Jeff Garlin was born June 5, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up both in Chicago and later South Florida where he graduated from high school. While at the University of Miami, he began performing standup. He moved back to Chicago to pursue a standup comedy career and, for a while, called Conan O'Brien his roommate. During his years in Chicago, he performed with The Second City before transitioning to film and television.
He has enjoyed a diverse career in the entertainment industry and has acting, producing and directing credits to his name. He has appeared on many television shows, including Roseanne, Mad About You, Everybody Loves Raymond, Arrested Development, Community and King of the Hill. His work on Curb Your Enthusiasm earned him several accolades, including two PGA awards and multiple Emmy and SAG nominations.
Garlin has also appeared in numerous films. His credits include Straight Talk, RoboCop 3, Daddy Day Care, Sleepover, The Rocker, WALL-E, The Bounty Hunter, Toy Story 3 and ParaNorman. In addition, he adapted his hit solo show I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With into an independent film, in which he wrote, directed and starred.
He created three one-man comedy shows, Uncomplicated, Concentrated and I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, all of which were well received by audiences and critics. He is also an author and released his memoir, My Footprint: Carrying the Weight of the World, in 2010.
Garlin currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Marla, and their two children.
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Jeff Greene is one of Larry's closest friends. He is frequently on hand to help solve Larry's problems, but he often finds himself entangled in the mess. He and his critical wife Susie have a daughter named Sammi.