actor bio/ Jeff Garlin

Comedian Jeff Garlin has a style of comedy that has much in common with the comedians of the '60s and early-'70s (among them, Shelley Berman, Mort Sahl, Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor). Garlin tells stories, exploring his personal foibles and exposing his innermost secrets for all to hear.

Garlin spent three seasons on Mad About You in the role of Marvin. Garlin has had his own HBO half-hour special and, behind the camera, he has directed both Jon Stewart (Unleavened) and Denis Leary (Lock-n-Load) in their HBO specials. Garlin has also directed CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

Garlin appeared in the Steven Soderbergh film Full Frontal with Julia Roberts and David Duchovny, and Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy. Garlin has a variety of TV and film appearances to his credit as an actor and comedian, including WALL-E, The Rocker, After the Sunset, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bounce, Arrested Development, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Garlin's next big role comes in the third installment of the Toy Story film franchise.

Born and raised in Chicago and later moving to South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically...

acclaimed solo shows ("I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With", "Uncomplicated", and "Concentrated").

Garlin has been nominated five times for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, along with Larry David, Robert B. Weide and Gavin Polone, as an executive producer for CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

Garlin's hobbies include eating pudding and taking naps.