Who is Michael Richards and what is his net worth in 2018? Michael Richards is an actor who is best known for the role of Cosmo Kramer in the comedy series ‘Seinfeld’. He is also a writer, comedian, and television producer. For his performance in ‘Seinfeld’, Richards won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and then made numerous guest appearances on TV shows. He has also starred in his own show called ‘The Michael Richards Show’. He has appeared in movies like ‘Problem Child’, ‘Trial and Error’, ‘Young Doctors in Love’, and ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’.
Michael Anthony Richards was born on July 24, 1949, in Culver City, California. He was born to parents Phyllis and William Richards. His father was an electrical engineer and his mother was a medical records librarian. When he was 2 years old, his father died in a car accident. He completed his graduation from Thousand Oaks High School and was drafted into the US Army in 1970. After getting stationed in West Germany, he was discharged from his duties and then he went to the California Institute of Arts to complete his BA in drama. In 1975, he received his bachelor’s degree from the Evergreen State College. For a short period, he was also enrolled at the Los Angeles Valley College.
Michael Richards was married to Cathleen Lyons. Cathleen is a family therapist and they have a daughter named Sophia born in 1975. After 18 years of marriage, the couple got separated in 1992. In 2010, he married Beth Skipp, who was his longtime girlfriend since 2002. The couple has a son named Antonio Baz born in 2011.
In 1979, he got his TV break by appearing in a cable TV special by Billy Crystal. He was then seen in the TV show ‘Fridays’ on ABC. In 1989, he was seen in the film ‘UHF’. He also appeared in various TV shows like Cheers, and Miami Vice. He has frequently made an appearance with Jay Leno. He became a cast member of the TV series ‘Seinfeld’ in 1989. The show became one of the most popular series in television history.
It ran for 9 years and was the No. 1 show in the 1990s. He was then featured in his own show called ‘The Michael Richards Show’. He has also appeared in various TV shows like “The Flirt Episode”, and also on ‘The Larry Sanders Show’. He appeared as an insensitive man in ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’. This was followed by ‘Airheads’, where he played a radio station employee and then he became a lawyer in ‘Trial and Error’. Richards has also made guest appearances in Night Court, Cheers, and Miami Vice.
He has also lent his voice to the animated feature film ‘Bee Movie’. Along with the other cast member of Seinfeld, he appeared in the show ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. In 2012, he appeared in the web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’. In 2013, He was seen in the sitcom ‘Kirstie’ as Frank.
Michael Richards was nominated for the American Comedy Award in 1995 for his role in ‘Unstrung Heroes’. He has received three ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for Seinfeld and has also won three ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for the same.
Net Worth of Michael Richards
Michael Richards began his career by doing various TV shows. He has also done stand-up comedy. He grew into prominence with Seinfeld. By appearing in the most successful sitcom in TV history, Richards has accumulated good fortune for himself. Michael Richards’s net worth is an estimated $50 million. Part of this income also comes by appearing in various other TV shows.
He has also made appearances in various films and has also lent his voice as a voice artist. In his career, he has appeared in 30 TV shows and has done 15 movies. His income also comes from the web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’. Richards has done a total of 177 episodes of the sitcom Seinfeld.
Michael Richards has been involved in an incident in Laugh Factory for racially abusing a black audience. In the Late Show with David Letterman, Richards apologized for the incident.