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Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, writer, television producer, and comedian best known for his role as Kramer in the sitcom Seinfeld, which offered a pretty good idea of the types of characters he plays.

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  • I Am Not Spock: He will forever he known as Cosmo Kramer.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Richards claims his racist rant at a heckler at one of his stand-up shows was an attempt to shock the heckler into silence by being that over-the-top, but he landed in Dude, Not Funny! territory instead.
  • Old Shame: UHF is a touchy subject for him, though he was a good enough sport to do the commentary for (part of) the film.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: The racist rant.
  • Star-Derailing Role: Michael Richards's first post-Seinfeld role in The Michael Richards Show flopped so hard is established the "Seinfeld curse". Since then, he's only done voice-over work until 2006, when he launched into a racist rant at a heckler.
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