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Jerry Seinfeld

Birth Date: April 29, 1954 / Age: 60
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York

Biography: Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor, writer and comedian from Massapequa, New York, a Long Island, New York Town. Seinfeld attended the Birch Lane Elementary School and Massapequa High School.

Straight from graduation at Queens College, Seinfeld tried out at an open mic night at New York's Catch A Rising Star in 1976. Soon after, he was appearing in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.

Seinfeld had a small recurring role as "Frankie" on the Benson sitcom in 1979, but was abruptly fired from the show.

A few years later, in May of 1981, Seinfeld made a highly successful appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. Seinfeld then became a regular on similar shows, including Late Night with David Letterman and the Merv Griffin Show.

For a time in his life Seinfeld was a Scientologist and he still speaks highly of his time as a Scientologist. In an interview he did reported in Playboy Magazine in October 1993 he said, "I learned a lot and I had a good experience with it.

Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1989 for NBC. The show was later renamed simply Seinfeld and became one of the most popular and successful sitcoms on American television. The show left the air in 1998. As of 2005, the show was still receiving heavy airplay in syndication. The show also starred Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as Michael Richards and Jason Alexander.

In 1998, Seinfeld went on tour and recorded a comedy special entitled "I'm Telling You for the Last Time". An album of the same name was also released that year, and it featured samples of his stand-up performance.

After his sitcom went off the air, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy. The process of developing new material was chronicled in a 2002 documentary, Comedian, directed by Christian Charles. Jerry Seinfeld has written a few books, mostly archives of past routines.

Jerry also appeared in two 'webisodes'[2] promoting American Express Credit Cards in which he appeared together with an animated rendering of Superman, voiced by Patrick Warburton (who had portrayed David Puddy on Seinfeld). The webisodes were aired in 2004 and directed by famous director Barry Levinson.

He began dating Jessica Sklar after they met at the Reebok Sports Club in 1998, even though she had just married Eric Nederlander, a scion of the Broadway theater-owning family. At one point, Nederlander planned to sue Seinfeld for "alienation of affection" for contributing to the demise of his marriage. Seinfeld and Sklar married on Christmas Day, 1999. They have 2 children, Sascha, and Julian Cal, whose birth was announced on Live! with Regis and Kelly. In 2005, the fact that he was expecting his third child was announced.

Seinfeld received US$267 million during 1998 according to Forbes magazine. Even though his only sitcom ended six years ago, 'Seinfeld' still earns more, through syndication, than most current shows.

Biography Credit: Wikipedia
 

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Starring/Leading Roles

Benson (1979) ... Frankie (1980-1981)



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November 23, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> No more sitcoms for Seinfeld

NEW YORK - The over-the-top success of "Seinfeld" means Jerry Seinfeld will never do another sitcom.

He told NBC's 'Today' show, "How could I do a better sitcom than that?" Plus,... Read More
 

Source: MSNBC

August 25, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Seinfeld Becomes a Father for Third Time

Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, have a new addition to the family. A son, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, was born Monday morning, Seinfeld's publicist, Stephen Rubenstein, said Thursday. The couple, who were married in 1999, have a 2-year-old son, Julian, and a 4-year-old d... Read More
 

Source: Yahoo! News

August 4, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Seinfeld, Simon to Play Autism Benefit

 

Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Simon will perform together for one night only to raise money for research into autism. The concert will be held Sept. 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Tom Brokaw of NBC News.

It will ben... Read More
 

Source: Yahoo! TV



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