Michael Richards

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, best known for his portrayal of the eccentric Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. Richards began his career as a stand up comedian, first stepping into a 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 including Cheers, Night Court, Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads and UHF. 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 season. After his series was cancelled, Richards returned to his roots performing stand up comedy. After inciting some media furor in late 2006 over explosively addressing audience members at a comedy show with repeated racial epithets, Richards announced his retirement from stand-up in 2007. Most recently, Richards appeared as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, acting alongside his fellow Seinfeld cast members for the first time since Seinfeld's finale. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Richards, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Airheads (1994)

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

Bee Movie (2007)

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Coneheads (1993)

A pair of aliens arrive on Earth to prepare for invasion, but crash instead. With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Robert Knott  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jane Curtin  •  Sinbad

A pair of aliens arrive on Earth to prepare for invasion, but crash instead. With enormous cone-shaped heads, robotlike walks and an appetite for toilet paper, aliens Beldar and Prymatt don't exactly blend in with the population of Paramus, N.J. But for some reason ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Robert Knott  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jane Curtin  •  Sinbad

Problem Child (1990)

Ben Healy and his social climbing wife Flo adopt fun-loving seven year old Junior. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Jack Warden  •  Michael Oliver  •  Gilbert Gottfried

Ben Healy and his social climbing wife Flo adopt fun-loving seven year old Junior. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Jack Warden  •  Michael Oliver  •  Gilbert Gottfried

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Nancy Travis  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Amanda Plummer

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer -- "Mrs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Schlamme
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Nancy Travis  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Amanda Plummer

Trial and Error (1997)

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Charlize Theron  •  Michael Richards  •  Jessica Steen

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Lynn
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Charlize Theron  •  Michael Richards  •  Jessica Steen

UHF (1989)

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Levey
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Michael Richards  •  David Bowe

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Levey
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Michael Richards  •  David Bowe

Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette and a whole cast of other weirdos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudy De Luca
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Carol Kane

Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette and a whole cast of other weirdos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudy De Luca
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Ed Begley Jr.  •  Carol Kane

The House of God (1984)

Comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital named 'The House of God'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Charles Haid  •  Michael Sacks  •  Lisa Pelikan

Comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital named 'The House of God'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Charles Haid  •  Michael Sacks  •  Lisa Pelikan

Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the American President, but her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Bussmann
CAST:  Peter Cook  •  Loretta Swit  •  Michael Richards  •  Herbert Lom

When a small British owned island in the Caribbean is invaded and the world's most dangerous terrorist kidnaps a member of the Royal family, the countdown to World War 3 begins. If anyone can prevent the oncoming apocalypse it's the American President, but her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Bussmann
CAST:  Peter Cook  •  Loretta Swit  •  Michael Richards  •  Herbert Lom

The Ratings Game (1984)

A New Jersey trucker creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Cisse Cameron  •  Gerrit Graham

A New Jersey trucker creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Cisse Cameron  •  Gerrit Graham

Redux Riding Hood (1997)

Years after failing to catch Little Red Riding Hood, the obsessed Wolf tries again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Moore
CAST:  Garrison Keillor  •  Michael Richards  •  Mia Farrow  •  Lacey Chabert

Years after failing to catch Little Red Riding Hood, the obsessed Wolf tries again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Moore
CAST:  Garrison Keillor  •  Michael Richards  •  Mia Farrow  •  Lacey Chabert

London Suite (1996)

On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay lover. Mark and Annie come to London for the Wimbledon Tennis matches, but they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Sandrich
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Michael Richards  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay lover. Mark and Annie come to London for the Wimbledon Tennis matches, but they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Sandrich
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Michael Richards  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Unstrung Heroes (1995)

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother became sick, moves in with his two eccentric uncles. As Steven grows closer to his uncles, he learns how to cope with his emotions and to value his own uniqueness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Keaton
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  John Turturro  •  Michael Richards  •  Nathan Watt

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother became sick, moves in with his two eccentric uncles. As Steven grows closer to his uncles, he learns how to cope with his emotions and to value his own uniqueness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diane Keaton
CAST:  Andie MacDowell  •  John Turturro  •  Michael Richards  •  Nathan Watt

David Copperfield (2001)

After the death of his father and a second wedding of his mother, David Copperfield suffers from his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone. The mother dies shortly after the death of another child, whereupon Mr. Murdstone sends David to London, where he has to work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Hugh Dancy  •  Sally Field  •  Max Dolbey  •  Michael Richards

After the death of his father and a second wedding of his mother, David Copperfield suffers from his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone. The mother dies shortly after the death of another child, whereupon Mr. Murdstone sends David to London, where he has to work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Hugh Dancy  •  Sally Field  •  Max Dolbey  •  Michael Richards

Young Doctors in Love (1982)

An 'Airplane!'-style spoof of hospital soap operas—a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; and there's a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Sean Young  •  Michael McKean  •  Kyle T. Heffner  •  Rick Overton

An 'Airplane!'-style spoof of hospital soap operas—a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; and there's a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Sean Young  •  Michael McKean  •  Kyle T. Heffner  •  Rick Overton

Seinfeld: How It Began (2004)

A documentary detailing the troubled beginnings of the legendary tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Sackett
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

A documentary detailing the troubled beginnings of the legendary tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Sackett
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Tom's Restaurant - A Documentary About Everything (2014)

Tom's Restaurant is a diner located at 2880 Broadway (on the corner of 112th Street) in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Frequented by artists, musicians, comedians, students and faculty of nearby Columbia University, it has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gian Franco Morini
CAST:  Ramon Berenguer  •  Burton Crane  •  Josh Gondelman  •  Suzanne Vega

Tom's Restaurant is a diner located at 2880 Broadway (on the corner of 112th Street) in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Frequented by artists, musicians, comedians, students and faculty of nearby Columbia University, it has been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gian Franco Morini
CAST:  Ramon Berenguer  •  Burton Crane  •  Josh Gondelman  •  Suzanne Vega

Faith, Hope & Love (2019)

Faith, a recent divorcee, enters a dance contest to save her dance studio, where she meets Jimmy and starts rediscovering her faith and dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Krantz  •  J. J. Englert
CAST:  Peta Murgatroyd  •  Robert Krantz  •  Michael Richards  •  Corbin Bernsen

Faith, a recent divorcee, enters a dance contest to save her dance studio, where she meets Jimmy and starts rediscovering her faith and dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Krantz  •  J. J. Englert
CAST:  Peta Murgatroyd  •  Robert Krantz  •  Michael Richards  •  Corbin Bernsen

The Tale of the Frog Prince (1982)

A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Idle
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Teri Garr  •  René Auberjonois  •  Candy Clark

A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Idle
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Teri Garr  •  René Auberjonois  •  Candy Clark
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