Jeff Garlin

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Actor • Comedian • Director • Writer

Birth Date: June 5, 1962

Age: 60 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

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; Netflix, 2013- ) 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), before finally hitting mainstream sitcom success as the put-upon father in the 1980s-set comedy "The Goldbergs" (ABC 2013- ). Regardless of venue, Garlin was an excellent and often underappreciated supporting player more than capable of holding his own.

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News about
Jeff Garlin

Larry David in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Is ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Ending? Producer Teases ‘Final Season’

Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey on The Goldbergs

‘The Goldbergs’ Star Wendi McLendon-Covey Says Jeff Garlin’s Axing ‘Was A Long Time Coming’

Sam Lerner, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, and Wendi McLendon-Covey for 'The Goldbergs' Season 10

‘The Goldbergs’ Will End With Season 10 at ABC

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‘Never Have I Ever’: Jeff Garlin Joins Mindy Kaling’s Netflix Rom-Com

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‘The Goldbergs’ Season 10 Premiere Reveals Fate of Jeff Garlin’s Murray

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‘The Goldbergs’ Killing Off Jeff Garlin’s Murray in Season 10 — Here’s How

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Officially Renewed for Season 12 at HBO

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‘The Goldbergs’ Renewed for Season 10 at ABC

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‘The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey Says Jeff Garlin Didn’t ‘Want to Be There’

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Jeff Garlin Slammed ‘The Goldbergs’ at Stand-Up Show Days Before Leaving Sitcom

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Jeff Garlin Departs ‘The Goldbergs’ After 9 Seasons Following HR Investigation

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Best Lines of the Week (October 22-28): ‘I’m Back and I’m Blonde!’

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Brings Back Jon Hamm & More in Full Season 11 Trailer (VIDEO)

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’: Larry David Hasn’t Changed in a Season 11 First Look (VIDEO)

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‘The Goldbergs’ Season 9 Premiere: How Was the Farewell to Pops? (POLL)

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Star Jeff Garlin Teases Season 11 ‘Touches On’ COVID

The Goldbergs Season 8 cast - Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sam Lerner, Hayley Orrantia, Sean Giambrone, George Segal, Troy Gentile, Sage (Dog), Jeff Garlin
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‘The Goldbergs’ Season 8 Premiere Pays Homage to Disaster Spoof ‘Airplane!’

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Turns 20: Why the Comedy Is Still Prett-ay Great

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‘The Goldbergs’: Which ‘Airplane!’ Star Appears in the Premiere Tribute?

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‘The Goldbergs’ Sneak Peek: Bev Sees Faults in the Family Dynamic (VIDEO)

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Jeff Garlin on His Netflix Special ‘Our Man in Chicago’ & ‘Curb’s 10th Season

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‘The Goldbergs’ Sneak Peek: Will Barry & Erica Go to College Together? (VIDEO)

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‘The Goldbergs’: Is Barry Too Sick To See The Harlem Globetrotters? (VIDEO)

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‘The Goldbergs’ Sneak Peek: Adam Channels Arnold Schwarzenegger (VIDEO)

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‘The Goldbergs’: Barry Wants to Go to Live Aid (VIDEO)

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‘The Goldbergs’: Watch a Blooper Reel From ‘An ’80s Rewind’ Special