Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: October 25, 1964

Age: 59 years old

Birth Place: Bronx, New York

It is his deep, resonant voice that set Kevin Michael Richardson apart as a voice actor. Richardson's low tones appeared in a huge number of animated movies, TV shows, and video games throughout his career. Though his voice was often used for evil characters, he became best known for voicing both the lovable redneck Lester Krinklesac and the unmotivated Cleveland Brown Jr. on the "Family Guy" spinoff "The Cleveland Show" (Fox 2009-2013). Richardson was born in The Bronx, NY on October 25, 1964. He was classically trained in acting at Syracuse University. After he graduated in 1988, he said he never really struggled to find work. One of his first gigs was in an AT&T commercial, and in 1992 he began taking on regular TV roles. His voice could be heard on beloved children's cartoons, as the stuck-up mayor in the animated reboot of "The Mask" (CBS 1995) and suitably as Hephaestus in the TV spin-off of Disney's "Hercules" (Disney 1998). One of his favorite roles was as Captain Gantu, the menacing and rule-following antagonist in Disney's Hawaiian sci-fi adventure "Lilo and Stitch" (2002). For his turn as a growly-voiced Joker in "The Batman" animated TV series (Kids WB 2004-2008), he received two Daytime Emmy nominations. These examples only scrape the surface of Richardson's incredibly busy career; he appeared in almost every famous animated series from the 1990s onwards, in addition to in a large variety of video game voices and commercial appearances. He dabbled in music production, helping with his wife Monica's jazz albums. After "The Cleveland Show" ended in 2013, he took on a regular role as The Shredder, the antagonist of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Syndicated 2012-) reboot, and continued voicing a variety of characters in beloved comedies from "Family Guy" (Fox 1999-) to "The Simpsons" (Fox 1989-).

Credits

Ariel: Mermaid Tales

Voice
Show
2024

GrimsburgStream

Voice
Detective Greg Summers
Series
2024
71%

Taz: Quest for Burger

Voice
Show
2023

MulliganStream

Voice
TOD-209
Series
2023
50%

Frog and ToadStream

Voice
Toad
Series
2023

Fired on MarsStream

Actor
Dace / Smokey / Nero
Series
2023

The Super Mario Bros. MovieStream

Voice
Kamek
Movie
2023
59%

Trolls Band TogetherStream

Voice
Mr. Dinkles
Movie
2023
63%

LEGO Star Wars Summer VacationStream

Voice
Jabba the Hutt
Special
2022

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special

Voice
Venti
Show
2022

Eureka!

Guest Voice
Dima
Show
2022

The Boys Presents: DiabolicalStream

Actor
Jack From Jupiter, Ironcast
Series
2022

Big Nate

Voice
Principal Nichols
Show
2022

Big Nate Shorts

Voice
Show
2022

For Gunter's Eyes Only

Voice
Harry
Movie
2022

Tom and Jerry: Snowman's Land

Voice
Larry The Snowman
Movie
2022

Masters of the Universe: RevelationStream

Voice
Beast Man
Miniseries
2021
93%

InvincibleStream

Voice
Mauler Twins/Monster Girl
Series
2021
99%

Aquaman: King of Atlantis

Actor
Royal Announcer
Movie
2021

TrollsTopiaStream

Actor
Smidge
Series
2020

TrollsTopiaStream

Voice
Smidge
Series
2020

The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!

Voice
Jimbo
Show
2020

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge

Voice
Goro
Movie
2020

Bless the HartsStream

Guest Voice
Mr. Strikeleather
Series
2019
82%

Die Raubtier Challenge

Director
Show
2019

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?Stream

Voice
Caveman / Thad / Ski Instructor
Series
2019

Love, Death & RobotsStream

Voice
Zima
Series
2019
85%

Legend Of The Three Caballeros

Voice
Lord Felldrake Sheldgoose
Show
2019

Justice League vs the Fatal Five

Voice
Mr. Terrific
Movie
2019

Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans

Actor
Hexagon / Trigon
Movie
2019

The Boss Baby: Back in Business: New Year's Eve Countdown

Voice
Jimbo
Show
2018

The Boss Baby: Back in BusinessStream

Voice
Jimbo
Series
2018

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Break Out

Actor
Groot
Show
2018

Apple & OnionStream

Voice
Beef Jerky/T-Bone/Lambchop
Series
2018

애플과 어니언

Voice
Beef Jerky/T-Bone/Lambchop
Show
2018

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!Stream

Voice
Smidge
Series
2018

Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Voice
Detective Chimp
Movie
2018

LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash

Voice
Doctor Fate
Movie
2018

Constantine: City of Demons

Voice
Mahonin
Movie
2018

The Jellies

Voice
Show
2017

All Hail King Julien: Exiled

Voice
Maurice
Show
2017

Marvel's Rocket & Groot

Voice
Groot
Show
2017

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Voice
Shredder
Show
2017

Tangled Before Ever AfterStream

Voice
Otter
Movie
2017

Batman and Harley Quinn

Voice
Floronic Man / Jason Woodrue
Movie
2017

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Thanos Threat

Voice
Groot
Movie
2017

All Hail King Julien: New Year's Eve Countdown

Actor
Show
2016

Teen Titans Go! Raven

Guest Voice
Trigon
Show
2016

Throne of Elves

Voice
Captain B
Movie
2016

Tom And Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers

Actor
Spike, Red Pirate Ron, Blue Pirate Bob, Purple Parrot Chuck
Show
2015

Marvel's Guardians of the GalaxyStream

Voice
Groot
Series
2015

The Adventures of Puss in BootsStream

Guest Voice
Series
2015

Niko and the Sword of Light

Voice
Dingle
Show
2015

Strange Magic

Voice
Brutus
Movie
2015

Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love

Actor
Judge Michaels
Movie
2015

The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown

Voice
Barney Rubble
Movie
2015

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Voice
Captain Cold / Gorilla Grod
Movie
2015

All Hail King Julien

Voice
Maurice
Show
2014

How Murray Saved Christmas

Voice
Santa Claus
Show
2014

Lego: Batman Be-Leaguered

Voice
Captain Cold/Black Manta
Show
2014

LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered

Voice
Captain Cold/Black Manta
Show
2014

Blaze and the Monster MachinesStream

Voice
Crusher
Series
2014

Transformers Prime: Omega Lock

Voice
Bulkhead
Show
2014

The 7DStream

Voice
Happy
Series
2014

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

Voice
Cuthbert Crawley/Inspector Krunch
Movie
2014

LEGO DC Super Heroes: Batman Be-leaguered

Actor
Captain Cold/Black Manta
Movie
2014

Rick and MortyStream

Guest Voice
Frankenstein/Hamurai/Mrs. Refrigerator
Series
2013
90%

Sheriff Callie's Wild WestStream

Voice
Farmer Stinky/Uncle Bun
Series
2013

Steven UniverseStream

Guest Voice
Mr. Gus
Series
2013
100%

Uncle GrandpaStream

Voice
Mr. Gus
Series
2013

Teen Titans Go!Stream

Actor
Series
2013

Teen Titans Go!Stream

Guest Voice
Trigon
Series
2013

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters

Voice
Bulkhead
Show
2013

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising

Voice
Bulkhead
Movie
2013

Sofia the FirstStream

Guest Voice
King of Hakalo
Series
2012

Unlikely Animal FriendsStream

Self
Series
2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Voice
Shredder
Show
2012

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

Voice
Willem Viceroy III
Show
2012

The Legend of KorraStream

Guest Voice
Butakha/Lightning Bolt Zolt/Doorman
Series
2012
89%

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Voice
Kilowog
Show
2011

Thundercats

Voice
Panthro
Show
2011

The Looney Tunes ShowStream

Guest Voice
Guard
Series
2011

Terra Mater

Actor
Screenplay
Show
2011

Terra Mater

Director
Show
2011

Terra Mater

Producer
Show
2011

G.I. Joe Renegades

Voice
Roadblock
Show
2010

Transformers Prime

Voice
Bulkhead
Show
2010

Adventure TimeStream

Guest Voice
Donny/Dog House
Series
2010
100%

Scooby-Doo: Mystery IncorporatedStream

Guest Voice
Dan Fluunk/Fiend
Series
2010

Planet Hulk

Voice
Korg
Movie
2010

Dante's Inferno

Voice
King Minos / Phlegias
Movie
2010

White Lion

Producer
Movie
2010

Firebreather

Voice
Belloc
Movie
2010

The Cleveland ShowStream

Guest Voice
Cleveland Brown Jr./Guest
Series
2009

The Cleveland ShowStream

Voice
Cleveland Brown Jr./Lester Krinklesac
Series
2009

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

Voice
Sojo/The Black Samurai
Movie
2009

Mission Street Rhapsody

Actor
Dee
Movie
2009

The Penguins of Madagascar

Actor
Show
2008

The Penguins of Madagascar

Voice
Show
2008

The CleanerStream

Actor
Darnell McDowell
Series
2008
24%

The Marvelous Misadventures of FlapjackStream

Guest Voice
First Mate
Series
2008

The Marvelous Misadventures of FlapjackStream

Voice
Lil' Urchin/Bandage Urchin
Series
2008

The Spectacular Spider-ManStream

Guest Voice
Tombstone
Series
2008
100%

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Voice
Jabba the Hutt
Movie
2008

Dead Space: Downfall

Voice
Samuel Irons / Pendleton / Miner
Movie
2008

The Knights of ProsperityStream

Actor
Series
2007
74%

TMNT

Voice
Gen. Aguila
Movie
2007

Doctor Strange

Voice
Mordo
Movie
2007

Leroy & Stitch

Voice
Captain Gantu
Movie
2006

Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers

Voice
Red Pirate Ron/Blue Pirate Bob/Purple Parrot
Movie
2006

Queer Duck: The Movie

Voice
Openly Gator
Movie
2006

The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide

Voice
Morgan Freeman / Anti-Fairy
Movie
2006

How I Met Your MotherStream

Guest Star
Stan
Series
2005
84%

Danger Rangers

Voice
Show
2005

American DadStream

Guest Voice
Vitas
Series
2005

American DadStream

Voice
Principal Lewis
Series
2005

The Batman vs. Dracula

Voice
The Joker
Movie
2005

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

Voice
Show
2004

The Batman

Actor
The Joker
Show
2004

Dave the Barbarian

Voice
Uncle Oswidge/King Throktar
Show
2004

Adventures in Animation

Voice
Coach
Movie
2004

Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesStream

Actor
Series
2003

Like Family

Actor
Ed Ward
Show
2003

Elysium

Actor
Christopher
Movie
2003

Stitch! The Movie

Voice
Captain Gantu
Movie
2003

Scooby-Doo! And the Legend of the Vampire

Voice
Malcolm Illiwara / Yowie Yahoo / Crocodile
Movie
2003

Without a TraceStream

Guest Star
Series
2002

Presidio Med

Guest Star
Show
2002

Kim PossibleStream

Guest Voice
Series
2002

Lilo & StitchStream

Voice
Captain Gantu
Movie
2002
87%

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Voice
Shaman Mnyambo
Movie
2002

The Country BearsStream

Voice
Henry
Movie
2002
31%

The Proud FamilyStream

Guest Voice
Omar/Dr. Payne
Series
2001

Samurai JackStream

Voice
Ultra Robot
Series
2001

The Fairly OddParentsStream

Guest Star
Dark Laser / Maître d' / TV Announcer
Series
2001

The Fairly OddParentsStream

Guest Voice
Santa
Series
2001

The Flintstones: On the Rocks

Voice
Movie
2001

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

Guest Star
Fred Lychock
Series
2000

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Guest Voice
Series
2000

That's Life

Guest Star
Show
2000

Static Shock

Voice
Show
2000

Invader ZimStream

Guest Voice
Series
2000
100%

Tom Sawyer

Voice
Injurin' Joe
Movie
2000

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale

Voice
Adult Whispers
Movie
2000

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

Voice
Space Ranger
Movie
2000

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

Voice
Sumo Singer
Movie
2000

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

Voice
Max
Movie
2000

Buzz Lightyear: Las Aventuras del Comandante Estelar

Voice
Movie
2000

Odd Man Out

Guest Star
Show
1999

Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

Voice
Show
1999

SpongeBob SquarePantsStream

Guest Voice
King Neptune
Series
1999

Love American Style

Actor
Show
1999

Family Guy

Guest Voice
Football Player
Show
1999

Family Guy

Voice
Bill Cosby
Show
1999

Family GuyStream

Guest Voice
League Member 2 / Black Professor
Series
1999

Family GuyStream

Voice
Bill Cosby
Series
1999

The PJsStream

Voice
Series
1999

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein

Voice
Bud Wiley
Movie
1999

BeckerStream

Guest Star
Series
1998

DiResta

Guest Star
Show
1998

Voltron: The Third Dimension

Actor
Show
1998

Voltron: The Third Dimension

Voice
Show
1998

The Wild ThornberrysStream

Guest Voice
Series
1998

Teen Angel

Guest Star
Series
1997

Hey Arnold!Stream

Guest Voice
Series
1996

Lush Life

Guest Star
Show
1996

Adventures From the Book of Virtues

Voice
Show
1996

Homeboys in Outer Space

Actor
Vashti
Series
1996
25%

All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

Voice
St. Bernard
Movie
1996

New York Daze

Guest Star
Show
1995

JAGStream

Guest Star
Series
1995

Simon

Guest Star
Show
1995

The Preston Episodes

Guest Star
Show
1995

In the HouseStream

Guest Star
Series
1995

The Parent 'HoodStream

Guest Star
Series
1995

Fudge

Guest Star
Show
1995

ERStream

Guest Star
Patrick
Series
1994

Weird ScienceStream

Guest Star
Series
1994

Diagnosis MurderStream

Guest Star
Series
1993

Living SingleStream

Guest Star
Series
1993

Mad About YouStream

Guest Star
Cable Man
Series
1992

Hangin' with Mr. CooperStream

Guest Star
Series
1992

RugratsStream

Guest Voice
Trash Guy/Sergeant
Series
1991

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Nigerian King
Series
1989
85%

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