Michael Richards Net Worth

Michael Anthony Richards is an American actor, writer, television producer, and comedian best known for playing Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. He began his career as a stand-up comedian, first entering the national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal’s first cable TV special.

Michael Richards Net Worth
Michael Richards Net Worth

Michael Richards Net Worth


Net Worth: $30 Million
Date of Birth: Jul 24, 1949 (73 years old)
Place of Birth: Culver City
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Writer
Nationality: United States of America


Early Life

Michael Anthony Richards was born on the 24th of July, 1949, in Culver City, California. Richards is the son of Phyllis, a medical records librarian of Italian descent and William Richards, an electrical engineer of Scottish and English descent. Richards graduated from Thousand Oaks High School. In 1968, he appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game, however, he was not chosen for the date.

Personal Life

Michael Richards was married to former casting director Cathleen Lyons for 18 years. They had a daughter together, Sophia (b. 1975). They divorced in 1992. In 2007 Richards got engaged to actress Beth Skipp, who he had dated since 2002. They have one son together. He currently resides in Glendale, California.


Here are some of the best highlights of Michael Richards’ career:

  • Seinfield (TV-Show, 1989-1998)
  • Coneheads (Movie, 1993)


In 1989, he was cast as Cosmo Kramer in the NBC television series ‘Seinfeld’, which was created by fellow Fridays cast member Larry David and comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The series ended its nine-year run in 1998 at #1 in the Nielsen ratings. In the setting of Seinfeld, Kramer is usually referred to by his last name only and is the neighbor of the show’s eponymous character.  Richards won more Emmy Awards than any other cast member on ‘Seinfeld’. He took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1993, 1994 and 1997.

In 2000, after the end of Seinfeld, Richards began work on a new series for NBC, his first major project since Seinfeld’s finale. The Michael Richards Show, for which the actor received co-writer and co-executive producer credits, was originally conceived as a comedy/mystery starring Richards as a bumbling private investigator.

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