Jerry Seinfeld
American comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television/film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, and, in the show's final two seasons, co-executive-produced. In his first major foray back into the media since the finale of Seinfeld, he co-wrote and co-produced the film Bee Movie, also voicing the lead role of Barry B.
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Jerry Seinfeld explains the show's success (1991)
CNN - 7 days
During a 1991 interview with CNN's Larry King, Jerry Seinfeld talks about why he thinks "Seinfeld" is resonating with audiences and how the show came about.
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Netflix Signs Deal With Jerry Seinfeld
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Netflix has signed a deal with comedian Jerry Seinfeld for two stand-up comedy specials and exclusive rights to his cult hit online show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." WSJ's Lee Hawkins explains. Photo: Associated Press
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Jerry Seinfeld inks production deal with Netflix, brings over 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
LATimes - about 1 month
Jerry Seinfeld is getting into business with Netflix. The comedian has signed a production deal with the streaming giant that will bring his new comedic projects to Netflix beginning this year. As part of the deal, new episodes of his “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” will begin streaming exclusively...
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A ‘Billion Dollars’ Worth of Comedians’ for $14 and a 2-Drink Minimum
NYTimes - about 1 month
An audience at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village this week was treated to surprise sets by Aziz Ansari, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld.
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Here Are A Few More Things Donald Trump Thinks Are Overrated
Huffington Post - about 1 month
On Sunday night, Meryl Streep masterfully slammed Donald Trump ― without ever saying his name ― in a powerful speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.  Naturally, and disappointingly, the president-elect responded on Twitter ― his favorite medium ― to continue gaslighting America and to inform the world that he thinks Streep (aka one of the greatest actors of our time) is “over-rated.”  Following Trump’s retort, folks on Twitter couldn’t help but point out all the other #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated. For instance: Facts, statistics, audio recordings, video footage... You know, any proof that he's unfit for presidency. #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated — Julia Fortney (@JuliaFortney) January 9, 2017 Common decency. The truth. Spelling. A foundation that matches his skin tone. #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated — Kelly G. (@DuckieDD2) January 9, 2017 #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated honesty, decency, humanit ...
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A-Listers Party At The White House Until Morning To Say Goodbye To Barack Obama
Huffington Post - about 1 month
With only two weeks left until Barack and Michelle Obama vacate the White House for good, the first family welcomed a host of celebrity guests on Friday night for a star-studded farewell party.  Aside from an awards show, there haven’t been this many famous people gathered in one room since a casting call for a holiday-themed Garry Marshall romantic comedy.  The White House bash effectively serves as the kickoff to events celebrating President Obama’s time in office, leading up to his final address, which he’ll deliver in Chicago on Jan. 10. Days later, President-elect Donald Trump will call 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. home after his inauguration, for which he’s struggled to find big-name performers.  In contrast, Obama’s farewell party attracted some of the biggest A-listers around. Attendees reportedly included Meryl Streep, George and Amal Clooney, Robert De Niro, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Nick Jonas, Jordin Sparks, David Letterman, Paul McCartney, Kelly Rowland, Olivia Wilde and Jas ...
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5 Helpful (And Simple) New Year Resolution Tips For People New To Fitness
The Huffington Post - about 2 months
We’ve seen this story countless times—motivation is at an all-time high for those first few weeks. Everything is operating according to plan and then a couple of weeks into the new year, the normal ebbs and flows of life have taken its effect. Next thing you know, the gym is an afterthought and those healthy eating habits have turned back into convenient junk food and pretend healthy dinners. But, this isn’t your fault. At this time of the year, people are emotionally susceptible to biting off more than they can chew. At times, ambition is more of a detriment than an ally. Ambition can lead you to make decisions for the now with no consideration for the later. Making New Year resolutions are inevitable and valuable. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind as you strive to become healthier and fitter in the next year. 1. Front load your work From work, family, partners, leisure events, and unexpected events—there’ll always be something that is vying for your attention. Knowing that l ...
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Carnegie Deli - Last of the Latkes
Huffington Post - about 2 months
There's Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Mellon. Dale Carnegie. Carnegie Hill. And then there's Carnegie Deli. From brisket bliss to cloud nine kasha, it's been a heavenly food haven for 79 years. Latkes the size of flying saucers. Plates toppling over with 4" piles of shaved beef and sauerkraut. And now the decades of deli decadence and delight are over. 3D: Disney, Dustin & Deli 1937. The year Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman and Jane Fonda were born; Amelia Earhart disappeared; Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered; Howard Hughes broke his own transcontinental flight record, and the Hobbit was published by J.R.R. Tolkien. Oh yes, and the same year Carnegie Deli opened on Seventh Avenue, just across the street from Carnegie Hall. Remember the old joke: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" "Practice." I would have answered: "First find the Carnegie Deli; then just go two blocks north to 57th Street!" Not Just Another Deli When Milton Parker and Leo Steiner too ...
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Garry Shandling Died Of A Blood Clot, According To Autopsy Report
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Garry Shandling died from a blood clot, TMZ reported on Tuesday after it obtained a copy of the comedian’s autopsy report. The outlet said that Shandling also had Xanax, hydrocodone and oxycodone in his system at the time, attributed to a recent dentist surgery.  The 66-year-old died earlier this year on March 24. According to the report, Shandling had complained of leg pain and shortness of breath the day before his death. The Emmy-winning actor was best known for his work on “The Larry Sanders Show” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” as well as his hilarious cameo in “Zoolander.” Just a few months before his untimely death, Shandling appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” in an episode called “It’s Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive.”  The Huffington Post has reached out to reps for Shandling and the LA County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner and will update this post accordingly.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'u ...
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Watch the first trailer for ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ season 9
Yahoo News - about 2 months
2016 has been an incredibly fraught year, but at least Jerry Seinfeld is attempting to end it on a positive note with the release of the first trailer for the ninth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee . By the time the new season begins, it will only have been six months since the eighth season concluded. As with each of the past three seasons, Seinfeld will be joined by six guests in season 9: Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black, Bob Einstein and Christoph Waltz. You could argue that Waltz isn't exactly a comedian, but neither was President Obama, and that still worked out pretty well . Take a sneak peek at the new season and the upcoming guests in the short trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOLTQzNxUM 53 episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee have aired to date. Although there has been some talk of Seinfeld exploring other options outside of the Crackle streaming service, the two parties appear to have reached a deal, as the nin ...
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The 'Pure Magic' That Happened When A Shakespearean Actor Auditioned With Will Smith
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Chris Rock Jokes About His Divorce Like Only Chris Rock Can
Huffington Post - 3 months
Thanks to his divorce, you may be seeing a lot more of Chris Rock on your TV screen soon.  The 51-year-old comedian treated audiences at the New York Comedy Festival to a surprise performance on Friday and he didn’t shy away from jokes about his personal life. (The comedian finalized his divorce from Malaak Compton-Rock in August, after 19 of marriage and two daughters. They announced their split in February 2014.)  “When you see me on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ . . . I’m not on crack, that’s just alimony!” Rock reportedly told the crowd at the Apollo Theater, right before Hannibal Burress took the stage.  Given Rock’s blistering take on marriage, we can’t say we’re surprised he went there.  “Marriage is so tough, Nelson Mandela got divorced,” he once joked. “He got out of jail after 27 years of torture, spent six months with his wife and said, ‘I can’t take this shit no more.’” Jokes aside, it is true that Rock is returning to TV. In August, the comedian signed a contra ...
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How I Read 65 Books in a Year Without Speed Reading
Huffington Post - 3 months
"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth." -- Archimedes, Greek mathematician and astronomer Books are to me what the lever was to Archimedes -- they allow me to lift objects beyond the limitations of my natural abilities. For the price of a beer, I can purchase an author's lifetime of wisdom. There is no better investment. But how do you maximize the return on this investment? In a world where free time is at a premium, how do you make sure you're squeezing every last drop of information from the books at your disposal? Yes, there are techniques guaranteed to double or triple your reading output. Yes, there are tools like Blinkist, which break books down into easily digestible summaries. But are these resources really the answer? Probably not. Reading should be about comprehension and retention, not lightning speed or high-level overviews. When I tried speed reading, I found myself focusing on applying speed reading techniques, not th ...
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WATCH: 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Event: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and More
ABC News - 4 months
Over the last ten years, Stand Up For Heroes has become an unparalleled annual event dedicated to raising money and awareness for wounded service members and their families.
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Jerry Seinfeld compares 2016 election to O.J. Simpson trial
Yahoo News - 4 months
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld speaks to members of the media at a White House state dinner. Jerry Seinfeld this week compared the 2016 presidential election to another historic event: the O.J. Simpson trial. Not only are both “interesting” and “entertaining” media spectacles that have captured national attention, but the comedian also suggested in an interview with CNN that the anger and frustration Donald Trump’s campaign seems to have roused among many of his white, working-class supporters is reminiscent of the way Simpson’s 1994 murder trial turned a national spotlight on the nation’s simmering racial tensions and the sense of police oppression felt by many African Americans at the time.
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In stripes or out, the Cubs are a brilliant team
Chicago Times - 4 months
Jerry Seinfeld said we all really just root for laundry when it comes to our sports allegiances. So, without the laundry getting in the way, every baseball enthusiast would see an electrifying thunderbolt in Javier Baez, a gentlemanly leader in Anthony Rizzo and a likable genius in Joe Maddon,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jerry Seinfeld
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 60
    Seinfeld was listed number 1 in the Forbes Highest-Paid Comedians for 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Seinfeld, an automobile enthusiast and avid collector, owns a large Porsche collection. He rented a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, in Santa Monica, California, for an extended period of time during the 1990s for storage of some of the vehicles in the collection. One tally has Seinfeld owning 46 Porsches. Paul Bannister has written that Seinfeld's collection includes Porsche 911s from various years, 10 Porsche Boxsters each painted a different color, and the famous 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the same model and pearl-grey color that actor James Dean was driving when he crashed and died. The Discovery Channel television show Chasing Classic Cars claims that Seinfeld owns the first and last air-cooled Porsche 911s produced. The centerpiece is a $700,000 Porsche 959, one of only 337 built. He was not allowed to drive it, because the car was "not street legal", which is because US emissions and crash tests were never performed for the model since Porsche refused to donate four Porsche 959s for destruction tests. He imported the car "for exhibition purposes", on the stipulation that it may never be driven on US roads. The car was made US street legal in 1999 under the "Show and Display" federal law. Seinfeld wrote an article for the February 2004 issue of Automobile, reviewing the Porsche Carrera GT.
    On February 15, 2015, Seinfeld made a special appearance as a presenter on "SNL 40," the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live.
    More Details Hide Details Seinfeld wrote the book Seinlanguage, released in 1993. Written as his television show was first rising in popularity, it is primarily an adaptation of the comedian's stand-up material. The title comes from an article in Entertainment Weekly listing the numerous catch-phrases for which the show was responsible. In 2002 he wrote the children's book Halloween. The book was illustrated by James Bennett. He wrote the forewords to Ted L. Nancy's Letters from a Nut series of books and Ed Broth's Stories from a Moron. Seinfeld also wrote the foreword to the Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 59
    In November 2014, Seinfeld said he suspected he was on the autism spectrum, citing difficulties with social engagement and reading body language.
    More Details Hide Details Almost two weeks later, he told Access Hollywood, "I don't have autism. I'm not on the spectrum. I was just watching this play about it and … I related to it on some level." On November 5, 2015, the David Lynch Foundation organised another benefit concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall called "Change Begins Within" to promote transcendental meditation for stress control. "It's been the greatest companion technique of living that I've ever come across, and I'm thrilled to be part of this movement that seems to have really been reinvigorated by Bob Roth and David Lynch," Seinfeld said. "I would do anything that I could to promote it in the world, because I think it's the greatest thing as a life tool, as a work tool and just making things make sense." According to Forbes magazine, Seinfeld's annual earning from Seinfeld in 2004 was $267 million, placing him at the top of the celebrity "money rank" that year. He reportedly turned down $5 million per episode, for 22 episodes, to continue the show for a tenth season.
    Seinfeld received coverage for his speech at the 2014 Clio Awards ceremony, where he received an honorary award, as media reporters said that he "mocked" and "ripped apart" the advertising industry; his statement of "I love advertising because I love lying" received particular attention.
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    During a January 2014 interview, on the "Boomer and Carton" show on radio station WFAN, Seinfeld revealed that a Seinfeld project was in development, in which Alexander will play George Costanza alongside other Seinfeld characters.
    More Details Hide Details Rumors of a potential reunion were triggered by a photograph that appeared on Twitter, in which Seinfeld and Alexander are walking into "Tom's Restaurant", the famous diner from the Seinfeld series.
  • 2013
    Age 58
    In June 2013, he appeared on rapper Wale's album The Gifted, on the song "Outro About Nothing".
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    In 2013 Seinfeld was reportedly working with rapper Wale on his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing.
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    In 2013 Seinfeld was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the series.
    More Details Hide Details When criticized in early 2014 for the lack of women and non-white comedians in the series, he responded, "Who cares?... You're funny, I'm interested. You're not funny, I'm not."
  • 2012
    Age 57
    In 2012 Seinfeld started a Web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, in which he would pick up a fellow comedian in a different car each episode and take him or her out for coffee and conversation.
    More Details Hide Details The initial series consisted of ten 7- to 25-minute episodes. Season 2 (2013) had six episodes, with guests including Don Rickles and David Letterman.
  • 2011
    Age 56
    In July 2011, he was a surprise guest on The Daily Show, helping Jon Stewart to suppress his urge to tell "cheap" "Michele Bachmann's husband acts gay" jokes.
    More Details Hide Details Seinfeld also launched a personal archives website at JerrySeinfeld.com and appeared in the HBO special Talking Funny with fellow comedians Chris Rock, Louis C.K., and Ricky Gervais in the same year.
    Seinfeld toured the U.S. in 2011 and made his first appearance on stage in the UK in 13 years.
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  • 2010
    Age 55
    On August 30, 2010, Seinfeld made a notable surprise guest appearance on The Howard Stern Show, repairing the falling-out the two had in the early '90s.
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    In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref.
    More Details Hide Details He directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater, which ran until January 2011. He is the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In his stand-up comedy career, Seinfeld is known for specializing in observational humor, often focusing on personal relationships and uncomfortable social obligations. In 2005 Comedy Central named him the 12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time. Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Kalmen Seinfeld (1918–1985), was born to a Jewish immigrant from Kherson Oblast in southern Ukraine. His mother, Betty (née Hosni; born 1914), is of Syrian Jewish descent; her parents Selim and Salha Hosni were from Aleppo. Seinfeld grew up in Massapequa, New York, and attended Massapequa High School on Long Island. At the age of 16, he spent time volunteering in Kibbutz Sa'ar in Israel.
  • 2009
    Age 54
    Seinfeld was the first guest on Jay Leno's talk show, The Jay Leno Show, which premiered on September 14, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Seinfeld was featured on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update sketch to do the "Really!?!" segment with Seth Meyers. He executive produced and occasionally starred as a panelist in The Marriage Ref.
    In March 2009, it was announced that Seinfeld and the entire cast of Seinfeld would be appearing for a reunion in Larry David's HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
    More Details Hide Details The fictional reunion took place in the seventh season's finale. Seinfeld appeared on an episode of the Starz original series Head Case. As was the case in many of his previous guest appearances on sitcoms, he played himself. In Australia, Seinfeld appeared on a series of advertisements for the Greater Building Society, a building society based in New South Wales and southeastern Queensland. His appearance in these ads was highly publicized and considered a coup for the society, being only the third time Seinfeld had appeared in a television commercial. The advertisements were filmed in Cedarhurst, Long Island, with the street designed to emulate Beaumont Street in Hamilton, where the Greater's head offices are located. Seinfeld also wrote the scripts for the 15 advertisements that were filmed. The ads largely aired in the Northern New South Wales television market, where the society has most of its branches.
  • 2008
    Age 53
    In August 2008, the Associated Press reported that Jerry Seinfeld would be the pitchman for Windows Vista, as part of a $300-million advertising campaign by Microsoft.
    More Details Hide Details The ads, which were intended to create buzz for Windows in support of the subsequent "I'm a PC" advertisements, began airing in mid-September 2008. They were cut from television after just three installments; Microsoft opted to continue with the "I'm a PC" advertisements and run the Seinfeld ads on the Microsoft website as a series of longer advertisements.
    On June 2, 2008, amidst his spring 2008 tour, Seinfeld made a stop in his hometown of New York City for a one-night-only performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom to benefit Stand Up for a Cure, a charity aiding lung cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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    On February 24, 2008, at the 80th Academy Awards, Seinfeld appeared as the voice of his Bee Movie animated character Barry, presenting "Best Animated Short".
    More Details Hide Details Before announcing the nominees, he showed a montage of film clips featuring bees, saying that they were some of his early work (as Barry).
  • 2007
    Age 52
    On October 4, 2007, Seinfeld made a brief return to NBC, guest-starring as himself in the 30 Rock episode "SeinfeldVision".
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    On February 25, 2007, Seinfeld appeared at the 79th Academy Awards as the presenter for "Best Documentary".
    More Details Hide Details Before announcing the nominations, he did a short stand-up comedy routine about the unspoken agreement between movie theater owners and movie patrons. ("In movie theaters now, they’re trying to get you to pick up the garbage around your seat. I’m picking nothing up. I’m the one who threw it down. How many different jobs do I have to do?”)
  • 2006
    Age 51
    On May 13, 2006, Seinfeld had a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live as host Julia Louis-Dreyfus' assassin.
    More Details Hide Details Louis-Dreyfus in her opening monologue mentioned the "Seinfeld curse". While talking about how ridiculous the "curse" was, a stage light suddenly fell next to her. The camera moved to a catwalk above the stage where Seinfeld was standing, holding a large pair of bolt cutters. He angrily muttered, "Damn it!" upset that it did not hit her. Louis-Dreyfus then continued to say that she is indeed not cursed.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 49
    On November 18, 2004, Seinfeld appeared at the National Museum of American History to donate the "Puffy Shirt" he wore in the famous Seinfeld episode of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details He also gave a speech when presenting the "Puffy Shirt", saying humorously that "This is the most embarrassing moment of my life."
    In 2004 Seinfeld also appeared in two commercial webisodes promoting American Express, titled The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman.
    More Details Hide Details In these, Seinfeld appeared with a cartoon rendering of Superman, who was referenced in numerous episodes of Seinfeld as Seinfeld's hero, voiced by Patrick Warburton (character David Puddy on Seinfeld). The webisodes were directed by Barry Levinson and aired briefly on television. Seinfeld and "Superman" were also interviewed by Matt Lauer in a specially recorded interview for the Today show.
  • 2000
    Age 45
    Seinfeld has made several political contributions, including George W. Bush's and Al Gore's presidential campaigns in 2000, and subsequently to four Democratic Party primary candidates in 2000 and 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Seinfeld stated that he dabbled in Scientology during his 20s, although he says he was never in the organization. The association came to light in 1992. A fan of the New York Mets, Seinfeld periodically calls Steve Somers' show on WFAN-AM, a sports talk radio station, as "Jerry from Queens". Seinfeld called four innings of a Mets game on SportsNet New York on June 23, 2010, reuniting with analyst Keith Hernandez, who appeared in the Seinfeld two-part episode, "The Boyfriend". In December 2012, Seinfeld said that he had been practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 40 years. He promoted the use of the technique in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation in December 2012 on the Good Morning America television show, and also appeared at a 2009 David Lynch Foundation benefit for TM, at which former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared.
  • 1998
    Age 43
    In August 1998, Seinfeld met Jessica Sklar at the Reebok Sports Club and they began dating. Sklar, a public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger, had just returned from a three-week honeymoon in Italy with Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer and scion of a theater-owning family. Sklar divorced Nederlander—she explained in a 2007 interview that they had been engaged in couples therapy sessions prior to their marriage—and married Seinfeld on December 25, 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Comedian George Wallace was the best man at the wedding. After the nuptials, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld bought Billy Joel's house in Amagansett, Long Island, for US$32 million after news of the couple's interest in the property became public in 2000. The Seinfelds have one daughter and two sons. Their daughter Sascha was born on November 7, 2000; their first son Julian Kal was born on March 1, 2003; and their second son Shepherd Kellen was born on August 22, 2005—all in New York City. Julian's middle name, Kal, is the first name of Seinfeld's father and also the first name of Seinfeld's hero Superman, aka Kal-El. Among Seinfeld's best friends are fellow comedians George Wallace, Larry Miller, and Mario Joyner. In 2000, Jessica Seinfeld launched Baby Buggy, a charity that provides clothing and gear for underprivileged women and children. She is also the author of the best-seller Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, released by HarperCollins in October 2007.
    After he ended his sitcom, Seinfeld returned to comedy rather than continue his acting career. In 1998 he went on tour and recorded a comedy special, entitled I'm Telling You for the Last Time.
    More Details Hide Details The process of developing and performing new material at clubs around the world was chronicled in a 2002 documentary, Comedian, which also featured fellow comic Orny Adams and was directed by Christian Charles. Seinfeld has written several books, mostly archives of past routines. In the late 1990s, Apple Computer came up with the advertising slogan "Think different" and produced a 60-second commercial to promote the slogan. This commercial showed people who were able to "think differently", such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. It was later cut short to 30 seconds and altered such that Seinfeld was included at the end, whereas he had not been in the original cut. This shorter version of the commercial aired only once, during the series finale of Seinfeld.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 33
    Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1988 for NBC.
    More Details Hide Details The show was later renamed Seinfeld to avoid confusion with the short-lived teen sitcom The Marshall Chronicles. By its fourth season, it had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television. The final episode aired in 1998, and the show has been a popular syndicated re-run. Along with Seinfeld, the show starred Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus and experienced actors Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. Alexander played George, a caricature of Larry David. Seinfeld holds the distinction of being the only actor to appear in every episode of the show. Seinfeld has said that his show was influenced by the 1950s sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show. In the "Seinfeld Season 6" DVD set, commenting on the episode "The Gymnast", Seinfeld cited Jean Shepherd as an influence, saying, "He really formed my entire comedic sensibility—I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 29
    Years before Seinfeld was created, Seinfeld dated Carol Leifer, a fellow comedian and one of the inspirations for the Seinfeld character of Elaine. On national TV with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, he explained how, in 1984, he was engaged but called it off.
    More Details Hide Details When he was in his late 30s, Seinfeld began a four-year romantic relationship with then-17-year-old high school student Shoshanna Lonstein.
  • 1981
    Age 26
    In May 1981, Seinfeld made a successful appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, impressing Carson and the audience and leading to frequent appearances on that show and others, including Late Night with David Letterman.
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  • 1979
    Age 24
    In 1979 he had a small recurring role on the sitcom Benson, playing Frankie, a mail delivery boy who had comedy routines that no one wanted to hear.
    More Details Hide Details However, Seinfeld was abruptly fired from the show due to creative differences. Seinfeld has said that he was not actually told he had been fired until he turned up for the read-through session for an episode, and found that there was no script for him.
  • 1976
    Age 21
    Seinfeld developed an interest in standup comedy after brief stints in college productions. In 1976, after graduation from Queens College, he tried out at an open-microphone night at New York City's Catch a Rising Star, which led to an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.
    More Details Hide Details Seinfeld appeared on open mic nights at Budd Friedman's Improv Club while attending Queens College.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on April 29, 1954.
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