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Birth name Brad H. GerstenfeldNationality USABirth 14 april 1960Brad Garrett (born Brad H. Gerstenfeld; April 14, 1960) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He has appeared in numerous television and film roles.
(60 years) at Los Angeles (USA
Garrett was initially successful as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s. Taking advantage of that success in the late 1980s, Garrett began appearing in television and film, in minor and guest roles. His first major role was Robert Barone on the CBS series Everybody Loves Raymond. The series debuted September 13, 1996 and ran for nine seasons.
Garrett's film roles include Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, A Bug's Life (both 1998), Stuart Little 2 (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), Garfield (2004), The Amateurs, The Pacifier (both 2005), Night at the Museum (2006), Ratatouille (2007), Tangled (2010), and Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2010). Garrett also played the leading role of Eddie Stark on the Fox television series 'Til Death from 2006 to 2010.
Garrett has won three Primetime Emmy Awards, with three other nominations. He is still prominent within stand-up comedy and is also a professional poker player. Garrett is recognized for his height and deep, gravelly voice.
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. Garrett is Jewish and Diven is Roman Catholic. Their first child Maxwell Bradley was born on in October 1998; their second child, daughter Hope Violet, was born in January 2000. Garrett and Diven separated in 2005, and Diven filed for divorce in July 2006.
Garrett is noted for his very tall stature. He stands at 6 ft. 8 in. (2.04 m) tall.
In 2007, Garrett struck a TMZ photographer's camera, which the photographer claimed hit him in the face. The Los Angeles District Attorney declined to file assault charges against Garrett for the incident, because the DA felt Garrett was provoked in the incident.
Garrett was the grand marshal for the Auto Club 500 on February 24, 2008.
Garrett appeared on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and played for his charity, the Maximum Hope Foundation (named after his kids). He answered every single question correctly winning $25,000 and walked away with that after being asked to play for $250,000 with the bonus subject being U.