Richard Kind is a Jewish American actor most famous for his television roles on the sitcoms Mad About You and Spin City.
Kind got his big break in television acting when he appeared as a member of the ensemble cast of Carol Burnett's comedy, Carol and the Company, which ran in 1990. He is most recognizable, though, for his roles as Dr. Mark Devanow on Mad About You and Paul Lassiter on Spin City, in which he co-starred alongside Michael J. Fox and then Charlie Sheen.
Since then, Kind has had roles and guest appearances in numerous television series and has also appeared in a number of feature movies, including A Serious Man by the Coen brothers. In 2007, Kind voiced the character of Bookworm in Toy Story 3.
In 2003, Kind was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "Bounce" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
In 1999, Kind married Dana Staley and had one of his close friends, George Clooney, as best man. Kind is also a cousin of Barbara Streisand.