Richard Kind

American actor

Richard John Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in Mad About You (as Dr. Mark Devanow) and in Spin City (as Paul Thomas Lassiter). Kind voiced Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong in Pixar's Inside Out.[1]

Richard Kind
Richard Bruce Kind

(1956-11-22) November 22, 1956 (age 67)
Alma materNorthwestern University
Years active1984–present
Dana Stanley
(m. 1998; div. 2014)

Early and personal life change

Kind was born on November 22, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey to a Jewish family.[2] He grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Kind studied at Pennsbury High School and at Northwestern University.

He married Dana Stanley in 1999 and they divorced in 2014. They have three children. Actor and director George Clooney is a close friend, and was best man at Kind's wedding.[3]

Filmography change

Film change

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Nothing in Common Ad Exec in Bar Uncredited
1988 Vice Versa Floyd
Meanwhile in Santa Monica
1989 How I Got Into College
1991 Queens Logic Actor
Ghoulies Go to College Cat Ghoulie (voice)
All-American Murder Lou Alonzo
1992 Mr. Saturday Night Reporter
1993 Tom and Jerry: The Movie Tom (voice)
Quest of the Delta Knights Wamthool
1994 Clifford Julien Daniels
Stargate Gary Meyers, Ph.D
1996 Johns Paul Truman
Shooting Lily Florist
1997 Hacks Benny
Cold Around the Heart Attorney Nabbish
1998 A Bug's Life Molt (voice)
1999 Our Friend, Martin Mr. Willis (voice)
2000 Tom Sawyer Mr. Dobbins (voice)
2001 Cats & Dogs Calico (voice)
2002 Quicksand Kensington
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Casting Executive Man
2003 The Station Agent Louis Tiboni
Shrink Rap Herb
Nobody Knows Anything! Real Estate Agent
2004 Garfield: The Movie Dad Rat (voice)
Elvis Has Left the Building Burning Elvis
Dog Gone Love Doug
2005 Bewitched Abner Kravitz
The Producers Jury Foreman
2006 Spymate Dr. Farley
Cars Van (voice)
The Wild Larry the Anaconda (voice)
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Herb Hope
For Your Consideration Marketing Person
Everyone's Hero Hobo Andy, Maitre D' (voice)
Raising Flagg Bill Reed
2007 The Grand Andy Andrews
The Visitor Jacob
National Lampoon's Bag Boy Dave Weiner
Big Stan Mal
The Neighbor Wilder
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Groundhog (voice)
The Understudy Ian
Roadside Romeo Guru (voice) Uncredited
2009 Ingenious Newkin
A Serious Man Uncle Arthur
Heidi 4 Paws Grandfather (voice)
Help Me, Help You Fish
Santa Buddies Eddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2010 Toy Story 3 Bookworm (voice)
Hereafter Christos
The Search for Santa Paws Eddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2011 Fancypants Mr. Camp
Cars 2 Van (voice)
Bad Seed Tim
2012 BuzzKill Stan Fuller (voice)
The Producers Max Bialystock
Argo Max Klein
Divorce Invitation George Mason
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Eddy the Elf Dog (voice)
2013 Dealin' with Idiots Harold
2014 Obvious Child Jacob
Chu and Blossom Fred
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Bix Field
Yellowbird Michka (voice) English version
All Stars Richard
Ride Boss
2015 Inside Out Bing Bong (voice)
The Lennon Report Dr. Stephan G. Lynn
The Paper Store Prof. Marty Kane
Detours Sam Jacobson
2016 Albion: Rise of the Danann Brian
TBA The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler Hasid

Television change

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Ratings Game Steve TV movie
1985 Two Fathers' Justice District Attorney Turpin TV movie
1987 Hooperman Reindeer Episode: "Deck the Cell with Bars of Folly"
Bennett Brothers Richard Bennett TV movie
1988 My Sister Sam Lang Episode: "The Art of Love"
Mr. Belvedere Joe Episode: "Marsha's Secret"
1989 Empty Nest Elton Sexton Episode: "A Life in the Day"
Unsub Jimmy Bello 8 episodes
21 Jump Street Caller (voice) Episode: "Next Victim"
Anything but Love Bradley Episode: "Just the Facts, Ma'am"
1990–1991 Carol & Company Skit characters 31 episodes
1991 Princesses Episode: "Someday My Prince Will Gum"
The Carol Burnett Show Skit characters
1992 Stand By Your Man Larson Episode: "Spare Me"
Great Scott! Alberts Episode: "Choir Mire"
1992–1999 Mad About You Dr. Mark Devanow 37 episodes
1993 The Building The Neurotic Director Episode: "Father Knows Best"
1993–1995 The Commish Alex Beebee 6 episodes
1994 The Nanny Jeffrey Needleman Episode: "The Playwright"
Blue Skies Kenny 8 episodes
1995 A Whole New Ballgame Dwight Kling 7 episodes
Nowhere Man Max Webb Episode: "The Spider Webb"
1996 Space: Above and Beyond Colonel Matthew Burke Episode: "Level of Necessity"
Madness of Method Owen Goodwin TV short
1996–2002 Spin City Paul Lassiter 145 episodes
1997-2003 The Days in the Lives of Beau Beau's uncle (voice) 4 episodes
1998 Something So Right Paul Episode: "Something About the 'Men' in Menstruation"
The Lionhearts Additional voices Episode: "Singin' in the Mane"
1999 Strangers with Candy Harry Link, DDS Episode: "Who Wants Cake?"
The Wild Thornberrys Lyrebird (voice) Episode: "Koality and Kuantity"
2001 Even Stevens Uncle Chuck Stevens Episode: "Uncle Chuck"
The Santa Claus Brothers Roy (voice) TV movie
2001–2002 Oswald Pongo (voice) 5 episodes
2002–2003 Still Standing Dr. Nathan Gerber 2 episodes
2002–2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Cousin Andy 4 episodes
2003 Just Shoot Me! Jimmie Korsh Episode: "The Last Temptation of Elliot"
Miss Match Phil Weston Episode: "Kate in Ex-tasy"
2003–2004 Scrubs Harvey Corman 4 episodes
2003–2007 Kim Possible Frugal Lucre (voice) 5 episodes
2004 Girlfriends Peter Miller Episode: "Prophet & Loss"
Oliver Beene Barnaby Rollins Episode: "X-ray Specs"
The Division Hicks Episode: "Lost and Found"
My Life, Inc. Dan Mannion TV movie
That '70s Show Kimberly's Dad Episode: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Less than Perfect Lance Corcoran Episode: "Shoo-In"
Father of the Pride Zebra (voice) 2 episodes
2004–2008 Go Baby! Narrator (voice)
2005 Head Cases Lou Albertini Episode: "S(elf) Help"
Genetically Challenged Shermie Frankl TV movie
E-Ring Asst. Public Affairs Sec. Danton Murphy 2 episodes
Reba David Episode: "Issues"
2005–2013 Sesame Street Fairy Balloon Person, Mr. Disgracey 2 episodes
American Dad! Al Tuttle (voice) 4 episodes
2006 Three Moons Over Milford Pete Watson Episode: "Dog Day Aftermoon"
Stargate Atlantis Lucius Lavin 2 episodes
The Angriest Man in Suburbia Josh TV movie
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ernest Foley Episode: "Privilege"
Psych Hugo Episode: "From the Earth to Starbucks"
All of Us Dennis 2 episodes
Two and a Half Men Artie Episode: "Is There a Mrs. Waffles?"
Sands of Oblivion Ira TV movie
2009 Chowder Gumbo (voice) Episode: "The Deadly Maze"
Dora the Explorer Greedy King (voice) Episode: "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom: Trilogy 2"
Sherri Whiny Neighbor Episode: "Indecision '09"
2009–2011 The Penguins of Madagascar Roger (voice) 6 episodes
2010 Leverage Mayor Bradford Culpepper III 2 episodes
Trauma Ira Episode: "Frequent Fliers"
'Til Death Charlie Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
Burn Notice Marv 3 episodes
2011 Harry's Law Marty Slumach Episode: "Send in the Clowns"
Mr. Sunshine Rod McDaniel 2 episodes
Femme Fatales Jonathan Shields Episode: "Behind Locked Doors, Part One"
Phineas and Ferb Executive (voice) Episode: "Perry the Actorpus"
2011–2012 Luck Joey Rathburn 10 episodes
2012 Sketchy Lord Arby Episode: "Downtown Arby's"
NYC 22 Geoff Arnhauldt Episode: "Thugs and Lovers"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jonas Dworkin Episode: "Acceptable Loss"
2013 Kroll Show Mark Episode: "Can I Finish?"
Golden Boy Paul Daly 3 episodes
Childrens Hospital Marvin Episode: "Country Weekend"
Drop Dead Diva Marty Frumm Episode: "One Shot"
Dark Minions Feldenbaum TV movie
The Good Wife Judge Alan Davies Episode: "The Next Day"
2014 The Michael J. Fox Show Mr. Norwood Episode: "Secret"
Ten X Ten Man 50s Miniseries
Bad Teacher Brie's Husband Episode: "Pilot"
Glee Mr. Rifkin Episode: "The Back-Up Plan"
Sharknado 2: The Second One Harland 'The Blaster' McGuinness TV movie
TripTank Dad, Stanley (voice) 2 episodes
The Middle Dr. Niller Episode: "Unbraceable You"
2014–2015 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Mort Weinerman (voice) 4 episodes
Gotham Mayor Aubrey James 7 episodes
2014–2017 Red Oaks Sam 9 episodes
2015 What's Your Emergency Devon Micketty Episode: "Let's Make a Date"
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Mr. Lefkovitz Episode: "Kimmy Goes to School!"
Love Is Dead Ken Bell TV movie
Happyish Moses Episode: "Starring Helen Keller, Moses and Lenny Bruce"

Video games change

Year Title Role
1998 A Bug's Life Molt
2006 Cars Van
2011 The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again! Roger

References change

  1. Terrero, Nina. "How Richard Kind turned Bing Bong into the summer's heartbreaking imaginary best friend". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  2. "Richard Kind Biography (1956-)". NetIndustries. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  3. "George Clooney's Friend Richard Kind Says He's a 'Great Dad' to Twins". Us Weekly. 2019-04-29. Retrieved 2021-10-04.

Other websites change