Larry David's unique brand of comedy has allowed him to entertain audiences for decades. He has found success as an actor, producer, writer and director.
Born July 2, 1947, David grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He later attended college at the University of Maryland, earning his bachelor's degree in history and business. He began performing in stand up comedy clubs in 1974 and made the transition to television a few years later.
David's television career began in 1979 when he was hired as a writer and actor for the comedy variety show Fridays. He worked on the show for three years, eventually leaving to write for Saturday Night Live, where he worked for one year.
In 1989, he began developing a sitcom with Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld remains one of America's most legendary and successful television series. David wrote and produced for much of the show's nine seasons, and he even made occasional appearances on the show. He also won two Emmy awards during this time, earning several more nominations. Shortly after Seinfeld's conclusion, he wrote and directed the film Sour Grapes.
After the success of his HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm in 1999, the concept was developed into a semi-scripted and critically-acclaimed series. Curb Your Enthusiasm has enjoyed eight successful seasons and has won several awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in 2003.
Following the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, David has appeared on Inside Comdey and the 2012 film The Three Stooges. He has also been working on an HBO movie titled Clear History.
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Larry David plays a fictionalized version of himself. He is candid, neurotic and frequently finds himself in (or creating) socially awkward situations. He often fixates on petty details and annoys people, including his wife Cheryl, with his obsessive need to prove a point.