Jason Alexander

Actor, Singer, Director
Jason Alexander may have split his career between Tony Award-winning musical performances and playing the voice of many animated characters, but mainstream television viewers were hard-pressed to remember him as anyone ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1959 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (140)

How Murray Saves Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant 2015 (Movie)

Larry's Dad (Actor)

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Wild Card 2015 (Movie)

Pinky (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Slyde 2014 (Movie)

Mailman Stan (Actor)

Lucky Stiff 2013 (Movie)

Vinnie Di Ruzzio (Actor)

Delhi Safari 2012 (Movie)

(Voice)

Quantum Quest 2012 (Movie)

Major Moron (Voice)

Real Time with Bill Maher 1996 - 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Not Your Time) (Actor)

Harry's Law 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Blackjack 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Glenn Martin, DDS 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Remember WENN 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Son of the Beach 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1996 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Meteor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Step It Up and Dance 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Yakov Achmed (Actor)

Ira & Abby 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Morris Saperstein (Actor)

Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror 2007 (Movie)

British record exec (Actor)

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth to America! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

How to Go Out on A Date In Queens 2006 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Listen Up 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Nanny 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

With Friends Like These 2005 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Lightning (Actor)

Bob Patterson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's House of Mouse 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Huntress 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Tube 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

Mauricio (Actor)

The 10th Annual IFP Gotham Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II 2001 (Movie)

of Hugo (Voice)

The Trumpet of the Swan 2001 (Movie)

of Louie's Father (Voice)

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Edmar Discount Hairpiece 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Magic's Greatest Illusions 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

On Edge 2000 (Movie)

Zamboni Phil (Actor)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

Boris Badenov (Actor)

Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Denial 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Action in Chicago 1999 (Movie)

Frank Bonner (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1989 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld: The Chronicle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Aladdin 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Love! Valour! Compassion! 1997 (Movie)

Buzz Hauser (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Good Money 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Muppets Tonight 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 (Movie)

of Hugo (Voice)

The Last Supper 1996 (Movie)

Guest--The Anti-environmentalist (Actor)

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Down at the Waterfront 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

For Better Or Worse 1995 (Movie)

Michael Makeshift (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Blankman 1994 (Movie)

Mr Stone (Actor)

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

North 1994 (Movie)

North's Dad (Actor)

The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Marion Sandusky--Parking Commissioner (Actor)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Larry Farber (Actor)

Down on the Waterfront 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sexual Healing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Jafar 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore 1992 (Movie)

Bernie Fishbine (Actor)

The Search For the New Ideal Man 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

Geary (Actor)

Music By Richard Rodgers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

Philip Stuckey (Actor)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Everything's Relative 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 (Movie)

1st Pool Player (Actor)

The Mosquito Coast 1986 (Movie)

Hardware Store Clerk (Actor)

e/r 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Senior Trip! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burning 1981 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Bye Bye Birdie (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Favorite Son (TV Show)

Actor

Riot (Tv Show)

Guest

Rockabye (TV Show)

Actor

Sideshow (TV Show)

Narrator

Sideshow: Alive on the Inside (Movie)

Narrator (Voice)

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Man Who Saved Christmas (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Agent Cody Banks: Destination London 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Agent Cody Banks 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

Just Looking 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

For Better Or Worse 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (1)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II 2001 (Movie)

("Le Jour D'Amour") (Song Performer)

Biography

Jason Alexander may have split his career between Tony Award-winning musical performances and playing the voice of many animated characters, but mainstream television viewers were hard-pressed to remember him as anyone other than the worrisome, bespectacled sidekick of Jerry Seinfeld on the landmark 1990s sitcom, "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-98). The plum role of over-the-top George Costanza was indeed a superb showcase for Alexander's physical comedy and punch line timing, but attempts at headlining his own sitcom with "Bob Patterson" (ABC, 2001) and "Listen Up" (CBS, 2004-05), were short-lived. Like his fellow "Seinfeld" cast members, he found it nearly impossible to recreate the once-in-a-lifetime critical and popular success of his breakout series, but Alexander remained steadily employed as a television and theater director, stage actor, and regularly resurfaced in guest TV roles as nebbishy, neurotic types akin to the character that made him famous.

Relationships

Alex Greenspan

Father
Married Alexander's mother in 1958, which was his second marriage

Ruth Greenspan

Mother
Married Alexander's father in 1958

Gabriel Greenspan

Son
Born May 14, 1992 mother, Daena Title

Noah Greenspan

Son
Born in February 1996 mother, Daena Title

Michael Greenspan

Half-Brother
Born c. 1940 son from his father's first marriage

Karen Horn

Half-Sister
Born c. 1948 daughter from her father's first marriage

Daena Title

Wife
Married May 31, 1982

EDUCATION

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts
Attended on a drama scholarship; left the summer before his senior year, but was later given an honorary degree in 1992

Milestones

2010

Starred in the one-man show "The Donny Clay Experience" in Las Vegas

2009

Re-teamed with "Seinfeld" co-creator, Larry David, and the other three principal "Seinfeld" cast members, to appear as himself on several episodes of David's HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

2007

Named Artistic Director of the 10-year-old "Reprise! Broadway's Best" series in Los Angeles

2007

Cast as Jennifer Westfeldt's (Abby) therapist in "Ira and Abby"

2006

Guest-starred on two episodes of the UPN sitcom, "Everybody Hates Chris"

2004

Starred in the short-lived CBS comedy "Listen Up," as a character based on sportswriter Tony Kornheiser

2003

Returned to the stage to star as Max Bialystock in the Los Angeles production of "The Producers"

2003

Served as Executive Producer on the action feature "Agent Cody Banks"

2001

Appeared as himself on episodes of "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David's HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

2001

Co-starred as the title character's best friend in "Shallow Hal"

2001

Returned to series TV as star of the short-lived ABC fall sitcom "Bob Patterson"

2000

Portrayed Boris Badenov in the part live action, part animated feature, "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"

2000

Directed the coming-of-age comedy feature "Just Looking"

1999

Featured in the festival screened "Love in Action in Chicago"

1998

Directed the feature "Just Looking/Cherry Pink"; screened at the 1999 Hamptons Film Festival

1997

Played an HIV-positive musical/comedy loving gay man in "Love! Valour! Compassion!"

1997

AngelArk signed production agreement with Universal TV

1996

Played a hotel manager coping with an orangutang in "Dunston Checks In"

1996

Voiced one of the gargoyles in Disney's animated "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

1995

Feature directorial debut, "For Better or Worse" (opened in limited release and later aired on TNT)

1994

Voiced the title character in the USA Network's animated series, "Duckman"

1994

Had a small role as the parking commissioner in "The Paper"

1993

Taught "How to Break into Show Business" at the Los Angeles Learning Annex

1992

First leading role in a feature, "I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore"

1992

Cast as Harry Truman in a Los Angeles revival of the one-person stage play, "Give 'Em Hell, Harry"

1992

Made TV directorial debut with "The Good Samaritan" episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC); earned a nomination from the Directors Guild of America

1990

Played Richard Gere's misogynistic lawyer in "Pretty Woman"

1989

Played George Costanza on the popular NBC comedy series, "Seinfeld"; earned Golden Globe (1993, 1994, 1995, 1998), Emmy (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998) and SAG (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) nominations for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

1989

Won a Tony Award playing multiple roles, including the narrator, in the musical revue "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"

1988

First TV miniseries, "Favorite Son" (NBC)

1987

Starred as Julian Beeby on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Everything's Relative"

1986

Returned to features after five years to play a small role as a hardware store clerk in Peter Weir's "The Mosquito Coast"

1984

Played the recurring role of Harold Stickley on the CBS sitcom, "E.R.," starring Elliott Gould

1981

Television acting debut, "Senior Trip!" (CBS)

1981

Made Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along"; played a Broadway producer

1981

Feature acting debut, "The Burning"

1977

First professional acting job at age 17 in the children's theater special, "The Pushcart Players: Feelings and Friends"

1974

Adopted stage name Jason Alexander at age 15

Acted in nationally broadcast TV commercials while a student at Boston University

Formed AngelArk Productions

Bonus Trivia

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Alexander also teaches acting and sings in cabarets on the side.

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