Richard Kind Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Richard Kind            

Jewish Television Actor Best Known for "Mad About You" and "Spin City"; Currently on FOX's "Gotham"

Richard Kind is an acclaimed actor known for his versatile performances across film, television, and stage. Raised in a Jewish family, Kind developed a passion for performing arts early in his life. He attended Northwestern University, where he nurtured his acting skills and graduated with a degree in theater.

Kind's breakthrough came with his role as Dr. Mark Devanow on the popular NBC sitcom "Mad About You." This role showcased his talent for comedy and earned him widespread recognition. Concurrently, he gained further acclaim for his portrayal of Paul Lassiter, the bumbling press secretary on the ABC political sitcom "Spin City."

Throughout his career, Kind has demonstrated remarkable range, seamlessly transitioning between comedic and dramatic roles. His film credits include notable performances in the Coen Brothers-directed "A Serious Man" and the critically acclaimed "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck. Additionally, Kind has lent his voice to characters in beloved animated films such as "A Bug's Life," "Cars," and "Inside Out."

On stage, Kind has starred in “Guys and Dolls” in London, the smash hit Broadway musical “The Producers,” “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” “Candide” and “Bounce,” among others. His starring role in the 2013 Broadway revival of "The Big Knife" earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor as well as a Drama Desk Award.

Kind's television work extends beyond his famous sitcom roles. He has made memorable guest appearances over the years on shows like "Scrubs," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "Gotham" and he will appear in the fourth season of "Only Murders in the Building." His ability to bring depth and authenticity to a wide range of characters have made him a respected and beloved figure in the entertainment industry.


Richard Kind and More Set for Frog & Peach Theatre Benefit
Richard Kind on His Tony Nomination for 'The Big Knife ...
Actor Richard Kind discusses his Tony nomination for his performance as movie studio executive Marcus Hoff in the current Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's ...
Richard Kind's 21 Questions -- Daily Intelligencer
Richard Kind Refuses to Serve Food on Roller Skates. By Vanita Salisbury. 0. 0. Name: Richard Kind Age: "Because my children are 11, 9, and 9, I am forced to ...
The Perfect Apartment, From Memory -
When, back in 2000, the sitcom “Spin City” moved production to Los Angeles from New York, few could have been happier than Richard Kind, a born-and-bred  ...

Related Speakers View all

More like Richard