Kevin Michael Richardson is known to be one of the most prominent African-American voice actors in the business. He was born on October 25, 1964 and is best noted for his deep voice and portrayal of villains. Trained as a classical actor, he first gained recognition by being one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program. This earned him a scholarship to Syracuse University, as well as a spot on a PBS special directed by the esteemed late John Houseman.
Some of Kevin Michael Richardson’s more popular voice portrayals include Captain Gantu from Lilo & Stitch, Goro in Mortal Kombat, and Sarevok in the Baldur’s Gate series. He has also been known for voicing Jolee Bindo in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Crunch Bandicoot in the Crash Bandicoot video games, The Joker from The Batman series, and Tartarus from Halo 2. In addition, he has been credited for voice work in Queer Duck as Openly Gator and on the animated series The Flintstones as Barney Rubble. Other cartoons he has worked in include The Mask, Hey Arnold!, The Powerpuff Girls, Spawn, Sonic Underground, The Wild Thornberrys, Recess, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Legend of Tarzan, Invader Zim, Justice League, The Fairly OddParents, Grim & Evil, Teen Titans, Family Guy, American Dad!, and the Kingdom Hearts video game. He also voiced a general in the TMNT movie, as well as various characters in Avatar the Last Airbender.
On television, Richardson was cast as Rockefeller Butts on the ABC comedy series The Knights of Prosperity and as Darnell McDowell on episodes of The Cleaner.
He was married in May 2006 to his wife, Monica. The two of them live in Los Angeles with their two sons from a previous marriage, Anthony and Michael.