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Richard Kind Biography

Birth Place:
Trenton, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Planned to attend law school before deciding to pursue an acting career
  • Performed with the famed Second City improv-comedy troupes in Chicago and Los Angeles in the 1980s
  • Appeared in longtime friend George Clooney's 2002 directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Clooney also served as best man at his wedding
  • Has voiced numerous animals and creatures in animated features including Tom and Jerry: The Movie, A Bug's Life and Garfield: The Movie


  • 2010Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated


  • Samuel Kind -- Father
  • Alice Kind -- Mother
  • Dana Stanley -- Wife