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Richard Bruce Kind is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, best known for his television roles as Dr. Mark Devanow in the NBC sitcom Mad About You from 1992 to 1999, and Paul Lassiter in the ABC sitcom Spin City from 1996 to 2002. He is also well-known for voicing Tom Cat in Tom and Jerry: The Movie, the Dad Rat in Garfield: The Movie, a Groundhog in Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, and Roger the Alligator in the Nickelodeon/DreamWorks' The Penguins of Madagascar, as well as the video game Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again!.

He has had multiple Disney roles. He voiced Molt in the 1998 Disney/Pixar film A Bug's Life, Van in the 2006 Disney/Pixar film Cars, Larry in the 2006 Disney animated film The Wild, and Bookworm in the 2010 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 3. He also voiced Eddy in the Disney live-action films Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws, and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Additionally, he voiced the Totally Tools Executive in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Perry the Actorpus", and Frugal Lucre in the Kim Possible episode "Low Budget". Kind later voiced Mort Weinerman in the second season of the Disney XD animated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. He also played Uncle Chuck in Even Stevens and voiced Bing Bong in the 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. In addition, he voiced Uncle Monty in Tangled: The Series, Durpin in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Uncle Manny in the Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures episode "Donald's Dilemma", Cheezel in Mickey Mouse Funhouse, Jules in the Bob's Burgers episode, "Flat-Top o' the Morning to Ya", and The Director in the The Simpsons episode, "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas". He was going to voice a vulture in Home on the Range, but the role was cut from the film.

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  • Kind said in an interview that he loved performing the voice of Molt and that he hoped he could voice another character for them.
  • He also tried out for the voice of Bloat in Finding Nemo, but he lost the role to his A Bug's Life co-star, Brad Garrett, the voice actor of Dim. He also recorded lines for Yeti in Monsters, Inc., but was replaced by John Ratzenberger, the voice actor of a character in just about every Pixar film.
  • Kind is probably best remembered by TV fans as Paul on Spin City.
  • He is married to Dana Stanley by whom he has 3 children.
  • His best friend is George Clooney.
  • While recording Bing Bong's last line, "Take her to the moon for me, okay?", Richard Kind was crying.

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