Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling

66 (passed away Mar. 24th, 2016)
Nov. 29th, 1949
Born in
Chicago, Illinois
5' 10 1/2

Garry Shandling's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Ben Stiller Show TV Show
The Ben Stiller Show
The Larry Sanders Show TV Show
The Larry Sanders Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Garry Emmanuel Shandling was an American comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. He was best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show.

  • Wrote for television early in his career on such shows as _"Sanford and Son" (1972)_ (qv) and _"Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975)_ (qv). An automobile accident left him in critical condition. It was during recovery that he decided to get into stand-up comedy.
  • Grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He attended Palo Verde High School and the University of Arizona. He initially majored in electrical engineering, but graduated with a degree in marketing. He studied creative writing for a year as a grad student.
  • Older brother Barry died of cystic fibrosis in 1960.
  • Turned down an offer from NBC to take over "Late Night With..." after 'David Letterman' (qv) left for CBS, because he was launching _"The Larry Sanders Show" (1992)_ (qv).
  • Friend of 'Dana Delany' (qv).
  • Lived with sometimes co-star, 'Linda Doucett' (qv) from 1987-94. When they broke up, she filed charges against him for sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Sued former manager 'Brad Grey' (qv), dispute is over talents that Grey met through their business association.
  • Is portrayed by 'Stewart Francis' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).

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