Brad Garrett

Actor, Comedian, Voice actor
Unmistakable, with his hulking physique and booming voice, actor-comedian Brad Garrett used his intimidating size as a source of comedic inspiration, although his natural talent eclipsed the novelty of his stature ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1960 in Woodland Hills, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (117)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Christmas is Here Again 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb 2014 (Movie)

Easter Island Head (Voice Over) (Actor)

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Chug (Voice)

The Clockwork Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Crazy Ones 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Chug (Voice)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013 (Movie)

Dom (Actor)

Delhi Safari 2012 (Movie)

(Voice)

Inside Comedy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

Jerry Ragovoy (Actor)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

The Giant (Voice)

I Kid With Brad Garrett 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

'Til Death 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1999, 2004 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Glory Daze 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tangled 2010 (Movie)

Hook Hand Thug (Voice)

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheech & Chong Roasted 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Easter Island Head (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Cher Ami 2007 (Movie)

(Voice)

Idol Gives Back 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

Chris Riley (Actor)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Auguste Gusteau (Actor)

TV's Funniest Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

Underdog 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Riff Raff (Actor)

Night at the Museum 2006 (Movie)

Easter Island Head (Actor)

Asterix and the Vikings 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Obelix (Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1987 - 1988, 1996 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's One Saturday Morning 1987 - 1988, 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Everybody Loves Raymond 1996 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1987 - 1988, 1995 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superman 1987 - 1988, 1996 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1987 - 1988, 1994 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 1987 - 1988, 1996 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Pacifier 2005 (Movie)

Vice Principal Murray (Actor)

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Luca (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Tarzan 2 2004 (Movie)

Uto (Voice)

The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The Chris Isaak Show 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Bloat (Actor)

Dexter's Laboratory 1995 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

Plumber (Actor)

The Country Bears 2002 (Movie)

of Fred (Voice)

The 2001 TV Guide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's One Saturday Morning on Friday Night 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Postal Worker 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The College of Comedy With Alan King, Part II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's One Saturday Morning on Friday Night 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Mad Jack the Pirate 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Sweet and Lowdown 1999 (Movie)

Joe Bedloe (Actor)

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

of Dim (Voice)

Casper 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

George B. 1998 (Movie)

Security Guard (Actor)

Microage Fiesta Bowl Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mighty Ducks 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Suicide Kings 1998 (Movie)

Jeckyl (Actor)

Eek!Stravaganza 1992 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Nightmare Ned 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Project G.eeK.eR. 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Biker Mice From Mars 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Seinfeld 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

for Short Rancor Guard (Voice)

The Delicatessen Story 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pursuit of Happiness 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Pig 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

What-A-Mess 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

2 Stupid Dogs 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Casper 1995 (Movie)

of Fatso (Voice)

The Shnookums & Meat Funny Cartoon Show 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Eek! The Cat Christmas Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Marsupilami 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Tom and Jerry Kids Show 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Spacecats 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Studio 59 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Where's Waldo? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Roseanne 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

(Voice)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

PeeWee (Actor)

First Impressions 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Actor

Club Land (TV Show)

Actor

Don King: Only in America (TV Show)

Actor

Fargo (Tv Show)

Actor

Gleason (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Unmistakable, with his hulking physique and booming voice, actor-comedian Brad Garrett used his intimidating size as a source of comedic inspiration, although his natural talent eclipsed the novelty of his stature. After dropping out of college in his first year, Garrett took a gamble on a career as a stand-up comic. The risk paid off big time when he became the first $100,000 grand champion on the talent competition "Star Search" (syndicated, 1983-1995). Frequent appearances on talk shows, game shows and as the opening act for such notables as Frank Sinatra followed. Acting efforts like his leading role in the short-lived sitcom "First Impressions" (CBS, 1988), came and went, but did little to increase his visibility. That was, until Garrett landed the role of fellow comedian Ray Romano's long-suffering older brother on "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), a hit series that brought him three Emmy awards. After the beloved sitcom came to an end, he wasted no time segueing into a starring role on a project of his own, "'Til Death" (Fox, 2006-2010), in addition to voicing numerous characters for animated films such as "Ratatouille" (2007) and "Tangled" (2010). As an accomplished stand-up comic, actor and vocal performer, Garrett's triple-threat status ensured his place as one of Hollywood's "go-to" funnymen for years to come.

Relationships

Jill Diven

Wife
Born c. 1964 Engaged August 1998 Married May 18, 1999 Filed divorce papers July 14, 2006 Divorce finalized Nov. 2, 2007

Hope Garrett

Daughter
Born January 2000; mother, Jill Diven

Maxwell Garrett

Son
Born Oct. 14, 1998; mother, Jill Diven

Al Gerstenfeld

Father

Barbara Gerstenfeld

Mother

Jeff Gerstenfeld

Brother
Born c. 1952; provided DJs and music for parties

Paul Gerstenfeld

Aunt
Born c. 1955

EDUCATION

attended elementary school on Woodland Hills, California

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1978
dropped out after six weeks

Milestones

2012

Cast in 1960s-set drama "Not Fade Away," written and directed by David Chase

2008

Made executive producing debut with reality series "Dating Brad Garrett"

2007

Cast in Pixar animated feature "Ratatouille" as voice of Gusteau

2007

Lent voice to live-action version of classic cartoon "Underdog"

2006

Cast as one half of a middle aged couple on Fox sitcom "Til Death"

2004

Voiced character of Luca in comedy "Garfield: The Movie"

2002

Cast as Jackie Gleason in CBS television movie "Gleason"; received SAG and Emmy nominations for Best Actor

2002

Appeared on Broadway in hit revival of "Chicago" playing Amos Hart

1996

Co-starred as title character's brother Robert on award-winning CBS series "Everybody Loves Raymond"; earned SAG and Emmy nominations in 2004 for Best Supporting Actor

1995

Voiced character of Fatso in feature adaptation of "Casper"

1995

Co-starred on short-lived NBC sitcom "The Pursuit of Happiness"

1991

Voiced title character on "Where's Waldo?" (CBS)

1988

Feature film debut, "Eight Men Out"

1988

Starred on summer series "First Impressions" (CBS)

1985

Voiced title character on "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling" (CBS)

1984

At age 23, made guest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)

1984

Became first $100,000 grand champion in comedy category of "Star Search"

Dropped out of college when he was cast in a 7-Up commercial

Bonus Trivia

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"I call him Mr. Spin-off, 'cause he's a year away from getting his own sitcom. Brad comes in, says one line, and gets the biggest laugh. Sonuvabitch." --Ray Romano on Garrett to Entertainment Weekly, April 11, 1997.

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