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Also Known As: Brad Gerstenfeld Died:
Born: April 14, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA Profession: actor, comedian, voice actor

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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,...

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.

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 Planes (2013)
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 Planes (2013)
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 Tangled (2010)
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 Music and Lyrics (2007)
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 Underdog (2007)
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Dropped out of college when he was cast in a 7-Up commercial
1984:
Became first $100,000 grand champion in comedy category of "Star Search"
1984:
At age 23, made guest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)
1985:
Voiced title character on "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling" (CBS)
1988:
Starred on summer series "First Impressions" (CBS)
1988:
Feature film debut, "Eight Men Out"
1991:
Voiced title character on "Where's Waldo?" (CBS)
1995:
Voiced character of Fatso in feature adaptation of "Casper"
1995:
Co-starred on short-lived NBC sitcom "The Pursuit of Happiness"
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
2002:
Appeared on Broadway in hit revival of "Chicago" playing Amos Hart
2002:
Cast as Jackie Gleason in CBS television movie "Gleason"; received SAG and Emmy nominations for Best Actor
2004:
Voiced character of Luca in comedy "Garfield: The Movie"
2006:
Cast as one half of a middle aged couple on Fox sitcom "Til Death"
2007:
Cast in Pixar animated feature "Ratatouille" as voice of Gusteau
2007:
Lent voice to live-action version of classic cartoon "Underdog"
2008:
Made executive producing debut with reality series "Dating Brad Garrett"
2012:
Cast in 1960s-set drama "Not Fade Away," written and directed by David Chase
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1978

Notes

"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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wife:
Jill Diven. Gardener. Born c. 1964; became engaged in August 1998; married on May 18, 1999.

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father:
Al Gerstenfeld. Hearing-aid salesman.
mother:
Barbara Gerstenfeld.
brother:
Jeff Gerstenfeld. Music promoter. Provides disc jockeys and music for parties; older; born c. 1952.
brother:
Paul Gerstenfeld. Salesman. Older; born c. 1955.
son:
Maxwell Bradley Garrett. Born on October 14, 1998.
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