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Garry Shandling

Mostly Credited As: Garry Shandling
Birth Name: Garry Emmanuel Shandling
Date Of Birth: November 29, 1949 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Garry Shandling


Comedian, writer and actor Garry Shandling was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where he attended Palo Verde High Magnet School. He attended the University of Arizona with a major in electrical engineering, and subsequently attained a degree in marketing. As a post-graduate, Shandling studied creative writing.
Garry Shandling went to Los Angeles in 1973, and worked for an advertising agency. His entry into comedy writing came when he sold a script to the producers of television's popular sit-com, Sanford and Son. Shandling then did comedy scriptwriting for sit-coms such as Three's Company and Welcome Back, Kotter.

In 1978, Shandling began doing his stand-up act at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Taking his act on the road for a couple of years, Garry Shandling was discovered by a talent scout from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, who booked him to guest-host on March 18, 1981. An instant success with his quick wit and affable, self-deprecating style, Shandling then substituted for Carson on a regular basis. He was the Tonight Show's weekly Monday-night guest host until Johnny Carson's retirement..

It's Garry Shandling's Show debuted in 1985, which he co-wrote with Alan Zweibel, comprising seventy-two episodes which ran through 1990. Following that success, Garry Shandling wrote and starred in the long-running The Larry Sanders Show. He was invited to the White House as a favorite comedian of President George H.W. Bush.

Garry Shandling's contributions to television comedy are numerous and varied; his unique persona has had a wide-ranging and positive impact on the entertainment industry.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)As: Larry Sanders
It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986)As: Himself
Michael Nesmith in Television Parts (1985)As: Himself
The Grammys (1959)As: Himself (Host 1990/1994)
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Himself (Host/Co-Host 2000/2003/2004)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Garry Shandling, Alison Brie, "The Voice" winner Jermaine Paul 20x81: (May/09/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Garry Shandling, Ellie Kemper, Jakob Dylan 18x53: (May/13/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Jarod Miller, Famke Janssen, Fort Minor 14x162: (May/24/2006) As Himself 
  Garry Shandling, Chris Antes, Def Leppard 14x161: (May/23/2006) As Himself 
  50th Anniversray Special, Garry Shandling, Hilary Duff 13x06: (Sep/27/2004) As Himself 
  961112 05x19: (Nov/12/1996) As Himself 

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Sarah Silverman / Garry Shandling 01x06: (Mar/01/2012) As Himself 

AMERICA In Primetime (2011) 
  The Misfit 01x03: (Nov/13/2011) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Garry Shandling, Paula Deen, Julian Casablancas 01x90: (Oct/27/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Garry Shandling, Jane Krakowski 28x32: (Oct/20/2009) As Himself 
  Myra Goodman, Taylor Hicks, Garry Shandling; Donald Trump; 25x165: (Apr/20/2007) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Garry Shandling, Ed Alonzo 05x24: (Feb/05/2009) As Himself 
  Floyd Mayweather, Julianne Nicholson, Lynne Koplitz 03x75: (May/08/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Episode 101 05x11: (May/04/2007) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Garry Shandling, Adam Brody, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby 14x126: (Apr/27/2007) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Garry Shandling 05x33: (Mar/09/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Garry Shandling 12x55: (Apr/25/2007) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Garry Shandling, Paul Teutul Sr. and Jr., Tokyo Police Club 14x128: (Apr/19/2007) As Himself 
  Garry Shandling, Luke Perry, Wendy Liebman 04x142: (May/01/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Stupid Human Tricks, Elle MacPherson, Charles Barkley 04x92: (Feb/03/1997) As Himself (cameo) 
  Show #0480 03x41: (Nov/06/1995) As Himself (cameo) 
  Show #0245 02x26: (Oct/03/1994) As Himself 
  Gary Shandling, Sting, Nigel Mansell 01x120: (Feb/28/1994) As Himself 

Sit Down Comedy (2005) 
  Garry Shandling 02x05: (Mar/21/2007) As Himself 

American Masters (1986) 
  Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned 18x04: (Jul/20/2005) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Garry Shandling/Aisha Tyler/Houston 02x98: (Feb/02/2005) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Garry Shandling; Patricia Heaton; Treat Williams 04x06: (Sep/13/2004) As Himself 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Hollywood A.D. 07x19: (Apr/30/2000) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 2, Episode 55 02x55: (Nov/13/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 50th Annual Emmy Awards 50x01: (Sep/13/1998) As Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (for 'The Larry Sanders Show': episode 'Flip') 

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) 
  Sticky Notes 02x07: (Apr/07/1996) As Himself 

The Ben Stiller Show (1992) 
  Episode #108 01x08: (Dec/06/1992) As Himself 
  Episode #101 01x01: (Sep/27/1992) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Garry Shandling/Los Lobos 12x19: (May/16/1987) As Himself (Host) 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986)• Creator
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)• Creator

Episode Crew


The Larry Sanders Show (1992) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Spider Episode 01x03 Aug/29/1992 As: Writer
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Horshack vs. Carvelli 02x10 Dec/09/1976 As: Writer
Sanford and Son (1972) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Committee Man 06x08 Nov/12/1976 As: Writer
Camping Trip 05x24 Mar/19/1976 As: Writer
Sanford and Rising Son 05x10 Nov/21/1975 As: Writer
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