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He appeared as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, acting alongside his fellow cast members for the first time since Seinfeld Richards graduated from Thousand Oaks High School.
In 1968, he appeared as a contestant on The Dating Game, however he was not chosen for the date.
Kramer's first name, Cosmo, was revealed in the sixth-season episode "The Switch".
Richards won more Emmys than any other cast member on Seinfeld.
He went on to become a series regular on ABC's Fridays.
Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows, such as Cheers.
After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one full season.
When Seinfeld ended in 1998, Richards returned to stand-up comedy.
In the setting of Seinfeld, Kramer is usually referred to by his last name only and is the neighbor of the show's eponymous character.
The Michael Richards Show, for which the actor received co-writer and co-executive producer credits, was originally conceived as a comedy/mystery starring Richards as a bumbling private investigator.
However, after the first pilot failed with test audiences, NBC ordered that the show be retooled into a more conventional, office-based sitcom before its premiere.
Richards made a public apology when he spoke via satellite on the Late Show with David Letterman, when Jerry Seinfeld was the guest, saying, "For me to be at a comedy club and to flip out and say this crap, I'm deeply, deeply sorry.
I'm not a racist, that's what's so insane about this." The audience initially laughed at Richards using the terms "Afromerican" and "Afro Americans" and during uncomfortable pauses in Richards's explanation and apology, unable to decide if the interview was a bit; at one point Seinfeld rebuked the audience, "Stop laughing, it's not funny." Richards said he had been trying to defuse heckling by being even more outrageous, but it had backfired.