Kevin Michael Richardson
|Kevin Michael Richardson|
|Born||October 25, 1964 (age 59)|
|Super Mario–related role(s)||Voice actor for Kamek in The Super Mario Bros. Movie|
Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964 in The Bronx, New York City, New York) is an American actor known for providing the voices of various animated characters in films and shows, mostly villains.
Richardson is known for his roles in animated TV shows and movies such as Joker in The Batman animated series, Captain Gantu in the Lilo & Stitch movies and TV series, Trigon in Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, and Shredder in 2012's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. He is also known for roles in adult cartoons such as Jerome and Cleveland Brown Jr. in Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, Principal Lewis and Tank Bates in American Dad!, and the current voices of Dr. Julius Hibbert and Bleeding Gums Murphy in The Simpsons (among other, additional characters in all three of these shows), as well as the titular character of 2000's Lobo. Live-action films that Richardson has provided his voice for include the Deus Ex Machina in The Matrix Revolutions and Goro in the 1995 Mortal Kombat film. He additionally provided the voice for Goro in the animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge. Richardson provided the voices for Stump Smash, Tree Rex, and other characters in the Skylanders video game series and Crunch Bandicoot and Stew Gizzard Lips in the Crash Bandicoot video game series.
In a Nintendo Direct broadcasted on September 23, 2021, it was announced that Richardson would be voicing Kamek in The Super Mario Bros. Movie co-produced by Illumination. In the film, he gives Kamek a Peter Lorre-esque voice.
- Nintendo (September 23, 2021). Nintendo Direct - 9.23.2021. YouTube. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
- Matyas (December 2, 2022). The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brand NEW Footage (Mario with a British Accent). YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2022.