Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964) is a popular American actor and voice artist. Richardson has usually portrayed villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice. His most prominent voice roles include Gantu on Lilo & Stitch, The Joker in The Batman, Shadow King and Bishop in Wolverine & The X-Men, Goro in the Mortal Kombat film, and multiple characters in Family Guy, The Boondocks, American Dad!, Clerks, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Dan Vs., and The PJs. He also portrayed several heroic characters, such as Roadblock in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Bulkhead in Transformers: Prime, Panthro in the 2011 Thundercats series, Kilowog in Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and The Martian Manhunter in Young Justice. As of 2009, he stars on the Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show.
His live action roles include Rockefeller Butts in the short lived Knights of Prosperity, Darnell McDowell in The Cleaner, the voice of Goro, in the first Mortal Kombat film, and a police officer in Kevin Smith's Clerks II.
A classically-trained actor and a native of the Bronx, New York, Richardson first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program. As a result of this he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University and a spot on a PBS special directed by the esteemed late John Houseman.
Richardson married his wife Monica in May 2006 and had two children, Anthony and Michael.