Garry Shandling

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Died: March 24, 2016
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer
Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Next on TV

Fast Facts

  • Wrote scripts for Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter in the mid-1970s.
  • Starred in the innovative sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show from 1986 to '90, in which, from time to time, he spoke directly to the camera.
  • Was offered permanent guest-hosting duties on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, but instead used his guest-hosting experiences as material for his portrayal of a talk show host on his HBO sitcom The Larry Sanders Show (1992-98).
  • Filed a lawsuit against his former manager Brad Grey in 1998 for $100 million. A settlement was reached in 1999.
  • Hosted the Emmy Awards in 2000 and '04.
  • After a long absence, he returned to the silver screen when Jon Favreau offered him a role in the action flick Iron Man 2 (2010).

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Irving Shandling — Father
  • Barry Shandling — Brother
  • Muriel Shandling — Mother

College

  • Attended University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Died: March 24, 2016
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer

Trending TonightSee all »