Garry Shandling

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
Actor, comedian, and writer Garry Shandling was the mastermind behind "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO 1992-98) and "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Showtime, 1986-90) -groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed cable comedies ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1949 in Tucson, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (87)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Senator Stern (Actor)

Inside Comedy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Senator Stern (Actor)

George Carlin: Mark Twain Prize 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dinner For Five 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian Award 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Verne (Actor)

Trust the Man 2006 (Movie)

Dr Beekman (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Host

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Comedian (Actor)

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

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

Actor

The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

Harold Anderson (Actor)

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Influences: From Yesterday to Today 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

of Male Pigeon (Voice)

Hurlyburly 1998 (Movie)

Artie (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

20 Years of Comedy on HBO 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Affair 1994 (Movie)

Kip DeMay (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

The 15th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Garry Shandling: Stand-Up 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunday Night With Larry King 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Garry Shandling's Show 1986 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store 15th Year Class Reunion 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Caesar's 20th Birthday Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Nesmith in Television Parts 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Story By)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Actor, comedian, and writer Garry Shandling was the mastermind behind "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO 1992-98) and "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Showtime, 1986-90) -groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed cable comedies that parodied the conventions and culture of television. In both series, art imitated life, with the actor portraying an insecure, self-obsessed loser in love who was the butt of his own jokes. Off-screen, his persona was much the same, whether he was performing stand-up or hosting "The Tonight Show." Shandling made several feature film appearances following the wrap of "Sanders" in 1998, but he remained fairly low profile, taking a break from his love/hate relationship with Hollywood, only to surface with eight hours of unusually personal documentary footage for the release of the DVD set "Not Just the Best of Larry Sanders" (2007).

Relationships

Linda Doucett

Companion
plays Darlene on "The Larry Sanders Show" together since c. 1987 separated January 1995 filed sexual harrassment suit against Shandling in December 1995

Calista Flockhart Actor

Companion
reportedly dating as of 2000

Sharon Stone Actor

Companion
Briefly dated Worked predicament into a segment of HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" entitled "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show" (1994) No longer together

EDUCATION

majored in business and creative writing in graduate school

majored in electronic engineering in college

Milestones

2010

Had a small role as Senator Stern in Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2"

2006

Played a therapist in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"

2006

Voiced Vern the tortoise in the animated comedy "Over the Hedge" based on the comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis

2004

Hosted the 56th annual Primetime Emmys Awards (September)

2001

Co-starred with Goldie Hawn and Warren Beatty in the comedy "Town & Country"

2000

Starred as an alien in the feature "What Planet Are You From?"; also contributed to screenplay

1998

Had dramatic role in "Hurlyburly"

1994

First feature in a supporting role, "Love Affair"

1993

Feature debut, in a cameo role, "The Night We Never Met"

1992

Created and starred in HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show"

1991

Starred in hour-long comedy special "Garry Shandling: Stand Up" for HBO

1988

"It's Garry Shandling's Show" picked up by the Fox network

1987

Guest hosted for Johnny Carson

1984

Showtime comedy special "Garry Shandling Alone in Vegas"

1981

Made first "Tonight Show" appearance

1978

First stand-up appearance at the Comedy Store in L.A.

Created and starred in "It's Garry Shandling's Show" for Showtime

Bonus Trivia

.

In 1998, Shandling filed $100 million lawsuit against his former manager Brad Grey; Shandling claimed that Grey used his relationship with Shandling to build a production business; Grey and his producing partner Bernie Brillstein manage such clients as Brad Pitt and Dennis Miller and produce TV series including NBC's "Just Shoot Me"; Grey countersued alleging breach of contract; case settled in July 1999 just prior to going to trial with parties agreeing to exchange rights for various television programs; no dollar value was set

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