Birth Name: Michael Richards
Birth Place: Culver City, California, USA
Michael Anthony Richards was born on July 24, 1949 in Culver City, CA to parents William, an electrical engineer, and Phyllis, a medical records librarian. He attended the California Institute of the Arts but later received a BA degree in drama from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in 1975. He enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, where he continued to dominate student productions. An introspective, quiet person few would have pegged for a cut-up in his younger days, Richards was drafted by the U.S. Army during Vietnam, serving two years stationed in Germany as co-director of the V Corps Training Road Show, during which time he directed shows dealing with race relations and drug abus...
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