. However, Fred's wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) remains supportive of his decision.
Airheads
Airheads (1994)
, 1h28
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Buddy films
Actors Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Amy Locane, Michael Richards
Roles Doug Beech
Rating60% 3.048893.048893.048893.048893.04889
Chazz, Rex and Pip are in a Los Angeles rock band called The Lone Rangers who are continuously turned down as they try to get their demo tape heard by producers. After scolding him for being lazy, Chazz's girlfriend Kayla kicks him out of her apartment. They decide to try to get the local rock station KPPX to play their reel-to-reel tape on the air and attempt to break-in through the back door. After several unsuccessful attempts, a station employee comes out to smoke and they keep the door from shutting behind her.
So I Married an Axe Murderer, 1h30
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker, Michael Richards
Roles Newspaper reporter
Rating63% 3.19943.19943.19943.19943.1994
Charlie McKenzie (Myers) is a beat poet living in San Francisco, after having broken up with yet another woman based on paranoid perception. His friend Tony, a policeman, point out that Charlie simply is afraid of commitment and tries to think of or invent any reason to break up with someone.
Coneheads
Coneheads (1993)
, 1h28
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael McKean, David Spade
Roles Motel Clerk
Rating52% 2.648992.648992.648992.648992.64899
Upon discovering a UFO in American airspace, the National Guard sends fighter jets to investigate, and they fire on the craft when it doesn't respond. Belatedly activating a cloaking device too late, the spaceship crashes into the Atlantic ocean, near land. The aliens aboard, Beldar Clorhone and his life-mate Prymaat, survive and quickly adapt to our human way of life, despite standing out with their conical shaped heads. Beldar gets work as an appliance repairman, and when his grateful boss Otto discovers that Beldar has no documentation, he arranges for a false identity, which sends up a red flag that quickly alerts the INS. Meanwhile, after communicating with their world (Remulak) and discovering that a rescue vessel will not arrive for seven "Zurls" (many years), Prymaat informs Beldar that she is pregnant. They now need to completely adapt and safely blend in in order to raise their child among humans. Ambitious INS agent Gorman Seedling and his assistant Eli attempt to capture Beldar and Prymaat, but they are able to elude the two agents.
Problem Child, 1h18
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors John Ritter, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards
Roles Martin Beck
Rating53% 2.6514552.6514552.6514552.6514552.651455
The film opens with a woman leaving a bassinet on the porch of a fancy home; the baby, Junior, promptly pees on the woman who picks him up. From there, he is repeatedly discarded at various homes throughout many years by guardians who have grown tired of his destructive behavior—which includes throwing a rattle at the window, giving a cat soap to eat, using a vacuum cleaner to suck up the fish tank, and demolishing a mobile home with a bulldozer in retaliation for his favorite toys being stepped on—until he is eventually deposited at a Catholic orphanage, where he continues to wreak havoc on the strict nuns.
UHF
UHF (1989)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson, David Bowe, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, Anthony Geary
Roles Stanley Spadowski
Rating69% 3.4994453.4994453.4994453.4994453.499445
George Newman ("Weird Al" Yankovic) is a Walter Mitty-esque daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him and his friend Bob (David Bowe) from holding a steady job. George's uncle Harvey Bilchik (Stanley Brock) wins the deed to Channel 62, a UHF television station on the verge of bankruptcy, through gambling in a game of poker, with a couple of sevens ("I was bluffing!"). After prodding by his wife Esther (Sue Ane Langdon), Harvey reluctantly gives control of Channel 62 to George. George and Bob meet the Channel 62 staff which is made up of the receptionist and wannabe reporter Pamela Finklestein (Fran Drescher), dwarf photojournalist and cameraman Noodles MacIntosh (Billy Barty), an unnamed overweight cameraman, (Lou B. Washington), and eccentric engineer Philo (Anthony Geary). George attempts to introduce himself to the rival VHF network station, Channel 8, but its owner, the cynical R. J. Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy), angrily chases him out. On his way out of the station he encounters janitor Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richards), who was recently unjustly fired by Fletcher. George offers him a janitorial job at Channel 62.
Fresno (miniseries), 6h
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Carol Burnett, Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, Charles Grodin, Gregory Harrison, Natalie Gregory
Roles 2nd Henchman
Rating78% 3.922423.922423.922423.922423.92242
Set in Fresno, California, the story focuses on the once-wealthy Kensington family, whose raisin-growing empire has fallen on hard times. The Kensingtons are led by widowed matriarch Charlotte (Burnett), who is locked in a deadly power struggle with rival raisin magnate Tyler Cane (Coleman).
Whoops Apocalypse, 1h33
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Loretta Swit, Herbert Lom, Simon Dormandy, Michael Richards, Peter Cook, Richard Wilson
Roles Lacrobat
Rating61% 3.0514153.0514153.0514153.0514153.051415
The beginning of the film parodies the Falklands War when a small British colony is invaded by its neighbour, the fictional country of Maguadora, whose dictator General Mosquera is played by Herbert Lom. The new President of the United States, Barbara Adams, tried to sort out the mess (both countries are hard on communism) but the peace talks are sabotaged by Lacrobat (Michael Richards), the world's leading terrorist. The British, under the leadership of PM Sir Mortimer Chris, send in a task force to seize the islands back. For revenge Mosquera hires Lacrobat to kidnap the British Princess Wendy, in order to hold her to ransom to get the British out. Sir Mortimer then threatens that unless she is returned in 48 hours, he will release a nuclear strike. So now President Barbara Adams not only has to deal with Mosquera and Lacrobat, she must also deal with Sir Mortimer, and also with the fact that Mosqueara decides to align himself with Russia, and this whole thing could start World War III.
Transylvania 6-5000, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Cyberpunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Joseph Bologna, Carol Kane, Jeffrey Jones, John Byner
Roles Fejos
Rating49% 2.4526952.4526952.4526952.4526952.452695
Jack Harrison (Goldblum) and Gil Turner (Begley) are writers for The Sensation, a supermarket-grade tabloid run by Turner's father, Mac (Norman Fell). Jack is a more serious journalist using The Sensation as a stepping stone to a better career, while Gil is a gangling yes-man ever ready to win his father's approval.