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Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin is a writer, producer, director, actor, and stand-up comedian. Garlin both co-stars and executive produces the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The unique comedy, which is one of the rare television shows to become part of the national zeitgeist, stars Seinfeld creator Larry David with Garlin portraying his loyal manager. The critically acclaimed series has won numerous awards, including 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.

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). Garlin recently had his first film I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With released to critical acclaim. Garlin has also directed Curb Your Enthusiasm and both Jon Stewart (Unleavened) and Denis Leary (Lock-n-Load) in their HBO specials.

Garlin has extensive feature acting credits, including a starring role opposite Eddie Murphy in the Columbia/Tristar comedy Daddy Day Care. He recently voiced the role of The Captain in the Pixar film WALL-E.

Garlin lives with his wife, two sons and two dogs in Los Angeles. His hobbies include eating puddin' and taking naps.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Jeff Garlin Facts

OccupationActor, Producer
BirthdayJune 5, 1962 (61... Happy Birthday!)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Jeff Garlin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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