Bob Einstein, who famously portrayed accident-prone stuntman Super Dave Osborne and Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm, has died at the age of 76. The comedy actor’s brother, actor-director Albert Brooks, confirmed his death on Twitter Wednesday.
Bob Einstein started his career as a comedy writer in the 1960s before transitioning into acting. He debuted his optimistic but hard-luck stuntman character, Super Dave, on The John Byner Comedy Hour in 1972, and spun the character off into his own show, which was shot in Toronto and aired on Global Television in the late 1980s and early ’90s. He also played the part on various talk shows after the show ended.
Bob Einstein won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on The Smother Brothers Comedy Hour in 1969 and Van Dyke and Company in 1977.
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