Richard Kind

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Born
Richard Bruce Kind

(1956-11-22) November 22, 1956 (age 64)
Alma mater Northwestern University
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)
Dana Stanley
(m. 1999)
Children3

Richard Bruce Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor, known for his roles in the sitcoms: Dr. Mark Devanow in Mad About You (1992–1999, 2019), Paul Lassiter in Spin City (1996–2002) and Andy in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2002–2020); as well as for portraying Arthur in A Serious Man (2009). [1] Kind is also known for his voice performances in various Pixar films such as A Bug's Life (1998), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011) and Inside Out (2015). [2] He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Marcus Hoff in the 2013 Broadway production of The Big Knife .

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Early life

Kind was born to a Jewish family, in the New Jersey capital of Trenton, the son of Alice, a homemaker, and Samuel Kind, a jeweler who formerly owned La Vake's Jewelry in Princeton. [3] Together with his younger sister, Joanne, he grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in a neighborhood called Pennsbury Heights. Richard attended Pennsbury High School with fellow actor Robert Curtis Brown, and he graduated in 1974. [4] In 1978 he graduated from Northwestern University, where he was in the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is also an alumnus of The Second City in Chicago. [5]

Career

Mad About You and Spin City

Kind portrayed Dr. Mark Devanow on Mad About You throughout the show's run, although after he took the role of Paul Lassiter on Spin City , he appeared on Mad About You with less frequency. Kind and Michael Boatman were the only two actors to appear in every episode of Spin City. While these are his two highest profile TV appearances, his first big break on television was as a member of the ensemble cast of Carol Burnett's brief return to sketch comedy, Carol & Company , which ran for two seasons beginning in 1990 on NBC.

Kind created the role of Addison Mizner in Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce , and has appeared on Broadway in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (2000), The Producers (2002), and Sly Fox (2004). He also appeared as the “Jury Foreman” in the film The Producers (2005) and played the lead role of Max Bialystock in a Hollywood Bowl production during July 27–29, 2012.

Other work

His voice credits include Larry the Anaconda in The Wild , “Clark” in the “Clark & Lewis Expedition” radio commercials for Horizon Air (with Patrick Warburton as “Lewis”), Molt in Disney/Pixar’s A Bug's Life , Van in Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Cars 2 , the narrator for Disney’s Go Baby , and Tom in Tom and Jerry: The Movie . He had a recurring role on the Disney Channel series Kim Possible as the villain Frugal Lucre. He guest stars in The Penguins of Madagascar as Roger the Alligator in the episodes "Haunted Habitat", "Roger Dodger", "Gator Watch", "April Fools", "The All Nighter Before Christmas", and "Operation: Neighbor Swap". He also plays the role of Gumbo in an episode of Chowder on Cartoon Network. In 2000 he did the voice of Mr. Dobbins in Tom Sawyer . In 2001–02, he voiced the character of Pongo in five episodes of the animated series Oswald .

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Scrubs

He also had a minor role as Gary Meyers, an archaeologist who translated the symbols on the Stargate prior to James Spader's character's involvement in the 1994 movie Stargate . He appeared in five episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm between 2002 and 2020 as Larry's cousin Andy. In 2006, he guest starred on Stargate Atlantis as Lucius Lavin, in the episodes "Irresistible" and "Irresponsible," making him the only actor to appear in both the original Stargate film, and in Stargate Atlantis (as different characters).

At the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on March 5, 2010. Richard Kind at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards.jpg
At the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on March 5, 2010.

Kind had a recurring role in Scrubs as Harvey Corman, an annoying hypochondriac, who claimed that having the same name as Harvey Korman did not "get as much action as you may think". He also played a role on USA's crime comedy Psych as Hugo, an astronomer who killed a partner for credit for the discovery of a planet ("From the Earth to the Starbucks"), and later on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as a wealthy philanthropist who kills his sister-in-law and niece to protect the money he uses to fund his philanthropic work ("Privilege").

Actor/director George Clooney is a close friend, and was best man at Kind's wedding to Dana Stanley in 1999. Kind later went on to play the part of a casting director in Clooney's directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind . Kind also played himself in the short-lived HBO series Unscripted , which Clooney executive produced and directed with Grant Heslov, as well as Argo , which was produced by both Clooney and Heslov.

Theater and film roles

Kind has performed in radio/audio plays for the LA Theatre Works and the Hollywood Theater of the Ear, and served as a guest panelist on the 2000 revival of the television game show To Tell the Truth .

Kind guest starred on the Disney Channel series Even Stevens , where he played the surly Uncle Chuck. He appeared in the film National Lampoon's Bag Boy in 2007. He also appeared in an episode of CBS' Two and a Half Men with Spin City former co-star Charlie Sheen covered in Tiger's Blood on November 12, 2007, and played Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa.

Kind also starred in the independent black comedy feature, The Understudy in 2008. He also played a small role on TNT's hit show Leverage playing the part of a corrupt mayor in the second season two-part finale. In 2007, Kind played a short role in the indie film The Visitor as Richard Jenkins's neighbor, Jacob. In 2008, Kind performed the role of Voltaire in the New York City Opera production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide . Kind played the major supporting role of Arthur Gopnik in the Coen brothers' dark comedy film A Serious Man . He voiced Bookworm in Toy Story 3 . He played the role of burnt spy Jesse's ex-boss, in three episodes of season 4 of Burn Notice as Marv, and had a small role in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter , as Christos Andryo, in 2010.

Gotham and Inside Out

In 2011, Kind guest starred in an episode of the ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine as Rod the Bod, and played a supporting dramatic role as Mr. Camp in the feature film Fancypants . He is the voice of "Clark" in the "Clark & Lewis Expedition" radio commercials for Horizon Air with Patrick Warburton as "Lewis". He starred in the HBO series Luck until its cancellation, and he is also the spokesman for On-Cor frozen foods. He also guest starred in Phineas and Ferb in the episode "Perry the Actorpus" as the Totally Tools executive. In 2012, he was featured in Divorce Invitation , and he played a small role in the film Argo as screenwriter Max Klein. In February 2013, he made a guest appearance on Kroll Show . In 2015, he played the GED instructor on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . He played the mayor Aubrey James in Gotham .

Kind voiced Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong in Pixar's Inside Out . [2] [6] He provides the voice of Olly and Saraline's dad Harvey Timbers in Welcome to the Wayne . He also provided the voice of Nightmare Cupcake from Crossy Road: The Series.

Personal life

Kind married Dana Stanley on November 14, 1999, [7] and they have three children, a son Max, and two daughters, Samantha and Skylar. [8]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1986 Nothing in Common Ad Exec in BarUncredited
1988 Vice Versa Floyd
Meanwhile in Santa Monica
1991 Queens Logic Actor
Ghoulies Go to College Cat Ghoulie (voice)
The Seventh Brother JC
All-American Murder Lou Alonzo
1992 Mr. Saturday Night Reporter
1993 Tom and Jerry: The Movie Tom (voice)
Quest of the Delta Knights Wamthool
1994 Jimmy Hollywood Angry Driver
Clifford Julien Daniels
Stargate Gary Meyers, Ph.D
1996 Johns Paul Truman
Shooting LilyFlorist
1997 Hacks Benny
Cold Around the Heart Attorney Nabbish
1998 A Bug's Life Molt (voice)
1999 Our Friend, Martin Mr. Willis (voice)
2000 Tom Sawyer Mr. Dobbins (voice)
2002 Quicksand Kensington
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Casting Executive Man
2003 The Station Agent Louis Tiboni
Shrink RapHerb
Nobody Knows Anything!Real Estate Agent
2004 Garfield: The Movie Dad Rat (voice)
Elvis Has Left the Building Burning Elvis
Dog Gone LoveDoug
2005 Bewitched Abner Kravitz
The Producers Jury Foreman
2006 Spymate Dr. Farley
Cars Van (voice)
The Wild Larry the Anaconda (voice)
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Herb Hope
For Your Consideration Marketing Person
The Emperor's Secret Erkki Tuomioja (voice)English version
Everyone's Hero Hobo Andy, Maitre D' (voice)
Raising Flagg Bill Reed
2007 The Grand Andy Andrews
The Visitor Jacob
National Lampoon's Bag Boy Dave Weiner
Big Stan Mal
The NeighborWilder
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Groundhog (voice)
The Understudy Ian
Roadside Romeo Guru (voice)Uncredited
2009 Ingenious Newkin
A Serious Man Uncle Arthur
Heidi 4 Paws Grandfather (voice)
Help Me, Help YouFish
Santa Buddies Eddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2010 Toy Story 3 Bookworm (voice)
Hereafter Christos
The Search for Santa Paws Eddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2011 Fancypants Mr. Camp
Cars 2 Van (voice)Vocal cameo
Bad SeedTim
2012BuzzKillStan Fuller (voice)
The ProducersMax Bialystock
Argo Max Klein
Divorce Invitation George Mason
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Eddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2013 Dealin' with Idiots Harold
2014 Obvious Child Jacob
Chu and BlossomFred
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Bix Field
Yellowbird Michka (voice)English version
All StarsRichard
Ride Boss
What Cheer?Stan
2015 Inside Out Bing Bong (voice)
The Lennon Report Dr. Stephan G. Lynn
Detours Sam Jacobson
2016Albion: The Enchanted StallionBrian
The Paper Store Professor Marty Kane
All We Had Marty
2017The Hebrew Hammer vs. HitlerHasid
Suburbicon John Sears
Bernard and Huey Marty
2019 The Last Laugh Jimbo
Bombshell Rudy Giuliani
Auggie [9] Felix
2020 Rifkin's Festival Mort's Father
TBAMonsters of California [10]

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985 Two Fathers' Justice District Attorney TurpinTV movie
1987 Hooperman ReindeerEpisode: "Deck the Cell with Bars of Folly"
Bennett BrothersRichard BennettTV movie
1988 My Sister Sam LangEpisode: "The Art of Love"
Mr. Belvedere JoeEpisode: "Marsha's Secret"
1989 Empty Nest Elton SextonEpisode: "A Life in the Day"
Unsub Jimmy Bello8 episodes
21 Jump Street Caller (voice)Episode: "Next Victim"
Anything but Love BradleyEpisode: "Just the Facts, Ma'am"
1990–91 Carol & Company Skit characters31 episodes
1991 Princesses Len KlecknerEpisode: "Someday My Prince Will Gum"
The Carol Burnett Show Skit characters
1992 Stand By Your Man LarsonEpisode: "Spare Me"
Great Scott! AlbertsEpisode: "Choir Mire"
1992–99,
2019
Mad About You Dr. Mark Devanow39 episodes
1993 The Building The Neurotic DirectorEpisode: "Father Knows Best"
1993–95 The Commish Alex Beebee6 episodes
1994 The Nanny Jeffrey NeedlemanEpisode: "The Playwright"
Blue Skies Kenny8 episodes
1995 A Whole New Ballgame Dwight Kling7 episodes
Nowhere Man Max WebbEpisode: "The Spider Webb"
1996 Space: Above and Beyond Colonel Matthew BurkeEpisode: "Level of Necessity"
Madness of MethodOwen GoodwinTV short
1996–02 Spin City Paul Lassiter145 episodes
1998 Something So Right PaulEpisode: "Something About the 'Men' in Menstruation"
The Lionhearts Additional voicesEpisode: "Singin' in the Mane"
1999 Strangers with Candy Harry Link, DDSEpisode: "Who Wants Cake?"
The Wild Thornberrys Lyrebird (voice)Episode: "Koality and Kuantity"
2001 Even Stevens Uncle Chuck StevensEpisode: "Uncle Chuck"
The Santa Claus BrothersRoy (voice)TV movie
2001–02 Oswald Pongo (voice)5 episodes
2002–03 Still Standing Dr. Nathan Gerber2 episodes
2002–20 Curb Your Enthusiasm Cousin Andy6 episodes
2003 Just Shoot Me! Jimmie KorshEpisode: "The Last Temptation of Elliot"
Miss Match Phil WestonEpisode: "Kate in Ex-tasy"
2003–04 Scrubs Harvey Corman4 episodes
2003–07 Kim Possible Frugal Lucre (voice)5 episodes
2004 Girlfriends Peter MillerEpisode: "Prophet & Loss"
Oliver Beene Barnaby RollinsEpisode: "X-ray Specs"
The Division HicksEpisode: "Lost and Found"
My Life, Inc.Dan MannionTV movie
That '70s Show Kimberly's DadEpisode: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Less than Perfect Lance CorcoranEpisode: "Shoo-In"
Father of the Pride Zebra (voice)2 episodes
2004–08 Go Baby! Narrator (voice)
2005 Head Cases Lou AlbertiniEpisode: "S(elf) Help"
Genetically ChallengedShermie FranklTV movie
E-Ring Asst. Public Affairs Sec. Danton Murphy2 episodes
Reba DavidEpisode: "Issues"
2005–13 Sesame Street Fairy Balloon Person, Mr. Disgracey2 episodes
2005–present American Dad! Al Tuttle (voice)29 episodes
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Pete WatsonEpisode: "Dog Day Aftermoon"
Stargate Atlantis Lucius Lavin2 episodes
The Angriest Man in SuburbiaJoshTV movie
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ernest FoleyEpisode: "Privilege"
Psych HugoEpisode: "From the Earth to Starbucks"
All of Us Dennis2 episodes
Two and a Half Men ArtieEpisode: "Is There a Mrs. Waffles?"
Sands of Oblivion IraTV movie
2009 Chowder Gumbo (voice)Episode: "The Deadly Maze"
Dora the Explorer Greedy King (voice)Episode: "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom: Trilogy 2"
Sherri Whiny NeighborEpisode: "Indecision '09"
2009–11 The Penguins of Madagascar Roger (voice)6 episodes
2010 Leverage Mayor Bradford Culpepper III2 episodes
Trauma IraEpisode: "Frequent Fliers"
'Til Death CharlieEpisode: "Brother's Keeper"
Burn Notice Marv3 episodes
2011 Harry's Law Marty SlumachEpisode: "Send in the Clowns"
Mr. Sunshine Rod McDaniel2 episodes
Femme Fatales Jonathan ShieldsEpisode: "Behind Locked Doors, Part 1"
Phineas and Ferb Executive (voice)Episode: "Perry the Actorpus"
2011–12 Luck Joey Rathburn9 episodes
2012SketchyLord ArbyEpisode: "Downtown Arby's"
NYC 22 Geoff ArnhauldtEpisode: "Thugs and Lovers"
2012–19 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Various4 episodes
2013 Kroll Show MarkEpisode: "Can I Finish?"
Golden Boy Paul Daly3 episodes
Childrens Hospital MarvinEpisode: "Country Weekend"
Drop Dead Diva Marty FrummEpisode: "One Shot"
Dark MinionsFeldenbaumTV movie
The Good Wife Judge Alan DaviesEpisode: "The Next Day"
2014 The Michael J. Fox Show Mr. NorwoodEpisode: "Secret"
Ten X TenMan 50sMiniseries
Bad Teacher Brie's HusbandEpisode: "Pilot"
Glee Mr. RifkinEpisode: "The Back-Up Plan"
Sharknado 2: The Second One Harland 'The Blaster' McGuinnessTV movie
TripTank Dad, Stanley (voice)2 episodes
The Middle Dr. NillerEpisode: "Unbraceable You"
2014–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Mort Weinerman (voice)4 episodes
2014–17 Red Oaks Sam Myers24 episodes
2014–19 Gotham Mayor Aubrey James13 episodes
2015What's Your EmergencyDevon MickettyEpisode: "Let's Make a Date"
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Mr. LefkovitzEpisode: "Kimmy Goes to School!"
Love Is DeadKen BellTV movie
Happyish MosesEpisode: "Starring Helen Keller, Moses and Lenny Bruce"
Survivor's Remorse Ira IrwinEpisode: "M.V.P."
2015–17 Disney's Crossy Road Nightmare Cupcake (voice)Recurring
2016 Elementary Trent GarbyEpisode: "A Study in Charlotte"
2016–17 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Imperial Officer General Durpin (voice)7 episodes
2017 Jeff & Some Aliens Stanley (voice)5 episodes
Man Seeking Woman GodEpisode: "Blood"
Still the King Walt's DadEpisode: "Flatbushes"
Disjointed Special Agent SchwartzEpisode: "The Worst"
I'm Dying Up Here Marty Dansak5 episodes
The Librarians Bennie KonopkaEpisode: "And the Steal of Fortune"
2017–18 Elena of Avalor Cucahute (voice)2 episodes
2017–19 Tangled: The Series Uncle Monty (voice)8 episodes
Big Mouth Marty Glouberman (voice)19 episodes
Welcome to the Wayne Harvey Timbers (voice)2 episodes
2017-2020 The Goldbergs Formica Michael Mikowitz3 episodes
2018–19 Young Sheldon Ira Rosenbloom3 episodes
Summer Camp Island Shark (voice)5 episodes
2019 Documentary Now! LarryEpisode: "Original Cast Album: Co-Op"
The Other Two Skip Schamplin4 episodes
The Good Fight Judge Alan DaviesEpisode: "The One Inspired by Roy Cohn"
Brockmire Gus Barton6 episodes [11]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Richard Sackler Episode: "Opioids II"
At Home with Amy Sedaris Sugar GrizEpisode: "Confectionaries"
Life in Pieces Mort Stuart ShortEpisode: "Cabana Hero Action Son"
Transparent HowardEpisode: "Musicale Finale"
A Million Little Things SeymourEpisode: "Austin"
John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch Himself Netflix Children's Musical Comedy Special
2020 Indebted Artie2 episodes
Bob's Burgers JulesEpisode: "Flat-Top O' the Morning to Ya"
Almost Paradise Uncle DannyEpisode: "Uncle Danny"
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Sam BloomEpisode: "Dead People Lie Down"
The Simpsons DirectorEpisode: "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas"

Video games

YearTitleRole
1998 A Bug's Life Molt
2012 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Alpaca Guard
2018 Lego The Incredibles Bing Bong

Web

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012 Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Himself/GuestEpisode: "147"

Theatre

YearTitleRoleVenueRef.
1984Orwell That Ends WellPerformer Village Gate, Off-Broadway [12]
2000 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife Ira (replacement) Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
2001 The Producers Max Bialystock (replacement) St. James Theatre, Broadway
2002 Funny Girl Mr. Renaldi New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway
2003BounceAddison Mizner Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
2004 Sly Fox The Judge (replacement)
Foxwell J. Sly (replacement)
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
2004 The Drowsy Chaperone Performer Dodger Stages, Off-Broadway
2005 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Andre (replacement) Imperial Theatre, Broadway
2006 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Senator Wingwoah August Wilson Theatre, Broadway
2006an oak treeFather (replacement) Barrow Street Theatre, Off-Broadway
2007 Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Performer Minetta Lane Theatre, Off-Broadway
2007 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman PerformerStage Reading, California
2013 The Big Knife Marcus Hoff American Airlines Theater, Broadway
2016 Kiss Me Kate Gangster Roundabout Theater Company Benefit Concert
2018NassimPerformer New York City Center Stage II, Off-Broadway
2019 Kiss Me Kate Gangster (replacement) Studio 54, Broadway

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
1995 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series Mad About You Nominated [13]
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Ensemble Cast A Serious Man Nominated
2009 Gotham Awards Best Ensemble PerformanceNominated
2010 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Won
2013 Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play The Big Knife Nominated [14]
2013 Drama Desk Award Best Featured Actor in a Play Won
2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Best Featured Actor in a PlayNominated

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