Jerry Seinfeld

BirthDay:

29 Apr 1954

BirthPlace:

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

BirthName:

Jerome Allen Seinfeld

Bio:

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to suburban Massepequa, Long Island, at a young age. Jerry's dad, who had a terrific sense of humor, was a commercial sign maker.

Jerry attended Oswego College in upstate New York but transferred to Queens College back in New York City. Developed interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions. Went straight from college graduation to amateur night tryout at New York's Catch a Rising Star, 1976.

Continued to perform in local clubs and Catskill Mountain resorts until his career was boosted by an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special, 1976. Career took off after first successful spot on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), May 1981, at age 27. Appearances on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and The Merv Griffin Show (1962) followed. Also appeared four times as Frankie on Benson (1979) sitcom. After he was abruptly fired from the show, he swore never to do another sitcom unless he had greater control. This opportunity emerged when he was invited to create a sitcom for NBC in 1989 and teamed with one-time stand-up colleague Larry David.

Progression of "The Seinfeld Chronicles" into the long-running Seinfeld (1989) series phenomenon was ended by its co-creator and co-executive producer, Larry David. Still unmarried, he moved back to New York City into a new multimillion-dollar, multilevel apartment on Central Park West just down the street from his small bachelor studio on West 81st.
Filmography

Actor ( 108 credits )

Maya and Marty in Manhattan (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015)  Jerry Seinfeld (1 episode, 2016)
Top Five (2014) Jerry Seinfeld (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot (2014)  Himself - Host
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Cop Show (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Unsung Hollywood (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Brewer Breakfast (2014)  Jerry Seinfeld (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (2013) Himself
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  Jerry Seinfeld (1 episode, 2015)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)  Himself - Host / ... (29 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Harvey (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
A Moment With (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Anderson Live (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Louie (2010)  Jerry / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself - Panelist / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
30 for 30 (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Bee Movie (2007) Barry B. Benson (voice)
Head Case (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
30 Rock (2006)  Jerry Seinfeld (1 episode, 2007)
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years (2005) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Mike & Mike (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Hindsight Is 20/20... (2004) Himself
A Uniform Used to Mean Something... (2004) Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Seinfeld: Inside Look (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
Imagine (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Comedian (2002) Himself
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Videofashion! News (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Full Mountie (2000)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Pros & Cons (1999) Prison man #2
Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)  Jerry Seinfeld (6 episodes, 2004-2009)
Dilbert (1999)  Comp-U-Comp (1 episode, 2000)
The Greatest (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (1 episode)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Good Money (1996) Himself
Eddie (1996) Jerry Seinfeld (uncredited)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (segment "Watters' World") (1 episode, 2013)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (6 episodes, 2004-2014)
Australian Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2008)
NewsRadio (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-1998)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1997-2013)
Politically Incorrect (1993)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Mad About You (1992)  Jerry Seinfeld (uncredited) (1 episode, 1998)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1998)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Love & War (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Getaway (1992)  Himself - Celebrity Traveller (1 episode, 2007)
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Howard Stern Show (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
Seinfeld (1989)  Jerry Seinfeld (172 episodes, 1990-1998)
One Night Stand (1989)  Charles' brother (1 episode, 1990)
Hard Copy (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 1992-2013)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Stand Up America (1987)  Himself
The Wil Shriner Show (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 1986-2011)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986)  Guest Appearance (1 episode, 1988)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2010)
Our Time (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1985)
Just Men! (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1983)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (20 episodes, 1982-1993)
An Evening at the Improv (1982)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (11 episodes, 2007-2014)
The John Davidson Show (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1981)
Benson (1979)  Frankie (2 episodes, 1980)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1992-2013)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 2003)
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (3 episodes, 1981-1990)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)

Producer ( 6 credits )

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012) producer (2 episodes, 2016)
The Marriage Ref (2010) executive producer / field producer (20 episodes, 2010
Bee Movie (2007) producer
Comedian (2002) executive producer
Seinfeld (1989) producer / executive producer (168 episodes, 1991-1998
Hearts and Diamonds (1984) executive producer

Writer ( 5 credits )

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012) (creator) (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Marriage Ref (2010) (creator) (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bee Movie (2007) (written by) and
Seinfeld (1989) (172 episodes, 1990-1998)
An Evening at the Improv (1982) (unknown episodes)

Director ( 1 credit )

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012) (1 episode, 2014)