Brad Garrett (born April 14, 1960) is an American actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for playing Robert Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond and Eddie Stark on 'Til Death.
Garrett was born Brad H. Gerstenfeld in Woodland Hills, California, the son of Barbara (née Colton), a homemaker, and Al Gerstenfeld, a hearing aid salesman. He has two older brothers, Jeff and Paul. He attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills and graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. He attended UCLA for less than two months before dropping out to pursue his comedy career.
In one of his earliest public appearances, Garrett can be seen on the cover of the Electric Light Orchestra album "Discovery" released in 1979. In this Garrett is seen dressed in middle-eastern traditional clothing akin to that of the fictional character Aladdin.