George Shapiro

George Shapiro is a talent manager and producer, who got his start in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency after graduating from New York University with a degree in advertising and marketing. In short order, he ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (18)

Seinfeld 1990 - 1998, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Marriage Ref 1990 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Seinfeld: The Chronicle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sibling Rivalry 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elayne Boosler Broadway Baby 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jerry Seinfeld -- Stand-Up Confidential 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Summer Rental 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Young Hearts 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lewis & Clark 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Buckshot 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

In God We Trust 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (7)

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

When Stand-Up Comics Ruled The World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Other Appearance (Actor)

Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

Mr Besserman (Actor)

The Bronx Boys (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

George Shapiro is a talent manager and producer, who got his start in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency after graduating from New York University with a degree in advertising and marketing. In short order, he worked his way up and became a talent agent. One of his first assignments was to accompany Elvis Presley during his appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He built his reputation packaging talent for shows like "The Steve Allen Show," "That Girl," and "Gomer Pyle," but eventually left William Morris to form his own company with Howard West. The two formed Shapiro/West Productions, where they worked as agents and producers. Shapiro's most successful venture was the critically acclaimed hit sitcom "Seinfeld," on which he served as executive producer. His work on the show earned him eight Emmy nominations and one win. He'd re-team with comedian Jerry Seinfeld again in 2004 for the TV documentary "The Seinfeld Story," and in 2010 for "The Marriage Ref," a program where celebrities take sides on viewers' marital disputes. Despite the popularity of these projects, Shapiro is best remembered for his work with oddball comedian Andy Kaufman. Shapiro was Kaufman's manager for years, and produced a number of the stand-up's specials, including "Andy's Funhouse" and "Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall." In 1999, Shapiro was the executive producer on the biopic of Kaufman's life "Man on the Moon," in which Danny DeVito played Shapiro, and Shapiro made a cameo as a club owner, who fired the eccentric performer.

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