Richard J. Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American actor known for his roles in the sitcoms Mad About You (as Dr. Mark Devanow) and Spin City (as Paul Thomas Lassiter).
Kind was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Alice, a homemaker, and Samuel Kind, a jeweler. Together with his younger sister Joanne he grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Richard attended Pennsbury High School with fellow thespian, Robert Curtis-Brown. Kind is a 1974 graduate of Pennsbury High School and a 1978 graduate of Northwestern University where he was in the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is also an alumnus of The Second City Chicago and in Santa Monica.
Kind portrayed Dr. Mark Devanow on "Mad About You" throughout the show's run, although after he took the role of Paul Thomas Lassiter on "Spin City", his appearances on "Mad About You" became rare. He appeared throughout the entire run of "Spin City".