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actor , comedian , scriptwriter

Garry Shandling, American comedian, scriptwriter, actor.


Shandling, Garry was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Irving and Muriel Shandling.


Bachelor in Marketing, University Arizona.


  • Other Work

    • Television screenwriter: Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, Three's Company. Guest host The Tonight Show, 1986-1988. Host Emmy Awards 1987, 88, Grammy Awards 1990, 91, 92.

      Writer, producer (comedy specials) Garry Shandling: Alone in Las Vegas, 1984. Executive producer, writer (comedy specials) It's Garry Shandling's Show 25th Anniversay Special, 1986, (television Series) It's Garry Shandling's Show, 1986-1990 (CableACE award best comedy series 1989, 90, CableACE award best actor in a comedy series, 1990), Garry Shandling: Stand-Up, 1991. Writer, executive producer, director (television Series) The Larry Sanders Show, 1992-1998 (Emmy award for outstanding writing, 1998, CableACE award writing in a comedy series, 1993, 94, 95, 96, CableACE award best actor in a comedy series, 1995, 96).

      Actor (films) Love Affair, 1994, Mixed Nuts, 1994, Doctor Doolittle (voice), 1998, Hurlyburly, 1998, What Planet Are You From? 2000 (also writer, producer), Town & Country, 2001, Run Ronnie Run!, 2002, Comedian, 2002, Over the Hedge (voice), 2006, Iron Man 2, 2010.


Irving Shandling

Muriel Shandling