Kind, Richard 1956–

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KIND, Richard 1956–


Full name, Richard J. Kind; born November 22 (some sources cite November 23), 1956, in Trenton, NJ; son of Samuel (a jeweler) and Alice (a homemaker) Kind; married Dana Stanley (a fund–raising executive), November 14, 1999. Education: Northwestern University, B.S., 1978. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Agent— Meredith Wechter, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager— Arlene Forster, Forster Entertainment, 12533 Woodgreen, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Performer with Practical Theatre Company and Second City, both Chicago, IL, and Second City, Los Angeles, 1983–88; appeared in commercials. Also worked as a singing waiter.

Awards, Honors: Joseph Jefferson Award, 2003, and Helen Hayes Award nomination, Washington Theatre awards Society, outstanding lead actor in a nonresident production, 2004, both for Bounce.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jimmy Bello, UNSUB (also known as Unknown Subject), NBC, 1989.

Various characters, Carol & Company, NBC, 1990–1991.

Various characters, The Carol Burnett Show, CBS, 1991.

Dr. Mark David Devanow, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, between 1992 and 1998.

Kenny, Blue Skies, ABC, 1994.

Dwight King, A Whole New Ballgame, ABC, 1995.

Paul Lassiter, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996–2002.

Voice of Pongo the friendly dragon, Oswald (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001–2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

District attorney Turpin, Two Fathers' Justice, NBC, 1985.

Mr. Dobbins, Tom Sawyer, The Nashville Network, 2000.

Voice of Roy, The Santa Claus Brothers (animated), 2001.

The Sure Hand of God (also known as Sinners Need Company), Lifetime, c. 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Richard Bennett, Bennett Brothers, NBC, 1987.

Host, Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, ABC, 1998.

Host, America's Funniest Home Videos: Unwrapped for the Holidays, ABC, 1999.

Frank DeCaro's "Out at the Movies" Fabulous Big "O" Buffet, Comedy Central, 1999.

Anchor and commentator, The 112th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, ABC, 2000.

My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000.

(In archive footage) Paul Lassiter, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, ABC, 2001.

Disney's California Adventure TV Special, The Disney Channel, 2001.

The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel, 2001.

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001.

Marshalls' Women in Comedy, PAX TV, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Reindeer, "Deck the Cell with Bars of Folly," Hooperman, ABC, 1987.

Joe, "Marsha's Secret," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1988.

Bradley, "Just the Facts, Ma'am," Anything but Love, ABC, 1989.

Elton Sexton, "A Life in the Day," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989.

Len Kleckner, "Someday My Prince Will Gum," Princesses, CBS, 1991.

Bank manager, "Spare Me," Stand by Your Man, Fox, 1992.

Great Scott!, Fox, 1992.

Alex Beebee, "A Little Heart," The Commish, ABC, 1993.

The neurotic director, "Father Knows Best," The Building, CBS, 1993.

Alex Beebee, "Dog Days," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Alex Beebee, "Father Eddie," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Alex Beebee, "Revenge," The Commish, ABC, 1994.

Jeffrey Needleman, "The Playwright," The Nanny, CBS, 1994.

Alex Beebee, "The Trial," The Commish, ABC, 1995.

Max Webb, "The Spider Webb," Nowhere Man, Fox, 1995.

Colonel Matthew Burke, "Level of Necessity," Space: Above and Beyond (also known as Above and Beyond), UPN, 1996.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998.

Paul Lassiter, "Something about the 'Men' in Menstruation," Something So Right, ABC, 1998.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Harry Link, "Who Wants Cake?," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 1999.

Dr. Mark David Devanow, "The Final Frontier," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1999.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1999.

Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Voice of Bobby Bodingo, "Doug's Adventures On–Line," Doug (animated; also known as Brand Spanking New! Doug and Disney's Doug), broadcast on ABC's One Saturday Morning, ABC, 1999.

Voice of lyrebird, "Kuality and Kuantity," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Bobby Bodingo, "Doug's Best Buddy," Doug (animated; also known as Brand Spanking New! Doug and Disney's Doug), broadcast on ABC's One Saturday Morning, ABC, c. 1999.

Uncle Chuck Stevens, "Uncle Chuck," Even Stevens, The Disney Channel, 2001.

Cousin Andy, "The Special Section," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2002.

Dr. Nathan Gerber, "Still Scalping," Still Standing, CBS, 2002.

Dr. Nathan Gerber, "Still Petting," Still Standing, CBS, 2003.

Mr. Corman, "My New Old Friend," Scrubs, NBC, 2003.

Phil Weston, "Kate in Ex–Tasy," Miss Match, NBC, 2003.

Rick, "The Last Temptation of Elliot," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2003.

Voices of Frugal Lucre and Norman, "Low Budget," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Barnaby Rollins, "X–Ray Specs," Oliver Beene, Fox, 2004.

Blake Hicks, "Lost and Found," The Division, Lifetime, 2004.

Contestant, "Tournament 3, Game 1," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004.

Cousin Andy, "Opening Night," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

Harvey Corman, "My Fault," Scrubs, NBC, 2004.

Harvey Corman, "My Female Trouble," Scrubs, NBC, 2004.

Harvey Corman, "My Malapractical Decision," Scrubs, NBC, 2004.

Lance Corcoran, "Shoo–In," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2004.

Peter Miller, "Prophet & Loss," Girlfriends, UPN, 2004.

Appeared as a guest panelist in To Tell the Truth, syndicated.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jimmy Bello, UNSUB (also known as Unknown Subject), NBC, 1989.

Dan Mannion, Aisha, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Owen Goodwin, Madness of Method (short), 1996.

Himself, Kilroy, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Nothing in Common, TriStar, 1986.

Floyd, Vice Versa, Columbia, 1988.

Meanwhile in Santa Monica, 1988.

Actor, Queen's Logic, Seven Arts, 1991.

Lou Alonzo, All–American Murder, Prism Entertainment, 1992.

Peter's psychiatrist, The Joke, 1992.

Reporter, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992.

Voice of Tom, Tom and Jerry: The Movie (animated), Miramax, 1992.

Wamthool, Quest of the Delta Knights, Hemdale Home Video, 1993.

Angry driver, Jimmy Hollywood, Paramount, 1994.

Gary Meyers, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1994.

Julien Daniels, Clifford, Orion, 1994.

Florist, Shooting Lily, 1996.

Paul Truman, Johns, First Look Pictures, 1996.

Benny, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink or Swim), 1997.

Nabbish, Cold around the Heart (also known as Cold Heart), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Doorman, Waiting for Woody (short film), Gold Coast Productions, 1998.

Voice of Molt, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.

Voice of Mr. Willis, Our Friend, Martin (live action and animated), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 1999.

Jewelry appraiser, Home Sweet Hoboken, Allied Entertainment Group, c. 1999.

Casting executive, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (also known as Confessions d'un homme dangereux), Artisan Entertainment/Miramax, 2002.

Kensington (some sources cite James Wayans), Quicksand, Quantum Entertainment, 2002.

Bill Reed, Raising Flagg, Rubicon Film Productions, 2003.

Dr. Farley, Spymate, Miramax, 2003.

Herb, Shrink Rap, White Squirrel Pictures, 2003.

Louis Tiboni, The Station Agent, Miramax, 2003.

Real estate agent, Nobody Knows Anything, BCI, 2003.

Voice of Bloat, Finding Nemo (animated), Buena Vista, 2003.

Nobody Knows Anything, Stargazer Entertainment, 2003.

Beach bum, The Ingrate, Ingrate Productions, 2004.

Doug, Dog Gone Love (also known as Man's Best Friend), Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, Bitter Jester, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of father rat, Garfield (also known as Garfield: The Movie), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.

Elvis Has Left the Building, Capitol Films, 2004.

Nobody's Perfect, 2004.

Abner Kravitz, Bewitched, Columbia, 2005.

Herb Hope, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with, 3Art Entertainment, c. 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Orwell That Ends Well, Chicago Second City Company, Village Gate Theatre Downstairs, Chicago, IL, 1984.

The player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1999.

Accomplice, Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 2000.

Ben, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (staged reading), Los Angeles Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2001.

Doctor and Gregory, Perfect, Tiffany Theater, West Hollywood, CA, 2001.

Host, Lucky (benefit), York Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Ira, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Mr. Renaldi, Funny Girl (benefit concert), Actors' Fund of America, New Amsterdam Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Addison Mizner, Bounce (musical; also known as Gold! and Wise Guys), Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, both 2003.

The judge and Foxwell J. Sly, Sly Fox, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 2004.

Rough Crossing, Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY, 2004.

Satire Me Out!, Writers in Performance series, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 2004.

Max Bialystock, The Producers (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 2004—.

Appeared in All in the Timing, Synergy, and Working (musical), all Los Angeles Theatre Works, Los Angeles; The Big Knife, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Gravity Shoes, Hudson Theatre; Once in a Lifetime, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; Power Failure, Actors Studio Free Theatre Company; The Seagull, Matrix Theatre. Also appeared in various benefit performances.


Albums; Cast Recordings:

Bounce, Nonesuch, 2004.

Video Games:

Voices, A Bug's Life, Activision/Sony Computer Entertainment America, 1999.



InStyle, May, 2000, pp. 466–69.

TV Guide, April 10, 1999, p. 6; May 6, 2000, pp. 30–32.