Kevin Michael Richardson

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Kevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Richardson at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
Born (1964-10-25) October 25, 1964 (age 49)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Other names Kevin M. Richards, Kevin Michael Richards, Kevin M. Richardson, Kevin Richardson, KMR
Occupation Voice Actor/ Actor
Years active 1991–present
Agent Cunningham, Escott, Slevin, Doherty
Height 6'0" 1.83m 183 cm
Spouse(s) Monica Richardson (2006–present)
Website
www.kevinmichaelrichardson.com

Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964) is an American actor and voice actor. He is well known for his deep voice and has been playing a wide variety of characters since the early 1990s.

Among his many voice roles are Chairman Drek in the video game Ratchet & Clank, Tartarus in the video game Halo 2, Robert Hawkins in Static Shock, Kilowog in Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch, Bulkhead in Transformers Prime, Antauri in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Cleveland Brown, Jr. in The Cleveland Show, Principal Brian Lewis in American Dad!, The Shredder in the 2012 incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dark Laser on The Fairly OddParents, Mr. Gus in Uncle Grandpa and many others.

Early life[edit]

A classically trained actor and a native of the Bronx, New York, 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. As a result of this he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University and a spot on a PBS special directed by the esteemed late John Houseman.

Career[edit]

Richardson has usually portrayed villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice.

In 1995 came his first voice role; Mayor Tilton on the animated TV version of The Mask.

His credits include Captain Gantu from Lilo & Stitch, Shnitzel from Chowder (in the first episode but later replaced by John DiMaggio), Goro in Mortal Kombat, the second voice of Skulker on Danny Phantom, Sarevok in the Baldur's Gate series, Jolee Bindo in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Crunch Bandicoot in the Crash Bandicoot games, Tartarus from Halo 2, Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek in Ratchet & Clank, Antauri in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Openly Gator from Queer Duck, Doctor Payne and others on The Proud Family, Dark Laser on Fairly Oddparents, Maurice from The Penguins of Madagascar, and the voice of Exile in the 1990s animated series Road Rovers. Richardson also replaced Keith David as the voice of Tombstone on The Spectacular Spider-Man.

In 2001, he voiced Barney Rubble on the TV animated movie The Flintstones: On the Rocks, his version of Barney Rubble's voice was more similar to the early Mel Blanc voice than to the Ed Norton imitation, Blanc would later used on the original Flintstones.

In 2004, he became the first African-American to voice the Joker in the Kids WB animated series, The Batman, a role which garnered him two Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

In 2008, he did the voice of Bishop for Wolverine and the X-Men. Later, he did the voice of Nick Fury on The Super Hero Squad Show.

He often plays characters based on comedian Bill Cosby, such as on Family Guy ("Brian Does Hollywood"), where Stewie is a contestant on the comedian's Kids Say the Darndest Things; as Cosby himself on The Boondocks and playing the role of Numbuh 5's father Mr. Lincoln, who is also a homage of Cosby. He also voiced Cleveland Brown, Jr. and Lester Krinklesac and numerous others on The Cleveland Show.

Richardson's voice roles (in 2011) include Panthro in the 2011 Thundercats series, Martian Manhunter on Young Justice, and Bulkhead, one of the lead characters on Transformers: Prime.

He played Kilowog in Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, the video game sequel to the live-action film Green Lantern, and later reprised the role in the animated series Green Lantern: The Animated Series.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Richardson married his wife Monica in May 2006. They have two children.

Filmography[2][edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Fatal Instinct Bailiff Live action
1995 Boy Called Hate, AA Boy Called Hate Staff Member
Stuart Saves His Family
Pom Poko Bunta
Wonderland President
English dub
Mortal Kombat Goro Voice
1996 Spy Hard "Michael Winslow" Security Guard uncredited
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 St. Bernard
Officer Andrews
Voice
Bound Cop #2 Live action
1998 BASEketball Peripatetic Player
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Adult Whispers Voice
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Sumo Singer
2001 Summoning Bill Live action
Recess: School's Out Cop #2 Voice
2002 Powerpuff Girls Movie, TheThe Powerpuff Girls Movie Ojo Tango
Rocko Socko
Lilo & Stitch Captain Gantu
Country Bears, TheThe Country Bears Henry Dixon Taylor
Wild Thornberrys Movie, TheThe Wild Thornberrys Movie Shaman Mnyambo
2003 Stitch! The Movie Mr. Gantu
Porco Rosso Mamma Aiuto Gang 2003 English dub
Elysium Christopher Voice
Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix Revolutions Deus Ex Machina
2004 Adventures in Animation 3D Coach
Teacher's Pet Conductor
2005 Hoodwinked! P-Biggie
2006 Wild, TheThe Wild Samson's Father
Clerks II Police Officer
Tales from Earthsea Hare's guard #2
Eragon Additional voices
2007 Happily N'Ever After Additional voices
TMNT General Aguila
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
2009 La Mission Dee Live action
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Prime #2
Rampage
Voice
Princess and the Frog, TheThe Princess and the Frog Ian the Gator
2012 John Dies at the End Korrok
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Additional voices
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Ryker
2015 Ratchet & Clank Chairman Drek[citation needed]

Television films[edit]

Television films
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Intern #2 Live action
2000 Thrillseekers: Putt n' Perish Bartender
Otto
Pig
Voice
2001 Flintstones: On the Rocks, TheThe Flintstones: On the Rocks Barney Rubble
Hector
Jewel Guard
2003 Fairly OddParents: Abra-Catastrophe!, TheThe Fairly OddParents: Abra-Catastrophe! Business Man
2004 The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers Adult AJ
Mr. Turner's Boss
Snoop
Donnie Donut
Additional Voices
2005 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Sumo Ninja
Dr. Gooberman
Proud Family Movie, TheThe Proud Family Movie Sea Beast
The Mangler
Narrator
2006 Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide, TheThe Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide Morgan Freeman
Anti-Fairy
Casper's Scare School Kibosh
Class of 3000: The Devil and Lil'D Big D/The Devil
2007 Eggheads Live action
2008 Powerpuff Girls Rule!, TheThe Powerpuff Girls Rule! Fish Balloon Voice
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Blacksmith
Takimoto
Fairly OddParents: Wishology, TheThe Fairly OddParents: Wishology Dark Laser
2010 In Security Live action
Firebreather Belloc Voice
2011 Night of the Hurricane Cleveland Brown, Jr., Principal Brian Lewis, Additional

Direct-to-video films[edit]

Direct-to-video films
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible Additional Voices Voice
1998 Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue, TheThe Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Brutus
Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald Grimace
King Gonga
1999 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Bud Wiley
2000 Tom Sawyer Injun Joe
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Max
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Space Ranger
2002 Mickey's House of Villains Chorus
2003 Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire Malcolm Illiwara
Yowie Yahoo
Crocodile
Animatrix, TheThe Animatrix Thadeus
Agent #2
Cop
Stitch! The Movie Mr. Gantu
George of the Jungle 2 Grouchy Ape
Chimp
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Carlton Duquesne
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Ice Tray Live Action
2005 Mulan II Additional Voices Voice
Lil' Pimp Smokey
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Ray Charles
Additional Voices
Batman vs. Dracula, TheThe Batman vs. Dracula Joker
Happy Elf, TheThe Happy Elf Derek
Tucker
Mayor
Toady
Man 2
2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Stephen Arlo 'Openly' Gator
Additional Voices
Leroy & Stitch Mr. Gantu
Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers Red Pirate Ron
Blue Pirate Bob
Purple Parrot
2007 Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme Baron Mordo
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Lucius Fox
Avery
Wounded Man
Bulky Man
Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, TheThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Ray-Ray
Cheeks
Dead Space: Downfall Samuel Irons
Pendleton & Miner
2009 Open Season 2 Roberto (sub voice)
Roger (sub voice)
Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Sojo
The Black Samurai
Haunted World of El Superbeasto, TheThe Haunted World of El Superbeasto Santa Baby
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic King Minos
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Mister Tawky Tawny
Batman: Under the Red Hood Tyler Bramford Voice
Planet Hulk Korg
2011 All-Star Superman Steve Lombard Voice
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Normbots
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Bikers
Cops
Grad Students
Tex
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Security Guard #1
Hotel Clerk
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Black Manta
Solomon Grundy
The Pirate Fairy Yang

Television guest appearances[edit]

Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
1997 New Batman Adventures, TheThe New Batman Adventures Mutant Leader Voice
1998 Powerpuff Girls, TheThe Powerpuff Girls Boogie Man
Giant Fishballoon
Glob Monster
1999 Family Guy Various Characters
2000 2000 Essence Awards Announcer
Disney's Recess Mr. LaSalle
2001 Disney's House of Mouse Prince John
Crow
Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy, TheThe Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy Eldridge Johnson-Mayer
Time Squad Announcer
George S. Patton
George Washington
George Washington Carver
Lance 9,000,000,000,000
Time Squad Officer
Todd Washington Carver
2002 SpongeBob SquarePants King Neptune
¡Mucha Lucha! Potato Patata, Jr.
What's New Scooby Doo? Bruce Wilkenson
Henry Hunsecker
Safari Member
2003 Xiaolin Showdown Pandabubba
Fairly Oddparents, TheThe Fairly Oddparents Deep Voice From The Microphone
2004 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Uncle Pockets
Omnizot
Foul Larry
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Tyro
The Big Bad Hippo
Lion Turtle
Firehouse Tales Smosh the Steamroller
2006 Emperor's New School, TheThe Emperor's New School Kavo
2008 Back at the Barnyard Don Bling
Santa Claus
2009 How I Met Your Mother Stan "Stanley" Live action
Phineas and Ferb P. P. Otter Voice
Fairly Oddparents Darth Laser
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Announcer
Soldier
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
Generator Rex Enforcer
Knuckles
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Man-Ape
N'Gassi
2012 Mad War Machine
Mailman
Rejected Playground Equipment Announcer
Ben 10: Omniverse Snare-Oh ), Emperor Milleous, Blitzwolfer
2013 Avengers Assemble Ulik
Groot
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Ego the Living Planet
Groot
Teen Titans Go! Trigon
The Looney Tunes Show Guard

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Rugrats Additional Voices Voice
1995–1997 Mask: The Animated Series, TheThe Mask: The Animated Series Mayor Mortimer Tilton
1996–1997 Homeboys in Outer Space Vashti Live action
Road Rovers Exile (the Siberian Husky) Voice
1996–1997 Dexter's Laboratory Action Hank
1996–2000 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Plato
1998–2000 Voltron: The Third Dimension Hunk
Zarkon
1999–2001 PJs, TheThe PJs Poppa Hudson
Rasta Man
1999–2001 Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, TheThe Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Garth
2000–2001 Cardcaptors Clow card announcer
2000–2002 Clerks: The Animated Series Various characters
Max Steel Dog
Various Characters
2000–2004 Static Shock Robert Hawkins
Kangor
Onyx
2001–2002; 2006 Invader Zim Various characters
2001–2003 Mummy: The Animated Series, TheThe Mummy: The Animated Series The Minotaur
2001–2005 Proud Family, TheThe Proud Family Omar
Dr. Payne
Additional Voices
2001–present Fairly OddParents, TheThe Fairly OddParents AJ's Dad
Dark Laser
Various
Santa Claus
2002–2008 Codename: Kids Next Door Cheese Ninja
Cheese Shogun Roguefort
Dr. Lincoln
Ice Cream Beast
Ice Cream Men
Teen Ninjas
2003–2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Mr. Gantu
Teen Titans Mammoth
See-More
River Guardian
Trigon
2003–2008 All Grown Up! Various
2004–2005 Dave the Barbarian Uncle Oswidge
King Throktar
Megas XLR Glorft Commander
Tiny
Georgie
2004–2006 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Antauri
Morlath
2004–2007 Danny Phantom Dragon Ghost
Skulker (2nd voice)
2004–2008 Higglytown Heroes Uncle Lemmo
Batman, TheThe Batman Joker
2005 Danger Rangers Burble
2005–2006 Buzz on Maggie, TheThe Buzz on Maggie Melvin Stinkleton
Mrs. Cartflight
Uncle Zeb
Germy
2005–2007 Loonatics Unleashed Slam Tasmanian
Tech E. Coyote
2005–present Boondocks, TheThe Boondocks Martin Luther King, Jr.
Additional Voices
American Dad! Tank Bates (2005–2010)
Nelson Mandela
Principal Lewis
2006–2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Admiral Bozzlebags (of Bozzlebags' Zip)
2006–2009 Replacements, TheThe Replacements Additional Voices
2007 Knights of Prosperity, TheThe Knights of Prosperity Rockefeller Butts Live action
2008 Transformers: Animated Omega Supreme Voice
Season 2 only
Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Darnell McDowell Live action
2008–2009 Random! Cartoons Announcer
Krunch
Alarm Clock
Rastamon
Prince Charming Dad
Zit
Applause Fish
Infinite Goliah
Mechanek, Hondo
Ice Monster
Voice
Wolverine and the X-Men Shadow King
Bishop
Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man L. Lincoln Thompson/Tombstone/Big Man (2nd voice)
Principal Davis
Coach Smith
2008–2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Highbreed Commander
Forever Knight
Ship (Giant Form)
Emperor Milleous
Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, TheThe Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Cammie
Additional Voices
2008-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Black Manta
B'Wana Beast
Despero
General Steppenwolf
Monsieur Mallah
Mighty B!, TheThe Mighty B! Donald the Postman
Additional Voices
2008–present Penguins of Madagascar, TheThe Penguins of Madagascar Maurice
Bing
Pinky
Additional Voices
2009-2011 Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show Nick Fury
Scorpio
2009-2012 Fanboy and Chum Chum Berry the Ice Monster
2009–2013 Cleveland Show, TheThe Cleveland Show Cleveland Brown, Jr.
Lester Krinklesac
Thomas The Tank Engine
Various Other Voices
2009–present Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Security guard
Additional Voices
2010 Black Panther Wolverine
Additional Voices
2010-2011 Zevo-3 Brett Ronson
G.I. Joe: Renegades Roadblock
Road Pig
Additional Voices
2010–present Adventure Time Donny
2010-2013 Pound Puppies Various Guest Voices
Young Justice Martian Manhunter
Nabu
Mal Duncan
Green Lantern (John Stewart)
Thomas Kalmaku
Vykin
Bruno Mannheim
David Reid
Blackbriar Thorn
Paul Sloane
Otis
Jim Daniels
Transformers: Prime Bulkhead
Makeshift
Nemesis
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
2011-2012 ThunderCats Panthro
Lynx-)
Sauro
Ancient Spirits of Evil
Anet
Lizard Soldier
Sword Contest Judge
Mordax
Avistan Guard
2011-2013 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Kilowog
Red Lantern Rings
Mogo
Dulock
Skallox
2011–present Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Temutai
2012-2013 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Additional Characters
2012–present Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder
General Unsura
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Willem Viceroy III
Gravity Falls Sheriff Blubbs
Ultimate Spider-Man Juggernaut
Awesome Android
Howard the Duck
Mac Porter
Bulldozer
Frankenstein's Monster
Ulik
Groot (2nd Voice)
2013–present Teen Titans Go! Trigon
Uncle Grandpa Mr. Gus
Additional Voices
2014-present Sheriff Callie's Wild West Farmer Stinky/Uncle Bun/Dr. Wolf
2014 The 7D Happy

Video game voice roles[edit]

Video game voice roles
Year Title Role
1996 Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! Johnson
Judge Graham
Judge Paul
1998 King's Quest: Mask of Eternity Lord Azrie
Lucreto
Prophet Tree
Baldur's Gate Sarevok
Koveras
Narrator
Leisure Suit Larry's Casino Johnson
Fallout 2: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game Commanding Officer
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 2-3G
Captain Rutger
Gungan Citizen #1
Race Fanatic #1
Vek Drow
Star Trek: Starfleet Command
Star Trek: New Worlds
Revenant Lucas
Ogrok Chief
Ogrok Torturer
2000 Star Trek: Klingon Academy Civil War Communications Officer
Garlock
Starbase 1
Tholian Commander
Tutorial Instructor
Star Wars: Force Commander Builder Shuttle Pilot
Torpedo Launcher Driver
Y-Wing Pilot
Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Jedi Master Mace Windu
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Benjamin Sisko
Sacrifice Pyro
Star Wars: Demolition Pugwis
Tamtel Skreej
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Sarevok Anchev
Gorgeig, Cohrvale
Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War
2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Boss Nass
Rebel Trooper
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Crunch Bandicoot
Disney's Tarzan Untamed
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Boss Nass
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Sarevok Anchev
Yaga-Shura
Bhaal
Odren
Ka'rashur
Mummy Returns, TheThe Mummy Returns Imhotep
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Scott Dolph
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Transport Captain 4
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Sess'sth - Kolgrim
2002 Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat King Neptune
EOE: Eve of Extinction Additional Voices
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mace Windu
TF Refinery Droid
TF Scarab Droid
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Eeth Koth
Mace Windu
Male Citizen
Kingdom Hearts Sebastian
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Gran 2
Kingpin Reelo Baruk
Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 Captain Gantu
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon Byong Chu
Nikolai
Additional Voices
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips Darkseid
Law and Order: Dead on the Money Mark Rawlins
Run Like Hell Niles
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Scott Dolph
Ratchet & Clank Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek
Commander
Announcer
Bouncer
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Alien Thug #3
Bartender
Sebolto
2003 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Homonculus
Triad Ghoul
Freelancer Governor Tekagi
Enter the Matrix Thaddeus
RTX Red Rock Digitzed Crewmember
Viewtiful Joe Hulk Davidson
Fire Leo
Lionheart Beast Spirit
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Jolee Bindo
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
Law and Order: Double or Nothing Mark Rawlins
True Crime: Streets of LA Additional Voices
Crash Nitro Kart Crunch Bandicoot
Advisor
Soulcalibur II (as Victor Stone) Heihachi Mishima
Al Simmons/Spawn
Spawn: Armageddon Al Simmons/Spawn
2004 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel player character: Cyrus
NPCs: Blake and Soldier
Ghoul High Priest
Mutant Grunt
Champions of Norrath Cloud Giant King
Galleon Bosun
Sorceror #1
Halo 2 Tartarus
2005 Teen Titans Mammoth
Trigon
Kingdom Hearts II Sebastian
2006 Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, TheThe Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Terrador
Gaul
Conductor
Kingdom Hearts II Sebastian
Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Voices
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Sebastian
Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, TheThe Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Terrador
Gaul
Sniff
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, TheThe Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Terrador
Chief Prowlus
Hermit
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno Additional Voices
Emergency Heroes General Walters
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Demongo
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Captain Gantu
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Stump Smash
Star Wars: The Old Republic Various
2012 Transformers Universe Bulkhead
Skylanders: Giants Stump Smash, Tree Rex
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Black Guard A
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Sai Sahan
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Grommash Hellscream

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