Larry David (born July 2, 1947) is an American actor, writer, producer, and film director born and raised in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, New York. David was the co-creator, writer and executive-producer for the television series Seinfeld. In addition, he created and stars in the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
David, a former standup comedian, was a writer and cast member for ABC's Fridays television series from 1980 to 1982, and a writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1984 to 1985. During his entire time at SNL, David only got one sketch included in the show - the last sketch of the night (where the weaker sketches are usually scheduled). David quit his writing job at SNL in the middle of that season, only to show up to work a few days later to act as if nothing had happened (and stayed through the rest of the season). This event inspired a season two episode of Seinfeld called The Revenge.
David graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with bachelor degrees in history (1970) and business (1971).
On March 31, 1993, David married the former Laurie Lennard; they have two children and live in Pacific Palisades, California. Like her counterpart in Curb Your Enthusiasm, she is an environmental activist. Since May 2005 David and his wife have been contributing bloggers at The Huffington Post.