Date of Birth : Jun 5th 1962
Comedic actor best known for his role as Jeff Greene, Larry David’s manager on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Garlin has a style of comedy that has much in common with the comedians of the 60s and early 70s (among them, Woody Allen, Shelley Berman, Richard Pryor, and Mort Sahl). Garlin’s comedic style is that of story-telling that explores his personal foibles and exposing his innermost secrets for all to hear.
On television, Garlin co-stars and executive produces the critically acclaimed HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show stars Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld, and won the 2001 AFI Comedy Series of the Year Award. Garlin spent three seasons on NBC’s Mad About You in the role of Marvin. In addition to his acting career, Garlin has also directed both Jon Stewart (Unleavened) and Denis Leary (Lock-n-Load) in their respective HBO specials, as well as several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Garlin has also had his own HBO half-hour comedy special.
Garlin has a variety of television and film appearances to his credit, as an actor and a stand-up, including Dr. Katz, Arrested Development, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Late Show with David Letterman, Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Daily Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Garlin appeared with Eddie Murphy in the box office hit Daddy Day Care and appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s Full Frontal, starring Julia Roberts and David Duchovny.
His feature directorial debut, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (which he also wrote) premiered to favorable reviews at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. It opened in September 2007. The film co-stars Sarah Silverman and Bonnie Hunt with many memorable supporting turns including appearances by Paul Mazursky, Dan Castellaneta, and Amy Sedaris.