Saturday, June 15, 2024

“The Goldbergs” Star Jeff Garlin Says He Has BiPolar Disorder as Show Kills Off His Character


Jeff Garlin, so funny on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” saw his other character, Murray, killed off “The Goldbergs” last night.

Garlin was ousted, or left by suggestion, after nine seasons last year when some on that show complained about his behavior.

Now Garlin, a gifted comic actor, says he suffers from Bipolar disorder. He posted a short announcement to Instagram.

My question, don’t almost all comics and most actors have this? Isn’t it what makes them fearless and funny? They swing from highs to lows. It’s almost a perquisite to the job.

So I think “The Goldbergs” handled this badly. Murray was the only interesting character on the show. Now that he’s gone, there are rooms to be painted in all our houses.

Fell well, Jeff!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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