Jeff Garlin

Actor, Comedian, Producer
Comedian, actor, writer, and director Jeff Garlin enjoyed the best of both worlds - Emmy nominations and the universal respect of his peers, as well as a niche level of fame that left him largely unrecognized by ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Goldbergs 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Chasing October 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Laggies 2014 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

We Believe 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dealin' With Idiots 2013 (Movie)

Max Morris (Actor)

ParaNorman 2012 (Movie)

Perry Babcock (Voice)

Safety Not Guaranteed 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Britt (Actor)

Adventures in the Sin Bin 2011 (Movie)

Dean Theatard (Actor)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Otis (Voice)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 2000 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Curb Your Enthusiasm 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tom Goes to the Mayor 2000 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

What About Joan 2000 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bounty Hunter 2010 (Movie)

Sid (Actor)

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Buttercup (Voice)

Strange Wilderness 2008 (Movie)

Ed Lawson (Actor)

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Captain (Actor)

Fired! 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

James Aaron (Actor)

Trainwreck: My Life As an Idiot 2006 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Ron (Actor)

Sleepover 2004 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Everybody Loves Raymond 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

Harvey, probably (Actor)

Dead Last 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Friday 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Michael Richards Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

Emcee (Actor)

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Cyclops (Actor)

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Jeff Garlin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Bug 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics on Delivery (C.O.D.) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bringing Up Jack 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Big League 1994 (Movie)

Opposing Little League Manager (Actor)

Robocop 3 1993 (Movie)

Donut Jerk (Actor)

Hero 1992 (Movie)

News Vendor (Actor)

Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Maron (Tv Show)

Actor
Director (4)

Dealin' With Idiots 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

This Filthy World 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Denis Leary: Lock 'n Load 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Finding Vivian Maier 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

This Filthy World 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (2)

Dealin' With Idiots 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

Jon Stewart: Unleavened 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Comedian, actor, writer, and director Jeff Garlin enjoyed the best of both worlds - Emmy nominations and the universal respect of his peers, as well as a niche level of fame that left him largely unrecognized by passersby. Garlin stayed off the mainstream radar until his co-starring role in Larry David's landmark HBO hit "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000- ). A concurrent role on Fox's revered oddity "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06) further endeared him to fans of offbeat comedy, though Garlin had cultivated the admiration of his peers since his days at Second City in the 1980s. He was widely considered one of the best improvisers in Hollywood, a necessity for the notoriously scriptless "Curb" production, and hailed as a comic's comic for his story-telling act that was liberal with self-deprecation about his weight and often surprisingly personal with revelations about his inner life. Garlin wrote and directed a feature based on one of his one-man shows, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" (2007), which received positive reviews on the festival circuit in 2007. The amiable comic also found popularity in family films, appearing opposite Eddie Murphy in "Daddy Daycare" (2003), voicing the ship's captain in the Disney/Pixar hit "Wall-E" (2008), and co-starring opposite Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler in the action comedy "The Bounty Hunter" (2010). Regardless of venue, Garlin was an excellent and often underappreciated supporting player more than capable of holding his own.

EDUCATION

Nova High School

Davie , Florida 1980

University of Miami

Miami , Florida
Left the university without completing a degree in order to pursue his comedy career

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in the action comedy, "The Bounty Hunter," starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler

2008

Lent his voice to the Pixar animated feature, "WALL-E"

2006

Helmed "This Filthy World," a one-man show performed by director John Waters

2006

Made feature directing debut (also wrote and starred) with the comedy, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With"

2005

Cast in an update version of the 1977 comedy, "Fun with Dick and Jane"

2004

Appeared in the teen comedy "Sleepover"

2003

Hosted Comedy Central's roast of Denis Leary

2003

Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Daddy Day Care"

2002

Appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal"

2001

Joined the cast of ABC's "What About Joan" for its final season

2001

Hosted the short-lived variety show "Late Friday"

1999

Had a small role in "Austin Powers: The Spy That Shagged Me"

1999

Cast as Larry David's manager, Jeff Greene, on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; also produced; show earned Emmy (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006) and Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy series (2005)

1997

Appeared in a reoccuring role on NBC's "Mad About You"

1997

Had a half hour comedy special on HBO

1992

Made film debut in Dolly Parton's comedy "Straight Talk"

Toured the country as a stand-up comedian

Became part of Chicago's Second City Theatre

Began doing stand up comedy while a student at The University of Miami

Born and raised in Chicago and South Florida

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