Larry David

Producer, writer, actor. Born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York. David attended the University of Maryland and started doing stand-up comedy in New York night clubs in 1974. In 1979, he was hired to write and perform for the comedy variety show Fridays, which was modelled after Saturday Night Live. He stayed with the show until 1982 when he was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, where he worked for a year. In 1989, David received a call from fellow New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld who was working with NBC to develop a comedy pilot. Together, they developed the legendary "show about nothing" starring Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. Though not initially successful, Seinfeld would become one of the most successful and influential shows in television history. With a talented cast and daring story lines, the show won legions of loyal fans. According to David, the character of George Costanza was modelled after himself, a cheap, neurotic and ultimately selfish bald man. David wrote and produced Seinfeld until 1996, when he left the show to pursue feature screenwriting. He returned for the season finale in 1998 and made frequent guest appearances throughout the show's run. David also acted in bit roles in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) and New York Stories (1989). In 1998, David wrote and directed the feature film Sour Grapes, an irreverent look at the pitfalls of wealth and greed. The following year, David proved his Midas ...

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New York Stories (1989)

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Marvin Chatinover  •  Mae Questel  •  Mia Farrow

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Marvin Chatinover  •  Mae Questel  •  Mia Farrow

Radio Days (1987)

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The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Woody Allen  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Larry David

Sour Grapes (1998)

Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two quarters from Evan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry David
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Craig Bierko  •  Viola Harris  •  Jennifer Leigh Warren

Richie, a sneaker sole designer, and his cousin Evan, a brain surgeon, are spending this weekend with their girlfriends in Atlantic City. When one of them ends up with a $436,000 jackpot, sour grapes is what results. Even though Richie uses two quarters from Evan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry David
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Craig Bierko  •  Viola Harris  •  Jennifer Leigh Warren

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013)

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Budd Friedman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Richard Belzer

Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Budd Friedman  •  Judd Apatow  •  Richard Belzer

Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013)

A look at the life and work of Canadian comedy icon David Steinberg.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Avrich
CAST:  David Steinberg  •  Johnny Carson  •  Larry David

A look at the life and work of Canadian comedy icon David Steinberg.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Avrich
CAST:  David Steinberg  •  Johnny Carson  •  Larry David

Is Anybody There? (2009)

A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Bill Milner  •  David Morrissey  •  Anne-Marie Duff

A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Bill Milner  •  David Morrissey  •  Anne-Marie Duff

Clear History (2013)

Nathan Flomm, in order to avoid the humiliation of having missed out on a hugely successful business, assumes a new identity on Martha's Vineyard. He plots revenge when his former business partner moves to the same town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Larry David  •  Eva Mendes  •  Kate Hudson  •  Danny McBride

Nathan Flomm, in order to avoid the humiliation of having missed out on a hugely successful business, assumes a new identity on Martha's Vineyard. He plots revenge when his former business partner moves to the same town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Mottola
CAST:  Larry David  •  Eva Mendes  •  Kate Hudson  •  Danny McBride

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert B. Weide
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Diane Keaton

Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert B. Weide
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Diane Keaton

The Three Stooges (2012)

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While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Sean Hayes  •  Will Sasso  •  Chris Diamantopoulos  •  Jane Lynch

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Sean Hayes  •  Will Sasso  •  Chris Diamantopoulos  •  Jane Lynch

60 Spins Around the Sun (2003)

Helmed by "Saturday Night Live" alumna Laura Kightlinger, this hourlong exposé chronicles -- warts and all -- the life of comedian turned activist Randy Credico, an up-and-coming funnyman whose candor tanked his career. But the end of his showbiz days didn't stop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Kightlinger
CAST:  Randy Credico  •  Larry David  •  Lewis Black  •  John Byner

Helmed by "Saturday Night Live" alumna Laura Kightlinger, this hourlong exposé chronicles -- warts and all -- the life of comedian turned activist Randy Credico, an up-and-coming funnyman whose candor tanked his career. But the end of his showbiz days didn't stop ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laura Kightlinger
CAST:  Randy Credico  •  Larry David  •  Lewis Black  •  John Byner

Second Thoughts (1983)

Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Turman
CAST:  Lucie Arnaz  •  Craig Wasson  •  Ken Howard  •  Anne Schedeen

Lawyer Amy finds herself courted by two very different men: her client, a roguish street musician named Will, and her ex John Michael. A curious triangle develops as Amy gets pregnant by Will and both men vie for her affections  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Turman
CAST:  Lucie Arnaz  •  Craig Wasson  •  Ken Howard  •  Anne Schedeen

Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (1983)

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli, and a very unlikely, funny and touching relationship develops between two lost souls in the big city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Karen Black  •  Larry David  •  Michael Emil  •  Michael Margotta

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli, and a very unlikely, funny and touching relationship develops between two lost souls in the big city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Karen Black  •  Larry David  •  Michael Emil  •  Michael Margotta

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)

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Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO. This is the original special that gave birth to the long-running ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert B. Weide
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jason Alexander  •  Larry Charles  •  Carol Leifer

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO. This is the original special that gave birth to the long-running ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert B. Weide
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jason Alexander  •  Larry Charles  •  Carol Leifer

Fuel (2008)

Record high oil prices, global warming, and an insatiable demand for energy: these issues define our generation. The film exposes shocking connections between the auto industry, the oil industry, and the government, while exploring alternative energies such as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Tickell
CAST:  Joshua Tickell  •  Barbara Boxer  •  Richard Branson  •  George W. Bush

Record high oil prices, global warming, and an insatiable demand for energy: these issues define our generation. The film exposes shocking connections between the auto industry, the oil industry, and the government, while exploring alternative energies such as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Tickell
CAST:  Joshua Tickell  •  Barbara Boxer  •  Richard Branson  •  George W. Bush

Whatever Works (2009)

Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Larry David  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Adam Brooks  •  Michael McKean

Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Larry David  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Adam Brooks  •  Michael McKean

This Emotional Life (2010)

This Emotional Life is a three-part series that explores improving our social relationships, learning to cope with depression and anxiety, and becoming more positive, resilient individuals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chana Gazit  •  Jack Youngelson
CAST:  Daniel Gilbert  •  Chevy Chase  •  Larry David  •  Alanis Morissette

This Emotional Life is a three-part series that explores improving our social relationships, learning to cope with depression and anxiety, and becoming more positive, resilient individuals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chana Gazit  •  Jack Youngelson
CAST:  Daniel Gilbert  •  Chevy Chase  •  Larry David  •  Alanis Morissette

Jerry Seinfeld: Submarine Captain (2007)

A half-hour look at what Seinfeld did to pull the show together to get season 8 going and what he did behind-the-scenes to substitute for Larry David. Most of the cast and crew discuss what went on behind the scenes of the show as well.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jason Alexander  •  Larry David

A half-hour look at what Seinfeld did to pull the show together to get season 8 going and what he did behind-the-scenes to substitute for Larry David. Most of the cast and crew discuss what went on behind the scenes of the show as well.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jason Alexander  •  Larry David

Seinfeld: How It Began (2004)

A documentary detailing the troubled beginnings of the legendary tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Sackett
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

A documentary detailing the troubled beginnings of the legendary tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Sackett
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)

Jon Stewart returns to television to host a live show presented from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Benefiting NEXT for Autism, the special features stand-up performances, sketches and short films.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jon Stewart  •  Adam Sandler  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Steve Carell

Jon Stewart returns to television to host a live show presented from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Benefiting NEXT for Autism, the special features stand-up performances, sketches and short films.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jon Stewart  •  Adam Sandler  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Steve Carell

Long Shot (2017)

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around unexpected raw footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob LaMendola
CAST:  Juan Catalan  •  Larry David  •  Todd Melnik  •  Tim Gibbons

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around unexpected raw footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob LaMendola
CAST:  Juan Catalan  •  Larry David  •  Todd Melnik  •  Tim Gibbons
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