Garry Shandling

Highest Rated: 95% The Jungle Book (2016)
Lowest Rated: 10% Mixed Nuts (1994)
Birthday: Nov 29, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
Comedian Garry Shandling was best known for his top-rated, award-winning parody of television talk shows The Larry Sanders Show, which aired on the HBO cable network from 1993 to 1998. He started out as a comedy writer for other sitcoms and as a standup comedian. He landed his first television show, the It's Garry Shandling's Show, on Fox in 1985. The show was heavily autobiographical, to the point of replicating his apartment on a soundstage. Shandling, however, made his biggest impression with Larry Sanders, a show about the trials, tribulations, and double-dealing that goes on behind the scenes of a latenight talk show. Much of the show's material was drawn from experiences Shandling endured or witnessed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he was a popular guest star.In addition to performing live and on television, Shandling has also played character roles in feature films, beginning with The Night We Never Met in 1993 and continuing with such varied projects as Hurly Burly and Dr. Doolittle, both in 1998. The actor tried his hand at starring with the 2000 extra-terrestrial comedy What Planet Are You From, a box-office dud Shandling also produced and wrote.As the decade wore on, Shandling's significant big screen roles were limited to the 2001 Warren Beatty picture Town & Country, before emerging in 2006 by lending his voice to the animated adventure Over the Hedge and appearing in a supporting part in Trust the Man. Meanwhile, on the small screen, he kept television viewers laughing as host of the 52nd and 55th Annual Prime Time Ammy Awards in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Though brief cameos in Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator followed, the one-time comedy superstar largely continued to maintain a low-profile in his later years. He died suddenly in 2016, at age 66.


Highest Rated Movies



88% Dying Laughing Actor 2017
95% The Jungle Book Ikki $364M 2016
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Senator Stern $228.7M 2014
92% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Actor $3M 2010
74% Iron Man 2 Senator Stern $312.1M 2010
No Score Yet Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out! - Live from Hollywood Actor 2009
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Actor 2006
28% Trust the Man Dr. Beekman $1.5M 2006
75% Over the Hedge Verne $155.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch Actor 2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London Actor 2004
77% Comedian Himself $2.7M 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run! Himself 2002
64% Zoolander Himself $44.8M 2001
13% Town & Country Griffin $6.3M 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? Harold Anderson Screenwriter Producer 2000
59% Hurlyburly Artie 1998
43% Dr. Dolittle Male Pidgeon 1998
10% Mixed Nuts Stanley 1994
30% Love Affair Kip 1994
56% The Night We Never Met Actor 1993
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Jack (of Jack and Jill) 1990
No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce Actor 1985
No Score Yet Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas Actor Screenwriter Producer 1984


No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Masters
  • 2014
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
Panelist Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • 2007
75% The X-Files
  • 2000
100% The Larry Sanders Show
Creator Director Screenwriter Executive Producer Larry Sanders
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Guest Host
  • 1987
No Score Yet It's Garry Shandling's Show.
Garry Shandling