The co-creator of Seinfeld, and the main focus of Curb.
- Accidental Pervert: Several incidents involve him looking like he's sexually harassing women in public. The first of these moment happened in "The Pants Tent", when Nancy noticed his "pants boner" at the movie theater, and assumed he got it from her touching him.
- All Jews Are Cheapskates: Larry's net worth is $1 billion, and yet he often can't spare a dime for other people. In one episode where he believes he was adopted and his birth-parents were gentiles, he becomes uncharacteristically unconcerned about money.
- Author Avatar: The character of Larry David is a fictionalized version of his actor and his show's creator. Despite being a character version of him, Larry acts just about as real as it gets, working the same job, dealing with the same situations, and behaving the same way.
- Being Good Sucks: When Larry tries to do something nice for someone, it almost always ends with that person screwing him over or with his kind gesture being misinterpreted as an insult or even a crime.
- Butt-Monkey: Everything always go straight to Hell for Larry, even if he doesn't deserve it.
- Fee Fi Faux Pas: Sometimes he'll end up walking into an uncomfortable situation inadvertently.
- Grumpy Old Man: Gets angered easily.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed Larry on occasion will look out for the best interest of someone other than himself, but is selfish and callous more often than not.
- Jerkass: He's this most of the time, but sometimes he unintentionally pisses someone off, and he becomes a victim of circumstance.
- Loser Protagonist: Larry fails at just about everything he puts his mind to.
- No Indoor Voice: Try to find an episode (hell, a SCENE) in which Larry doesn't shout at some point.
- Obfuscating Disability: When Larry first met Michael (a blind man), he pretended he was also blind.
- Oh, Crap!: Winds up in these kinds of situations all the time.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The ugly guy to Cheryl's hot wife.
- Verbal Backspace: Loses his privileges of these, since he keeps saying so much stupid stuff.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Larry is constantly stepping out of line and digging himself into deeper and deeper holes when he could just as easily keep his mouth shut and walk away.
Larry's wife (ex-wife as of season 6), and usually the first one to point out when he's done something wrong.
- Age-Gap Romance: She is way too young of a woman to be married to Larry.
- Gold Digger: Turns out to have been one at the end of season 5 when Larry "dies".
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The hot wife to Larry's ugly guy.
- Voice of Reason: When Larry starts flying off the grid, she is there to keep him on track. He never listens to her, though.
- Women Are Wiser: Played very straight, with Cheryl often being the voice of reason for Larry's perpetual schemes.
Larry's friend, who also manages him. Married to Susie, who is a bitch.
Jeff's wife. A woman who usually insults Jeff or Larry.
Another friend of Larry. Made his last appearance in 2017; his actor died in 2019.
The brother of Loretta Black, who stays at Larry's house even though his family went back.
- Breakout Character: Leon stayed at L.A with Larry, instead of going with his family.