Michael Richards, famous for his role as Cosmo Kramer in the TV show Seinfeld, struggled to find success after the show ended. His sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, was a failure and his infamous racist rant in 2006 caused him to take a voluntary break from show business. Despite attempts at comebacks, including a role on the TV Land sitcom Kirstie, Richards has struggled to find relevance in an era where traditional sitcoms are dying. He has retreated from the spotlight and is focusing on being a father to his six-year-old son. Richards' career and reputation have been forever linked with his racial outburst, making it difficult for him to move past it.