In honor of Larry David’s 67th birthday, here are 10 facts about the hilarious comedian/writer/producer:
1. Larry David was born Lawrence Gene David on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York.
2. He graduated from The University of Maryland with a degree in history.
3. He was the inspiration for the character George Costanza from Seinfeld, which he co-created with Jerry Seinfeld.
4. Before his career took off he worked as a limousine driver, store clerk, TV repairmen, and bra salesman.
5. He always carries a pad of paper and a pencil with him so he can record his ideas.
6. The term “Larry David moment” refers to an extremely awkward social situation, which is a constant theme in David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
7. He often uses articles of clothing as plot devices.
8. Many of the stories in Seinfeld are based on things that actually happened in his life.
9. He did not start performing stand up until he was in his thirties.
10. In 1975 he was a writer on Saturday Night Live for just one season, and only one of the sketches he wrote actually aired