classically-trained actor, Kevin Michael 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, winning him a spot on a PBS special directed by the
esteemed late John Houseman and a scholarship to Syracuse University.
He is very grateful for the opportunities that have been presented
to him since.
has been more widely heard than seen through the hundreds of
animated, commercial and video game characters he has created
over the past years. He was heard in theaters as the voice of
Thaddeus in Animatrix: The Last Flight of the Osiris in
addition to being featured in the third installment of the Matrix
trilogy, Matrix Revolutions, as the character Deus
Ex Machina. Kevin was also seen in The WB's family comedy Like
Family as the patriarch of an extended family that includes
his wife's best friend and her teenage son. He was featured
in the hit animated movie Lilo & Stitch and continued
animated series of the same name as Captain Gantu. Other animated
feature films include Country Bears, Rugrats in
Movie, Recess: School's Out, Whispers,
An Elephant's Tale, All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
and The Wild Thornberrys Movie, in which he voiced
the mystic Shaman, a role he also portrays in the television
the numerous animated television series roles he can be heard
in: Uncle Oswidge in Dave the Barbarian, Glorft Commander
and other characters in Lowbrow, Dr. Pain in Proud
Family and Robert Hawkins
in the Kids' WB! show Static Shock. Other
memorable characters Richardson voiced include The Boogeyman
in The Powerpuff Girls, Barney Rubble in The
Flintstones: On The Rocks and Plato in the PBS series
Book of Virtues. Richardson's primetime characters
include Mr. Hudson and Rasta Man in The WB's The PJs.
Other animated series include SpongeBob SquarePants,
Justice League, Buzz Lightyear and Samurai
Jack, just to name a few.
the realm of video games, Kevin has voiced characters for
many PC and Playstation games including Enter the Matrix,
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Star Wars,
Crash Bandicoot and Baldur's Gate.
has also lent his voice to countless film and television promos,
including the voice of the smiley-face price-buster for Wal-Mart,
spokesman for Southwest Airlines, the announcer for the 2000
Emmy Awards and the voice of numerous Kids' WB! promos.
front of the camera, Richardson has appeared in films, television and
commercials. He is especially proud of the three-episode arc on ER in which he portrayed Patrick, a
mentally-challenged young man. He was featured in the pilot for The
Next Big Thing starring Sara Gilbert and previously essayed the
role of Vashti in the series Homeboys in Outer Space. His feature
film appearances include Bound with Joe Pantoliano and Jennifer
Tilly, BASEketball by South Park creators Trey Parker
and Matt Stone, and the Carl Reiner film Fatal Instinct.
Kevin is pleased to be returning to the TV airwaves
on-camera, as a lead character in the highly anticipated new drama The Cleaner which premiered July 15th at 10/9C on A&E.
Kevin currently lives in Los Angeles, California.