Brad Garrett Biography
Brad Garrett born Brad H. Gerstenfeld, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and professional poker player. He was born on April 14, 1960 in Woodland Hills, California. Garrett has two older brothers, Jeff and Paul.
He attended George Ellery Hale Middle School and graduated from El Camino Real High School, both in Woodland Hills. Garrett attended UCLA for less than two months before dropping out to pursue his comedy career.
Garrett started out at various improv clubs in Los Angeles, including The Improv in Hollywood and The Ice House in Pasadena. In 1984, he became the first $100,000 grand champion winner in the comedy category of the TV show Star Search. This led to his first appearance, at age 23, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the show. His appearance with Carson brought Garrett a lot of national attention, and soon he was appearing as an opening act for such headliners as Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli. He also opened in Las Vegas for Frank Sinatra, David Copperfield, Smokey Robinson, Sammy Davis, Jr., the Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers and Julio Iglesias.
After success in stand-up comedy, Garrett decided to try his luck with performing on TV. From 1985–1986, he was the voice of Hulk Hogan for the cartoon series Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling, He was featured on Family Feud. He appeared for a week on the game show Super Password in 1987. He also appeared on Hollywood Squares. He then appeared in the short-lived summer comedy First Impressions (CBS, 1988), and The Pursuit of Happiness (NBC, 1995–96).
Garrett has also had a minor part on Transformers, voicing the Decepticon base Trypticon in season three and as an ill-fated thug in Suicide Kings. He soon won the role of Ray Romano’s brother Robert Barone on the long-running family-oriented comedy hit Everybody Loves Raymond. Garrett has also made an appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air playing a hitman who attempts to kill Will Smith’s character.
Garrett’s distinctive deep voice has landed him prolific work as a voice actor, such as on Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, 2 Stupid Dogs, The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper, Project Geeker, Biker Mice from Mars, Steven Spielberg Presents: Toonsylvania, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Asterix and the Vikings, Superman: The Animated Series, and Justice League as Lobo.
Garrett’s film roles include Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998), An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000), Stuart Little 2 (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), Garfield (2004), The Pacifier (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Tangled (2010), Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). Garrett also played the leading role of Eddie Stark on the Fox sitcom ‘Til Death from 2006 to 2010.
Brad Garrett Age
He was born on April 14, 1960. Garrett is currently 58 years.
Brad Garrett Height
Brad Garrett height is approximately 2.04 m.
Brad Garrett Wife
In 1998, Garrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Jill Diven, on the set of Everybody Loves Raymond, and they were married on May 18, 1999; together they have two children, Maxwell and Hope. Garrett and Diven separated in 2005, and Diven filed for divorce in July 2006. The divorce was finalized in November 2007.
Brad Garrett Girlfriend
As of December 2015, Garrett is currently engaged to long-time girlfriend, IsaBeall Quella.
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Brad Garrett Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Brad Garrett Movies and TV Shows
Brad Garrett Movies
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
- Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Casper (1995)
- Spy Hard (1996)
- A Delicatessen Story (1996)
- George B. (1997)
- Suicide Kings (1997)
- Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)
- Postal Worker (1998)
- Hercules: Zero to Hero (1998)
- A Bug’s Life (1998)
- Façade (1999)
- Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
- An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
- Bleacher Bums (2001)
- Stuart Little 2 (2002)
- The Country Bears (2002)
- Gleason (2002)
- Finding Nemo (2003)
- The Trailer (2003)
- Garfield: The Movie (2004)
- Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars (2005)
- The Amateurs (2005)
- The Pacifier (2005)
- Tarzan II (2005)
- Asterix and the Vikings (2006)
- Night at the Museum (2006
- Music and Lyrics (2007)
- Ratatouille (2007)
- Underdog (2007)
- Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
- Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs and a Baby (2008)
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
- The Aviators (2009)
- Tangled (2010)
- Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil (2011)
- Delhi Safari (2012)
- Not Fade Away (2012)
- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
- Planes (2013)
- The Clockwork Girl (2014)
- Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
- Finding Dory (2016)
- Christopher Robin (2018)
- Gloria (2018)
Brad Garrett TV Shows
- Norm Crosby’s The Comedy Shop (1980)
- The Transformers (1986–1987)
- Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n Wrestling (1985–1987)
- First Impressions (1988)
- The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (1990–1991)
- Where’s Waldo? (1991–1992)
- Roseanne (1991)
- Eek! The Cat (1992–1997)
- Goof Troop (1992–1993)
- Mighty Max (1993)
- Batman: The Animated Series (1993)
- Biker Mice from Mars (1993–1996)
- Bonkers (1993–1994)
- 2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995)
- Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (1993)
- Seinfeld (1993 and 1996)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994)
- Tales from the Crypt (1996)
- Bump in the Night
- The Pursuit of Happiness (1995)
- Casper (1996)
- Earthworm Jim (1996)
- The Tick (1996)
- Timon & Pumbaa (1996)
- Project G.e.e.K.e.R. (1996–1997)
- Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series (1996–1997)
- Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
- The King of Queens (1998)
- Nightmare Ned (1997)
- Disney’s One Saturday Morning (1997)
- Don King: Only in America (1997)
- Bear in the Big Blue House (1997)
- Toonsylvania (1998)
- Mad Jack the Pirate (1998)
- Hercules: The Animated series
- The Batman/Superman Movie (1998)
- Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League
- Mickey Mouse Works (1999–2000)
- Hooves of Fire (1999)
- Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000–2001)
- Club Land (2001)
- Disney’s House of Mouse (2001–2004)
- Gleason (2002)
- Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002)
- Ozzy & Drix (2002)
- Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars (2005)
- ‘Til Death (2006–2010)
- Comics Unleashed (2007)
- The Path of Atticus (2007–2011)
- Monk (2008)
- Cheech and Chong: Roasted (2008)
- Special Agent Oso (2010)
- Glory Daze (2010)
- I Kid with Brad Garrett (2011)
- How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (2013)
- The Crazy Ones (2013–2014)
- Writers Guild of America Awards 2013 (2014)
- Fargo (2015)
- Manhattan (2015)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2016)
- This Is Us (2016)
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- Bull (2017)
Brad Garrett News
Brad Garrett Joins ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Season 2 at Showtime
Updated: January 11, 2018
Brad Garrett has signed on for a season-long arc in the second season of Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here,” Variety has learned.
Garrett will play comedy legend Roy Martin, who arrives on the scene at Goldie’s and drops bombs and wisdom on the club’s comics. Goldie (Melissa Leo) lures him into a business partnership as she schemes to expand her empire.
Garrett has won three Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role on the iconic comedy series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He was also nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award for his portrayal of Jackie Gleason in the television film “Gleason,” and recently appeared on “This Is Us,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Fargo.” His feature film credits include “Not Fade Away,” “Music and Lyrics,” and “Suicide Kings.” In addition, he has lent his voice to more than 30 animated films, including “Finding Nemo,” “Ratatouille,” and “Tangled.” He will also be heard as the voice of Eeyore in Disney’s upcoming live-action feature “Christopher Robin” and will co-star with Julianne Moore and John Turturro in Sebastian Lelio’s “Gloria.”
The series takes place in the stand up comedy scene in Los Angeles in the 1970’s, following both aspiring and established comics who inhabit Goldie’s, the hottest comedy club in town. The series stars stars Academy Award winner Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, RJ Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy.
The series was created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne. Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Endemol Shine Studios serve as executive producers on Season 2. It is produced by Showtime and based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder.
“I’m Dying Up Here” Season 2 will premiere on May 6 at 10 p.m.