Garry Shandling biography

Garry Shandling

Comedian, TV Writer

1949 –


Who is Garry Shandling?

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

Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson. In 1986 he created It's Garry Shandling's Show, for the Fox Network. It was nominated for four Emmy Awards and lasted until 1990. His second show, The Larry Sanders Show, which began airing on HBO in 1992, was even more successful. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmy Awards for the show and won in 1998, along with Peter Tolan, for writing the series finale.

During his three-decade career, Shandling has been nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, along with many other awards and nominations.


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Nov 29, 1949
Also known as
  • Shandling, Garry
  • Garry Emmanuel Shandling
  • Moshe Yabramowitz
  • Beverly Center
  • Jewish people
  • United States of America
  • University of Arizona
  • Palo Verde High School
Lived in
  • Tucson
  • Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013