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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 $50 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 $50 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 $50 million.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2014 TV Series Dick Corcoran
Kirstie 2013-2014 TV Series Frank Baxter
Walk the Light 2013 Short Lester
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 TV Series Michael Richards
Bee Movie 2007 Bud Ditchwater (voice)
The Michael Richards Show 2000 TV Series Vic Nardozza
David Copperfield 2000 TV Movie Mr. Wilkins Micawber
Seinfeld 1989-1998 TV Series Kramer Cosmo Kramer Kessler
Redux Riding Hood 1997 Short The Wolf (voice)
Trial and Error 1997 Richard Rietti
Ellen's Energy Adventure 1996 Video Caveman discovering fire (uncredited)
London Suite 1996 TV Movie Mark Ferris
Unstrung Heroes 1995 Danny Lidz
Airheads 1994 Doug Beech
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 Newspaper Reporter
Coneheads 1993 Motel Clerk
Mad About You 1992 TV Series Kramer
The Larry Sanders Show 1992 TV Series Michael Richards
Dinosaurs 1992 TV Series Director
Problem Child 1990 Martin Beck
Camp MTV 1989 TV Movie Stanley Spadowski
UHF 1989 Stanley Spadowski
Marblehead Manor 1987-1988 TV Series Rick
Whoops Apocalypse 1988 Lacrobat
Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge 1987 TV Movie
A Year in the Life 1986 TV Mini-Series Ronnie
Fresno 1986 TV Mini-Series 2nd Henchman
Sidekicks 1986 TV Series Arnie Plimpton
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series Pagone
Tall Tales & Legends 1986 TV Series Sneaky Pete
Hill Street Blues 1985 TV Series Special Agent Dupre
Transylvania 6-5000 1985 Fejos
It's a Living 1985 TV Series Hager
Slickers 1985 TV Movie Mike Blade
Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1985 TV Series Petronus
Cheers 1985 TV Series Eddie Gordon
St. Elsewhere 1984-1985 TV Series Bill Wolf
The House of God 1984 Dr. Pinkus
The Ratings Game 1984 TV Movie Sal
Night Court 1984 TV Series Eugene Sleighbough
At Your Service 1984 TV Movie Rick the Gardener
Faerie Tale Theatre 1982-1984 TV Series Vince / King Geoffrey
Herndon 1983 TV Movie Dr. Herndon P. Stool
Young Doctors in Love 1982 Malamud
Fridays 1980-1982 TV Series Various

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Michael Richards Show 2000 TV Series creator - 7 episodes
Fridays TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1981 clip writer - 1 episode, 1982

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Michael Richards Show 2000 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seinfeld 1992-1998 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Tom's Restaurant - A Documentary About Everything 2014 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Katie 2013 TV Series Himself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2012 TV Series Himself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Himself
Scenes from the Roundtable 2007 Video documentary short Himself / Cosmo Kramer
The Last Lap 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2004-2007 TV Series documentary short Himself / Kramer
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2006 TV Series Himself / Public apology
Larry David's Farewell 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Queen of the Castle: The Elaine Benes Story 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005 TV Series Himself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Breakthrough Season 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Why Shakespeare? 2005 Video short documentary Himself
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Seinfeld Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
How It Began 2004 Video documentary Himself
Kramer vs. Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo 2004 Video documentary short Himself
No Opportunity Wasted 2004 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Australia 2004 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Himself
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2003 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2000 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
1997 MTV Movie Awards 1997 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Comedy Series
Comedy Central Canned Ham 1996 TV Series Himself
Good Money 1996 Himself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
1995 VH1 Honors 1995 TV Movie Himself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series & Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief: Baseball Relief '93 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
MTV Video Music Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Montreal International Comedy Festival '93 1993 TV Movie Himself
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1989-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Behind the Scenes: 'UHF' 1989 TV Short documentary Himself
Choice Chance Control 1987 Documentary Victor Loudon

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003 Video Stanley Spadowski (UHF) (uncredited)
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 1998 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos 1996 Video Stanley Spadowski (UHF)
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Kramer
Alapalooza: The Videos 1994 Video short Stanley Spadowski (UHF) (uncredited)
Brewer Breakfast 2016 TV Series Cosmo Kramer
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Kramer - Seinfeld
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
1st Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2013 2013 TV Movie
Sexo en serie 2008 TV Movie documentary Cosmo Kramer
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series Stanley Spadowski
Heckler 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
50 Most Shocking Celebrity Scandals 2007 TV Movie Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2007 TV Series Himself
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2005-2007 TV Series documentary short Kramer

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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