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Brad Garrett

Standing 6 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills outside of Los Angeles. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother was a housewife. Garrett spent a whopping six weeks at UCLA before going into stand-up comedy full time. He began performing his act at various Los Angeles comedy clubs, getting his start at the Ice House in Pasadena and the Improv in Hollywood. In 1984, he became the first $100,000 grand champion winner in the comedy category of Star Search (1983). This led to his first appearance, at age 23, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the show. In 1986, Garrett told a joke the talent booker warned him against and he hasn't been on the show since. Following his "Tonight Show" appearance, Garrett's career took off, garnering him headlining gigs at several national venues as well as opening spots for legends including Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli. He has headlined at Bally's Park Place and co-headlined with The Temptations at Trump Plaza. He has also worked at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas with Frank Sinatra, Caesar's Palace with David Copperfield, and Smokey Robinson, Harrah's with Sammy Davis Jr. and The Beach Boys, and Radio City Music Hall with Julio Iglesias. In 1989, the Las Vegas Review Journal named him the Best Comedian working on the strip. Changing gears, he made his way into the world of television. He struck gold with Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). Apart from his supporting role in sitcoms, he has also done voice-overs and appeared in a few films. In 1998, Garrett made a real-life proposal to his then real-life girlfriend, Jill Diven, on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). Garrett currently resides in Hollywood, California with his two Labradors Retrievers, Gus and Mabel.

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Apr 14, 1960 In Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Transformers 1984-09-17
Latest Project:
Series The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015-01-19

Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 18 nominations.

Known For
Poster of 'Til Death
Poster of Everybody Loves Raymond
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Unknown 2015-01-19
Fargo Joe Bulo 5 episodes, 2015 2014-04-15
The Crazy Ones Unknown 2013
How to Live with Your Parents Max Green 13 episodes, 2013 2013-04-03
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Glory Daze Unknown 2010
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Pioneers of Television Unknown 2008-01-02
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
'Til Death Eddie Stark 81 episodes, 2006-2010 2006
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Unknown 2000-10-02
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
The King of Queens Unknown 1998-09-21
Mad Jack the Pirate 13 episodes, 1998 1998-09-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Dexter's Laboratory Unknown 1996-03-24
Everybody Loves Raymond Robert Barone 210 episodes, 1996-2005 1996-09-13
Quack Pack Unknown 1996-09-02
Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Timon & Pumbaa Unknown 1995-09-08
Earthworm Jim Unknown 1995-09-09
Fantastic Four: The Animated Series Unknown 1994-09-24
The Tick Unknown 1994
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Mighty Max Unknown 1993-09-01
Bonkers Unknown 1993-09-04
Biker Mice from Mars Unknown 1993-09-18
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown 1993-09-12
Problem Child 13 episodes, 1994 1993-10-31
Batman: The Animated Series Unknown 1992-09-05
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Goof Troop Unknown 1992-09-05
Eek! The Cat Thuggo / ... 21 episodes, 1992-1996 1992-09-11
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Prince Valiant Unknown 1991-09-03
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Tom & Jerry Kids Show Unknown 1990-09-08
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda Unknown 1990-09-16
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
The Transformers Unknown 1984-09-17