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Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1964-10-25 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, USA

140 Movies · 115 TV shows

Also Known As: Kevin M. Richards · Kevin Michael Richards · Kevin M. Richardson · Kevin N. Richardson · Kevin Richardson · Keven M. Richerdson · Keven Richerdson · Victor Stone


Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964) is an American voice, film and television actor. He is known for his distinctively deep voice and has played mostly villainous characters in video games and animation. He has also voiced characters on Seth MacFarlane's shows Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! He received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for voicing the Joker in The Batman (2004–2008).


Richardson began his television career in New York where he performed in commercials. His first professional acting job was in an AT&T commercial where he was heard saying "What's that?". He was frequently hired as a voice for television commercials. One of his earliest roles as a new actor was to sneeze. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion. Richardson has usually portrayed villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice. In 1995, he obtained his first voice role as Mayor Tilton on the animated TV version of The Mask. Richardson's other 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, Sai Sahan in Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG series, Tartarus from Halo 2, 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, Richardson voiced Barney Rubble in the animated movie The Flintstones: On the Rocks. In 2004, he became the first black actor to portray the Joker, voicing the character on the animated series The Batman, a role for which he was twice nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. In 2005, he voiced Trigon on the animated series Teen Titans, taking over the role from Keith Szarabajka. 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; he also voiced the elder dragon Terrador from The Legend of Spyro game series. 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 also voiced Tyro in Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender in 2004. Richardson 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 Numbuh 5's father Mr. Lincoln, an homage to Cosby on Codename: Kids Next Door. His most frequent role on Family Guy is Jerome, Lois's ex-boyfriend. He also is the voice of Cleveland Brown, Jr. and voiced Lester Krinklesac and numerous others on The Cleveland Show. He currently voices Principal Brian Lewis on American Dad! His voice roles in 2011 included Panthro in the Thundercats series, Martian Manhunter on Young Justice, and Bulkhead, one of the Autobots in 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 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, he 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. In 2018, he provided the voice of Jimbo in The Boss Baby: Back in Business, a follow-up of the 2017 film The Boss Baby.

Personal Life

Richardson married his wife, Monica, in May 2006. He lives with Monica in Los Angeles, and is the stepfather of her two children from a previous marriage.

Early Life

Kevin Michael Richardson was born in the Bronx, New York City, on October 25, 1964. During high school, he was selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program. He appeared in a PBS special directed by John Houseman, and earned a BFA in theater from Syracuse University.

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