Michael Richards is an American actor, comedian, television producer, and writer. He is best known for his role as Cosmo Kramer in the enormously successful sitcom Seinfeld. Let’s find out more about how much is Michael Richards’s net worth in 2018.
Michael was born in Culver City, California to Phyllis and William Richards on July 24, 1949.
After graduating from Thousand Oaks High School, he joined the U.S. Army in 1970. He was trained as a medic and was stationed for a time in West Germany. After being honorably discharged, he enrolled in the reputed CalArts or the California Institute of the Arts. Thereafter, he became the recipient of a B.A. Degree in 1975 from The Evergreen State College.
His marriage to Cathleen Lyons, a therapist, lasted for eighteen years. Together, they have a daughter named Sophia. After their divorce in 1993, Richards began dating Beth Skipp. The two got married in 2010. They too have a son together, named Antonio Baz.
In 2006, when he was performing for Laugh Factory, he screamed out racial slurs against some audience members which turned into quite the incident for which he later apologized in multiple media platforms.
It was in 1979 that Richards made his TV debut in a TV special for Bill Crystal. In 1980, he was cast in ABC’s Fridays, where he met writer Larry David.
In 1989, Michael played the role of a janitor, Stanley Spadowski in the comedy film UHF. He also made appearances in Miami Vice, Cheers and Jay Leno.
He was slated to play the titular character in the ABC series Monk, however, he turned down that role.
It was in 1989 that he was cast as Cosmo Kramer in Seinfeld, which was created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Seinfeld was broadcasted for nine years and is one of the greatest sitcoms created.
After the end of Seinfeld, Richards started working on his first big project for NBC in 2000. He was to be the star of a show called, The Michael Richards Show. It was not received well by audiences and was canceled without even completing a whole season.
Richards has appeared in various Tv shows and movies like, The Larry Sanders Show, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Trial and Error, Bee Movie and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Michael has also played the role of Frank in a sitcom called Kristie.
Awards and Achievements
Richards has won the Primetime Emmy Award for his role in Seinfeld in 1993. 199 and 1997. He was nominated for the award in 1995 and 1996.
He won an award at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, the US in 2013 for his role in the short film, Walk the Light.
He won the Screen Actor’s Guild Award in 1995, 1997 and 1998 for his role in the sitcom Seinfeld.
He has been nominated for awards in the Viewers for Quality Television Awards, TV Land Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, Online Film & Television Association, American Television Awards, and the American Comedy Awards, USA.
Net Worth of Michael Richards
Michael Richards has a net worth of $45 million. Most of his revenue comes from his years as Cosmo Kramer in Seinfeld.
Michael Richards began his life in a different career path. However, his love for stand-up comedy eventually changes the trajectory of his career, and he swerved in towards entertaining audiences. His role in Seinfeld is iconic, and it makes him a household name all over the world due to the immense popularity of the sitcom. He is an incredibly versatile actor as his roles in other TV series portray.