Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$40 million dollars
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1974
SpouseKristin Richardson
FactWorking on new Backstreet Boys album due late summer early fall. [January 2004]

Kevin Richardson was born on October 3, 1971, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the youngest of three children. His father was a Baptist minister and his mother was a schoolteacher. Richardson was a shy child and was often teased by his siblings. He began singing in his church choir when he was five years old. When he was eight, his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky. Richardson attended high school at Louisville Male High School. He was a member of the school choir and the drama club. After graduation, he attended the University of Kentucky, where he studied theater. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1993.

Richardson’s acting career began in regional theater. He appeared in productions of “The Fantasticks” and “The Wizard of Oz.” He also had roles in several independent films. In 1997, Richardson moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. He had guest roles on the television shows “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.” He also appeared in the films “As Good as It Gets” and “The Brady Bunch Movie.”

In 1999, Richardson was cast as Brian Kinney on the Showtime series “Queer as Folk.” The show ran for five seasons and ended in 2005. Richardson received critical acclaim for his performance on the show. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in 2004.

After “Queer as Folk” ended, Richardson had guest roles on the television shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He also appeared in the films “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Richardson is married to Kristen Johnston. They have two children together.

Richardson has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameKevin Richardson
Net Worth$40 million dollars
Date Of BirthOctober 8, 1974
Height1.85 m
EducationEstill County High School


SpouseKristin Richardson
ChildrenMaxwell Haze Richardson, Mason Richardson
ParentsJerald Wayne Richardson, Ann Littrell Richardson
SiblingsJerald Richardson, Tim Richardson


Music GroupsBackstreet Boys, Bravo All Stars
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
MoviesIf I Could Tell You, This Is the End, The Casserole Club, Rize
TV ShowsThe Lion Ranger

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1He and cousin Brian Littrell arranged from Lexington, Kentucky, where they're both Kentucky wildcat fans and did Little League sports.
2Working on new Backstreet Boys album due late summer early fall. [January 2004]
3Currently on tour with the Backstreet Boys and released the groups newest single "Incomplete." [April 2005]
4Quit the music group The Backstreet Boys to pursue other interest. [June 2006]
5Working as lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway company of Chicago. [February 2002]
6Kevin, Brian, Nick, A. J. and Howie (The Backstreet Boys) have finished their fifth album due fall 2005. [January 2005]
7Rejoined The Backstreet Boys [April 2012]
8Welcomed second son, Maxwell Haze on July 10, 2013.
9Announced by The Backstreet Boys on April 30 2012, at their concert at The O2 Arena in London, England, that they will be recording in July and Kevin will be returning on a permanent basis.
10Son Mason, born 3 July 2007.
11His son, Mason, was born at 4:56 am on Tuesday, July 3rd, weighing in at 8 lbs, 2 oz and 20.5 inches long.
1223rd June 2006 - announced he is leaving the Backstreet Boys, after 13 years with them.
13Kevin and Backstreet Boys group mate Brian Littrell are first cousins. Kevin's mother, Ann, is the older sister of Brian's father, Harold.
14Bandmates: Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough
15He appeared in London's West End Production of 'Chicago' from the 22nd September - 1st november 2003 as lawyer Billy Flynn.
16Has two older brothers, Jerald & Tim, and a nephew, Will, who is Tim and his wife Tracy's son.
17Father, Jerald Wayne Richardson died of cancer on August 26, 1991.
18Kevin joined the Backstreet Boys about a year after his father died of cancer. He founded the environmental organization, "Just Within Reach" (JWR), in memory of him. JWR was his fathers initials (Jerald Wayne Richardson).
19Cousin of Brian Littrell
20Used to work as a Ninja Turtle and the character Aladdin at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
21Is the oldest member of Backstreet Boys.
22Member of the singing group, Backstreet Boys.
23Voted Sexiest Male Pop Star by People Magazine




Undateable2016TV SeriesKevin Richardson
If I Could Tell You2015ShortDerek
The Bloody Indulgent2014Burt
Goede tijden, slechte tijden2014TV SeriesBackstreet Boys
This Is the End2013Backstreet Boys (as Kevin Richardson)
The Casserole Club2011Conrad Bainbridge
Love Takes Wing2009TV MovieClerk
Noche de fiesta1999TV Series
Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life1999Video shortKevin (uncredited)
Backstreet Boys: Everybody (Backstreet's Back)1997Video shortKevin (uncredited)
My Girl1991Bumper Car Driver (uncredited)


Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1998TV Series performer - 1 episode


Making the Video2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - The Backstreet Boys
TRL Italy2000TV SeriesHimself
Backstreet Boys: Backstreet Stories1999Video documentaryHimself
Backstreet Boys: Live in New York City1999Video documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
TV Hits Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Winter Break1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Backstreet Boys: All Access Video1998VideoHimself
Backstreet Boyz1998TV ShortHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Unofficial Backstreet Boys1998VideoHimself
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 19981998TV SpecialHimself
Backstreet T.V.1998TV SpecialPerformer
Club Disney1998TV SeriesHimself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1998TV SeriesHimself
A las once en casa1998TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself (as The Backstreet Boys)
Söndagsöppet1997TV SeriesHimself
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 19961996TV SpecialHimself
The Greatest Music Party in the World1995TV SpecialHimself
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2015TV SeriesHimself
Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of2015DocumentaryHimself
E! News2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2013-2015TV SeriesHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Sixth Man: Bluesanity2013Documentary
The Talk2012-2013TV SeriesThemselves / Himself (as Backstreet Boys)
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Access Hollywood Live2013TV SeriesHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2013TV SeriesHimself (as Backstreet Boys) / Himself
Good Morning America2012-2013TV SeriesHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
The Backstreet Boys 20th Anniversary Fan Celebration2013TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Camp Casserole2011DocumentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Today2006TV SeriesHimself
Brain Fart2005TV MovieHimself (as The Backstreet Boys)
Loops!2005TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?1996-2005TV SeriesHimself
Smap×Smap2005TV SeriesMusical Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2005TV Series documentaryHimself
TV total2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Rize2005DocumentaryMusic producer
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Música sí1998-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
Arthur2002TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Dick Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Fear Factor2002TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Kevin Richardson)
Backstreet Boys: Video Hits - Chapter One2001VideoHimself
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHimself (The Backstreet Boys) (as Backstreet Boys)
Top of the Pops1998-2001TV SeriesHimself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music!2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin2001TV SpecialHimself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones2001TV SeriesHimself
Backstreet Boys Live2000TV Special documentaryHimself (as Backstreet Boys)
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000Video documentaryHimself (as Kevin Richardson)
VH1: Men Strike Back2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
CD:UK2006TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHimself - Accused
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHimself
Anke2000TV SeriesSänger im Musikvideo


Won Awards

2011Outstanding Achievement AwardNew York VisionFestActingThe Casserole Club (2011)

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