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Comedian David Steinberg, born in 1942, grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. He left home to attend the University of Chicago. The family moved to Chicago when he was a teen. It was there that he saw a performance by the Second City Chicago Troupe and it changed the course of his life. With another student at the university, he started a comedy act called ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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(2000-2017)
Mad About You Director
(1994-1999)
Inside Comedy Director
(2012-2015)

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 2000-2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- The Divorce (2011)
- Officer Krupke (2009)
- The Rat Dog (2007)
 2011 Single White Spenny (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Circumcision (2011)
 2011 Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup (TV Special)
 2010 Living in Your Car (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (2010)
- Episode #1.7 (2010)
- Chapter Four (2010)
- Chapter One (2010)
 2008 Weeds (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 Frangela (TV Movie)
 2006 Help Me Help You (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Perserverance (2006)
 2006 Sons & Daughters (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Family Finance (2006)
- BBQ Therapy (2006)
 2006 Campus Ladies (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Safety Bathroom (2006)
- All Nighter (2006)
- Pilot (2006)
 2006 Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Cooked (TV Movie)
 2005 Go Kinky (TV Series)
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2005 Wild Card (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2004 Good Girls Don't... (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Big O (2004)
 2001 What's Up, Peter Fuddy? (TV Movie)
 2001 Even Stevens (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 The Rumfords (TV Series) (2000)
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Switching Goals (1999)
 1994-1999 Mad About You (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Millennium Bug (1999)
- Weekend in L.A. (1998)
 1998 Living in Captivity (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Boogie Heights (1998)
 1991-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Chronicle (1998) ... (clips)
- Highlights of a Hundred (1995) ... (clips)
- The Tape (1991)
- The Truth (1991)
 1998 Friends (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1997 The Wrong Guy (directed by)
 1997 Ink (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Logan's Run (1997)
 1995-1996 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Don't Be Alarmed (1995)
- Byte Me (1995)
 1993 Daddy Dearest (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mount St. Helen (1993)
- Private Lives (1993)
 1993 It Had to Be You (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- All About Dave (1993)
- Pilot (1993)
 1992 The Rick Reynolds Show (TV Series)
 1991 Coconut Downs (TV Movie)
 1990-1991 Evening Shade (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Into the Woods (1991)
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Sitting (1990)
 1990 The Fanelli Boys (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pursued (1990)
 1986-1990 Newhart (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Buy, Buy Blues (1989)
 1988-1989 Annie McGuire (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Ferry (1988)
- Emma's Eviction (1988)
 1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- SuperGrant (1989)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Baby on Board (1988)
 1988 Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1988 Family Man (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Preferred List (1988)
- Hmmmm (1988)
- Dad (1988)
- A Night Out (1988)
 1987 Duet (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Adagio (1987)
- Prelude (1987)
- Overture (1987)
 1987 The Popcorn Kid (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1986-1987 One Big Family (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Family Vacation (1986)
- The New House (1986)
- Image Breaker (1986)
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 Comedy Factory (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Man About Town (1986)
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Casey at the Bat (1986)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day (1985) ... (segment "The Uncle Devil Show")
 1984 The Richard Belzer Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
 1983 Going Berserk
 1981 Paternity
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Show Show Writer (21 credits)
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Show Show Actor (15 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (78 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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Trivia:

The Smothers Brothers' first CBS variety show was put on notice not to have Steinberg do any more of his notoriously irreverent impromptu biblical sketches after a piece on Moses was aired. Tom Smothers ignored this, and asked Steinberg to do another piece (on Jonah) which was taped, but CBS refused to air the show, and canceled the series. See more »

Trademark:

Credited with adding the phrase, "Booga Booga" to modern culture.

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