Jeff Garlin was born in Illinois in 1962 and has been funny his entire life. While studying at the University of Miami (and before dropping out) Jeff got started in stand-up comedy. His comedic talent led him back to Chicago where he joined The Second City comedy troupe.
After appearing in dozens of movies and episodes of TV shows, Garlin worked with Larry David as a co-star and executive producer of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2000. He appeared in all 80 episodes over the next eleven years. During that time, he also appeared in many more movies and TV shows, including WALL-E, Toy Story 3, and Safety Not Guaranteed.