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Garry Emmanuel Shandling (born November 29, 1949) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.

Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson (other hopefuls were Joan Rivers, David Letterman and David Brenner). In 1986 he created It's Garry Shandling's Show, for the pay cable channel Showtime. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards (including one for Shandling) and lasted until 1990. His second show, The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale.

During his three-decade career, Shandling has been nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Vicellous Garry Shandling, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Garry Emmanuel Shandling (born November 29, 1949) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.

Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson (other hopefuls were Joan Rivers, David Letterman and David Brenner). In 1986 he created It's Garry Shandling's Show, for the pay cable channel Showtime. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards (including one for Shandling) and lasted until 1990. His second show, The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale.

During his three-decade career, Shandling has been nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Vicellous Garry Shandling, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1949-11-29

Day of Death 2016-03-24

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
2018 The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling(2 episodes) as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Dying Laughing as Himself
2016 The Jungle Book as Ikki (voice)
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Senator Stern
2012 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee(1 episode) as Himself
2012 The Dictator as Health inspector
2010 The Green Room with Paul Provenza(1 episode) as Himself
2010 Iron Man 2 as Senator Stern
2009 Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out! as Himself
2006 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure as Verne (voice)
2006 Over the Hedge as Verne (voice)
2005 Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg(1 episode)
2005 Trust the Man as Dr. Beekman
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher(1 episode)
2002 Comedian as Himself
2002 Run Ronnie Run as Himself
2002 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch as Interviewee
2001 Zoolander as Himself
2001 Good Day Live(1 episode)
2001 Town & Country as Griffin Morris
2000 What Planet Are You From? as Harold Anderson
1998 Hurlyburly as Artie
1998 Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1995 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist(1 episode)
1994 Mixed Nuts as Stanley
1994 Love Affair as Kip DeMay
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1992 The Ben Stiller Show(3 episodes)
1992 The Larry Sanders Show(142 episodes) as Larry Sanders
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1986 It's Garry Shandling's Show(72 episodes)
1984 Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas as Himself
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1949 The Emmy Awards(2 episodes)

Writing

2000 What Planet Are You From?Screenplay
1992 The Larry Sanders Show(21 episodes)Writer
1986 It's Garry Shandling's Show(72 episodes)Writer
1984 Garry Shandling: Alone in VegasWriter
1975 Welcome Back, Kotter(1 episode)Writer
1972 Sanford and Son(2 episodes)Writer

Creator

1992 The Larry Sanders ShowCreator
1986 It's Garry Shandling's ShowCreator

Production

2000 What Planet Are You From?Producer
1992 The Larry Sanders Show(142 episodes)Executive Producer

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