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.
Michael — Stepson
Monica Burnett Richardson — Wife
Anthony — Stepson
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States (BFA in Drama, 1988)