Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program, later he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University.
Kevin is well-known by mostly villainous voice-over roles. He lent his voice to based-upon video game film Mortal Kombat (1995) as Goro, he was also in Matrix Revolutions (2003) as Deus Ex Machina, and made a brief appearance in Clerks II (2006) as police officer. He also voiced Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch, Mr. Gus in Uncle Grandpa, Jerome in Family Guy, Demongo in Samurai Jack, Adult Whispers in Whispers: An Elephants Tale, and Cleveland Jr. from The Cleveland Show.