Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

  • Highest Rated: 100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Wagons East! (1994)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Standup comedians are famous for their neuroses, but Richard Lewis takes anxiety to a new level. On-stage, he energetically frets and overanalyses the most personal aspects of his life and wallows in his low self-esteem until the audience convulses with sympathetic laughter. He was born in Brooklyn, but raised in New Jersey. While attending Ohio State University as a marketing major, Lewis also studied communications. Upon graduation, he worked as the lead copywriter for an advertising agency. Four years into his career, he abandoned it to become a standup comedian, making his club debut in Greenwich Village in 1972. His first break came when he won a regular gig at Budd Friedman's the Improv comedy club and then debuted on The Tonight Show. Lewis became really well known in 1979 when he co-wrote and starred in Diary of a Young Comic, a show which gained him a cult following. Its success led him to become a television writer. In 1982, he made his first appearance on David Letterman's late-night talk show and from there embarked upon a three-year cross-country tour. Lewis had great success with his first cable TV special, I'm in Pain, in 1986. His second special, The Richard Lewis I'm Exhausted Concert, earned him a nomination for a Cable ACE award in 1988. Two years later his third special, I'm Doomed, was similarly nominated. He and Jamie Lee Curtis starred in the popular ABC sitcom Anything but Love from 1989 to 1992. In the early '90s, he took a break from standup. He launched his film career in 1988 with That's Adequate and continued to occasionally appear in supporting or character roles, notably in the independent film Drunks (1995) in which he won kudos for his dramatic portrayal of an alcoholic junkie. Lewis starred in a short-lived sitcom, Daddy Dearest (1993), and did not again try a television series until he and comic Kevin Nealon co-starred in Hiller and Diller in 1997. His 1995 standup routine "Magical Misery Tour" won considerable kudos and was the basis for a well-received 1996 cable special, shot live from the Bottom Line club in New York. Since 1987, Lewis was actively involved with HBO's annual Comic Relief benefits, large star-studded comedy shows in which all proceeds go toward helping the homeless.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Actor 2016
44% She's Funny That Way Al Finkelstein 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
67% Navajazo Actor 2014
56% Vamps Danny $3.2K 2012
No Score Yet Looking For Lenny Actor 2012
No Score Yet Sunset Strip Actor 2012
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an Action Star Actor 2005
No Score Yet Game Day Steve Adler 1999
31% Hugo Pool Chic Chicalini 1997
No Score Yet A Weekend in the Country Bobby 1996
90% Leaving Las Vegas Peter 1995
No Score Yet The Danger of Love Edward Sanders 1995
57% Drunks Jim 1995
0% Wagons East! Phil 1994
40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Prince John 1993
No Score Yet The Last Party Actor 1993
18% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Actor 1993
0% Once Upon a Crime Julian 1991
No Score Yet That's Adequate Pimples Lapedes 1989
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys Richard Lewis 1988
No Score Yet Richard Lewis - Concerts from Hell: The Vintage Years Actor 1985
No Score Yet Richard Lewis - I'm in Pain Actor 1985
62% History of the World---Part I Actor 1981
No Score Yet W.A. Mozart - Idomeneo Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Mind Snatchers Producer 1972

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Richard Lewis Richard
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Richard Lewis
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Stewart Gough
  • 2016
54% Blunt Talk
2015-2016
Dr. Weiss
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2004
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
Miles Tunnicliff
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Cleaner
2008-2009
  • 2009
  • 2008
95% Everybody Hates Chris
2005-2009
Kris
  • 2006
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Phillip Nickleson
  • 2005
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Stan Malinowski
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Dead Zone
2002-2007
Johnny Jehrico
  • 2004
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Stan Beiber
  • 2004
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
Rabbi Richard Glass
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
89% Alias
2001-2006
Counterintelligence Threat Analyst Mitchell Yeager
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2000
23% Hiller and Diller
1997-1998
Neil Diller
  • 1998
  • 1997
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Vern
  • 1994
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Himself
  • 1993
No Score Yet House Calls
1979-1982
Dr. Prometheus/Leon
  • 1981
  • 1980
0% Daddy Dearest
1993
Dr. Steven Mitchell
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest

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