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Michael Richards

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. During the show's run, he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times. Richards began his career as a stand-up comedian, first stepping into a national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special. He went on to become a series regular on ABC's Fridays. Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows including Cheers, Night Court, Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads, UHF, and Trial and Error, one of his few starring roles. During the run of Seinfeld, he made a guest appearance in Mad About You. After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one season. After his series was cancelled, Richards returned to performing stand-up comedy. After inciting media furor for losing his temper and repeatedly shouting "nigger" at

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Michael Richards to Jerry Seinfeld -- I Learned My Lesson After 'Laugh Factory' Meltdown

Kramer to Seinfeld:
I Learned My Lesson After N-Word Meltdown

Michael Richards is telling Jerry Seinfeld ... he's still pretty damaged from the fall-out of his infamous N-word laced tirade at the "Laugh Factory" ... and refuses to return to the comedy stage… READ MORE >

Michael Richards -- Mobbed By Kramer Fans in NYC

Michael Richards -- Mobbed By Kramer Fans in NYC

It's been nearly 4 years to the day since his nuclear meltdown at an L.A. comedy club ... and Michael Richards is in higher demand than ever -- drawing Bieber-sized crowds last night in the Big… READ MORE >

- 1340 days ago
Michael Richards Pap Confrontation -- The Pics

Michael Richards Pap Confrontation -- The Pics

The paparazzo who claims Michael Richards kicked his ass during a violent confrontation last month has finally released the pics from the incident ... and the photos seem to tell a very different… READ MORE >

- 1398 days ago
Michael Richards Sued for Brutal Beatdown

Michael Richards Sued for Brutal Beatdown

"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards allegedly unleashed a devastating ass kicking on a photographer in L.A. last month ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.According to the suit,… READ MORE >

- 1400 days ago
TMZ Live: Carrie Vs. Vivid, MJ's $$$, Stalkers

TMZ Live: Carrie Vs. Vivid, MJ's $$$, Stalkers

Harvey and Mike took your questions on everything today -- including Carrie Prejean's war against that wants to release her solo sex tape ... and Shauna Sand's XXX advice to the "biblically… READ MORE >

- 1697 days ago
Kramer Turns Racist Rant Into a Joke

Kramer Turns Racist Rant Into a Joke

Three years ago today, Michael Richards took the stage at the Laugh Factory and unleashed the racist tirade that would change his life forever -- but now he's turning the whole thing into a joke… READ MORE >

- 1698 days ago
Kramer's Coming Back Atcha -- You Ready?

Kramer's Coming Back Atcha -- You Ready?

It's been almost three years since his infamous n-bomb tirade at the Laugh Factory -- but it seems Michael Richards is finally gearing up for his big comeback ... that is, if you'll let him.Kramer… READ MORE >

- 1765 days ago
Michael Richards -- Forgive and Forget?

Michael Richards -- Forgive and Forget?

Michael Richards is back after a two year hiatus -- as in... he went underground after that whole racist rant thing.Richards chose Venice Beach as his venue and a photog brought up a good point --… READ MORE >

- 2014 days ago
Kramer Resurfaces

Kramer Resurfaces

Michael Richards had lunch with a white friend yesterday at the trendy Fred Segal boutique in Santa Monica. See Also Kramer's Racist Tirade -- One Year Later  READ MORE >

- 2108 days ago
"Kramer's" Racist Tirade -- Has It Been a Year Already?

"Kramer's" Racist Tirade -- Has It Been a Year Already?

Where has the time gone?insertBCSinglePlayer(320419871);It's been 365 days since Michael Richards, previously best known playing Cosmo Kramer on the hit TV show "Seinfeld," unleashed a verbal… READ MORE >

- 2429 days ago

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