Standing 6 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills outside of Los Angeles. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother was a housewife. Garrett spent a whopping six weeks at UCLA before going into stand-up comedy full time. He began performing his act at various Los Angeles comedy clubs, getting his start at the 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 "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. Following his "Tonight Show" appearance, Garrett's career took off, garnering him headlining gigs at several national venues as well as opening spots for legends including Diana Ross and Liza Minnelli. He has headlined at Bally's Park Place and co-headlined with The Temptations at Trump Plaza. He also worked at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas with Frank Sinatra, Caesar's Palace with David Copperfield, and Smokey Robinson, Harrah's with 'Sammy Davis Jr', the The Beach Boys, and Radio City Music Hall with Julio Iglesias. In 1989, the Las Vegas Review Journal named him the Best Comedian working on the strip. Changing gears, he made his way into the world of television. He struck gold with "Everybody Loves Raymond". Apart from his supporting role in sitcoms, he has also done voice-overs and appeared in a few films. In 1998, Garrett made a real-life proposal to his then real-life girlfriend, Jill Diven, on the set of "Everybody Loves Raymond". Garrett currently resides in Hollywood, California with his two Labradors, Gus and Mabel.
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Brad Garrett was only 23 years old when he made his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the program. As Garrett’s career took off he began headlining at national venues as well as opening for legends including Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr.
Garrett is best known for his role as Robert Barone on the hit CBS series Everybody Loves Raymond for which he garnered 3 Emmy Awards. Garrett also played Jackie Gleason in the telefilm Gleason, for which he earned an Emmy nomination and a Screen Actors Guild nomination. He also starred on Broadway in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.
Several of Garrett’s feature credits include Music and Lyrics, Suicide Kings, The Pacifier and Sweet and Lowdown. He has lent his voice to a wide variety of animated blockbusters for Disney and Pixar. Garrett can also be seen in the upcoming film Burt Wonderstone, as well as Not Fade Away, written and directed by David Chase.
In 2012 Garrett opened his own comedy club at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Garrett is presently co-starring in the new ABC series How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life.