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Larry David Biography

Birth Name:
Lawrence Gene David
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Started as a stand-up comedian, performing primarily in the New York area in the mid-1970s
  • During his time as a writer for the 1984-85 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live, he claims that only one of his sketches made it to air
  • Made cameo appearances on Seinfeld from time to time and provided the voice of George Steinbrenner (George Costanza's boss)
  • Won Writers Guild of America awards in 1994 and 1995 for the Seinfeld episodes "The Contest" and "The Mango
  • " Although he had left Seinfeld in 1996, he returned in 1998 to write the series finale
  • As the coproducer, cocreator and cowriter of Seinfeld, he based the character of George Costanza on himself

Awards

  • 2021Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1993Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated

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