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Richard Kind


Richard Kind is an accomplished stage, screen and television performer who continues to redefine the term “character actor.” On TV, he is perhaps best known for his roles on “Spin City” and “Mad About You.” In addition, he was a series regular on “Luck,” starring Dustin Hoffman, as well as three seasons of “Red Oaks.” Other TV credits include “Brockmire,” opposite Hank Azaria; “Gotham;” “I’m Dying Up Here;” “Curb Your Enthusiasm;” “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit;” and YOUNG SHELDON on the Network.


On the big screen, Kind appeared in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Argo,” directed by Ben Affleck, and starred as Bing Bong in the hit Pixar film “Inside Out.” Also, he has voiced characters in “A Bug’s Life” and “Cars;” played a memorable, heartbreaking role in Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter;” co-starred in the critically acclaimed “A Serious Man,” written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen; and appeared in “Suburbicon,” directed by George Clooney.


Additional film credits include a two-time collaboration with director Tom McCarthy on “The Visitor” and “The Station Agent,” as well as roles in the independent films “Obvious Child,” “The Bellmen,” “Auggie,” “The Magnificent Meyersons,” “Andover,” “The Independents,” “All We Had,” “The Lennon Report” and “The Paper Store.”


Kind is a Drama Desk Award-winner and Tony nominee for the Broadway hit “The Big Knife.” Additional stage credits include “Guys and Dolls” in London, the hit Broadway musical “The Producers,” “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” “Candide” and “Bounce,” among others. Kind began his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hall and Gary Kroeger.


Kind’s birthday is Nov. 22. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @RealRichardKind.