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Garry Marshall
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Marshall in January 2013
Garry Kent Marshall

(1934-11-13)November 13, 1934
DiedJuly 19, 2016(2016-07-19) (aged 81)
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
Education De Witt Clinton High School
Alma mater Northwestern University [1]
OccupationFilm director, film producer, screenwriter, actor
Years active1959–2016
Barbara Wells(m. 1963)
Children3, including Scott Marshall
Relatives Penny Marshall (sister)

Garry Kent Marshall (November 13, 1934 – July 19, 2016) [2] was an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor who is best known for creating Happy Days and its various spin-offs, developing Neil Simon's 1965 play The Odd Couple for television, and directing Pretty Woman , Beaches , Runaway Bride , Valentine's Day , New Year's Eve , Mother's Day , The Princess Diaries , and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement .


Early life

Garry Kent Marshall was born in The Bronx, New York, on November 13, 1934, the son of Anthony Wallace Marshall (né Masciarelli; 1906–1999), a director of industrial films and later a producer, and Marjorie Irene (née Ward; 1908–1983), a tap dance teacher who ran a tap dance school. [3] He was the brother of actress/director Penny Marshall and Ronny Marshall Hallin, a television producer. His father was of Italian descent, his family having come from San Martino sulla Marrucina, Chieti, Abruzzo, [4] and his mother was of German, English, and Scottish ancestry. [5] His father changed his last name from Masciarelli to Marshall before his son Garry was born. [2] Garry Marshall was baptized Presbyterian and also raised Lutheran for a time. [6]

He attended De Witt Clinton High School and Northwestern University, where he wrote a sports column for The Daily Northwestern , and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. [7] [8] Beginning in 1956, Marshall served a stint in the U.S. Army as a writer for Stars and Stripes and Seoul News, and was production chief for Armed Forces Radio Network; serving in Korea. [9] [10] [11]


Marshall began his career as a joke writer for such comedians as Joey Bishop and Phil Foster and became a writer for The Tonight Show with Jack Paar. [12] He originally partnered with writer Fred Freeman.

In 1961, both he and Freeman moved to Hollywood, where they broke into writing sitcoms on The Joey Bishop Show . Freeman, however, found that he didn't enjoy sitcom work, and moved back to New York. Marshall soon teamed up with new writing partner Jerry Belson, and the two worked as a team through the 1960s. The pair worked on The Dick Van Dyke Show , The Joey Bishop Show , The Danny Thomas Show , and The Lucy Show . Their first television series as creator-producers was Hey, Landlord , which lasted one season (1966–67). Then they adapted Neil Simon's play The Odd Couple for television. Moving into the 1970s, Marshall worked on his own or with others, and created Happy Days , Laverne & Shirley (starring his sister Penny), and Mork & Mindy , which were produced by his associates Thomas L. Miller, Robert L. Boyett, and Edward K. Milkis. [13] He was also a co-creator of Makin' It , [14] which the three men also produced.

In the early 1980s, he met Héctor Elizondo while playing basketball, and they became great friends. Elizondo appeared in every film that Marshall directed, beginning with his first feature film Young Doctors in Love . Elizondo once noted that he is written into all of Marshall's contracts whether he wanted to do the film or not. [15]

In the opening credits of Exit to Eden (their eighth film together), Elizondo is credited "As Usual ... Hector Elizondo". In 1984, Marshall had a film hit as the writer and director of The Flamingo Kid . [16]

Marshall and Jonny Blu on the set of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004 Jonny Blu Garry Marshall Princess Diaries 2.jpg
Marshall and Jonny Blu on the set of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004

Marshall wore many hats during this period of his career: most of his hit television series were created and executive produced by him. His first producing assignment came with Hey, Landlord in 1966. He stepped up the very next year, producing The Lucy Show . [17] Then came successes in producing The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, Blansky's Beauties , Mork & Mindy, Angie, and Happy Days. He launched independent productions through his theater (The Falcon in Toluca Lake) and in association with productions launched with talent he was grooming and working with for years.[ citation needed ]

One such project titled Four Stars was directed by Lynda Goodfriend (who portrayed Lori Beth in Happy Days), and was based on a play Goodfriend had read when she was studying at the Lee Strasberg Center, which had been written by John Schulte and Kevin Mahoney. It starred Julie Paris (the daughter of Jerry Paris) and Bert Kramer. Schulte later co-wrote with TV veteran writer and producer Fred Fox, Jr., who penned and produced a number of Marshall's television series, including Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. [18] Marshall went on to focus on directing feature films, with a series of hits, such as Beaches , Pretty Woman , The Princess Diaries , Valentine's Day , and New Year's Eve .

Marshall in January 2008 GarryMarshall-Jan2008.jpg
Marshall in January 2008

Marshall was also an actor, appearing in Murphy Brown and in such films as Soapdish , On the Lot , and Lost in America , and provided a guest-starring voice for The Simpsons episodes Eight Misbehavin' and Homer the Father . He also appeared in two episodes of Happy Days as a drummer.

His theater credits included Wrong Turn at Lungfish, which he wrote in collaboration with Lowell Ganz, [19] The Roast with Jerry Belson, [20] Shelves and Happy Days: A New Musical with Paul Williams, [21] which had its premiere at the Falcon Theater in Burbank, California, February 24, 2006. [22] He portrayed the role of "director" on Burbank's "Lights... camera... action!" float in the 2014 Rose Parade. In 2014, Marshall appeared in a guest star role in a February episode in season 11 of Two and a Half Men .

In 1997, he co-authored the memoir Wake Me When It's Funny with his daughter Lori Marshall.[ citation needed ]

Personal life

Marshall married Barbra Wells on March 9, 1963. [23] Together they have three children, including Scott Marshall. [23]

Death and tributes

On the morning of July 19, 2016, Marshall, aged 81, died at a hospital in Burbank, California, due to complications of pneumonia after suffering a stroke. [24] [25]

Henry Winkler paid tribute to Marshall on Barry in 2019 [26] and SAG-AFTRA made a Memoriam Tribute to Marshall on the SAG Awards in 2019. [27] Also, Julia Roberts paid tribute to Marshall on Pretty Woman: The Musical , in 2018. [28]

ABC aired the special The Happy Days of Garry Marshall on May 12, 2020. [29]

Awards and nominations

In 1996, Marshall was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of excellence and innovation in creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television. [30] He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame for his contributions to the field of television in 1997. [31]

In 2012, he was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters' Broadcasting Hall of Fame. [32]

Marshall received the Valentine Davies Award (1995) and Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement (2014) [33] from the Writers Guild of America. [34]

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards 2011Hall of Shame Valentine's Day Nominated
American Cinema Editors 2004Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year AwardWon
American Comedy Awards 1990 Creative Achievement Award Won
BAFTA Awards 1991 Best Film Pretty Woman Nominated
Casting Society of America 1995 Lifetime Achievement Award Won
Cesar Awards 1991 Best Foreign Film Pretty WomanNominated
Gold Derby Awards2008Lifetime Achievement AwardNominated
2010Lifetime Achievement AwardNominated
Golden Raspberry Awards 2012 Worst Director New Year's Eve Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards 1971 Outstanding New Series The Odd Couple Nominated
1971 Outstanding Comedy Series The Odd CoupleNominated
1972 Outstanding Comedy Series The Odd CoupleNominated
1974 Outstanding Comedy Series The Odd CoupleNominated
1979 Outstanding Comedy Series Mork & Mindy Nominated
PRISM Awards 2008 Best Feature Film Georgia Rule Won
Producers Guild Awards 1998 Lifetime Achievement Membership Award Won
1998 Lifetime Achievement Award in Television Won
Publicists Guild of America1980Showmanship Award – TelevisionWon
1992Showmanship Award – Motion PictureWon
TV Land Awards 2008 Legend Award Won
Walk of Fame 1983 Star on the Walk of Fame — Television 6838 Hollywood, Blvd. Won
Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards 1996 Lucy Award Won
Writers Guild of America 1965 Episodic Comedy
(for "The Bowling Partners")
Make Room for Daddy Nominated
1966 Episodic Comedy
(for "Romance, Roses and Rye Bread", "4 1/2")
The Dick Van Dyke Show Nominated
1995 Valentine Davies Award Won
2014 Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement Won


Directing credits

1967 Hey, Landlord Episode: "Czech Your Wife, Sir?"
1971–1974 The Odd Couple 6 episodes
– Episode: "They Use Horse Radish, Don't They" (1971)
– Episode: "You've Come a Long Way, Baby" (1971)
– Episode: "Gloria, Hallelujah" (1972)
– Episode: "Gloria Moves In" (1973)
– Episode: "The New Car" (1973)
– Episode: "The Odd Candidate" (1974)
1972 Me and the Chimp 13 episodes
1974Dominic's DreamTelevision Movie
1974 Happy Days Episode: "Haunted"
1976 Laverne & Shirley Episode: "The Society Party"
1977 Blansky's Beauties Episode: "Blansky's Biking Beauty"
1980 Mork & Mindy Episode: "Dueling Skates"
1981Mean JeansTelevision Series
1982 Young Doctors in Love
1983 Laverne & Shirley Episode: "The Monastery Show"
1983HerndonTelevision Movie
1984 The Flamingo Kid
1986 Nothing in Common
1987 Overboard
1988 Beaches
1989The LotteryShort film
1989Let's Get MomTelevision Movie
1990 Pretty Woman
1991 Frankie and Johnny
1994 Exit to Eden
1996 Dear God
1999 The Other Sister
1999 Runaway Bride
2001 The Princess Diaries
2004 Raising Helen
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
2007 Georgia Rule
2010 Valentine's Day
2011 New Year's Eve
2016 Mother's Day

Writing credits

1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show 3 episodes
– Episode #3.124
– Episode #3.125
– Episode #3.126
1962–1965 The Joey Bishop Show 12 episodes
– Episode: "The Big Date" (1962)
– Episode: "Penguins Three" (1962)
– Episode: "Joey's Lucky Cuff Links" (1962)
– Episode: "A Crush on Joey" (1963)
– Episode: "The Expectant Father" (1963)
– Episode: "Jack Carter Helps Joey Propose" (1964)
– Episode: "Joey Insults Jack E. Leonard" (1964)
– Episode: "Joey and the L.A. Dodgers" (1964)
– Episode: "Joey and the Andrew Sisters" (1964)
– Episode: "Joey Goes to CBS" (1964)
– Episode: "You're What, Again?"
– Episode: "Joey the Star Maker" (1965)
1963–1964 Make Room for Daddy 5 episodes
– Episode: "Jose's Guided Tour" (1963)
– Episode: "The Bowling Partners" (1964)
– Episode: "Linda's Crush" (1964)
– Episode: "The Quiz Show" (1964)
– Episode: "Pupa Loves Rusty" (1964)
1964 The Bill Dana Show 2 episodes
– Episode: "Speak for Yourself, Jose"
– Episode: "Danny Thomas, I Love You"
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Teleplay
– "Think Pretty"
1964 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 2 episodes
– Episode: "Captain Ironpants"
– Episode: "Pay Day"
1964Danny Thomas SpecialTelevision Special
1964–1966 The Lucy Show 11 episodes
– Episode: "Lucy and the Good Skate" (1964)
– Episode: "Lucy Gets the Bird" (1964)
– Episode: "Lucy and the Monsters" (1965)
– Episode: "My Fair Lucy" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy the Disk Jockey" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy and the Golden Greek" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy and the Countess Have a Horse Guest" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy and the Sleeping Beauty" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy Saves Milton Berle" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy the Robot" (1965)
– Episode: "Lucy and Clint Walker" (1966)
1964–1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show 18 episodes
– Episode: "The Lady and the Tiger and the Lawyer" (1964)
– Episode: "Dear Mrs. Petrie, Your Husband Is in Jail" (1964)
– Episode: "Teacher's Petrie" (1964)
– Episode: "Romance, Roses and Rye Bread" (1964)
– Episode: "41/2" (1964)
– Episode: "Pink Pills and Purple Parents" (1964)
– Episode: "Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk" (164)
– Episode: "Brother, Can You Spare $2500?" (1965)
– Episode: "Young Man with a Shoehorn" (1965)
– Episode: "Girls Will Be Boys" (1965)
– Episode: "Baby Fat" (1965)
– Episode: "There's No Sale Like Wholesale" (1965)
– Episode: "No Rice at My Wedding" (1965)
– Episode: "Odd But True" (1965)
– Episode: "Bad Reception in Albany" (1966)
– Episode: "Talk to the Snail" (1966)
– Episode: "The Man from My Uncle" (1966)
– Episode: "Long Nights Journey Into Day" (1966)
1965 Hank Episode: "Will the Real Harvey Wheatley Pleas Stand Up?"
1965 I Spy Episode: "No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise"
1966–1967 Hey, Landlord Creator (31 episodes)
1967Sheriff WhoTelevision Movie
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour Episode: "It's Greek to Me"
1968Dick Van DykeTelevision Special
1968 How Sweet It Is! Screenplay
1970 The Grasshopper Screenplay/story
1970The Murdocks and the McClaysTelevision Movie
1970 Barefoot in the Park Episode: "The Bed"
1970–1971 Love, American Style 19 episodes
1970–1975 The Odd Couple Developed for Television by (114 episodes)
Writer (7 episodes)
– Episode: "The Laundry Orgy" (1970)
– Episode: "Oscar, the Model" (1970)
– Episode: "They Use Horse Radish, Don't They" (1971)
– Episode: "Hospital Mates" (1971)
– Episode: "The Odd Monks" (1972)
– Episode: "The First Baby" (1972)
– Episode: "This is the Army Mrs. Madison" (1973)
1972 Evil Roy Slade Television Movie
1972Wednesday Night OutTelevision Movie
1972 Me and the Chimp Creator (13 episodes)
1972–1974 The Brian Keith Show Creator (47 episodes)
1974Dominic's DreamTelevision Movie
1974–1984 Happy Days Creator (255 episodes)
Writer (2 episodes)
– Episode: "All the Way" (1974)
– Episode: "Richie's Girl Exposes the Cunninghams" (1978)
1975WivesTelevision Movie
1976–1983 Laverne & Shirley Creator (178 episodes)
1977 Blansky's Beauties Creator (13 episodes)
1978–1982 Mork & Mindy Creator (94 episodes)
1979–1980 Angie Creator (36 episodes)
1980 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang based on characters created by
1982–1983 Joanie Loves Chachi Creator (17 episodes)
1982–1983 The New Odd Couple Developed for Television by (18 episodes)
1984 The Flamingo Kid Screenplay
1986 Nothing in Common First rewrite — uncredited
1999 The Other Sister Screenplay/story
2014 See Dad Run Episode: "See Dad See Joe Sleepwalk"
2016 Mother's Day Story

Producing credits

1966–1967 Hey, Landlord Producer (31 episodes)
1967Sheriff WhoTelevision Movie
1968 The Danny Thomas Hour Episode: "My Pal Tony"
1968 How Sweet It Is! Producer
1970 The Grasshopper Producer
1970The Murdocks and the McClaysTelevision Movie
1970–1975 The Odd Couple Executive Producer (114 episodes)
1972 Me and the Chimp Executive Producer (13 episodes)
1972 Evil Roy Slade Television Movie
1972 The Brian Keith Show Executive Producer
Episode: "Tonsils for Two"
1974Dominic's DreamTelevision Movie
Executive Producer
1974–1984 Happy Days Executive Producer (255 episodes)
1975WivesTelevision Movie
Executive Producer
1976–1983 Laverne & Shirley Executive Producer (178 episodes)
1977 Blansky's Beauties Executive Producer (2 episodes)
– Episode: "Blansky's Biking Beauty"
– Episode: "Nancy Goes Sheik"
1977Walkin' WalterExecutive Producer
1978–1979 Who's Watching the Kids Executive Producer (10 episodes)
1978–1982 Mork & Mindy Executive Producer (94 episodes)
1979 Angie Producer (36 episodes)
1979 Beane's of Boston Television Movie
Executive Producer
1981Mean JeansExecutive Producer
1982 Young Doctors in Love Executive Producer
1982 Joanie Loves Chachi Executive Producer (3 episodes)
– Episode: "College Days"
– Episode: "Best Foot Forward"
– Episode: "Christmas Show"
1982–1983 The New Odd Couple Executive Producer (4 episodes)
– Episode: "The Ides of April" (1982)
– Episode: "Frances Moves In" (1982)
– Episode: "The New Car" (1982)
– Episode: "My Strife in Court" (1983)
1983HerndonTelevision Movie
Executive Producer
1986Four StarsTelevision Movie
Executive Producer
1987 Nothing in Common Producer
1991 Frankie and Johnny Producer
1994 Exit to Eden Producer
1996 The Twilight of the Golds Executive Producer
2011 New Year's Eve Producer
2015–2016 The Odd Couple Executive Consultant (16 episodes)
2015–2016 Grandfathered Executive Consultant (5 episodes)

Acting credits

1961 The Phony American U.S. Recruiting Officer
1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show RefereeEpisode: "Body and Sol"
1966The Dick Van Dyke ShowBartenderUncredited
Episode: "The Gunslinger"
1967 Hey, Landlord Big LeonardEpisode: "A Legend Dies"
1967 Good Morning World ManEpisode: "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Maybe"
1968 Maryjane Service Station Attendantcredited as Garry K. Marshall
1968 Psych-Out Plainclothesmancredited as Gary Marshall
1968 How Sweet It Is! Man in top bunkVoice, Uncredited
1970–1974 The Odd Couple Man #2 / Werner Turner / Drummer / Man #14 episodes
– Episode: "I Do, I Don't" (1970)
– Episode: "A Different Drummer" (1974)
– Episode: "The Rain in Spain" (1974)
– Episode: "The Subway Story" (1974)
1975–1977 Happy Days Prom Drummer/Drummer2 episodes
– Episode: "Fonzie's Getting Married" (1975)
– Episode: "The Graduation (Part 1)" (1977)
1976 Laverne & Shirley Drummer2 episodes
– Episode: "From Suds to Stardom"
– Episode: "Oh Hear the Angels' Voices"
1977 Grand Theft Auto Underworld Bosscredited as Gary K. Marshall
1980 Vega$ Dr. MiddletonEpisode: "Lost Monday"
1981The Way We WereHimselfTelevision Special
1985 Lost in America Casino Managercredited as Garry K. Marshall
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash Police DetectiveUncredited
1987 Overboard DrummerUncredited
1987–1988The New Hollywood SquaresHimself (Panelist)recurring role (5 episodes)
1988 Beaches Audition DirectorUncredited
1990 Pretty Woman Bum Tour GuideUncredited
1990Secret Agent OO Soulunknown role
1991 Soapdish Edmund Edwards
1992 A League of Their Own Walter Harvey
1992Street Scenes: New York on FilmHimselfTelevision Documentary
1993 A League of Their Own Walter Harvey2 episodes
– Episode: "Dottie's Back"
– Episode: "The Monkey's Curse"
1993 Hocus Pocus Devil (Husband)Uncredited
1993The Last ShotMark Tullis, Sr.Television Short
1994 Exit to Eden Priscilla's ClientVoice, Uncredited
1994–1997 Murphy Brown Mr. Stan Lansingrecurring role (24 episodes)
1995 Live Nude Girls Mobster DonUncredited
1995Statistically Speakingunknown roleShort
1995 Night Stand Garry MarshallEpisode: "Arctic Heat"
1995 Wheel of Fortune Himself (Celebrity Contestant)Episode: "Celebrity Award Winners (Game 3)"
1995The Laverne & Shirley ReunionHimselfTelevision Special
1996 Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore Complaining Customer
1996 The Twilight of the Golds Walter Gold
1996 Dear God Preston Sweeney, PostmasterUncredited
1997 Pinky and the Brain Mr. Itch – The DevilVoice, Episode: "A Pinky and the Brain Halloween"
1997 The Naked Truth Garry MarshallEpisode: "Brideface Revisited"
1997 City Guys Mr. GiordanoEpisode: "Bye Mom"
1998 With Friends Like These... Frank Minetti
1998 CHiPs '99 Tour Bus DriverTelevision Movie
1999 Never Been Kissed Rigfort
1999The Space Between UsSteve Mayland
1999 Runaway Bride First Baseman in SoftballUncredited
1999 Norm Big NickEpisode: "Norm vs. Norm"
1999 Can't Be Heaven Pawn Shop Broker
1999 The Simpsons Larry KidkillVoice, Episode: "Eight Misbehavin'"
1999 Jeopardy! Himself (Celebrity Contestant)Episode: "A Celebrity Jeopardy! (Game 5)"
2000It's a Shame About RayMr. BrezhnevShort
2000 MADtv HimselfEpisode: "#5.23"
2001 Tomcats Uncle MurrayUncredited
2001 The Hollywood Sign Director
2001 The Majestic Studio ExecutiveVoice
2001Hollywood SquaresHimself (Panelist)recurring role (5 episodes)
2001–2002 Three Sisters Vince2 episodes
– Episode: "Critical Reaction" (2001)
– Episode: "Dog Day Afternoon" (2002)
2002 Orange County Arthur Gantner
2002Mother GhostArthur
2002 Monk Warren BeachEpisode: "Mr. Monk and the Airplane"
2002 Rugrats FredVoice, Episode: "Club Fred"
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Mickey BrentwoodEpisode: "Bada-Ping!"
2003 The Long Ride Home Arthur
2003They Call Him SasquatchStu Glassman
2003Devil's KnightBig Eddie
2004 Listen Up Max KleinmanEpisode: "The Gift of the Ton-I"
2004 Father of the Pride BernieVoice, recurring role (5 episodes)
– Episode: "Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryle Hannah Too"
– Episode: "Donkey"
– Episode: "Possession"
– Episode: "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend"
– Episode: "Rehabilitation"
2004–2008 Biography Himself (Interviewee)5 episodes
– Episode: "Bette Midler" (2004)
– Episode: "Richard Gere" (2004)
– Episode: "Scott Baio" (2008)
– Episode: "Julia Roberts" (2008)
– Episode: "Goldie Hawn" (2008)
2005 Chicken Little Buck CluckVoice
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Irwin Fiedler
2006 I-See-You.Com Himself
2007 Brothers & Sisters Major Jack Wiener2 episodes
– Episode: "Matriachy"
– Episode: "Holy Matrimony!"
1998 Hole in the Paper Sky WarrenShort
2008Chronic TownThe Doctor
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Sharkcorp PresidentEpisode: "High, It's Sarah"
2009 Finding Bliss Himself
2009 ER Harry FeingoldEpisode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Dr. Donald Harlan
2009Grand DripLarry RosenbergShort
2009 According to Jim DoctorEpisode: "Physical Therapy"
2010 Valentine's Day MusicianUncredited
2011 The Simpsons Sheldon LeavittVoice, Episode: "Homer the Father"
2011–2013 The Looney Tunes Show Dr. WeisbergVoice, recurring role (9 episodes)
2012 Louie Lars Tardigan2 episodes
– Episode: "Late Show (Part 1)"
– Episode: "Late Show (Part 3)"
2013 See Dad Run BernieEpisode: "See Dad Run See Dad Run"
2014 Life After Beth Grandpa
2014 Two and a Half Men GarryEpisode: "Bite Me, Supreme Court"
2014 Liv and Maddie Vic DefazerelliEpisode: "Space Werewolf-A-Rooney"
2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Marvin MillerEpisode: "The Wednesday Incident"
2015 Hot in Cleveland AriEpisode: "All Dolled Up"
2015 BoJack Horseman AbeVoice, Episode: "Yes And"
2015 Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery Manny GoldmanVoice, Direct-to-DVD
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Soda JerkVoice, 2 episodes
2015 Celebrity Family Feud Himself (Celebrity Contestant)Episode: "Dr. Phil McGraw vs. Garry & Penny Marshall"
2016 The Odd Couple Walter MadisonEpisode: "Madison & Son", (final appearance)

Video games

2005 Chicken Little Buck Cluck (voice role)

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<i>Pretty Woman: The Musical</i>

Pretty Woman: The Musical is a musical with music and lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and a book by Garry Marshall and J. F. Lawton. The musical is based on the 1990 film of the same name written by Lawton and directed by Marshall. It centers around a free spirited Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward, who is hired by Edward Lewis, a wealthy businessman, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of her week-long stay with him.


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