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Brad Garrett Biography

Birth Name:
Brad Gerstenfeld
Birth Place:
Oxnard, California, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian

Fast Facts

  • First appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1984
  • Opened for Frank Sinatra, Dina Ross and Sammy Davis Jr
  • First TV series was the short-lived 1988 sitcom First Impressions in which he played a divorced impressionist raising a 9-year-old daughter
  • In order to portray Jackie Gleason in the 2002 made-for-TV biopic Gleason, he had to be filmed as though he didn't appear a foot taller than the iconic comedian
  • Appeared in a Broadway production of The Odd Couple in 2005 as Murray the Cop and replaced an ailing Nathan Lane in the lead role of Oscar Madison for several performances in early 2006
  • Won the 5th season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown and participated in the World Series of Poker in 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Opened Brad Garrett's Comedy Club in Las Vegas in 2010 at the Tropicana, and later moved the club to the MGM Grand

Awards

  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Jeff Gerstenfeld -- Brother
  • Paul Gerstenfeld -- Brother
  • Hope Violet Garret -- Daughter
  • Hope Violet Garrett -- Daughter
  • Jill Diven -- Ex-wife
  • Al Gerstenfeld -- Father
  • Alvin Gerstenfeld -- Father
  • Isaball Quella -- Fiancée
  • Barbara Colton -- Mother
  • Barbara Gerstenfeld -- Mother
  • Isabella Quella -- Significant Other
  • Maxwell Bradley Garret -- Son
  • Maxwell Bradley Garrett -- Son