Lawrence Gene David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television sitcom Seinfeld, on which David was head writer and executive producer for the first seven seasons.
Larry David Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$400 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 2, 1947 (75 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Comedian, Film Producer, Writer, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Larry was born in Brooklyn on July 2, 1947 to Rose and Mortimer “Monty” David. He has an older brother named Ken. His family is Jewish. Larry attended Sheepshead Bay High School then the University of Maryland. While in college, he was a member of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity. In college, he realzed he made people laugh just by being himself. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. After college, David enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and held various odd jobs including working as a store clerk and a limo driver, while also practicing his stand-up at night. From 1980 to 1982 he was a writer and cast member on the ABC sketch show “Fridays.” He was then a writer for “Saturday Night Live” from 1984 to 1985. He famously only got one of his sketches on the air while at “SNL,” which aired at 12:50 AM, the last time slot on the show. He worked with future “Seinfeld” stars Michael Richards on “Fridays” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on “SNL.”
On March 31, 1993, David married Laurie Lennard. They have two daughters, Cazzie Laurel (born May 10, 1994) and Romy March (born March 2, 1996). Laurie David filed for divorce on July 13, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking joint custody of the couple’s two daughters. In the summer of 2017, PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” discovered through genealogical research that David and Bernie Sanders are distantly related. The comedian explained that Sanders is “a third cousin or something.” This was quite a coincidence considering that Since 2015, David made multiple guest appearances portraying Bernie Sanders on “Saturday Night Live.” David is an atheist and has said that religion should be ridiculed.
Here are some of the best highlights of Larry David’s career:
- Seinfeld (Sitcom, 1989-1998)
- Radio Days (Movie, 1987)
- Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Comedy Series, 1993) – Won
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV-Show, 2000)
- “The Comedian’s Comedian” (2004)
- TripTank (TV-Show, 2014)
- Fish In the Dark (Theatre, 2015)
- Maya & Marty (TV-Show, 2016)
Larry David began his career by attending acting classes in Manhattan. David worked as a stand-up comedian and did various types of jobs to pay for his bills. He worked as an assistant to a lawyer and a salesman for a short period and a cab driver. David’s debut performance was at Folk City in Greenwich Village in 1974. He began working as a scriptwriter and actor of ‘Fridays.’ In 1983, David was seen in small roles in films such as ‘Second Thoughts’ and ‘Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?’. After the small roles in the films, he began working as a writer for NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ After leaving ‘Saturday Night Live,’ David began performing again as a stand-up comedian. The same year he also wrote one episode for a television film titled ‘Norman’s Corner.’ In 1989, along with actor and producer Jerry Seinfeld, he created an episode of ‘Seinfeld’ that received huge success. This was David’s breakthrough in his career. In 1998, David wrote and directed ‘Sour Grapes. The following year, he joined the TV-Show ‘Seinfeld’ team, where he began working as an executive producer for its final two seasons. He was also a part of ‘The Marriage Ref,’ a television reality program by NBC. In 2000, David created and starred in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ a TV comedy show which aired from 2000-2011. As of September 2022, Larry David’s net worth is estimated to be $400 Million, making him one of the world’s richest comedians and producers.