Richard Kind

Richard Bruce Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor, known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You (as Dr. Mark Devanow) and Spin City (as Paul Lassiter).[1] He also does voice performances in various Pixar films such as A Bug's Life, the Cars series, Toy Story 3, and Inside Out.[2]

Richard Kind
Born
Richard Bruce Kind

(1956-11-22) November 22, 1956
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)
Dana Stanley (m. 1999)
Children3

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.

Career as a voice actor

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 four episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm between 2002 and 2009 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).

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.

LA theatre works 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, Inside Out, and Welcome to the Wayne

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.[6][2] 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 is a good friend of George Clooney.[7] Kind married Dana Stanley on November 14, 1999[8] and has three children, a son Max, and two daughters, Samantha and Skylar.

Kind supported Democratic Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley for President in the 2016 election.[9]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1986Nothing in CommonAd Exec in BarUncredited
1988Vice VersaFloyd
Meanwhile in Santa Monica
1991Queens LogicActor
Ghoulies Go to CollegeCat Ghoulie (voice)
All-American MurderLou Alonzo
1992Mr. Saturday NightReporter
1993Tom and Jerry: The MovieTom (voice)
Quest of the Delta KnightsWamthool
1994Jimmy HollywoodAngry Driver
CliffordJulien Daniels
StargateGary Meyers, Ph.D
1996JohnsPaul Truman
Shooting LilyFlorist
1997HacksBenny
Cold Around the HeartAttorney Nabbish
1998A Bug's LifeMolt (voice)
1999Our Friend, MartinMr. Willis (voice)
2000Tom SawyerMr. Dobbins (voice)
2002QuicksandKensington
Confessions of a Dangerous MindCasting Executive Man
2003The Station AgentLouis Tiboni
Shrink RapHerb
Nobody Knows Anything!Real Estate Agent
2004Garfield: The MovieDad Rat (voice)
Elvis Has Left the BuildingBurning Elvis
Dog Gone LoveDoug
2005BewitchedAbner Kravitz
The ProducersJury Foreman
2006SpymateDr. Farley
CarsVan (voice)
The WildLarry the Anaconda (voice)
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese WithHerb Hope
For Your ConsiderationMarketing Person
Everyone's HeroHobo Andy, Maitre D'
(voice)
Raising FlaggBill Reed
2007The GrandAndy Andrews
The VisitorJacob
National Lampoon's Bag BoyDave Weiner
Big StanMal
The NeighborWilder
2008Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the ChiefGroundhog (voice)
The UnderstudyIan
Roadside RomeoGuru (voice)Uncredited
2009IngeniousNewkin
A Serious ManUncle Arthur
Heidi 4 PawsGrandfather (voice)
Help Me, Help YouFish
Santa BuddiesEddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2010Toy Story 3Bookworm (voice)
HereafterChristos
The Search for Santa PawsEddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2011FancypantsMr. Camp
Cars 2Van (voice)Vocal cameo
Bad SeedTim
2012BuzzKillStan Fuller (voice)
The ProducersMax Bialystock
ArgoMax Klein
Divorce InvitationGeorge Mason
Santa Paws 2: The Santa PupsEddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2013Dealin' with IdiotsHarold
2014Obvious ChildJacob
Chu and BlossomFred
The Angriest Man in BrooklynBix Field
YellowbirdMichka (voice)English version
All StarsRichard
RideBoss
What Cheer?Stan
2015Inside OutBing Bong (voice)
The Lennon ReportDr. Stephan G. Lynn
DetoursSam Jacobson
2016Albion: The Enchanted StallionBrian
The Paper StoreProfessor Marty Kane
All We HadMarty
2017The Hebrew Hammer vs. HitlerHasid
SuburbiconJohn Sears
Bernard and HueyMarty
2019BombshellRudy Giuliani

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985Two Fathers' JusticeDistrict Attorney TurpinTV movie
1987HoopermanReindeerEpisode: "Deck the Cell with Bars of Folly"
Bennett BrothersRichard BennettTV movie
1988My Sister SamLangEpisode: "The Art of Love"
Mr. BelvedereJoeEpisode: "Marsha's Secret"
1989Empty NestElton SextonEpisode: "A Life in the Day"
UnsubJimmy Bello8 episodes
21 Jump StreetCaller (voice)Episode: "Next Victim"
Anything but LoveBradleyEpisode: "Just the Facts, Ma'am"
1990–91Carol & CompanySkit characters31 episodes
1991PrincessesLen KlecknerEpisode: "Someday My Prince Will Gum"
The Carol Burnett ShowSkit characters
1992Stand By Your ManLarsonEpisode: "Spare Me"
Great Scott!AlbertsEpisode: "Choir Mire"
1992–99Mad About YouDr. Mark Devanow39 episodes
1993The BuildingThe Neurotic DirectorEpisode: "Father Knows Best"
1993–95The CommishAlex Beebee6 episodes
1994The NannyJeffrey NeedlemanEpisode: "The Playwright"
Blue SkiesKenny8 episodes
1995A Whole New BallgameDwight Kling7 episodes
Nowhere ManMax WebbEpisode: "The Spider Webb"
1996Space: Above and BeyondColonel Matthew BurkeEpisode: "Level of Necessity"
Madness of MethodOwen GoodwinTV short
1996–2002Spin CityPaul Lassiter145 episodes
1998Something So RightPaulEpisode: "Something About the 'Men' in Menstruation"
The LionheartsAdditional voicesEpisode: "Singin' in the Mane"
1999Strangers with CandyHarry Link, DDSEpisode: "Who Wants Cake?"
The Wild ThornberrysLyrebird (voice)Episode: "Koality and Kuantity"
2001Even StevensUncle Chuck StevensEpisode: "Uncle Chuck"
The Santa Claus BrothersRoy (voice)TV movie
2001–02OswaldPongo (voice)5 episodes
2002–03Still StandingDr. Nathan Gerber2 episodes
2002–09Curb Your EnthusiasmCousin Andy4 episodes
2003Just Shoot Me!Jimmie KorshEpisode: "The Last Temptation of Elliot"
Miss MatchPhil WestonEpisode: "Kate in Ex-tasy"
2003–04ScrubsHarvey Corman4 episodes
2003–07Kim PossibleFrugal Lucre (voice)5 episodes
2004GirlfriendsPeter MillerEpisode: "Prophet & Loss"
Oliver BeeneBarnaby RollinsEpisode: "X-ray Specs"
The DivisionHicksEpisode: "Lost and Found"
My Life, Inc.Dan MannionTV movie
That '70s ShowKimberly's DadEpisode: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Less than PerfectLance CorcoranEpisode: "Shoo-In"
Father of the PrideZebra (voice)2 episodes
2004–08Go Baby!Narrator (voice)
2005Head CasesLou AlbertiniEpisode: "S(elf) Help"
Genetically ChallengedShermie FranklTV movie
E-RingAsst. Public Affairs Sec. Danton Murphy2 episodes
RebaDavidEpisode: "Issues"
2005–13Sesame StreetFairy Balloon Person, Mr. Disgracey2 episodes
2005–19American Dad!Al Tuttle (voice)17 episodes
2006Three Moons Over MilfordPete WatsonEpisode: "Dog Day Aftermoon"
Stargate AtlantisLucius Lavin2 episodes
The Angriest Man in SuburbiaJoshTV movie
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentErnest FoleyEpisode: "Privilege"
PsychHugoEpisode: "From the Earth to Starbucks"
All of UsDennis2 episodes
Two and a Half MenArtieEpisode: "Is There a Mrs. Waffles?"
Sands of OblivionIraTV movie
2009ChowderGumbo (voice)Episode: "The Deadly Maze"
Dora the ExplorerGreedy King (voice)Episode: "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom: Trilogy 2"
SherriWhiny NeighborEpisode: "Indecision '09"
2009–11The Penguins of MadagascarRoger (voice)6 episodes
2010LeverageMayor Bradford Culpepper III2 episodes
TraumaIraEpisode: "Frequent Fliers"
'Til DeathCharlieEpisode: "Brother's Keeper"
Burn NoticeMarv3 episodes
2011Harry's LawMarty SlumachEpisode: "Send in the Clowns"
Mr. SunshineRod McDaniel2 episodes
Femme FatalesJonathan ShieldsEpisode: "Behind Locked Doors, Part 1"
Phineas and FerbExecutive (voice)Episode: "Perry the Actorpus"
2011–12LuckJoey Rathburn9 episodes
2012SketchyLord ArbyEpisode: "Downtown Arby's"
NYC 22Geoff ArnhauldtEpisode: "Thugs and Lovers"
2012–18Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJonas Dworkin / Biegel Griffin Kimbell Attorney2 episodes
2013Kroll ShowMarkEpisode: "Can I Finish?"
Golden BoyPaul Daly3 episodes
Childrens HospitalMarvinEpisode: "Country Weekend"
Drop Dead DivaMarty FrummEpisode: "One Shot"
Dark MinionsFeldenbaumTV movie
The Good WifeJudge Alan DaviesEpisode: "The Next Day"
2014The Michael J. Fox ShowMr. NorwoodEpisode: "Secret"
Ten X TenMan 50sMiniseries
Bad TeacherBrie's HusbandEpisode: "Pilot"
GleeMr. RifkinEpisode: "The Back-Up Plan"
Sharknado 2: The Second OneHarland 'The Blaster' McGuinnessTV movie
TripTankDad, Stanley (voice)2 episodes
The MiddleDr. NillerEpisode: "Unbraceable You"
2014–15Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade NinjaMort Weinerman (voice)4 episodes
GothamMayor Aubrey James8 episodes
2014–17Red OaksSam Myers24 episodes
2015What's Your EmergencyDevon MickettyEpisode: "Let's Make a Date"
Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtMr. LefkovitzEpisode: "Kimmy Goes to School!"
Love Is DeadKen BellTV movie
HappyishMosesEpisode: "Starring Helen Keller, Moses and Lenny Bruce"
Survivor's RemorseIra IrwinEpisode: "M.V.P."

2015-17 Crossy Road: The Series - Nightmare Cupcake

2016ElementaryTrent GarbyEpisode: "A Study in Charlotte"
2016–17Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker AdventuresImperial Officer General Durpin (voice)7 episodes
2017Jeff & Some AliensStanley (voice)5 episodes
Man Seeking WomanGodEpisode: "Blood"
Still the KingWalt's DadEpisode: "Flatbushes"
Welcome to the WayneHarvey Timbers (voice)Episode: "Spacefish"
DisjointedSpecial Agent SchwartzEpisode: "The Worst"
I'm Dying Up HereMarty Dansak5 episodes
The GoldbergsFormica MikeEpisode: "Girl Talk"
The LibrariansBennie KonopkaEpisode: "And the Steal of Fortune"
2017–18Elena of AvalorCucahute (voice)2 episodes
Tangled: The SeriesUncle Monty (voice)5 episodes
Big MouthMarty Glouberman (voice)11 episodes
2018Young SheldonIra Rosenbloom2 episodes: "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers" and "Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentleman Callers, and a Dinette Set"
2018–presentSummer Camp IslandShark (voice)4 episodes
2019The Other TwoSkip SchamplinEpisode: "Chase Goes to a Premiere"
Documentary Now!LarryEpisode: "Original Cast Album: Co-Op"
The Good FightJudge Alan DaviesEpisode: "The One Inspired by Roy Cohn"
BrockmireGus Barton6 episodes[10]
Last Week Tonight with John OliverRichard SacklerEpisode: "Opioids II"
At Home with Amy SedarisSugar GrizEpisode: "Confectionaries"
Life in PiecesMort Stuart ShortEpisode: "Cabana Hero Action Son"

Video games

Year Title Role
1998A Bug's LifeMolt
2012Sorcerers of the Magic KingdomAlpaca Guard
2018Lego The Incredibles Bing Bong

References

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  2. Truitt, Brian. "How Bing Bong kind of steals 'Inside Out'". USA Today. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  3. "Richard Kind Biography (1956-)". FilmReference.com. NetIndustries. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
  4. Beavers, Cary (June 21, 2013). "Tony Award-nominee Richard Kind returns to Pennsbury High School to accept honor, reminisce". Bucks Local News. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  5. "Richard Kind". secondcity.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  6. Terrero, Nina. "How Richard Kind turned Bing Bong into the summer's heartbreaking imaginary best friend". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  7. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/george-clooneys-friend-richard-kind-says-hes-a-great-dad-to-twins/ar-AAAI54K
  8. "Richard Kind Biography (1956-)". FilmReference.com. NetIndustries. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
  9. Moraes, Lisa de (July 29, 2016). "Richard Kind, The Last Martin O'Malley Supporter, Attends DNC For Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'". Deadline. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
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