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Larry David

Producer, writer, actor. Born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. David attended the University of Maryland and started doing stand-up comedy in New York night clubs in 1974. In 1979, he was hired to write and perform for the comedy variety show Fridays, which was modelled after Saturday Night Live. He stayed with the show until 1982 when he was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, where he worked for a year. In 1989, David received a call from fellow New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld who was working with NBC to develop a comedy pilot. Together, they developed the legendary "show about nothing" starring Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. Though not initially successful, Seinfeld would become one of the most successful and influential shows in television history. With a talented cast and daring story lines, the show won legions of loyal fans. According to David, the character of George Costanza was modelled after himself, a cheap, neurotic and ultimately selfish bald man. David wrote and produced Seinfeld until 1996, when he left the show to pursue feature screenwriting. He returned for the season finale in 1998 and made frequent guest appearances throughout the show's run. David also acted in bit roles in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) and New York Stories (1989). In 1998, David wrote and directed the feature film Sour Grapes, an irreverent look at the pitfalls of wealth and greed. The following year, David proved his Midas touch once again when he created the hugely successful semi-scripted series Curb Your Enthusiasm for HBO. Originally airing as a special, the show featured David playing himself as a nervous stand-up comic returning to do a television special after a long absence from the stage. The popularity of the special resulted in a weekly HBO series. Partially improvised, the show proved to be another groundbreaking television experiment winning a Golden Globe in 2003 for Best Comedy Series. David married Laurie Lennard in 1993. The couple has two daughters.

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Jul 2, 1947 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Fridays 1980-04-11
Latest Project:
Series Expecting Amy 2020-07-09
Known For
Series Expecting Amy Self 2020-07-09
Movie Salman Rushdie: Death on a Trail Larry David (archive footage) 2019-01-08
Movie Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2018-11-19
Movie Who Is the Real Martin Short? 2017-01-01
Movie Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? Self 2017-02-03
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Self 2017-11-18
Movie Long Shot Himself 2017-09-03
Series The History of Comedy Self 2017-02-09
Movie All the Rage (Saved by Sarno) Himself 2016-11-12
Movie Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story Self 2013-05-24
Movie Clear History Nathan Flomm / Rolly DaVore 2013-08-10
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Self 2013-12-06
Movie The Three Stooges Sister Mary-Mengele 2012-04-13
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Self 2011-11-20
Series The Paul Reiser Show Larry David 2011-04-14
Movie This Emotional Life Self 2010-01-04
Movie Is Anybody There? Fireman 2009-04-17
Movie Whatever Works Boris Yellnikoff 2009-06-19
Movie Fuel Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist 2008-11-14
Movie Jerry Seinfeld: Submarine Captain Himself 2007-07-02
Movie Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David Himself 2006-01-05
Series MTVU Stand In 2005-07-22
Movie Seinfeld: How It Began Himself 2004-11-23
Movie 60 Spins Around the Sun Self 2003-01-01
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David 2000-10-15
Movie Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David 1999-10-17
Movie Sour Grapes Studio Executive / Annoying Doctor / Singing Bum (uncredited) 1998-04-17
Movie New York Stories Theater Manager 1989-03-10
Movie Radio Days Communist Neighbor 1987-01-30
Movie Bordello: House of the Rising Sun Worker #2 1985-11-02
Movie Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? Mort's Friend At Cafe 1983-09-10
Movie Second Thoughts Monroe Clark 1983-02-01
Series Fridays Self 1980-04-11