Richard Kind stars in "Luck" on HBO as Joey Rathburn. Kinds also stars in Disney • Pixar's animated movie "Cars 2" as the voice of Van, reprising his role from the original movie. He also recently provided the voice of Bookworm in "Toy Story 3" and starred in "Hereafter," opposite Matt Damon, as Christos.

Richard Kind, a success on stage, screen and television, continues to redefine the term character actor. Television viewers perhaps best know him as "Paul Lassiter," the irrepressible press secretary to the mayor of New York on the ABC series "Spin City."

In feature films, Kind has most recently completed a starring role in "The Hereafter," directed by Clint Eastwood. His role as Uncle Arthur in the Coen Brothers' Oscar-nominated "A Serious Man" was critically lauded worldwide. He has appeared in the Independent Spirit Award-winning films "The Visitor" and "The Station Agent," both directed by Tom McCarthy; as Dr. Robert Farley in the Miramax feature "Spymate"; in the Sundance Film "Johns," directed by Scott Silver; and in "The Grand" directed by Zak Penn. Richard's feature credits also include "Hacks," "Stargate" and "Mr Saturday Night." As an animated voice, he can be heard as a van in the Disney/Pixar feature "Cars," a dim-witted and obnoxious grasshopper in "A Bug's Life" and Tom in "Tom and Jerry" (still the only voice actor ever to portray the character).

In television, besides his infamous role on "Spin City," Kind has also appeared as Fran's ex-husband Mark on NBC's "Mad About You." Recently, he has guest-starred on "Scrubs," "Still Standing," "The Division" and "Miss Match," and has had a recurring role on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," with Larry David. Additional TV credits include stints as a series regular on "Carol and Company" with Carol Burnett, the ABC series "Blue Skies" and "A Whole New Ball Game," "Unsub" and "Stargate Atlantis."

On stage, the actor has starred as Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' smash-hit Broadway musical "The Producers" at the St James Theatre in New York. He also appeared on Broadway in Charles Busch's smash-hit comedy "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife." He starred in "Candide" at the New York City Opera at Lincoln Centre as well as "The Lady in Question" at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbour, New York. He starred in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Bounce," directed by Hal Prince, and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he played opposite Eric Stoltz and Christopher Evan Welsh in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." Other theater credits include "Sly Fox" and Larry Gelbart's "Power Failure," directed by Arthur Penn and staged on Broadway and at the Actors Studio Free Theatre Company.

Kind started his career in Chicago with the Practical Theatre Company, founded by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Hill and Gary Kroeger. He was then hired by Second City, where he honed his comedic talents in such productions as "How Green Were My Values," "John, Paul, Sartre and Ringo" and "True Midwest."

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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: November 22, 1956
Height: 6' 1"
Full Name / Real Name: Richard J. Kind
Birthplace: Trenton, NJ
Wife: Dana Stanley (11/13/1999, 3 children)

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