Bob Einstein Obituary

(1942 - 2019)
Bob Einstein (1942 – 2019) was known for his role as the bumbling stunt man on the “Super Dave” TV series. He recently played Marty Funkhouser in Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Einstein is the older brother of actor/director/writer Albert Brooks.

He created the Super Dave character in the 1970s, appearing as a guest on many television shows including David Letterman. He starred in the “Super Dave” variety series that aired on Showtime in the U.S. and Global Television Network in Canada. The Super Dave character was known for attempting difficult stunts that always ended badly.

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Einstein had a recurring role on the series “Arrested Development” as Larry Middleman and was most recently known for his hilarious recurring role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as Larry David’s annoying friend Marty Funkhouser.

He started out as a writer for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” where he was part of an Emmy-winning writing team that included Steve Martin.

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