‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Bob Einstein Dies At 76

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 15:08:51-05

(NBC New York)  – Actor Bob Einstein, who had a recurring role on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Marty Funkhouser and who separately created the comic character Super Dave Osborne, has died, his brother said.

Einstein was 76.

Einstein is perhaps best known for his role as Marty Funkhouser on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” from 2004 up until the recent season.

He also created the character Super Dave Osborne, a satirical stuntman, whom he appeared as on numerous shows dating back to the 1970s.

Einstein won two Emmy awards.  His first was as part of the writing team for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” in 1969, and his second as a producer for a Dick Van Dyke show, “Van Dyke and Company,” in 1977.