Michael Richards

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Birth Name: Michael Anthony Richards

Place of Birth: Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 24, 1949

*Scottish, English (father)
*Italian (mother)

Michael Richards is an American actor, writer, television producer, and comedian. He played Kramer on the sitcom Seinfeld. Michael is the son of Philomena/Phyllis (Nardozzi, also spelled Nardozza) and William Richards.

His father had Scottish and English ancestry, and his mother’s family was Italian. Michael was not brought up in any particular religion. He is a Freemason, a fraternal organization.

Michael has occasionally been incorrectly referred to as Jewish. He is not of Jewish ancestry, nor has he converted to Judaism.

Michael’s maternal grandparents were Anthony Nardozza (the son of Michele/Michael Nardozza/Nardozzi and Filomena Capadano) and Theodosia Degosta. Anthony and Theodosia were both Italian immigrants. Filomena was born in Rionero in Vulture, Province of Potenza, Basilicata, Italy.

Sources: Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Anthony Nardozza – http://records.ancestry.com

Some notes on Michael’s mother’s family – http://appledoesntfallfar2.blogspot.ca

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Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    correction: Rionero in Vulture, Province of Potenza, Basilicata, Italy

  2. neiltennant says:

    and he has nice brown eyes like columbian coffee

    quote Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld Episode :-)

  3. cloe says:

    His ethnicity is Italian, Scottish, and English. referece is at Wikipedia and Wikipedia has a reference.

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