Cosmo Kramer is a fictional character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), played by Michael Richards. The character is loosely based on comedian Kenny Kramer, Larry David’s former neighbor.
Kramer is the neighbor of main character Jerry Seinfeld, residing in Apartment 5B, and is friends with him, George Costanza and Elaine Benes. Of the series’ four central characters, only Kramer has no visible means of support; what few jobs he holds seem to be nothing more than larks.
His trademarks include his humorous upright hairstyle and vintage wardrobe, the combination of which led to his categorization as a “hipster doofus”; his violent bursts through Jerry’s apartment door; and his penchant for nonsensical, percussive bursts of noise to indicate skepticism, agreement, annoyance, and a variety of other inexplicable responses as well as his love of smoking, Cuban cigars in particular.
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