Larry David

Biography

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.

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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Gender -

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1947-07-02

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Lawrence Gene David

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Maya & Marty(1 episode)
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2013 The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall as Himself
2013 Clear History as Nathan Flomm / Rolly DaVore
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee(1 episode) as Himself
2012 The Three Stooges as Sister Mary-Mengele
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary as Himself
2011 The Paul Reiser Show(4 episodes) as Larry David
2010 This Emotional Life
2009 Whatever Works as Boris Yellnikoff
2009 Is Anybody There? as Fireman
2008 Fuel as Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
2007 Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain as Himself
2006 Ricky Gervais Meets... Larry David as Himself
2005 Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg(1 episode)
2005 MTVU Stand In(1 episode)
2004 Seinfeld: How It Began
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(80 episodes) as Larry David
1999 Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1992 Love & War(1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld(13 episodes)
1989 Seinfeld(46 episodes) as George Steinbrenner
1989 New York Stories as Theater Manager
1987 Radio Days as Communist Neighbor
1983 Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?
1983 Second Thoughts as Monroe Clark
1980 Fridays(66 episodes)

Writing

2013 Clear History … Writer
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(72 episodes) … Writer
1998 Sour Grapes … Writer
1989 The Seinfeld Chronicles … Writer
1989 Seinfeld(63 episodes) … Writer
1975 Saturday Night Live(944 episodes) … Writer

Production

2013 Clear History … Producer
2004 Envy … Executive Producer
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(118 episodes) … Executive Producer
1989 Seinfeld(192 episodes) … Executive Producer

Creator

2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm … Creator
1989 Seinfeld … Creator

Directing

1998 Sour Grapes … Director

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