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Heavyset comedian Jeff Garlin started doing standup comedy at his Florida college before he returned to his hometown of Chicago, IL, and joined the cast of Second City. In 1992, he made his film debut in the Dolly Parton comedy Straight Talk, followed by small roles in other features and made-for-TV movies. In 1997, he starred in his own HBO half-hour comedy special and guest starred on Everybody Loves Raymond a couple times before playing the reoccurring role of Marvin on NBC's Mad About You. After bit parts in the comedies Senseless and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Garlin made the successful switch back to television. This time he tried directing and producing in addition to playing Larry David's manager, Jeff Greene, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which would become his most recognizable role. He then hosted the short-lived variety show Late Friday, and joined the cast of What About Joan for its second and final season. He made a brief return to film for Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal and then gained co-star status with Eddie Murphy for Daddy Day Care in 2003. His feature film directorial debut, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. He earned his second director credit that same year with This Filthy World, a film that captured a one-man show with "the Pope of Trash," John Waters. In 2008 he provided the voice of the Captain for Pixar's animated hit Wall-E and then a year later his return to standup was documented in the DVD and CD release Young & Handsome: A Night with Jeff Garlin.