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Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1962) is an American actor and voice artist, who currently stars in The Cleveland Show.

Early life

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.


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

His credits include Captain Gantu from Lilo & Stitch, 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 two of the Crash Bandicoot games, Tartarus from Halo 2, The Joker in The Batman, Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek in Ratchet & Clank, Antauri in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Openly Gator from Queer Duck, Barney Rubble from modern-day animated series and movies based upon The Flintstones, Maurice the Aye-Aye from The Penguins of Madagascar, the unbeatable guardian of the time portal in Samurai Jack, and the voice of Exile in the late '90s cartoon Road Rovers.

He often plays characters based on and satirizing comedian Bill Cosby, such as on Family Guy (with the voice of Jerome in the 7th episode of the 8th season) and The Boondocks. He also voices Cleveland Brown, Jr. and Lester Krinklesac in The Cleveland Show.

Personal life

Richardson was married in May 2006. Currently he and his wife, Monica, live in Los Angeles with her two sons from a previous marriage, Anthony and Michael.[citation needed]

Filmography and TV roles

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Felix the Cat: The Movie Additional voices
1995 Mortal Kombat Goro voice
1996 Spy Hard "Michael Winslow" Security Guard uncredited
2002 Lilo & Stitch Captain Gantu voice
2003 The Matrix Revolutions Deus Ex Machina voice
2006 Clerks II Police Officer
2007 TMNT General Aguila
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Zeta Prime, Rampage & Hatchlings (vocals)
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom Commander Sao
Television Films
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Flintstones: On the Rocks Barney Rubble
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Ojo Tango / Rocko Socko voice
2005 The Happy Elf Derek, Tucker, Mayor & Toady
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide Morgan Freeman
2006 Casper's Scare School Kibosh
Class of 3000: The Devil and Lil'D Big D/The Devil
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald Grimace / King Gonga
2000 Tom Sawyer Injurin' Joe
2001 Recess: School's Out Cop #2
2003 The Animatrix Thadeus / Agent #2 / Cop voice
2007 Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme Baron Mordo
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Lucius Fox voice (segment: Field Test)
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Ray-Ray and Cheeks
Dead Space: Downfall Samuel Irons, Pendleton & Miner
2009 Open Season 2 Roberto the Dog (sub voice) / Roger the Cat (sub voice)
Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic King Minos
Year Title Role Notes
1989-present The Simpsons Security guard & additional voices voice
1991 Rugrats Additional Voices
1995-1997 The Mask: The Animated Series Mayor Mortimer Tilton
1996-1997 Homeboys in Outer Space Vashti
Road Rovers Exile (the Siberian Husky) voice
1996-2000 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Plato
1998-2000 Voltron: The Third Dimension Hunk / Zarkon
1999-2001 The PJs Poppa Hudson / Rasta Man
1999-2001 The 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
2001-2002;2006 Invader Zim Various characters
2001-2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series The Minotaur
2001-2005 The Proud Family Omar, Dr. Payne & additional voices
2001-2007;2008-present The Fairly OddParents AJ's Dad, Dark Laser & Various
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 Captain Gantu
Teen Titans Mammoth, See-More, Trigon, River Guardian
2003-2008 All Grown Up! Various
2004-2005 Dave the Barbarian Uncle Oswidge / King Throktar voice
Megas XLR Glorft Commander / Tiny / Georgie
2004-2006 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Antauri & Morlath
2004-2007 Danny Phantom Dragon Ghost, Skulker
2004-2008 Higglytown Heroes Uncle Lemmo
The Batman Joker / Jack Napier
2005 Danger Rangers Burble
2005-2006 The Buzz on Maggie Melvin Stinkleton, Mrs. Cartflight, Uncle Zeb & Germy
2005-2007 Loonatics Unleashed Slam Tasmanian / Tech E. Coyote
2005-present The 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 Pucca Ho, Cat, Destiny the Dragon& Additional Voices
The Replacements Additional Voices
2007 The Knights of Prosperity Rockefeller Butts
2008 Transformers: Animated Omega Supreme voice
The Cleaner Darnell McDowell
2008-2009 Random! Cartoons Announcer, Krunch, Alarm Clock, Rastamon, Prince Charming Dad, Zit, Applause Fish, Infinite Goliah, Mechanek, Hondo, and Ice Monster Various voices
Wolverine and the X-Men Shadow King & Bishop voice
The Spectacular Spider-Man Big Man/Tombstone, Principal Davis, Coach Smith
2008-2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Highbreed Commander, Forever Knight & Ship (Giant Form)
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Cammie & Additional voices
2008-present The Penguins of Madagascar Maurice the Aye-Aye / Bing the Gorilla / Pinky the Flamingo / Additional voices
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Black Manta, B'Wana Beast, Despero, General Steppenwolf, Monsieur Mallah
The Mighty B! Ronald the Postman & additional voices
2009-present The Cleveland Show Cleveland Brown, Jr. / Lester Krinklesac (Along with various others)
The Super Hero Squad Show Nick Fury / Scorpio
Fanboy and Chum Chum Berry the Ice Monster
2010 Black Panther Wolverine & additional voices
2010-TBA Transformers: Prime Bulkhead
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
1997 The New Batman Adventures Mutant Leader voice
1998 The Powerpuff Girls Boogie Man / Giant Fishballoon
1999 Family Guy Various characters
2000 Disney's Recess Vince's Father
2001 Disney's House of Mouse Prince John & Crow
The 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
2004 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Uncle Pockets, Omnizot & Foul Larry
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Tyro & Lion Turtle
2006 The Emperor's New School Kavo
2008 Kid vs. Kat Mr. Kat
Chowder Schnitzel
Back at the Barnyard Don Bling / Santa Claus
2009 How I Met Your Mother Stan "Stanley"
Phineas and Ferb P. P. Otter voice
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Baldur's Gate Sarevok / Koveras / Narrator Voice
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Scott Dolph
2002 Ratchet & Clank Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek, Bodyguard & Additional voices
Kingdom Hearts Sebastian
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips Darkseid
2003 Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Crash Bandicoot
Crash Nitro Kart
Star Wars: KOTOR Jolee Bindo
Viewtiful Joe Hulk Davidson / Fire Leo
Soulcalibur II Heihachi Mishima (English Version)
2004 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel player character Cyrus, NPCs Blake and Soldier, and the NPC enemies Ghoul High Priest and Mutant Grunt.
Halo 2 Tartarus
2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Terrador, Conductor
Kingdom Hearts II Sebastian
2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Terrador, Gaul & Sniff
2008 The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Terrador, Chief Prowlus and Hermit
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Captain Gantu


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