Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin co-stars in the ABC hit comedy THE GOLDBERGS, which is currently in its second season. He is also known as Executive Producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.
Garlin adapted his solo stage show I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH into an independent film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim and went on to be successful release for IFC in 2007. His second feature as writer, director and star, DEALIN’ WITH IDIOTS, was released by IFC in July 2013. Garlin is executive producer on the 2014 documentary FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, about a mysterious nanny who gained a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.
Garlin has extensive voice-over acting credits, including Disney Pixar’s WALL-E (The Captain), CARS 2 (Otis), and TOY STORY 3 (Buttercup the Unicorn).
In 2012, Garlin authored the nonfiction book Curbing It (Simon & Schuster), in which Garlin shares his eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTUSIASM.
Garlin hosts a live show at the Largo theatre in Los Angeles called “By the Way – In Conversation With” that has become a popular podcast. Guests have included Larry David, Conan O’Brien, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, J.J. Abrams, Vince Gilligan, Lena Dunham, Michael Moore, Amy Poehler, Jeff Tweedy and Judd Apatow among others.
Garlin lives in Los Angeles and Chicago with his wife and two sons. His hobbies include photography and taking naps.
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