Kevin Michael RichardsonCelebrity

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Birth Place: Bronx, NY

Birthday: October 25, 1964, Scorpio

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • As a high-school student, was selected for the National Academy of the Arts' "Arts '82" program.
  • First (on-screen) acting job was in an  AT&T commercial; other commercial roles include the voice of the yellow smiley face in Wal-Mart commercials as well as voice work for DirectTV and Southwest Airlines.
  • Played a mentally challenged man on three 1994 episodes of ER.
  • Voice roles include hundreds of cartoon episodes and video games.
  • Real-life voices portrayed include Bob Hope (in a 2006 Malcolm in the Middle episode), Bill Cosby (a number of Family Guy episodes) and Plato (PBS's Adventures From the Book of Virtues, 1996-98).
  • In addition to The Cleaner, has been a regular in Knights of Prosperity (ABC, 2006-07), Like Family (TWB, 2003-04) and Homeboys in Outer Space (UPN, 1996-97).
  • Co-wrote and performed on his singer-songwriter wife Monica's 2007 folk-pop CD The Highway.
  • Says his favorite voice roles are Captain Gantu (Lilo & Stitch), Barney Rubble (The Flintstones: On the Rocks), The Joker (The Batman) and his various characters in The Happy Elf.

Relationships

  • Anthony — Stepson
  • Michael — Stepson
  • Monica Burnett Richardson — Wife

College

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (BFA in Drama, 1988)

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