Actor, Writer, Director, and Stand-Up Comedian
Jeff Garlin is an Emmy nominated actor, who’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy.
Garlin is co-star and executive producer of the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He currently stars as “Murray Goldberg” in the the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, and his latest stand-up special, Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago, premiered on Netflix.
Raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up comedian, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows ("I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," "Uncomplicated" and "Concentrated").
In 2007, Garlin adapted his solo show "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" into an independent film. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim. Garlin has also directed "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and both Jon Stewart ("Unleavened") and Denis Leary ("Lock-n-Load") in their HBO specials. He has voiced roles in the Academy Award-winning animated film TOY STORY 3, TOY STORY 4, WALL-E, CARS 2, and PARANORMAN.
Garlin released his book, “Curbing It” (Simon & Schuster) where he shares his hysterical and eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm."