Richard Kind Biography (1956-)

Full name, Richard J. Kind; born November 22 (some sources cite November 23),1956, in Trenton, NJ; son of Samuel (a jeweler) and Alice (a homemaker) Kind; married Dana Stanley (a fund-raising executive), November 14, 1999. Addresses: Agent: Meredith Wechter, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., SantaMonica, CA 90401.; Manager: Arlene Forster, Forster Entertainment, 12533 Woodgreen, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
November 22, 1956
Trenton, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jimmy Bello, UNSUB (also known as Unknown Subject), NBC, 1989
  • Various characters, Carol & Company, NBC, 1990-1991
  • Various characters, The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1991
  • Dr. Mark David Devanow, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, between 1992 and 1998
  • Kenny, Blue Skies, ABC, 1994
  • Dwight King, A Whole New Ballgame, ABC, 1995
  • Paul Lassiter, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996-2002
  • Voice of Pongo the friendly dragon, Oswald (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001-2004
  • Movies
  • District attorney Turpin, Two Fathers' Justice, NBC, 1985
  • Mr. Dobbins, Tom Sawyer, The Nashville Network, 2000
  • Voice of Roy, The Santa Claus Brothers (animated), 2001
  • The Sure Hand of God (also known as Sinners Need Company),Lifetime, c. 2004
  • Specials
  • Richard Bennett, Bennett Brothers, NBC, 1987
  • Host, Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1998
  • Host, America's Funniest Home Videos: Unwrapped for the Holidays,ABC, 1999
  • Frank DeCaro's "Out at the Movies" Fabulous Big "O" Buffet, ComedyCentral, 1999
  • Anchor and commentator, The 112th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, ABC, 2000
  • My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Paul Lassiter, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, ABC, 2001
  • Disney's California Adventure TV Special, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel,2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001
  • Marshalls' Women in Comedy, PAX TV, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Reindeer, "Deck the Cell with Bars of Folly," Hooperman, ABC, 1987
  • Joe, "Marsha's Secret," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1988
  • Bradley, "Just the Facts, Ma'am," Anything but Love, ABC, 1989
  • Elton Sexton, "A Life in the Day," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989
  • Len Kleckner, "Someday My Prince Will Gum," Princesses, CBS, 1991
  • Bank manager, "Spare Me," Stand by Your Man, Fox, 1992
  • Great Scott!, Fox, 1992
  • Alex Beebee, "A Little Heart," The Commish, ABC, 1993
  • The neurotic director, "Father Knows Best," The Building, CBS, 1993
  • Alex Beebee, "Dog Days," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Alex Beebee, "Father Eddie," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Alex Beebee, "Revenge," The Commish, ABC, 1994
  • Jeffrey Needleman, "The Playwright," The Nanny, CBS, 1994
  • Alex Beebee, "The Trial," The Commish, ABC, 1995
  • Max Webb, "The Spider Webb," Nowhere Man, Fox, 1995
  • Colonel Matthew Burke, "Level of Necessity," Space: Above and Beyond (also known as Above and Beyond), UPN, 1996
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998
  • Paul Lassiter, "Something about the `Men' in Menstruation," SomethingSo Right, ABC, 1998
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998
  • Dr. Harry Link, "Who Wants Cake?," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Dr. Mark David Devanow, "The Final Frontier," Mad about You (alsoknown as Loved by You), NBC, 1999
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1999
  • Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Voice of Bobby Bodingo, "Doug's Adventures On-Line," Doug (animated; also known as Brand Spanking New! Doug and Disney's Doug), broadcast on ABC's One Saturday Morning, ABC, 1999
  • Voice of lyrebird, "Kuality and Kuantity," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999
  • Voice of Bobby Bodingo, "Doug's Best Buddy," Doug (animated; alsoknown as Brand Spanking New! Doug and Disney's Doug), broadcaston ABC's One Saturday Morning, ABC, c. 1999
  • Uncle Chuck Stevens, "Uncle Chuck," Even Stevens, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • Cousin Andy, "The Special Section," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002
  • Dr. Nathan Gerber, "Still Scalping," Still Standing, CBS, 2002
  • Dr. Nathan Gerber, "Still Petting," Still Standing, CBS, 2003
  • Mr. Corman, "My New Old Friend," Scrubs, NBC, 2003
  • Phil Weston, "Kate in Ex-Tasy," Miss Match, NBC, 2003
  • Rick, "The Last Temptation of Elliot," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2003
  • Voices of Frugal Lucre and Norman, "Low Budget," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2003
  • Barnaby Rollins, "X-Ray Specs," Oliver Beene, Fox, 2004
  • Blake Hicks, "Lost and Found," The Division, Lifetime, 2004
  • Contestant, "Tournament 3, Game 1," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004
  • Cousin Andy, "Opening Night," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004
  • Harvey Corman, "My Fault," Scrubs, NBC, 2004
  • Harvey Corman, "My Female Trouble," Scrubs, NBC, 2004
  • Harvey Corman, "My Malapractical Decision," Scrubs, NBC, 2004
  • Lance Corcoran, "Shoo-In," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2004
  • Peter Miller, "Prophet & Loss," Girlfriends, UPN, 2004
  • Appeared as a guest panelist in To Tell the Truth, syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Jimmy Bello, UNSUB (also known as Unknown Subject), NBC, 1989
  • Dan Mannion, Aisha, CBS, 2004
  • Other
  • Owen Goodwin, Madness of Method (short), 1996
  • Himself, Kilroy, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Nothing in Common, TriStar, 1986
  • Floyd, Vice Versa, Columbia, 1988
  • Meanwhile in Santa Monica, 1988
  • Actor, Queen's Logic, Seven Arts, 1991
  • Lou Alonzo, All-American Murder, Prism Entertainment, 1992
  • Peter's psychiatrist, The Joke, 1992
  • Reporter, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992
  • Voice of Tom, Tom and Jerry: The Movie (animated), Miramax, 1992
  • Wamthool, Quest of the Delta Knights, Hemdale Home Video, 1993
  • Angry driver, Jimmy Hollywood, Paramount, 1994
  • Gary Meyers, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Julien Daniels, Clifford, Orion, 1994
  • Florist, Shooting Lily, 1996
  • Paul Truman, Johns, First Look Pictures, 1996
  • Benny, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink or Swim), 1997
  • Nabbish, Cold around the Heart (also known as Cold Heart),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Doorman, Waiting for Woody (short film), Gold Coast Productions, 1998
  • Voice of Molt, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Voice of Mr. Willis, Our Friend, Martin (live action and animated), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1999
  • Jewelry appraiser, Home Sweet Hoboken, Allied Entertainment Group,c. 1999
  • Casting executive, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (also known asConfessions d'un homme dangereux), Artisan Entertainment/Miramax, 2002
  • Kensington (some sources cite James Wayans), Quicksand, Quantum Entertainment, 2002
  • Bill Reed, Raising Flagg, Rubicon Film Productions, 2003
  • Dr. Farley, Spymate, Miramax, 2003
  • Herb, Shrink Rap, White Squirrel Pictures, 2003
  • Louis Tiboni, The Station Agent, Miramax, 2003
  • Real estate agent, Nobody Knows Anything, BCI, 2003
  • Voice of Bloat, Finding Nemo (animated), Buena Vista, 2003
  • Nobody Knows Anything, Stargazer Entertainment, 2003
  • Beach bum, The Ingrate, Ingrate Productions, 2004
  • Doug, Dog Gone Love (also known as Man's Best Friend), Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, Bitter Jester, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004
  • Voice of father rat, Garfield (also known as Garfield: The Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Elvis Has Left the Building, Capitol Films, 2004
  • Nobody's Perfect, 2004
  • Abner Kravitz, Bewitched, Columbia, 2005
  • Herb Hope, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with, 3 Art Entertainment,c. 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Orwell That Ends Well, Chicago Second City Company, Village Gate Theatre Downstairs, Chicago, IL, 1984
  • The player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1999
  • Accomplice, Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 2000
  • Ben, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (staged reading), LosAngeles Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Doctor and Gregory, Perfect, Tiffany Theater, West Hollywood, CA,2001
  • Host, Lucky (benefit), York Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Ira, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Mr. Renaldi, Funny Girl (benefit concert), Actors' Fund of America, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Addison Mizner, Bounce (musical; also known as Gold! and Wise Guys), Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, and John F. Kennedy Center forthe Performing Arts, Washington, DC, both 2003
  • The judge and Foxwell J. Sly, Sly Fox, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 2004
  • Rough Crossing, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, 2004
  • Satire Me Out!, Writers in Performance series, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2004
  • Max Bialystock, The Producers (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 2004-
  • Appeared in All in the Timing, Synergy, and Working(musical), all Los Angeles Theatre Works, Los Angeles; The Big Knife,Williamstown Theatre Festival; Gravity Shoes, Hudson Theatre; Oncein a Lifetime, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Power Failure, Actors Studio Free Theatre Company; The Seagull, Matrix Theatre.Also appeared in various benefit performances.
  • Albums; Cast Recordings
  • Bounce, Nonesuch, 2004
  • Video Games
  • Voices, A Bug's Life, Activision/Sony Computer Entertainment America, 1999

Further Reference


    • InStyle, May, 2000, pp. 466-69
    • TV Guide, April 10, 1999, p. 6; May 6, 2000, pp. 30-32

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