Lived with sometimes co-star, Linda Doucett from 1987-94. When they broke up, she filed charges against him for sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
Sued former manager Brad Grey, dispute is over talents that Grey met through their business association.
Wrote for television early in his career on such shows as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back Kotter. An automobile accident left him in critical condition. It was during recovery that he decided to get into stand up comedy.
Turned down an offer from NBC to take over "Late Night With..." after David Letterman left for CBS, because he was launching "The Larry Sanders Show."