Larry David

Larry David

  • Highest Rated: 90% Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Envy (2004)
  • Birthday: Jul 2, 1947
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The reigning curmudgeon of TV comedy, Emmy-winning Larry David is a rare case of lightning striking twice on the small screen. Not only did he make television history with Seinfeld -- one of the most popular sitcoms to ever grace the airwaves -- but two years after the series ended, David made a stellar return with the hit HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. A New York City native raised in the Brooklyn, David has often claimed that his carefree childhood made for a rough transition into a miserable adulthood. He began his career as a standup comic in the early to mid-'70s, with middling results at best, a period during which he also met another, albeit more successful, comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, who would also become a lifelong friend. A few years later, success was still eluding David, though, in 1979, he got his first taste of fame as a writer and performer for the Saturday Night Live knock-off Fridays. Television definitely seemed to provide a better vehicle for David's unique brand of humor, and he later got a job as a writer for Saturday Night Live during its 1984-1985 season. The blessing became a curse, however, when David failed to gel with the SNL crew, his brief tenure on the show yielding only one on-air sketch, which was relegated to the evening's final segment. David spent much of the rest of the '80s appearing in small roles in such films as Radio Days (1987) and New York Stories (1989). As the decade drew to a close, Seinfeld was in negotiations to develop a pilot for NBC, and he turned to his old friend David for inspiration, thus giving birth to the wildly popular "show about nothing." Starring Seinfeld, Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jason Alexander as a quartet of self-involved New Yorkers, Seinfeld debuted in 1990 (after its 1989 pilot episode) and remained on the air for nine seasons. In addition to serving as one of the driving creative forces of the show, David was also the inspiration for the George Constanza character (Alexander) and frequently provided voice-over work. In 1996, David took a sabbatical from the series in order to try his hand at writing and directing a feature film. Though Sour Grapes didn't exactly strike gold at the box office, it did offer a healthy dose of David's trademark acerbic humor and eventually found a second life on the home video market. David returned to Seinfeld in 1998 to craft its final episode. Although he initially opposed returning to the rigors of television, 1999 saw the airing of the HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, which, told in mockumentary style, echoed the comedian's past by weaving the tale of a failed former standup comic whose bid to return to the spotlight yielded predictably disastrous results. The show was a hit and prompted HBO to offer David his own series. Curb Your Enthusiasm would prove a massive hit, and the show -- famously featuring improvised dialogue -- would run for several seasons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? Actor 2018
No Score Yet The History of Comedy Actor 2017
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
61% Clear History Producer Nathan Flomm/Rolly DaVore Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet Quality Balls Actor 2013
51% The Three Stooges Sister Mary-Mengele $41.9M 2012
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
50% Whatever Works Boris Yellnikoff $5.4M 2009
72% Fuel Actor 2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Actor 2008
21% Outlaw Preacher 2007
8% Envy Executive Producer $12.2M 2004
No Score Yet Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm Actor Screenwriter 1999
21% Sour Grapes TV Producer Director Screenwriter 1998
75% New York Stories Theater Manager $10.8M 1989
89% Radio Days Communist Neighbor 1987
No Score Yet Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? Philosopher 1983
No Score Yet Second Thoughts Monroe Clark 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Creator Screenwriter Producer Larry David Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Creator Producer Larry David Himself Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet TripTank
2014-2016
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Laurence
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show
2011
Himself
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
2006-2011
Himself
  • 2007
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself Guest
  • 2004
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Creator Screenwriter Producer Prison Heckler Executive Producer
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Fridays
1982
Performer

QUOTES FROM Larry David CHARACTERS

Sister Mary-Mengele
Shut up! This isn't "The Sound of Music"!
Sister Mary-Mengele
Shut up! This isn't 'The Sound of Music'!
Sister Mary-Mengele
I save 15% on my car insurance.
Boris Yellnikoff
See, I'm the only one who sees the whole picture. That's what they mean by genius.
Boris Yellnikoff
On paper we're ideal, but life isn't on paper.
Howard
Oh Lord, forgive me for I have committed the sin of self indulgence
Boris Yellnikoff
Why do all the religious fanatics end up praying on my door step?
Boris Yellnikoff
Clutching his heart, complaining as usual from a night sweat panic induced attack, he gripes to Melody as she is trying to find a soothing TV channel, "I have SEEN THE ABYSS!"
Boris Yellnikoff
[clutching his heart, complaining as usual from a night sweat panic induced attack, he gripes to Melody as she is trying to find a soothing TV channel] I have SEEN THE ABYSS!
Melody
Well, that's alright, darlin, we can watch somethin' else!
Melody
What are you genius at?
Boris Yellnikoff
Quantum mechanics.
Melody
Yeah, but what field? Like, music?
Melody
What are you genius at?
Boris Yellnikoff
Quantum mechanics.
Melody
Yeah, but what field? Like, music?