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Kevin Michael Richardson

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Years active  1992 – Present
Name  Kevin Richardson

Education  Syracuse University
Upcoming movie  Ratchet & Clank
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Born  October 25, 1964 (age 51) (1964-10-25) The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation  Actor, voice-over artist
Role  Voice actor ·
Spouse  Monica Richardson (m. 2006)
Children  Anthony Richardson, Michael Richardson
Movies and TV shows  The Cleveland Show, Lilo & Stitch, Gravity Falls, American Dad!, Transformers: Prime
Similar People  Mike Henry, John DiMaggio, Jeff Bennett, Corey Burton, Grey DeLisle

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Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964) is an American actor and voice artist who has portrayed a multitude of characters in various animated series and video games. He is known for his extremely deep voice and has been playing a wide variety of characters since the early 1990s, often villains. For voicing Joker in The Batman (2004–2008), he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.


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Early life

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A classically trained actor and a native of the Bronx, New York, Richardson first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program. As a result of this, he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University and a spot on a PBS special directed by John Houseman.


Richardson has usually portrayed villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice. In 1995, he obtained his first voice role; Mayor Tilton on the animated TV version of The Mask.

His credits include Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch and its franchise, Shnitzel in the Chowder pilot (and was later replaced by John DiMaggio), Goro in Mortal Kombat, the second voice of Skulker on Danny Phantom, Sarevok in the Baldur's Gate series, Jolee Bindo in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Crunch Bandicoot in the Crash Bandicoot games, Tartarus from Halo 2, Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek in Ratchet & Clank, Antauri in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Openly Gator from Queer Duck, Doctor Payne and others on The Proud Family, Dark Laser on The Fairly OddParents, Maurice from The Penguins of Madagascar, Slam Tasmanian and Tech E. Coyote on Loonatics Unleashed and the voice of Exile in the 1990s animated series Road Rovers. Richardson also replaced Keith David as the voice of Tombstone on The Spectacular Spider-Man. He provided a character voice set for Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter and Icewind Dale II. He was the voice of Heihachi in the PlayStation 2 game Soul Calibur II, though he is listed in the role as Victor Stone. He also voiced Stump Smash and Tree Rex in Skylanders: SWAP Force, Skylanders: Trap Team and Skylanders: SuperChargers.

In 2001, he voiced Barney Rubble on the TV animated movie The Flintstones: On the Rocks. In 2003, he voiced Trigon on the TV animated series Teen Titans. Trigon is the Demonic King overlord, father to Raven, one of the main 5 Titan heroes. In 2004, he became the first African-American to voice Joker in the Kids WB animated series, The Batman, a role for which he was twice nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series. In 2006, he appeared in the comedy Clerks II in which he plays a cop who notices the words "Porch Monkey 4 Life" written on the back of Randal Graves' work jacket. In 2008, he did the voice of Bishop for Wolverine and the X-Men. Later, he did the voice of Nick Fury on The Super Hero Squad Show.

He often plays characters based on comedian Bill Cosby, such as on Family Guy ("Brian Does Hollywood"), where Stewie is a contestant on the comedian's Kids Say the Darndest Things; as Cosby himself on The Boondocks and playing the role of Numbuh 5's father Mr. Lincoln, who is also a homage of Cosby on Codename: Kids Next Door. His most frequent role on Family Guy is as Jerome, Lois's ex-boyfriend. He also voiced Cleveland Brown, Jr. and Lester Krinklesac and numerous others on The Cleveland Show. He currently voices Principal Brian Lewis on American Dad!.

Richardson's voice roles (in 2011) include Panthro in the 2011 Thundercats series, Martian Manhunter on Young Justice, and Bulkhead, one of the lead characters on Transformers: Prime.

He played Kilowog in Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, the video game sequel to the live-action film Green Lantern, and later reprised the role in the animated series Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Richardson was nominated for Voice Actor of the Year by Behind the Voice Actors in 2012 and in 2013.

In 2015, Richardson provided the voice of a Nigerian king on The Simpsons episode "The Princess Guide". Later, he provided the voice of Judge Michaels in Tyler Perry's first animated film Madea's Tough Love.

Personal life

Richardson married his wife in May 2006 and they have two children.


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