Seinfeld star Michael Richards is pictured enjoying a Sunday stroll with his wife Beth Skipp and son Antonio, 10
Seinfeld star Michael Richards was spotted out in Los Angeles over the weekend as he enjoyed some family time outdoor.
The 71-year-old actor – famous for playing the role of Cosmo Kramer from 1989 to 1998 – went for a walk with some of his family and a couple of their pooches in the Pasadena neighborhood.
By Michael’s side was his wife of 10 years, actress Beth Skipp and the couple’s 10-year-old son Antonio.
Rare outing: Michael Richards is seen out in Los Angeles on Sunday enjoying a leisurely stroll with wife Beth Skipp and their son Antonio, 10
The couple matched in plaid jackets as they kept out the winter chill and black face masks.
The comedian, who also has an adult daughter from his first marriage to Cathleen Lyons, 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 incident, saying: ‘It broke me down.’
Along for the fun: On the family outing the couple took out two of their pooches for some fresh air and exercise
In November 2006, Richards, who played Cosmo Kramer in the hit comedy, caused a media storm after video of him repeatedly calling a heckler a ‘n*****’ was leaked.
The comic was doing a stand-up routine at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood at the time.
In footage filmed by another audience member he is shown hurling racist abuse saying: ‘Throw his ass out…He’s a n*****! Look there’s a n*****!’
On the subject of being a ‘selfless’ performer, Richards told Seinfeld: ‘That’s a lesson I learned…when I blew it in the comedy club.
Low-key: The 71-year-old actor wore a plaid jacket and black pants as he enjoyed the casual stroll around Pasadena
The way they were: Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Wayne Knight as Newman in Seinfeld
I lost my temper ‘cause somebody interrupted my act and said some things that hurt me and I lashed out in anger.
‘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.’
He added: ‘I busted up after that event…It broke me down.’
Richards went on to thank Seinfeld in the episode for publicly supporting him, saying: ‘And thanks for sticking by me. It meant a lot to me.
‘But inside it still kicks me around.’
Iconic: The star is best known for his role on the hit sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998
Star-making: Richards pictured in a scene from the sixth season of the show with Jerry Seinfeld