A SERIOUS MAN
RICHARD KIND is a familiar face (and voice) to audiences through his screen, television,
and stage appearances.
Among the latter have been Candide, at the New York City Opera; Charles Busch's The
Tale of the Allergist's Wife, on Broadway, and The Lady In Question, at the Bay Street
Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, at the
Williamstown Theatre Festival; Stephen Sondheim's Bounce, directed by Hal Prince, at
the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and then the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; as
Max Bialystock in The Producers, again on Broadway; and Larry Gelbart's Power
Failure, staged by Arthur Penn at The Actors Studio Free Theatre.
Mr. Kind began his career in Chicago at the Practical Theatre Company, founded by
Gary Kroeger and Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall. He was then hired by Second City,
where he honed his comedic talents for a few years in such productions as How Green
Were My Values; John, Paul, Sartre and Ringo; and True Midwest.
His best-known television work is from the shows Spin City (on which he was a series
regular) and Mad About You (on which he was a semi-regular); he also starred
alongside Carol Burnett on the sketch comedy series Carol & Company. He has
on numerous shows, including arcs on Scrubs and The Commish as well as
multiple visits to Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Mr. Kind's many feature films include Thomas McCarthy's award-winning The Visitor
and The Station Agent; Billy Crystal's Mr. Saturday Night; Roland Emmerich's Stargate;
Scott Silver's johns; Gary Rosen's Hacks; George Clooney's Confessions of a
Dangerous Mind; Susan Stroman's The Producers; Christopher Guest's For Your
Consideration; and, in voiceover, Phil Roman's Tom and Jerry: The Movie (speaking for
the famous cat), John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton's A Bug's Life, and John Lasseter
and Joe Ranft's Cars.
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