‘Sesame Street’s’ Little Red Guy a 6-Foot Tall Black Man? More Black Voice Actors Behind Famous Children’s Characters

'Sesame Street's' Little Red Guy a 6-Foot Tall Black Man? More Black Voice Actors Behind Famous Children's Characters

Kevin Michael Richardson has been so successful at his craft, his list of voice credits would fill several pages.

Though he looks like a huggable teddy bear, Richardson often portrays villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice.

He is Captain Gantu from Leroy & Stitch, Shnitzel from Chowder (episode one), Goro in Mortal Kombat, Jolee Bindo in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Skulker on Danny Phantom (2nd voice), Sarevok in the Baldur’s Gate series, Tartarus from Halo 2, Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek in Ratchet & Clank, Antauri in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Openly Gator from Queer Duck, Doctor Payne and other characters on The Proud Family, Darth Laser on Fairly Oddparents, Maurice the Aye-Aye from The Penguins of Madagascar, Tombstone on The Spectacular Spider-Man, and  Barney Rubble on the TV animated movie “The Flintstones: On the Rocks.”


In 2004 Richardson became the first African American to voice the Joker for the Kids WB animated series, The Batman

He is the voice of Bishop for Wolverine and the X-Men, plays Nick Fury on The Super Hero Squad Show, is The Martian Manhunter on Young Justice, and Panthro in the 2011 Thundercats series.


And, this is just a partial list of Richardson’s credits.

It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway), this brother has used his God-given voice and talent to enjoy an incredibly successful career entertaining cartoon lovers everywhere.

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