Taking advantage of that success in the late 1980s, Garrett began appearing in television and film, in minor and guest roles.
In 2003, he was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Gleason.
With his Raymond castmates, he won the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Garrett also played the leading role of Eddie Stark on the FOX television series 'Til Death from 2006 to 2010.
Garrett is still prominent within stand-up comedy and is also a professional poker player.
Garrett's trademarks are his height and deep voice. He attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills and graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.
In 2005, Garrett appeared on Broadway laying Murray the Cop in the revival of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
He understudied Lane in the role of Oscar Madison, and substituted for him in January, 2006, during Mr. In 2006, the Fox-TV network announced they would pick up a new sitcom called 'Til Death starring Brad Garrett in the lead role.In 1984, he became the first 0,000 grand champion winner in the comedy category of the TV show Star Search.This led to his first appearance, at age 23, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, making him one of the youngest comedians ever to perform on the show.The plot revolves around a long married couple whose new next door neighbors are a pair of feisty newlyweds. He also appeared onstage on American Idol Season 6 during judging on week 11, to which Ryan Seacrest said, "And the next person off American Idol is—Brad, you're out." In the fall of 2008, Garrett starred and executive produced an online reality show called Dating Brad Garrett.In 2008, Garrett hosted a celebrity roast of Cheech & Chong, which was aired on TBS.In 2009, Garrett entered the main event at the World Series of Poker, losing on the second day of the event.