The Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed that Curb Your Enthusiasm actor and comedian Jeff Garlin was arrested over the weekend and charged with felony vandalism. Presumably now Garlin can say that he’s a felony vandal when he introduces himself to new people!
Apparently, the 51 year-old actor/comedian saw red after an altercation over a parking space. The LAPD told The Associated Press the the raised adrenaline levels that caused Garlin to escalate the argument into vandalism occurred while he was arguing with another motorist about a parking space..
It seems like the Curb Your Enthusiasm actor couldn’t curb his temper and he got himself thrown behind bars after allegedly smashing the windows of the other driver’s car. He was jailed and his bail was set at $20,000 after being arrested on Saturday.
Jeffrey “Jeff” Garlin is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, director, writer, podcast host and author. He has worked extensively in a variety of television shows and films, but he is best known for his role as Jeff Greene on the HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Before becoming a familiar face on the HBO television show, he attended Broward Community College followed by a stint at the University of Miami studying film,where he eventually dropped out. He began performing stand-up comedy there.
Garlin is a co-star and executive producer on the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. He works on the show with co-star Larry David, who co-created Seinfeld. In the show Garlin plays Larry David’s manager.
Garlin has said about the show and his role in it that, “Originally, I approached Larry David with the idea for the show, and my intent was to direct it and not even be in it. He’s the one that insisted that I play his manager and be an executive producer.” “It totally has changed my life, and I’m indebted to him forever, and every time I work on that show, not only am I lucky, I laugh my ass off and I have a great time. And it’s probably the most fun I’ll ever have as an actor, ever,” he added.
Garlin spent three seasons on NBC’s Mad About You in the role of Marvin. In addition to his acting career, Garlin has also directed both Jon Stewart (Unleavened) and Denis Leary (Lock-n-Load) in their respective HBO specials, as well as an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Garlin also had his own HBO half-hour comedy special.
Police Sgt. Harry Rosenfeld says the 51-year-old actor was arrested for allegedly smashing the windows of the other person’s Mercedes car after a “heated argument” over a parking space. The location of the arrest was Studio City, Calif. at around 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Jeff Garlin, actor/comedian, writer, producer, and felony vandal was released from jail as of Sunday morning according to TMZ. There have been no statements from Mr Garlin’s publicist or his rep concerning the incident.
By Michael Smith