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Also Known As: Jeff Garlen Died:
Born: June 5, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, comedian, producer, director

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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...

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.

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  Denis Leary: Lock 'n Load (1997) Original Stage Director

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 Laggies (2014)
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 ParaNorman (2012)
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 Sin Bin (2012)
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 Cars 2 (2011)
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 Toy Story 3 (2010)
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 We Believe (2009)
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 Rocker, The (2008)
10.
 WALL-E (2008)
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Born and raised in Chicago and South Florida
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Began doing stand up comedy while a student at The University of Miami
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Toured the country as a stand-up comedian
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Became part of Chicago's Second City Theatre
1992:
Made film debut in Dolly Parton's comedy "Straight Talk"
1997:
Had a half hour comedy special on HBO
1997:
Appeared in a reoccuring role on NBC's "Mad About You"
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)
2001:
Hosted the short-lived variety show "Late Friday"
2001:
Joined the cast of ABC's "What About Joan" for its final season
2002:
Appeared in Steven Soderbergh's "Full Frontal"
2003:
Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Daddy Day Care"
2003:
Hosted Comedy Central's roast of Denis Leary
2004:
Appeared in the teen comedy "Sleepover"
2005:
Cast in an update version of the 1977 comedy, "Fun with Dick and Jane"
2006:
Made feature directing debut (also wrote and starred) with the comedy, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With"
2006:
Helmed "This Filthy World," a one-man show performed by director John Waters
2008:
Lent his voice to the Pixar animated feature, "WALL-E"
2010:
Co-starred in the action comedy, "The Bounty Hunter," starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler
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Education

University of Miami: Miami , Florida -
Nova High School: Davie , Florida - 1980

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