Garry Shandling Biography (1949-)

Born November 29, 1949, in Chicago, IL; son of Irving (a print shop owner) and Muriel (a pet store proprietor) Shandling.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Comedian, actor
Birth Details
November 29, 1949
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime, then Fox, 1986-90
  • Title role, The Larry Sanders Show, 1992-98
  • Specials
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 19th Anniversary Special,NBC, 1981
  • Garry Shandling-Alone in Las Vegas, Showtime, 1984
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 23rd Anniversary Special,NBC, 1985
  • Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, 1985
  • Host, "It's Garry Shandling's Show-25th Anniversary Special," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1986
  • Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party, NBC, 1986
  • Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • Caesar's 20th Birthday Celebration, Showtime, 1987
  • The Comedy Store 15th Year Class Reunion (also known as Class Reunion and Comedy Store Reunion), NBC, 1988
  • Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living, Cinemax Comedy Experiment,Cinemax, 1988
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: 26th Anniversary Special,NBC, 1988
  • A Comedy Celebration: The Comedy and Magic Club's 10th Anniversary, Showtime, 1989
  • Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • Sunday Night with Larry King, NBC, 1990
  • "Garry Shandling: Stand Up," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, 1991
  • American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special, 1992
  • Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992
  • HBO's 20th Anniversary--We Hardly Believe It Ourselves, HBO, 1992
  • The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday, 1992
  • Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years, NBC, 1993
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Host, The 1995 Young Comedians Show Hosted by Garry Shandling, HBO, 1995
  • 20 Years of Comedy on HBO, HBO, 1995
  • A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman, NBC, 1995
  • The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special 2, CBS, 1996
  • Host, Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger, TNT, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Brett Butler, Lifetime, 1998
  • Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time, HBO, 1998
  • Influences: From Yesterday to Today, CBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "Premier Episode," The Ben Stiller Show, 1992
  • "Episode with Garry Shandling," The Ben Stiller Show, 1992
  • Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Former patient, "Caroline and the Marriage Counselor: Part 1," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1998
  • "Hollywood A.D.," The X-Files, Fox, 2000
  • Also appeared in several episodes of The Tonight Show and LateNight with David Letterman.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987
  • The 40th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1988
  • The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988
  • Host, The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1990
  • Host, The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1992
  • Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, 1993
  • Host, The 35th Annual Grammy Awards, 1993
  • Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1993
  • Presenter, The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 15th Annual CableACE Awards, 1994
  • Host, The 36th Annual Grammy Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1994
  • Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1995
  • Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1997
  • The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, 1998
  • Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1999
  • Host, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2000
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Michael Nesmith in Television Parts (pilot), NBC, 1985
  • Jack, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (movie), The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer (with others) and creator, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime, then Fox, 1986-90
  • Creator and executive producer, The Larry Sanders Show, 1992-98
  • Specials
  • Producer, Garry Shandling--Alone in Las Vegas, Showtime, 1984
  • Executive producer, "It's Garry Shandling's Show--25th Anniversary Special," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1986
  • Executive producer, "Garry Shandling: Stand Up," HBO Comedy Hour,HBO, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Director, The Larry Sanders Show, between 1992 and 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce, 1985
  • Patient, The Night We Never Met, 1993
  • Kip DeMay, Love Affair, 1994
  • Stanley Tannenbaum, Mixed Nuts (also known as Lifesavers),1994
  • Voice of male pigeon, Doctor Doolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Artie, Hurlyburly, Fine Line Features, 1998
  • Harold Anderson, What Planet Are You From? Columbia, 2000
  • Griffin, Town and Country, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Producer, What Planet Are You From? Columbia, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • (And lyricist, theme song) It's Garry Shandling's Show, Showtime, then Fox, 1986-90
  • The Larry Sanders Show, 1992-98
  • Television Specials
  • Garry Shandling-Alone in Las Vegas, Showtime, 1984
  • "It's Garry Shandling's Show-25th Anniversary Special," Showtime Comedy Spotlight, Showtime, 1986
  • "Garry Shandling: Stand Up," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • Television Awards Presentations
  • The 35th Annual Grammy Awards, 1993
  • The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2000
  • Television Episodes
  • Writer for the series Sanford and Son, Three's Company,and Welcome Back, Kotter.
  • Screenplays
  • What Planet Are You From? Columbia, 2000
  • Other Writings
  • Confessions of a Late-Night Talk Show Host: The Autobiography of LarrySanders, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1995, 1995. Issue 4, Gale,
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 22, 1998, p. 34.
    • Esquire, July, 1998, pp. 64-69.
    • Newsweek, April 6, 1998, p. 59.
    • Playboy, December, 1994, p. 61.
    • Rolling Stone, February 26, 1990, September 8, 1994.
    • TV Guide, March 14, 1998, pp. 56-60.

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