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  • Faith: Atheist
  • Career: Comedian
  • Birthday:  July 02, 1947
  • Accomplishments:  Emmy Winner, Seinfeld
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Larry was raised in a Jewish family.

The co-creator of Seinfeld and creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm began in stand-up comedy. A Brooklyn native, he was raised in an ethnically Jewish family. David is now an Atheist, a fact that made for some tension with his former father-in-laws Christian beliefs. He told the New York Times that "I wasn't making fun of my father in-law's religion. And even if I was so what, it's a comedy. Religion should be made fun of, it's quite ridiculous isn't it. Think how people spend their lives, they have no idea. They go around as if this is a fact. It's so insane you know. If I really believed that stuff I'd keep it to myself. Lest somebody think I was out of my mind." Photo courtesy of David Shankbone.

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