Jeff Garlin has been fired from his job on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs.” The news came just a couple of weeks after the news first broke that the 59 year old Jeff Garlin had been accused of unprofessional behavior on the set of the show over the year.
Oh well, at least Garlin still has his other job playing Larry David’s best friend and agent on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
The cast and production crew of the show were informed of Garlin’s exit on Wednesday which was described as a mutual decision on the part of the actor and the studio that produces the show.
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The move will probably mean the end of the show after this its ninth season on the air. But word was that The Goldbergs was going off the air anyway.
The last episodes of The Goldbergs season will reportedly use Jeff Garlin’s on set stand-in to take his place. The stand-in is a body double used to fill in for an actor when they refilm certain sequences from a different camera angle and do not need the actual actor to be in the shot because his face is not shown.
Jeff Garlin was accused of a number of improprieties. For one, people said that he frequently engaged in inappropriate hugging. About the hugging, Garlin told Vanity Fair in an interview that they were just “quick hugs” and that he, “didn’t realize that anyone was feeling—so if you want to write that story, that’s a true story. It puts the onus on them to say something, and I would gladly respect anyone who said, ‘Please don’t hug me. I don’t feel comfortable.’”
But the hugging, apparently, was not the only problem.
Deadline quoted one person who works on the Goldbergs as saying of Jeff Garlin, “He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive.”