On July 24, 1949, Michael Anthony Richards was born. He is an American actor, writer, television producer, and comedian best known for his role as Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld. He began his career as a stand-up comic, and he first gained national attention when he appeared on Billy Crystal’s first cable television special. He went on to star in ABC‘s Fridays as a series regular. He appeared in a number of television shows, including Cheers, as a guest star. So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads, UHF, and Trial and Error are among his cinematic credits, with Trial and Error being one of his few starring parts.
He played Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld from 1989 to 1998, winning three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series during that time. He had a guest appearance in Mad About You during the run of Seinfeld. Following Seinfeld, he starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted only two months before being cancelled.
Richards returned to stand-up comedy after Seinfeld concluded in 1998. In 2006, he sparked outrage when a video of him going on a racist rant against hecklers while performing at the Laugh Factory was released.The incident significantly harmed his career, and he declared his retirement from stand-up comedy in early 2007 as a result of extensive media coverage of the incident. He made his first appearance as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, among his fellow Seinfeld cast mates for the first time since the show’s finale, and parodied his Laugh Factory incident. In 2013, he starred in the one-season sitcom Kirstie, in which he played Frank.
Michael Richards net worth is $30 million dollar. He is a comedian and actor best known for his role as Cosmo Kramer on the popular 1990s comedy “Seinfeld.” Jerry Seinfeld was earning $1 million every episode, up from $40,000 at the beginning, while his three key co-stars (Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine, Jason Alexander as George, and Michael Richards as Kramer) were earning $600,000.
In 1989, Richards was cast as Cosmo Kramer in the NBC television series Seinfeld, which was developed by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, a fellow Fridays cast member. Despite a poor start, by the mid-1990s, it had established itself as one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. In 1998, it came to an end after a nine-year run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. Kramer is the show’s eponymous character’s next-door neighbour, and he is commonly referred to by his last name alone. Cosmo was revealed as his first name in the sixth-season episode “The Switch.” Richards received more Emmys than any other member of the Seinfeld cast, winning Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times in 1993, 1994, and 1997.
Richards received his big break on television in 1979, when he appeared in Billy Crystal’s first cable television special. In 1980, he joined the cast of ABC’s Fridays television show, alongside Larry David, who was also a cast member and writer. It includes a well-known incident in which Andy Kaufman refused to perform his prepared lines, prompting Richards to bring the cue cards on screen to Kaufman, who then threw his drink in Richards’ face, sparking a small disturbance (Richards later claimed he was in on the joke). Richards was represented by actor Norm Macdonald in the film Man on the Moon, which included a reenactment of the Andy Kaufman incident.
Richards appeared as janitor Stanley Spadowski in “Weird Al” Yankovic’s comedic film UHF in 1989. On television, he played an unscrupulous bookie in Miami Vice; a television producer in St. Elsewhere making a documentary about Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere; a character in Cheers trying to collect on an old bet with Sam Malone in Cheers; and a fitness expert in several guest appearances with Jay Leno as an accident-prone fitness expert in several guest appearances with Jay Leno as an accident-prone fitness expert in several guest appearances with
Monk was originally intended by ABC as a procedural police comedy featuring an Inspector Clouseau-like character suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an interview with executive producer David Hoberman. According to Hoberman, Richards was approached by ABC to play Adrian Monk, but he declined.
The Michael Richards Show
Following the conclusion of Seinfeld in 2000, Richards began work on a new NBC series, his first significant project since the show’s finale. The Michael Richards Show was envisioned as a comedy/mystery starring Richards as a fumbling private detective, for which he obtained co-writer and co-executive producer honours. NBC ordered that the show be retooled into a more conventional, office-based sitcom before its release after the first pilot flopped with test audiences. It was cancelled after a few weeks of low ratings and scathing reviews.
In the HBO series The Larry Sanders Show, Richards played himself in Episode 2 of Season 1 “The Flirt Episode” (1992). He also had a cameo part as “insensitive dude” in the comedic thriller film So I Married an Axe Murderer. In Airheads, he played radio station staffer Doug Beech, and in Trial and Error, he co-starred with Jeff Daniels as an actor claiming to be a lawyer. He also appeared on Miami Vice, Night Court, and Cheers as a guest star. Jerry Seinfeld appeared in and produced the animated feature Bee Movie, in which he voiced the character Bud Ditchwater. Richards and the other key Seinfeld cast members made an appearance in Curb Your Enthusiasm’s seventh season in 2009.
Richards starred in Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2012. He made an appearance as the president of Crackle in a Season 5 promo in 2014. The premise from the trailer would be built on in one of the episodes, according to Seinfeld. Richards starred alongside Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman in the sitcom Kirstie as Frank. On December 4, 2013, it premiered on TV Land and was terminated after one season.