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Jeff Garlin

As a multi-talented comedian who encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy, Jeff Garlin has honed a successful career that started at Second City in his hometown of Chicago. Influenced by the comedians of his childhood (such as Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, and Shelley Berman), Garlin enjoys telling stories, exploring his personal foibles and exposing his innermost thoughts for all to hear. Garlin both co-stars and executive produces the critically acclaimed HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999). The unique comedy, which is one of the rare television shows to become part of the national zeitgeist, stars Seinfeld (1989) creator Larry David with Garlin portraying his loyal manager. The series recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy, The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild of America and the AFI comedy series of the year award. Previously, Garlin was a series regular for three seasons on Mad About You (1992) in the role of Marvin. He also had his own self titled half hour special on HBO. Born and raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows ("I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," "Uncomplicated" and "Concentrated"). As a director he has directed Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999) and both Jon Stewart ("Unleavened") and Denis Leary ("Lock-n-Load") in their HBO specials. Garlin was most recently seen on the big screen opposite Eddie Murphy in the Columbia/Tristar comedy Daddy Day Care (2003). As a newly unemployed father in the film, Garlin joins his pal (Eddie Murphy) in starting a full time day care business, despite the fact that neither can actually change a diaper. Jeff lives with his family in Los Angeles. His hobbies include eating puddin' and taking naps.

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Jun 5, 1962 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Roseanne 1988-10-18
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Maron Unknown 2013-05-03
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
The Goldbergs Murray Goldberg 174 episodes, 2013-2021 2013-09-24
Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Self 3 episodes, 2013 2013-12-01
2 Broke Girls Unknown 2011-09-19
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Community Unknown 2009-09-17
The Life & Times of Tim Unknown 2008-06-01
Wizards of Waverly Place Unknown 2007-10-12
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Tom Goes to the Mayor Unknown 2004-11-14
The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Duck Dodgers Unknown 2003-08-23
Arrested Development Unknown 2003-11-02
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Curb Your Enthusiasm Jeff Greene 100 episodes, 2000-2020 2000-10-15
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Everybody Loves Raymond Unknown 1996-09-13
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Unknown 1995-05-28
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Baywatch Unknown 1989-09-22
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18