Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian, Actor, Comedy writer
For his place in entertainment history as the co-creator and star of TV Guide's "#1 Greatest TV Show of all time," "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998), Jerry Seinfeld's real life path seemed as simple and effortless as ... Read more »
Born: 04/28/1954 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (100)

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Louie 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Real Time with Bill Maher 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Saturday Night Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Method To The Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1979 - 1986, 1989 - 2004, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Talking Funny 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 1979 - 1986, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby: Mark Twain Prize 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Cedric The Entertainer's Urban Circus 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 1979 - 1986, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1979 - 1986, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Love & War 1979 - 1986, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1979 - 1986, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1979 - 1986, 1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talkshow With Spike Feresten 1979 - 1986, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Barry B. Benson (Actor)

Benson 1979 - 1986, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian Award 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Legends: Rodney Dangerfield 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sit Down Comedy With David Steinberg 1979 - 1985, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Debut 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

Comedian (Actor)

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jerry Seinfeld: Master of His Domain 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld: The Chronicle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Comedy Club Superstars 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Money 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

20 Years of Comedy on HBO 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Super Special All-Star Comedy Hour 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (09/08/93) 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Back to School '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (11/24/92) 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at 40 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

2nd Annual Valvoline National Driving Test 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Business With Charlie Chase III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Aspen Comedy Festival 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Network Representative No 1 (Actor)

Laughing Matters (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Colin Quinn Long Story Short 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Comedian 2002 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

("Thinkin' Bee") (Lyrics)
Writer (1)

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

For his place in entertainment history as the co-creator and star of TV Guide's "#1 Greatest TV Show of all time," "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998), Jerry Seinfeld's real life path seemed as simple and effortless as the sitcom that was supposedly "about nothing. " He became a successful stand-up comic, parlayed that into a sitcom based on his life as a successful stand-up comic, and after nine years on TV returned to being a successful standup comic. Without a doubt, Seinfeld was the definitive observational comedian, naturally funny and obsessively hard-working, but the oft-overlooked secret to his success was his singularity of focus. He knew what he did best - irreverent, observational humor about the everyday minutiae of modern life - and he became the best at it.

Relationships

Jennifer Crittenden

Companion
Wrote for TV series "Seinfeld" (NBC) reportedly dated in summer 1998

Carol Leifer

Companion
Reportedly the model for the character of Elaine on "Seinfeld" (NBC)

Carolyn Liebling

Sister
Born c. 1952

Shoshanna Lonstein

Companion
Born c. 1975 together from 1993-1997

Kalman Seinfeld

Father
Died in 1985

Betty Seinfeld

Mother
Born c. 1915

Sascha Seinfeld

Daughter
Born Nobermber 7, 2000 mother Jessica Sklar

Shepherd Seinfeld

Son
Born August 22, 2005 mother Jessica Sklar

Julian Seinfield

Son
Born March 1, 2003 mother Jessica Sklar

Jessica Sklar

Wife
Born c. 1971 met at an NYC health club, when she was newly married reportedly began dating in 1998, just months after her marriage to Eric Nederlander ended announced engagement in November 1999 and married on December 25, 1999 in New York City

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1998

City University of New York

Flushing , New York 1976
Attended Queens College

City University of New York

Flushing , New York 1976
Attended Queens College

Massapequa High School

Massapequa , New York
Had a brief stint as pole vaulter on the junior-varsity track team

State University of New York at Oswego

Oswego , New York
Classmates with NBC weatherman Al Roker who would later appear on an episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC); left in the middle of the 1973-1974 academic year

Birch Lane Elementary School

Massapequa , New York

Milestones

2010

Produced the NBC comic reality series about marriage, "The Marriage Ref"

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

Made a brief return to NBC, guest-starring in the second-season premiere of "30 Rock"

2007

Voiced the main character in the animated feature, "Bee Movie" (also wrote and produced)

2004

Appeared in two commercial webisodes promoting American Express, entitled "The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman" with former "Seinfeld" co-star Patrick Warburton voicing Superman

2002

Profiled in a documentary titled "Comedian"; revealed his offstage struggles and neuroses

2002

ABC purchases TV rights to the Nut books; Seinfeld was attached as executive producer

1999

Wrote the introduction for Letters From a Nut by Ted L Nancy; many believe the author was a psuedonym for Seinfeld; also released "More Letters From a Nut" in 2000

1998

Toured with his stand-up act, "I'm Telling You for the Last Time"; aired as a 60-minute HBO comedy special

1994

Hosted NBC special "Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld"

1993

Received $1.5 million for his first book, SeinLanguage

1991

With Jamie Lee Curtis and Dennis Miller, co-hosted the telecast of "The 43rd Annual Emmy Awards"

1989

Co-created and starred (also wrote and executive produced) in the long-running NBC comedy series, "Seinfeld"

1987

Appeared on his first television special, "Jerry Seinfeld's Stand-Up Confidential" (HBO)

1981

Made first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (May 7)

1980

Moved to Los Angeles

1980

Cast in a recurring role on the ABC sitcom "Benson"

1976

First performed stand-up comedy at Good Times in New York City

1976

Was a regular at the Improv and also worked as the MC at the Comic Strip

Grew up in Massapequa, New York

Made more than 50 appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman"

Played Sampson in his high school production of "Romeo and Juliet" during junior year

Bonus Trivia

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Seinfeld has practiced Zen meditation since the early 1970s.

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"I always start with me. I don't think, here's something that people will like. I start with what I like. When you affect a persona, it's very tiring for the comedian, and ultimately the audience, to sustain the illusion." - Seinfeld quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, July 16, 1991

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Part of Seinfeld's breakfast cereal routine considers such all-important factors as "Milk-estimation skills - so important. What do you do when you get to the bottom of the bowl and you still have milk left? Well, I say, put in more cereal." - from The New York Times, Sept. 29, 1991

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Received an honorary doctorate from Queens College in 1994.

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Seinfeld on wanting to move back to NYC: "After a while in Los Angeles, you're not going to be funny anymore. I feel like I have a certain amount of oxygen left from being out here, and eventually, I won't be funny. It just slowly ebbs away, because the environment is very unfunny. Los Angeles is very unfunny. Out here they exterminate it. In New York, you breed it, it's in the air. The garbagemen have it, the mailmen have it, everybody has it." - Seinfeld to Rolling Stone magazine, Sept. 22, 1994

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"The biggest moment of my career was, and is, 'The Tonight Show.' That was as big as it gets. The biggest. In fact, Garry Shandling and I had dinner with Johnny Carson the other night. We did 'The Tonight Show' the same month in 1981 and it was the greatest period of our lives and we wanted to tell him thanks." - Seinfeld to Vanity Fair magazine, May 1998

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"Why would you want something that stands in the middle of your living room, looks you in the eye and then poops in their pants? As they look at you! I tell you, it's a little unnerving." - Seinfield on having babies to US Weekly, Oct. 7, 2002

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Seinfeld completed the forewords to Ted L. Nancy's Letters From A Nut series of books and Ed Broth's Stories From A Moron. Both authors are rumored to be pseudonyms for Seinfeld or a friend of his. Neither Nancy or Broth have been seen publicly, although Seinfeld is heavily involved in pitching their books for television.

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"Comedians like to hang out together. All the ones I know feel, as I do, that you just don't feel comfortable around anybody else." - Seinfeld to Empire magazine, January 2008

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"I'm annoyed. But if your not cranky and annoyed, you can't be a comedian. Even I, though I might not seem to be, am constantly irritated. If I didn't have all these sensitivities, I'd have nothing to talk about." - Seinfeld quoted to Playboy magazine, October 1993

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