Michael Richards plays Frank, eccentric driver to Broadway star Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley), in TV Land's upcoming original sitcom "Kirstie." The show premieres on the network on Wednesday, December 4th at 10pm ET/PT.
Spanning a 25-year career as an actor in television, theater and film, multiple Emmy¯ and SAG¯ Award-winner Michael Richards created one of the most memorable roles in television history as Cosmo Kramer on the comedy series "Seinfeld." He also starred in NBCs comedy "Marblehead Manor," ABC's 1980s live sketch comedy series "Fridays," and appeared as a guest star in numerous shows and specials. In the theater, Michael starred in "Arsenic" and "Old Lace" on London's West End, Off-Broadway in "Trumbo," Arthur Miller's West Coast premiere of "American Clock" at the Mark Taper Forum, and in several regional productions. His feature film work includes "Unstrung Heroes," "Trial and Error," and the cult classic "UHF" among many others.
A Vietnam era veteran, Michael served two years as a medic and wrote and acted in V-Corps training roadshows. After his military service, Michael attended California Institute of the Arts and Evergreen College. He began his career performing late night in stand-up comedy clubs and worked as a forklift operator, floor waxer and rug shampooer, Montessori teacher, bus driver, hospital orderly, ambulance attendant, and performance artist. He is a trained photographer, a student of the piano, and a visual artist.