Richard Lewis is an American comedian and actor who gained popularity in the 1980s with numerous appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and his own television specials on HBO.
He starred in the sitcom Anything But Love which ran for four seasons. He had a recurring role on Showtime series Rude Awakening.
He has a recurring role as a fictional version of himself on Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, since 2000. Lewis and David met at summer camp in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York when they were thirteen.
He also played a recurring role as a rabbi on the drama series 7th Heaven.
Lewis has also achieved moderate success in films, appearing as Prince John in Robin Hood: Men in Tights and as a frontier doctor in Wagons East.
He also appeared in the dramatic films Leaving Las Vegas and Drunks.
He made his acting debut in the 1977 TV movie mockumentary Diary of a Young Comic.