Larry David

Writer, Producer, Director
Writer-director-producer Larry David achieved enough success for one lifetime as the creator of one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, only to make an incredible transition into the star of his own hit ... Read more »
Born: 07/01/1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2009, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Miracle on 42nd Street 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

Sister Mary-Mengele (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 1990 - 1996, 2000 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paul Reiser Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Is Anybody There? 2009 (Movie)

Fireman (Actor)

Whatever Works 2009 (Movie)

Boris (Actor)

Hannah Montana 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth to America! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Entourage 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Seinfeld: Master of His Domain 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

TV Producer (Actor)

Love & War 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Theatre Manager (Actor)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Communist Neighbor (Actor)

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? 1983 (Movie)

Mort's Friend at Cafe (Actor)

Second Thoughts 1983 (Movie)

Monroe Clark (Actor)

Fridays 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Clear History (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Performer

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Writer (5)

Envy 2004 (Movie)

(from pitch) (Writer)

Seinfeld: The Chronicle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Creator

Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Norman's Corner 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

The Original Max Talking Headroom Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Writer
Music (1)

Whatever Works 2009 (Movie)

("Happy Birthday To You") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Seinfeld 1990 - 1996, 1998, 2000 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Sour Grapes 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Writer-director-producer Larry David achieved enough success for one lifetime as the creator of one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, only to make an incredible transition into the star of his own hit cable series a few short years later. Beginning as a struggling stand-up comic in New York, David's early work as a television comedy writer included relatively unremarkable stints on the late night sketch shows "Fridays" (ABC, 1980-82) and "Saturday Night Live" (1975- ) in the mid-1980s. It was while working on these shows that David first met future collaborators Michael Richards and Julia-Louis Dreyfus, who later became core cast members of the sitcom David created with fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Conceived as a "show about nothing," "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) became one of the most popular shows of all time, despite a rocky start in its formative first season. In addition to his producing and writing duties on the series, David's notoriously acerbic personality also served as the inspiration for Seinfeld's best friend, George Costanza (Jason Alexander). After leaving "Seinfeld" David dabbled in feature films, but it was as an even more socially-inept version of himself on his improvisational comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000-2011) that he achieved his second monumental triumph on the small screen. David's twisted take on life and his unique ability to mine laughter from its painfully awkward moments turned him into one of television's most unlikely and oddly lovable protagonists.

Relationships

Laurie David

Wife
Former talent coordinator for David Letterman produced husband's film "Sour Grapes" (1998) and the Al Gore documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006) married from 1993-2007

Romy David Assistant

Daughter
Born c. 1996 mother, Laurie David

Cazzie David Production Staff

Daughter
Born c. 1994 mother, Laurie David

Amy Landecker Actor

Companion
Began dating after she appeared on an episode of his hit comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

EDUCATION

University of Maryland

College Park , Maryland 1969

Sheepshead Bay High School

Brooklyn , New York

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the big screen remake of "The Three Stooges," directed by the Farrelly brothers

2009

Re-teamed with Woody Allen to star in his New York–based comedy "Whatever Works"

2000

Created and played the lead role on the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; also produced and written by David; earned Emmy nominations for Best Comedy series (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008) and Best Actor (2003, 2004, 2006), Golden Globe nominations for Be

1999

Wrote, produced and starred in the HBO comedy special "Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm"

1998

Feature writing and directing debut, "Sour Grapes"; produced by wife Laurie David

1989

Re-teamed with Woody Allen for "Oedipus Wrecks," a segment of the anthology movie "New York Stories"

1989

Teamed up with comedian Jerry Seinfeld to create NBC's "Seinfeld" (first aired as "The Seinfeld Chronicles"); was also co-producer and writer; appeared occasionally as the voice of George Steinbrenner and Frank Costanza's lawyer; left at the end of Season

1987

Had a small role as a Communist neighbor in Woody Allen's nostalgic "Radio Days"

1984

Spent one season as a writer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; met Julia Louis-Dreyfus who was a cast member

1983

Appeared in Henry Jaglom's film "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?"

1982

Feature acting debut in "Second Thoughts"

1980

Hired as a writer and performer on ABC's late-night comedy series "Fridays"; Michael Richards was also in the cast

1974

Performed as a stand-up comedian in New York City

Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series

Bonus Trivia

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David drove a $20,000 Prius electric hybrid car.He opted for no extra features, which came at an additional cost.

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David split an estimated $600 million dollars with Jerry Seinfeld after NBC's "Seinfeld" was sold into syndication.

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David once quit "SNL" (NBC) in a fury after yet another one of his sketches was cut after the dress rehearsal. After reflecting on the money he was giving up that night, David returned to work the next day and pretended like nothing happened. This story was later turned into a "Seinfeld" episode where George quits his job in a huff then shows up in a meeting the next day.

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"I feel like TV Larry is my role model," he says, "and I'm becoming a little more like him – just because I CAN be, because that's what people expect. Now it's easier for me to make what would be perceived as an anti-social comment: If I'm at someone's house for dinner and there's way too much butter in the mashed potatoes, I might say so now. Whereas before I would be tactful enough not to." – David to CNN.com, Oct. 29, 2007

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