The Info List - Richard Kind

Richard Bruce Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You
Mad About You
(as Dr. Mark Devanow) and Spin City
Spin City
(as Paul Lassiter).[1] He also does voice performances of in various Pixar
films such as, A Bug's Life, the Cars series, Toy Story 3, and Inside Out.[2] He also voices Harvey Timbers in an animated Nickelodeon
show that premiered in 2017 called Welcome to the Wayne.


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Mad About You
Mad About You
and Spin City 2.2 Career as a voice actor 2.3 Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
and Scrubs 2.4 LA theatre works and film roles 2.5 Gotham, Inside Out, and Welcome to the Wayne

3 Politics 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Video games

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Kind was born to a Jewish family, in the New Jersey
New Jersey
capital of Trenton, the son of Alice, a homemaker, and Samuel Kind, a jeweler who formerly owned La Vake's Jewelry in Princeton.[3] Together with his younger sister, Joanne, he grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Richard attended Pennsbury High School
Pennsbury High School
with fellow actor Robert Curtis Brown, and he graduated in 1974.[4] In 1978 he graduated from Northwestern University, where he was in the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is also an alumnus of The Second City
The Second City
in Chicago.[5] Career[edit] Mad About You
Mad About You
and Spin City[edit] Kind portrayed Dr. Mark Devanow on Mad About You
Mad About You
throughout the show's run, although after he took the role of Paul Lassiter on Spin City, he appeared on Mad About You
Mad About You
with less frequency. Kind and Michael Boatman were the only two actors to appear in every episode of Spin City. While these are his two highest profile TV appearances, his first big break on television was as a member of the ensemble cast of Carol Burnett's brief return to sketch comedy, Carol & Company, which ran for two seasons beginning in 1990 on NBC. Kind created the role of Addison Mizner
Addison Mizner
in Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce, and has appeared on Broadway in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (2000), The Producers (2002), and Sly Fox (2004). He also appeared as the “Jury Foreman” in the film The Producers (2005) and played the lead role of Max Bialystock
Max Bialystock
in a Hollywood Bowl production during July 27–29, 2012. Career as a voice actor[edit] His voice credits include Larry the Anaconda in The Wild, “Clark” in the “Clark & Lewis Expedition” radio commercials for Horizon Air
Horizon Air
(with Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton
as “Lewis”), Molt in Disney/Pixar’s A Bug's Life, Van in Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Cars 2, the narrator for Disney’s Go Baby, and Tom in Tom and Jerry: The Movie. He has a recurring role on the Disney Channel
Disney Channel
series Kim Possible, where he plays Frugal Lucre. He guest stars in The Penguins of Madagascar as Roger the Alligator in the episodes "Haunted Habitat", "Roger Dodger", "Gator Watch", "April Fools", "The All Nighter Before Christmas", and "Operation: Neighbor Swap". He also plays the role of Gumbo in an episode of Chowder on Cartoon Network. In 2000 he did the voice of Mr. Dobbins in Tom Sawyer. In 2001–02, he voiced the character of Pongo in five episodes of the animated series Oswald. Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
and Scrubs[edit] He also had a minor role as Gary Meyers, an archaeologist who translated the symbols on the Stargate prior to James Spader's character's involvement in the 1994 movie Stargate. He appeared in four episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
between 2002 and 2009 as Larry's cousin Andy. In 2006, he guest starred on Stargate Atlantis as Lucius Lavin, in the episodes "Irresistible" and "Irresponsible," making him the only actor to appear in both the original Stargate film, and in Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
(as different characters).

At the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on March 5, 2010.

Kind had a recurring role in Scrubs as Harvey Corman, an annoying hypochondriac, who claimed that having the same name as Harvey Korman did not "get as much action as you may think". He also played a role on USA's crime comedy Psych
as Hugo, an astronomer who killed a partner for credit for the discovery of a planet ("From the Earth to the Starbucks"), and later on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as a wealthy philanthropist who kills his sister-in-law and niece to protect the money he uses to fund his philanthropic work ("Privilege"). Actor/director George Clooney
George Clooney
is a close friend, and was best man at Kind's wedding to Dana Stanley in 1999. Kind later went on to play the part of a casting director in Clooney's directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Kind also played himself in the short-lived HBO series Unscripted, which Clooney executive produced and directed with Grant Heslov, as well as Argo, which was produced by both Clooney and Heslov. LA theatre works and film roles[edit] Kind has performed in radio/audio plays for the LA Theatre Works and the Hollywood Theater of the Ear, and served as a guest panelist on the 2000 revival of the television game show To Tell the Truth. Kind guest starred on the Disney Channel
Disney Channel
series Even Stevens, where he played the surly Uncle Chuck. He appeared in the film National Lampoon's Bag Boy in 2007. He also appeared in an episode of CBS' Two and a Half Men with Spin City
Spin City
former co-star Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
on November 12, 2007, and played Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa. Kind also starred in the independent black comedy feature, The Understudy in 2008. He also played a small role on TNT's hit show Leverage playing the part of a corrupt mayor in the second season two-part finale. In 2007, Kind played a short role in the indie film The Visitor as Richard Jenkins's neighbor, Jacob. In 2008, Kind performed the role of Voltaire
in the New York City Opera
New York City Opera
production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Kind played the major supporting role of Arthur Gopnik in the Coen brothers' dark comedy film A Serious Man. He voiced Bookworm in Toy Story 3. He played the role of burnt spy Jesse's ex-boss, in three episodes of season 4 of Burn Notice
Burn Notice
as Marv, and had a small role in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, as Christos Andryo, in 2010. Gotham, Inside Out, and Welcome to the Wayne[edit] In 2011, Kind guest starred in an episode of the ABC sitcom Mr. Sunshine as Rod the Bod, and played a supporting dramatic role as Mr. Camp in the feature film Fancypants. He is the voice of "Clark" in the "Clark & Lewis Expedition" radio commercials for Horizon Air
Horizon Air
with Patrick Warburton
Patrick Warburton
as "Lewis". He starred in the HBO
series Luck until its cancellation, and he is also the spokesman for On-Cor frozen foods. He also guest starred in Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
in the episode "Perry the Actorpus" as the Totally Tools executive. In 2012, he was featured in Divorce Invitation, and he played a small role in the film Argo as screenwriter Max Klein. In February 2013, he made a guest appearance on Kroll Show. In 2015, he played the GED instructor on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He is currently playing the mayor Aubrey James in Gotham. Kind voiced Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong in Pixar's Inside Out.[6][2] He provides the voice of Olly and Saraline's dad Harvey Timbers in Welcome to the Wayne. Politics[edit] Kind supported former Democratic Governor of Maryland
Governor of Maryland
Martin O'Malley for President in the 2016 election.[7] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1986 Nothing in Common Ad Exec in Bar Uncredited

1988 Vice Versa Floyd

Meanwhile in Santa Monica

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 Cat (voice)

Quest of the Delta Knights Wamthool

1994 Jimmy Hollywood Angry Driver

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)

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

What Cheer? Stan

2015 Inside Out Bing Bong (voice)

The Lennon Report Dr. Stephan G. Lynn

Detours Sam Jacobson

2016 Albion: Rise of the Danann Brian

The Paper Store Professor Marty Kane

All We Had Marty

2017 The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler Hasid

Suburbicon John Sears


Year Title Role Notes

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"

1990–91 Carol & Company Skit characters 31 episodes

1991 Princesses Len Kleckner Episode: "Someday My Prince Will Gum"

The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show Skit characters

1992 Stand By Your Man Larson Episode: "Spare Me"

Great Scott! Alberts Episode: "Choir Mire"

1992–99 Mad About You Dr. Mark Devanow 39 episodes

1993 The Building The Neurotic Director Episode: "Father Knows Best"

1993–95 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

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
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

2001–02 Oswald Pongo (voice) 5 episodes

2002–03 Still Standing Dr. Nathan Gerber 2 episodes

2002–09 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"

2003–04 Scrubs Harvey Corman 4 episodes

2003–07 Kim Possible Frugal Lucre
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

2004–08 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"

2005–13 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"

2009–11 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"

2011–12 Luck Joey Rathburn 9 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"

2014–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Mort Weinerman (voice) 4 episodes

Gotham Mayor Aubrey James 8 episodes

2014–17 Red Oaks Sam Myers 24 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"

Survivor's Remorse Ira Irwin Episode: "M.V.P."

2016 Elementary Trent Garby Episode: "A Study in Charlotte"

2016–17 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Imperial Officer General Durpin (voice) 7 episodes

2017 Jeff & Some Aliens Stanley (voice) 5 episodes

Man Seeking Woman God Episode: "Blood"

Elena of Avalor Cacahute (voice) Episode: "Spirit Monkey Business"

Still the King Walt's Dad Episode: "Flatbushes"

Welcome to the Wayne Harvey Timbers (voice)

Disjointed Special
Agent Schwartz Episode: "The Worst"

I'm Dying Up Here Marty Dansak 5 episodes

Big Mouth Marty Glouberman (voice) 6 episodes

Tangled: The Series Uncle Monty (voice) 4 episodes

The Goldbergs Formica Mike Episode: "Girl Talk"

The Librarians Bennie Konopka Episode: "And the Steal of Fortune"

2018 Young Sheldon Ira Rosenbloom Episode: "Demons, Sunday School and Prime Numbers"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role

1998 A Bug's Life Molt

2011 The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again! Roger


^ Chai, Barbara (May 30, 2013). " Richard Kind
Richard Kind
on His Tony Nomination for "The Big Knife"". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 5, 2013.  ^ a b Truitt, Brian. "How Bing Bong kind of steals 'Inside Out'". USA Today. Retrieved July 11, 2015.  ^ " Richard Kind
Richard Kind
Biography (1956-)". FilmReference.com. NetIndustries. Retrieved 2009-08-13.  ^ Beavers, Cary (June 21, 2013). "Tony Award-nominee Richard Kind returns to Pennsbury High School
Pennsbury High School
to accept honor, reminisce". Bucks Local News. Retrieved July 5, 2013.  ^ "Richard Kind". secondcity.com. Retrieved July 5, 2013.  ^ Terrero, Nina. "How Richard Kind
Richard Kind
turned Bing Bong into the summer's heartbreaking imaginary best friend". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 11, 2015.  ^ Moraes, Lisa de (2016-07-29). "Richard Kind, The Last Martin O'Malley Supporter, Attends DNC For Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-06. 

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