Jeff Garlin
Jeff Garlin
as Murray Goldberg

Actor Biography

Jeff Garlin's talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy.

He is known as the executive producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which will premiere its 11th season this October. As executive producer, Garlin was previously nominated for an Emmy® Award for Best Comedy for their ninth season. He is also known as the patriarch Murray Goldberg on ABC's "The Goldbergs."

Garlin is currently in production on Damien Chazelle's "Babylon," which also stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, Katherine Waterson and more. He can next be seen in "This is the Year," opposite Selena Gomez, Vanessa Marano, Bug Hall, Alyssa Jirrels and Jake Short.

This fall, Garlin will embark on "The Use Me Tour," a stand-up comedy tour around the United States with all proceeds going directly to the comedy venues that were hit hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garlin's Netflix stand-up special, "Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago," is currently streaming globally on the platform. Filmed in his hometown, Chicago and on the 37th anniversary – to the day – of his comedy debut, the one-hour special is ripe with Garlin's signature blend of storytelling and improv.

In 2020, Garlin opened his first photography show at the Leica gallery in Los Angeles called Big Bowl of Wonderful with part of the proceeds from the print sales benefiting the charity F-Cancer. Upcoming, he will be releasing a book of his photography.

His extensive voice-over credits include "Toy Story 3" and "Toy Story 4" (Buttercup the Unicorn), "Paranorman" (Perry Babcock), Disney•Pixar's "WALL-E" (The Captain) and "Cars 2" (Otis). Recently, he co-wrote, directed and starred in "Handsome," the first Netflix murder mystery.

In 2012, Garlin authored the nonfiction book "Curbing It," (Simon & Schuster) in which he shared his eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Garlin lives in Los Angeles and Chicago. His hobbies include taking naps.