The famous Hollywood actor who played Cosmo Kramer on the sitcom looked unrecognizable when he was spotted on Monday.
The 70-year-old actor, Michael Richards, is famous for playing the character of Cosmo Kramer on “Seinfeld,” which is hardly seen in public was spotted outside by paparazzi where he looked very much different.
The actor was seen hanging out in Los Angeles, California, and like many other men during quarantine, Richards has grown a full beard, making him look unrecognizable.
Richards was resting at the back of his SUV, recovering after he went on an active bicycle ride and hiking experience. He wore a black T-shirt and blue pants.
The septuagenarian also had a grey face cap on, with what looked like a facemask hanging around his neck. He completed his fresh look with black-laced sneakers.
The comedian has kept somewhat of a low profile over the years, particularly after his infamous racist rant in 2006 which he has since apologized for.
In 2012, Richards opened up to his former co-star Jerry Seinfeld about the incident in his show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.
During the candid interview with his former Seinfeld co-star, Richards admits he is still haunted by the incident, saying: “It broke me down.”
According to AWM:
When speaking to Seinfeld about being a “selfless” comedy performer during the pity interview, Richards said, “That’s a lesson I learned… when I blew it in the comedy club. I lost my temper because somebody interrupted my act and said some things that hurt me, and I lashed out in anger.”
He added, “I should have been working selflessly that evening. It was a selfish response. I took it too personally, and I should have just said: ‘Yeah, you’re absolutely right. I’m not funny. I think I’ll go home and work on my material, and I’ll see you tomorrow night.’ But – you know – it was just one of those nights.”
Richards admitted, “I busted up after that event… It broke me down.”
Early the following year, the actor announced that he would be retiring from stand-up comedy, though he returned to comedy in 2013, playing the character Frank in the short-lived sitcom, “Kirstie.”
Staying away from the public eye meant that Richards also avoided social media. However, he joined Instagram recently to pay tribute to his friend and co-star from “Seinfeld,” Jerry Stiller.