- Voted most humorous in high school.
- At 18, got $30 for his first stand-up gig, at a transvestite bar in Georgia.
- Dropped out of Emerson College for a stab at stand-up in Boston clubs, working alongside Janeane Garofalo and Marc Maron.
- First TV job was as a replacement writer on the short-lived Ben Stiller Show, where he met future comedy collaborator Bob Odenkirk; won an Emmy for his writing.
- In 1995 created, with Odenkirk, the sketch-comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David.
- Was cast as a recurring character on Arrested Development in 2003 but was quickly made a regular due to his popularity.
- Received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album in 2004 for Shut Up, You F**king Baby!
- Was a finalist in the second season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown.
- 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
- 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
- 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Nominee
- 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
- Susi — Mother
- Amber Tamblyn — Wife
- Marlow Alice Cross — Daughter
- Attended Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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