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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 22, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, waiter

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A television character actor and busy voiceover artist, Richard Kind came up through the 1980s improv comedy scene before becoming one of the more prolific supporting players on primetime. He was best recognized for his concurrent roles on the long-running sitcoms "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99) and "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), but throughout his career, he held down a busy schedule in New York musical theater and as an occasional film player. Kind was often cast as bookish, whiny, nebbish types, including in his film career high-water mark in the Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man" (2009), but Kind's voice characterizations in Disney/Pixar animated hits like "A Bug's Life" (1998) and "Cars" (2006) truly afforded the actor the opportunity to stretch his legs and exercise his talent for unpredictable stage comedy.

A television character actor and busy voiceover artist, Richard Kind came up through the 1980s improv comedy scene before becoming one of the more prolific supporting players on primetime. He was best recognized for his concurrent roles on the long-running sitcoms "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99) and "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), but throughout his career, he held down a busy schedule in New York musical theater and as an occasional film player. Kind was often cast as bookish, whiny, nebbish types, including in his film career high-water mark in the Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man" (2009), but Kind's voice characterizations in Disney/Pixar animated hits like "A Bug's Life" (1998) and "Cars" (2006) truly afforded the actor the opportunity to stretch his legs and exercise his talent for unpredictable stage comedy.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Paper Store, The (2015)
3.
 Ride (2014)
4.
 Obvious Child (2014)
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 Argo (2012)
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 Cars 2 (2011)
9.
 Toy Story 3 (2010)
10.
 Hereafter (2010)
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Raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Studied pre-law in college, but decided to take a year before going to law school to give acting a try
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After four unproductive years in New York, moved to back to Chicago; joined Practical Theatre Company
1983:
Performed with Second City in both Chicago and L.A.
1985:
Made TV-movie debut in "Two Fathers' Justice" (NBC)
1988:
Had bit role in feature film "Vice Versa"
1989:
Made TV series debut as regular in "UNSUB" (NBC)
1990:
Was part of the regular cast of the NBC variety series "Carol & Company"
1991:
Reteamed with Burnett on the short-lived CBS variety series "The Carol Burnett Show"
1992:
Provided voice of Tom in "Tom and Jerry: The Movie"
1992:
Had regular role on the NBC sitcom "Mad About You"
1994:
Appeared on the ABC sitcom "Blue Skies"
1994:
Cast as a scientist in feature "Stargate"
1996:
Played the mayoral press secretary on "Spin City" (ABC)
2000:
Appeared on Broadway in "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife"
2001:
Took over the role of Max Bialystock in the broadway production of "The Producers"
2002:
Had a recurring role as Cousin Andy on the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
2003:
Guest starred on NBC's "Scrubs," as the hypochondriac Mr. Corman
2004:
Starred on Broadway in "Sly Fox"
2005:
Appeared as the 'Jury Foreman' in the film "The Producers"
2005:
Played himself on the short-lived HBO series "Unscripted," which is executive-produced by Clooney
2006:
Appeared in the animated family film "The Wild" as Larry the anaconda
2006:
Appeared in Jeff Garlin's feature directing debut, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with"
2009:
Cast in supporting role in the Coen Brothers' drama "A Serious Man"
2010:
Voiced the character of Bookworm in "Toy Story 3"
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Education

Northwestern University: Evanston , Illinois - 1978

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wife:
Dana Stanley. Former programming manager. Worked at Lifetime Television; became engaged on August 8, 1997; married on November 14, 1999.

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