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Michael Richards net worth:
$45 Million

Michael Richards information

Michael Richards information

Birth date: July 24, 1949
Birth place: Culver City, California, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Writer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Beth Skipp (m. 2007), Cathleen Lyons (m. 1975–1993)
Children:Sophia Richards

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Michael Anthony Richards, commonly known as Michael Richards, is a famous American comedian, actor, television producer, writer, as well as a voice actor. Despite many roles that Richard has portrayed during his acting career, he is perhaps best known as Cosmo Kramer, a fictional character in a popular television series created by Jerry Seinfeld called “Seinfeld”. The show starring Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richard is considered to be one of the greatest television shows, while several of its episodes are regarded as the top episodes of any series.

Michael Richards Net Worth $45 Million

“Seinfeld” inspired a creation of consumer products related to the show such as for instance candies, a flash game and many others. Needless to say, the lead actors enjoyed constant attention from advertisers, as well as media. For Richards, “Seinfeld” was an opportunity to present himself to a large viewership and leave a mark in the entertainment industry. When “Seinfeld” aired its last episode in 1998, Michael Richards went on to create his own sitcom entitled “The Michael Richards Show”. Even though the show only aired eight episodes, it was a major step for Richards, both as a producer and actor.

A famous actor and comedian, how rich is Michael Richards? The sources state that Michael Richards’ net worth is estimated to be $45 million. Richards earns most of his wealth and net worth due to his acting career, as well as stand-up performances.

Michael Richards was born in 1949, in Culver City, California. Richards studied drama at The Evergreen State College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in the field. Richards’ career began with various stand-up performances, which eventually granted him an opportunity to appear in Billy Crystal’s cable special. Before his big breakthrough with “Seinfeld”, Richards had several minor roles in “UHF”, a comedy film written by Weird Al Yankovic, “Cheers”, as well as “Miami Vice”. In 1989, Richards was cast to play Cosmo Kramer and has been a part of the show since the very first season. “Seinfeld” not only brought Richards commercial success and public recognition but also gained him several Emmy Awards.

After “Seinfeld’s” last season, Michael Richards briefly returned to perform stand-up comedy, but his controversial performance at Laugh Factory, where he used racial slurs to refer to black hecklers in the audience, caused him a lot of trouble. Even though Richards publicly apologized for his words, the incident was not so easily forgotten, since such shows as “Family Guy”, “South Parks” and others parodied and mocked it. After this controversy, Michael Richards continued on with his acting career and made several appearances on television screens. In 2007, he voiced a character in “Bee Movie” and several years later starred in an improvised comedy television series called “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, with Larry David, Jeff Garlin and Cheryl Hines. Richards’ most recent project is a television show entitled “Kirstie”, where he appears alongside Kirstie Alley. The show ran for one season and when it ended in 2014, it was cancelled the same year.

A well-known actor, Michael Richards has a net worth of $45 million.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Best Supporting Actor Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, US Short Film Walk the Light (2013)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989) · Jason Alexander
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Jerry Seinfeld
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989) · Jason Alexander
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Jerry Seinfeld
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989) · Jason Alexander
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Jerry Seinfeld
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Nosy Neighbor Seinfeld (1989)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Seinfeld (1989)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1998 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Seinfeld (1989)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Series Seinfeld (1989)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Seinfeld (1989)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1997 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1996 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series Seinfeld (1989) · Jason Alexander
1996 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Unstrung Heroes (1995)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989) · Jason Alexander
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus
· Jerry Seinfeld
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1995 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1994 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)
1993 American Television Award American Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Situation Comedy Seinfeld (1989)
1993 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series Seinfeld (1989)


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#Fact
1 Had been cast as Dizzy Dean in Durant's Never Closes (2016), but for unknown reasons was replaced with Jon Gries.
2 He admitted he had a hard time enjoying himself working on Seinfeld (1989). This he said was because he was so focused on his lines.
3 Has a daughter, Sophie, from his first marriage. Has a son, Antonio, from his second marriage.
4 Is the oldest of the four main cast members on Seinfeld (1989).
5 His father had British Isles ancestry, and his mother was of Italian descent.
6 Michael Richards wore the same shoes for The Seinfeld Arc of Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) as he did on Seinfeld (1989).
7 He once acted in a driver's education video about insurance rates, playing the role of an irate and reckless driver confused about his insurance.
8 Has a daughter named Sophia from his marriage to Cathleen Lyons.
9 Banned from ever performing at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.
10 Is the only primary cast member on Seinfeld (1989) who has never hosted Saturday Night Live (1975).
11 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.
12 His big dream when he started acting was to play a detective. This led him to later create The Michael Richards Show (2000), a sitcom about a private detective agency. The show flopped. Later, he was considered for the lead role in another comical detective show, Monk (2002), which ultimately went to Tony Shalhoub.
13 Auditioned for the role of Al Bundy on Married with Children (1987).
14 Is a Vietnam-era Army Veteran. He was drafted and served for two years in West Germany.
15 Is a 33-degree Scottish Rite Freemason.
16 Cosmo Kramer, his character in Seinfeld (1989), always wore clothes one size too big to make him appear to be laid back and loose.
17 His character in Seinfeld (1989) was named Kessler in the original pilot. The original name wasn't revealed until late in the series in the episode "The Betrayal" where Jerry mistakes Kramer's name.
18 Most renowned for his role as Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld (1989).
19 Attended the California Institute of the Arts.
20 Attended Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA.

#Quote
1 [observation, 2013, on the trouble he brought on himself seven years earlier] That'll never happen again. I know how to behave - to consciously behave. When something like that comes up,I don't let the heat of anger burn me up as I did. When you're under the helm of anger, watch out,'cause it'll take you down. It's like being possessed by a demon.
2 [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.
3 [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 taking it all so seriously.
4 My job is to stay out of his way. - in an interview with Oprah explaining how he prepared for the character of Kramer

#Trademark
1 Curly bouffant hairstyle
2 Towering height
3 Physical comedy
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