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Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964) is an American actor and voice actor who is well known for his wide variety of deep voice work since the early 1990s. He is also known for being the voice of Chairman Drek in the video game Ratchet & Clank, Tartarus in the video game Halo 2, Robert Hawkins in Static Shock and as Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch. He currently provides the voices of Kilowog in Green Lantern: The Animated SeriesCleveland Brown, Jr. in The Cleveland Show, Principal Brian Lewis in American Dad!Bulkhead in Transformers Prime as well as Panthro in the remake of Thundercats 2011.

Early life[]

A classically-trained actor and a native of the BronxNew York, Richardson first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program. As a result of this he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University and a spot on aPBS special directed by the esteemed late John Houseman.


Richardson has usually portrayed villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice.

His credits include Captain Gantu from Stitch! The Movie, Shnitzel from Chowder (The first episode; later replaced by John DiMaggio), Goro in Mortal Kombat, the second voice of Skulker on Danny PhantomSarevok in the Baldur's Gate seriesJolee Bindo in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic,Crunch Bandicoot in the Crash Bandicoot games, Tartarus from Halo 2, Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek in Ratchet & Clank, Antauri inSuper Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Openly Gator from Queer Duck, Doctor Payne and other characters on The Proud Family, Darth Laser (an obvious parody of Darth Vader) on Fairly OddparentsMaurice the Aye-Aye from The Penguins of Madagascar, and the voice of Exile in the late 1990s cartoon Road Rovers. Richardson replaced Keith David as the voice of Tombstone on The Spectacular Spider-Man. In 2001, he voiced Barney Rubble on the TV animated movie The Flintstones: On the Rocks, his version of Barney Rubble's voice was more similar to the early Mel Blanc voice than to the Ed Norton imitation, which Blanc later used on the original Flintstones.

In 2004 he became the first African-American to voice the Joker for the Kids WB animated series, The Batman.

In 2008, he did the voice of Bishop for Wolverine and the X-Men. Later, he did the voice of Nick Fury on The Super Hero Squad Show.

He often plays characters based on and satirizing comedian Bill Cosby, such as on Family Guy (Brian Does Hollywood, where Stewie is a contestant on Cosby's Kids Say the Darndest Things; and The Boondocks. He also voices Cleveland Brown, Jr. and Lester Krinklesac and numerous others on The Cleveland Show.

Richardson's voice roles (in 2011) included Panthro in the 2011 Thundercats series, Martian Manhunter on Young Justice, and Bulkhead, one of the lead characters on Transformers: Prime.

He played Kilowog in Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, the video game sequel to the live-action film Green Lantern, and later reprised the role in the animated series Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Personal life[]

Richardson married his wife Monica in May 2006. They have two children.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Felix the Cat: The Movie Additional voices Voice
1992 Porco Rosso Mamma Aiuto Gang
1993 Fatal Instinct Bailiff
1994 Pom Poko Bunta

Wonderland President

1995 Mortal Kombat Goro
A Boy Called Hate Staff Member
Stuart Saves His Family uncredited
1996 Spy Hard "Michael Winslow" Security Guard uncredited
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 St. Bernard

Officer Andrews

Bound Cop #2
1998 BASEketball Peripatetic Player
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Adult Whispers
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Sumo Singer
2001 Summoning Bill
Recess: School's Out Cop #2
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie Ojo Tango

Rocko Socko

Lilo & Stitch Captain Gantu
The Country Bears Henry Dixon Taylor
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Shaman Mnyambo
2003 Stitch! The Movie Mr. Gantu Voice
Elysium Christopher
The Matrix Revolutions Deus Ex Machina
2004 Adventures in Animation 3D Coach
Teacher's Pet Conductor
2005 Hoodwinked! P-Biggie
2006 The Wild Samson's Father
Clerks II Police Officer
Tales from Earthsea Hare's guard #2
Eragon Additional voices
2007 Happily N'Ever After Additional voices
TMNT General Aguila Voice
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
2009 La Mission Dee
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Prime #2


The Princess and the Frog Ian the Gator
2012 John Dies at the End Korrok

Television films[]

Television films
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story Intern #2
2000 Thrillseekers: Putt n' Perish Bartender

Otto Pig

2001 The Flintstones: On the Rocks Barney Rubble

Hector Jewel Guard

2003 The Fairly OddParents: Abra-Catastrophe! Business Man
2004 The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers Adult AJ

Mr. Turner's Boss Snoop Donnie Donut Additional Voices

2005 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Sumo Ninja

Dr. Gooberman

The Proud Family Movie Sea Beast

The Mangler Narrator

2006 The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide Morgan Freeman


Casper's Scare School Kibosh
Class of 3000: The Devil and Lil'D Big D/The Devil
2007 Eggheads
2008 The Powerpuff Girls Rule! Fish Balloon
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Blacksmith


The Fairly OddParents: Wishology Dark Laser
2010 In Security
Firebreather Belloc Voice
2011 Night of the Hurricane Cleveland Brown, Jr., Principal Brian Lewis, additional Voice

Direct-to-video films[]

Direct-to-video films
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible Additional Voices Voice
1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Brutus
Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald Grimace

King Gonga

1999 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Bud Wiley
2000 Tom Sawyer Injun Joe
Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Max
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Space Ranger
2002 Tarzan & Jane Merkus
Mickey's House of Villains Chorus
2003 Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire Malcolm Illiwara

Yowie Yahoo Crocodile

The Animatrix Thadeus

Agent #2 Cop

Stitch! The Movie Mr. Gantu
George of the Jungle 2 Grouchy Ape


Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Carlton Duquesne
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Ice Tray
2005 Mulan II Additional Voices Voice
Lil' Pimp Smokey
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Ray Charles

Additional Voices

The Batman vs. Dracula The Joker
The Happy Elf Derek

Tucker Mayor Toady Man 2

2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Stephen Arlo 'Openly' Gator

Additional Voices

Leroy & Stitch Mr. Gantu
Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers Red Pirate Ron

Blue Pirate Bob Purple Parrot

2007 Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme Baron Mordo
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Lucius Fox

Avery Wounded Man Bulky Man

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Ray-Ray


Dead Space: Downfall Samuel Irons

Pendleton & Miner

2009 Open Season 2 Roberto (sub voice)

Roger (sub voice)

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Sojo

The Black Samurai

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto Santa Baby
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic King Minos
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Mister Tawky Tawny
Batman: Under the Red Hood Tyler Bramford Voice
Planet Hulk Korg
2011 All-Star Superman Steve Lombard Voice
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Normbots
Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Bikers/Cops/Grad Students/Tex

Television guest appearances[]

Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
1997 The New Batman Adventures Mutant Leader Voice
1998 The Powerpuff Girls Boogie Man

Giant Fishballoon Glob Monster

1999 Family Guy Various characters
2000 2000 Essence Awards Announcer
Disney's Recess Mr. LaSalle
2001 Disney's House of Mouse Prince John


The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy Eldridge Johnson-Mayer
Time Squad Announcer

George S. Patton George Washington George Washington Carver Lance 9,000,000,000,000 Time Squad Officer Todd Washington Carver

2002 SpongeBob SquarePants King Neptune
¡Mucha Lucha! Potato Patata, Jr.
What's New Scooby Doo? Bruce Wilkenson

Henry Hunsecker Safari Member

2003 Xiaolin Showdown Pandabubba
The Fairly Oddparents Deep Voice From The Microphone
2004 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Uncle Pockets

Omnizot Foul Larry

2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Tyro

The Big Bad Hippo Lion Turtle

2006 The Emperor's New School Kavo
2008 Back at the Barnyard Don Bling

Santa Claus

2009 How I Met Your Mother Stan "Stanley" Live action
Phineas and Ferb P. P. Otter Voice
Fairly Oddparents Darth Laser
2010 Sym-Bionic Titan Announcer


Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
Generator Rex Enforcer


Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Man-Ape


2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Snare-Oh (Formally Benmummy), Emperor Milleous


Year Title Role Notes
1989–present The Simpsons Security guard

Additional Voices

1991 Rugrats Additional Voices
1995–1997 The Mask: The Animated Series Mayor Mortimer Tilton
1996–1997 Homeboys in Outer Space Vashti Live action
Road Rovers Exile (the Siberian Husky) Voice
1996–2000 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Plato
1998–2000 Voltron: The Third Dimension Hunk


1999–2001 The PJs Poppa Hudson

Rasta Man

1999–2001 The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Garth
2000–2001 Cardcaptors Clow card announcer
2000–2002 Clerks: The Animated Series Various characters
Max Steel Dog

Various Characters

2000–2004 Static Shock Robert Hawkins


2001–2002; 2006 Invader Zim Various characters
2001–2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series The Minotaur
2001–2005 The Proud Family Omar

Dr. Payne Additional Voices

2001–present The Fairly OddParents AJ's Dad

Dark Laser Various

2002–2008 Codename: Kids Next Door Cheese Ninja

Cheese Shogun Roguefort Dr. Lincoln Ice Cream Beast Ice Cream Men Teen Ninjas

2003–2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Mr. Gantu
Teen Titans Mammoth

See-More Trigon River Guardian

2003–2008 All Grown Up! Various
2004–2005 Dave the Barbarian Uncle Oswidge

King Throktar

Megas XLR Glorft Commander

Tiny Georgie

2004–2006 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Antauri


2004–2007 Danny Phantom Dragon Ghost


2004–2008 Higglytown Heroes Uncle Lemmo
The Batman Joker

Jack Napier

2005 Danger Rangers Burble
2005–2006 The Buzz on Maggie Melvin Stinkleton

Mrs. Cartflight Uncle Zeb Germy

2005–2007 Loonatics Unleashed Slam Tasmanian

Tech E. Coyote

2005–present The Boondocks Martin Luther King, Jr.

Additional Voices

American Dad! Tank Bates (2005–2010)

Nelson Mandela Principal Lewis

2006–2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Admiral Bozzlebags (of Bozzlebags' Zip)
2006–2009 The Replacements Additional Voices
2007 The Knights of Prosperity Rockefeller Butts Live action
2008 Transformers: Animated Omega Supreme (Season 2 only) Voice (Minor)
The Cleaner Darnell McDowell Live action
2008–2009 Random! Cartoons Announcer

Krunch Alarm Clock Rastamon Prince Charming Dad Zit Applause Fish Infinite Goliah Mechanek, Hondo Ice Monster

Wolverine and the X-Men Shadow King


The Spectacular Spider-Man Big Man/Tombstone

Principal Davis Coach Smith

2008–2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Highbreed Commander

Forever Knight Ship (Giant Form)

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Cammie

Additional Voices

2008–present The Penguins of Madagascar Maurice

Bing Pinky Additional Voices

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Black Manta

B'Wana Beast Despero General Steppenwolf Monsieur Mallah

The Mighty B! Donald the Postman

Additional Voices

2009–present The Cleveland Show Cleveland Brown, Jr.

Lester Krinklesac Various Others

The Super Hero Squad Show Nick Fury


Fanboy and Chum Chum Berry the Ice Monster
2010 Black Panther Wolverine

Additional Voices

2010–present Adventure Time Donny

Gummy (The Silent King)

Pound Puppies Various guest voices
Zevo-3 Brett Ronson
Young Justice Martian Manhunter

Dr. Fate Mal Duncan Additional Voices

Transformers: Prime Bulkhead

Makeshift Decepticon Warship

G.I. Joe: Renegades Roadblock

Road Pig Additional Voices

2011–present ThunderCats Panthro

Additional Voices

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Temutai
2012–present Green Lantern: The Animated Series Kilowog


The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Shredder
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Willem Viceroy III Voice
Gravity Falls Sheriff Blubbs Voice

Video game voice roles[]

Video game voice roles
Year Title Role
1996 Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! Johnson

Judge Graham Judge Paul

1998 King's Quest: Mask of Eternity Lord Azrie

Lucreto Prophet Tree

Baldur's Gate Sarevok

Koveras Narrator

Leisure Suit Larry's Casino Johnson
Fallout 2: A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game Commanding Officer
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 2-3G

Captain Rutger Gungan Citizen #1 Race Fanatic #1 Vek Drow

Star Trek: Starfleet Command
Star Trek: New Worlds
Revenant Lucas

Ogrok Chief Ogrok Torturer

2000 Star Trek: Klingon Academy Civil War Communications Officer

Garlock Starbase 1 Tholian Commander Tutorial Instructor

Star Wars: Force Commander Builder Shuttle Pilot

Torpedo Launcher Driver Y-Wing Pilot

Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles Jedi Master Mace Windu
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Benjamin Sisko
Sacrifice Pyro
Star Wars: Demolition Pugwis

Tamtel Skreej

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Sarevok Anchev

Gorgeig, Cohrvale

Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War
2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Boss Nass

Rebel Trooper

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Crunch Bandicoot
Disney's Tarzan Untamed
Icewind Dale: Heart of Winter
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Boss Nass
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Sarevok Anchev

Yaga-Shura Bhaal Odren Ka'rashur

The Mummy Returns Imhotep
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Scott Dolph
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Transport Captain 4
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Sess'sth - Kolgrim
2002 Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat King Neptune
EOE: Eve of Extinction Additional Voices
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter Mace Windu

TF Refinery Droid TF Scarab Droid

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Eeth Koth

Mace Windu Male Citizen

Kingdom Hearts Sebastian
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Gran 2

Kingpin Reelo Baruk

Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 Captain Gantu
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon Byong Chu

Nikolai Additional Voices

Superman: Shadow of Apokolips Darkseid
Law and Order: Dead on the Money Mark Rawlins
Run Like Hell Niles
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Scott Dolph
Ratchet & Clank Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek

Commander Announcer Bouncer

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Alien Thug #3

Bartender Sebolto

2003 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Homonculus

Triad Ghoul

Enter the Matrix Thaddeus
RTX Red Rock Digitzed Crewmember
Viewtiful Joe Hulk Davidson

Fire Leo

Lionheart Beast Spirit
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Jolee Bindo
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader
Law and Order: Double or Nothing Mark Rawlins
True Crime: Streets of LA Additional Voices
Crash Nitro Kart Crunch Bandicoot


Spawn: Armageddon Al Simmons/Spawn
2004 Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel player character: Cyrus

NPCs: Blake and Soldier Ghoul High Priest Mutant Grunt

Champions of Norrath
Galleon Bosun

Sorceror #1

Halo 2 Tartarus
2005 Teen Titans Mammoth


Kingdom Hearts II Sebastian
2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Terrador

Gaul Conductor

Kingdom Hearts II Sebastian
Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Voices
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ Sebastian
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Terrador

Gaul Sniff

2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Jabba the Hutt
The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Terrador

Chief Prowlus Hermit

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Into the Inferno Additional Voices
Emergency Heroes General Walters
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Demongo
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Captain Gantu
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Stump Smash
Star Wars: The Old Republic Various
2012 Transformers Universe Bulkhead
Skylanders: Giants Stump Smash, Tree Rex
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Black Guard A