Larry David

Biography: Said Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman of David: "Larry is very in tune with his own deepest, darkest, most embarrassing thoughts -- and he's utterly unabashed about sharing them." Indeed, since starting out on the NY comedy-club scene, the Brooklyn native's dry, off-kilter sensibility has been found in his writing as well as his (more infrequent) acting. In 1999 David wrote and starred in "Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm", a one-hour special for HBO which spawned the critically acclaimed HBO series the following year. The second season was nominated for an "Outstanding Comedy Series" Emmy®.

David was a writer and performer on ABC's late night comedy series "Fridays" from 1980-82. (Seinfeld regular Michael Richards was also a regular on the series.) He wrote for Saturday Night Live during the 1982-83 season, and claims that only one of his sketches ever made it onto the broadcasted shows. (A slyly aborted walk-out by him was later the inspiration for the Seinfeld episode in
which George quit his job and then returned as if nothing happened!) In 1983, he acted in two films: Henry Jaglom's "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" and "Second Thoughts." He played a "communist neighbor" in Woody Allen's "Radio Days" (1987) and also acted (playing a theater manager) in the Allen-directed segment of the 1989 "New York Stories" anthology.

The next year Larry David co-created (with Jerry Seinfeld) one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, "Seinfeld." David wrote for that series from 1990-96 and returned to write the series finale in 1998. (David also did a few uncredited appearances during show's run, including loaning his voice for certain off-screen characters.) David was Emmy®-nominated seven times for his writing on "Seinfeld", and won in 1993 ("Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series") for the now c episode "The Contest." He also shared an Emmy® in 1993 for "Outstanding Comedy Series". (He has shared a nomination for this award six times.) In 1994 David shared a PGA Golden Laurel Award with Jerry Seinfeld for "Most Promising Producer in Television".

Afer leaving "Seinfeld" in 1996, David wrote and directed the 1998 feature "Sour Grapes", starring Steven Weber and Craig Bierko.

In 1999 Larry David received an "AFI Star Award" at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

Larry David's Scores

Average career score: 86
Highest Metascore: 93 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 78 Seinfeld: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
91 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5 Sep 25, 2005 Himself 8.9
88 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4 Jan 4, 2004 Himself / Writer 8.6
93 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3 Sep 15, 2002 Himself / Writer 8.4
tbd Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 2 Sep 23, 2001 Himself 9.0
80 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 Oct 15, 2000 Himself / Writer 8.7
tbd Seinfeld: Season 9 Sep 25, 1997 Writer 8.5
tbd Seinfeld: Season 8 Sep 19, 1996 Himself 8.4
tbd Seinfeld: Season 7 Sep 21, 1995 Voice Of George Steinbrenner (Uncredited) / Writer 9.0
tbd Seinfeld: Season 6 Sep 22, 1994 Newspaper Stand Worker (Uncredited Appearance) / Writer 8.7
tbd Seinfeld: Season 5 Sep 16, 1993 Voice Of George Steinbrenner (Uncredited) / Writer 8.7
tbd Seinfeld: Season 4 Aug 12, 1992 Man On Beach (Uncredited) / Writer 8.8
tbd Seinfeld: Season 3 Sep 18, 1991 Voice Of Man Ordering The Leftover Kosher Meal (Uncredited) / Writer 8.5
tbd Seinfeld: Season 2 Jan 23, 1991 Voice Of Fight Referee (Uncredited) / Writer 8.3
78 Seinfeld: Season 1 Jul 5, 1989 Voice Of Newman (Uncredited) / Writer 8.8