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Jeff Garlin

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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 (2000). 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 (2000) 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

'The Goldbergs' Star Jeff Garlin Files for Divorce

Jeff Garlin
Files for Divorce

11:28 AM PT -- In the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Garlin says he and Marla split back in July 2017. He cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.  Jeff Garlin and his… READ MORE >

James Franco's Hollywood Power Lunch After Oscar Snub

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No Oscar Nom, No Prob!!!

James Franco's still getting by with a little help from his friends after Hollywood snubbed him for an Oscar nomination. Franco did lunch with Jeff Garlin Tuesday at Joan's on Third. Based on… READ MORE >

- 425 days ago
Jeff Garlin Sued Over Window Rage -- He Was Acting INSANE

Jeff Garlin
Sued Over Window Rage He Was Acting INSANE

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin went ballistic on a tiny helpless woman inside her car, screaming, giving her the finger, and smashing her window with his bare hands ... all over a parking… READ MORE >

- 2070 days ago
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star Jeff Garlin -- No Charges After Window Rage Arrest

Jeff Garlin
No Charges After Window Rage Arrest

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin won't face vandalism charges after allegedly smashing the windows of a Mercedes on Saturday, TMZ has learned -- but he will get a stern talking to.We broke… READ MORE >

- 2107 days ago
'Curb Your Enthusiam' Actor Jeff Garlin -- Arrested For Alleged Window Rage

'Curb' Star Jeff Garlin
Arrested For Alleged Window Rage

8:00 AM PST -- As of Sunday morning, Jeff has been released from jail. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin apparently had some issues curbing his anger Saturday ... the actor was arrested for… READ MORE >

- 2108 days ago
'Curb' Star Rips Jay Leno: He's Got No Character

'Curb' Star
Rips Jay Leno: He's Got No Character

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Jeff Garlin says he wouldn't be caught dead on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" ... because he says Conan's nemesis "has no character." READ MORE >

- 3296 days ago
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