Standing 6 feet 8.5 inches tall, Brad Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills
outside of Los Angeles, California. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother 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 Ice House in
Pasadena and the Improv in Hollywood. 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. In 1986, Garrett told a joke the talent booker
warned him against and he hasn't been invited back.
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
Brad Garrett has headlined at Bally's Park Place and co-headlined
with The Temptations at Trump Plaza. He has 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. and 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, Brad Garrett 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."
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