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Name: Lawrence Gene David                                                               
Born: 2 July 1947 Brooklyn, New York, United States                                     
Lawrence Gene David (born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Emmy-winning       
actor, writer, comedian, producer and film director. David was co-creator, head         
writer and executive producer for the television series Seinfeld. He also               
created and stars in the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, in which he plays a           
fictionalized version of himself.                                                       
David, a former standup comedian, was a writer and cast member for ABC's Fridays       
from 1980 to 1982, and a writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1984 to 1985.       
During his time at SNL, David only managed to get one of his sketches on the           
show the last sketch of the night where the weaker sketches are usually                 
scheduled. David quit his writing job at SNL mid-season, only to show up to work       
a few days later to act as though nothing had happened. This inspired a season         
two episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Revenge". David met his future Seinfeld           
stars during this early stage of his career: he worked with Michael Richards (Kramer)   
on Fridays and with Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) during his one-year stint on           
SNL. David can be heard heckling Michael McKean when McKean hosted the show in         
1984. David also can be seen in the sketch, "The Run, Throw and Catch Like a           
Girl Olympics" when Howard Cosell hosted the season finale in 1985.                     
David graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor's       
degree in history (1970) and then in business (1971).