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Jason Alexander



Most everyone who went to high school in Livingston, NJ, with Newark-born Jason Alexander knew that the lad was destined to become a major actor. Though inclined to stoutness -- and baldness -- from age 16 onward, Alexander had such a commanding stage presence that he was invariably cast as the star in school plays, in roles ranging from romantic leads to elderly character parts. While attending Boston University, the 20-year-old Alexander was cast in the lead of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along, which might have made him an overnight star had it not closed almost as soon as it opened. Alexander's first film role was in 1981's The Burning; that same year he made his TV-movie bow in Senior Trip. By 1989, Alexander had two major industry awards to his credit: the Tony and Grammy, both for his participation in Jerome Robbins' Broadway. In 1990, he was cast as clueless loser George Costanza in the popular sitcom Seinfeld (the character was allegedly based on series co-creator Larry David). And in 1994, his voice could be heard each week on the USA cable network as the web-footed, sex-obsessed private eye hero of the animated cartoon series Duckman. Though still best-known for his portrayal of George Costanza, Alexander's feature film career picked up speed during the '90s as both a character actor in major comedies such as Dunston Checks In and a voice-over artist on such animated Disney features as Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In 1997, he played a more dramatic role as an AIDS-afflicted drag queen who finds romance in Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997). After a disappointing blink-and-you-miss-it comeback to the small screen as a self-help guru in Bob Patterson, Alexander leapt back to the big screen opposite Jack Black in the Farrelly brothers' Shallow Hal. He directed the sex comedy Just Looking in 1999.



He had another small-screen misfire with Listen Up. But he continued to appear regularly in movies including the documentary The Aristocrats, the improvised poker movie The Grand, and Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror. He has lent his voice to a handful of animated projects over the years, and in 2012 he appeared in the family film A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened...
  • Actor
2016
100% For the Love of Spock
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz
  • Actor
2016
40% Lucky Stiff
  • Vinnie Di Ruzzio
2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • Larry's Dad
2015
32% Wild Card
  • Pinky
2015
No Score Yet The Best of the Boston Pops
  • Actor
2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
2014
50% How Murray Saved Christmas
  • Actor
2014
15% Delhi Safari
  • Male Flamingo (English version)
2012
No Score Yet North
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow up Timmy Turner
  • Cosmo
2011
No Score Yet Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Rock Slyde
  • Mailman Stan
2010
62% Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • Carl
2009
No Score Yet Meteor
  • Dr. Chetwyn
2009
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Actor
2008
40% The Grand
  • Actor
2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
  • British Record Mogul
2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Penguin on Belly
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet How to Go Out on a Date in Queens
  • Johnny
2006
69% Ira and Abby
  • Dr. Morris Saperstein
2006
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Jacob Marley/Marley's Ghost
2005
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Hollywood Stories
  • Actor
2005
13% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
  • Executive Producer
2004
39% Agent Cody Banks
  • Executive Producer
2003
No Score Yet On Edge
  • Zamboni Phil
2002
No Score Yet The Man Who Saved Christmas
  • A.C. Gilbert
2002
67% 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
  • Lightning
2002
30% The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
  • Hugo
2001
51% Shallow Hal
  • Mauricio Wilson
2001
15% The Trumpet of the Swan
  • Father
2001
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Boris
2000
45% Just Looking
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Jingle Bells
  • Elf
1999
No Score Yet Something About Sex
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Love and Action in Chicago
  • Frank Bonner
1999
No Score Yet Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Sideshow: Alive on the Inside
  • Narrator
1999
No Score Yet Denial
  • Art
1998
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
  • Lionel
1997
67% Love! Valour! Compassion!
  • Buzz Hauser
1997
73% The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Hugo
1996
63% The Last Supper
  • Anti-Environmentalist
1996
6% Dunston Checks In
  • Robert Grant
1996
No Score Yet For Better or Worse
  • Director
  • Michael
1996
No Score Yet Bye Bye Birdie
  • Albert Peterson
1995
13% Blankman
  • Stone
1994
15% North
  • North's Dad
1994
27% The Return of Jafar
  • Abis Mal
1994
88% The Paper
  • Marion Sandusky
1994
33% Coneheads
  • Larry Farber
1993
No Score Yet I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore
  • Bernie Fishbine
1992
69% Jacob's Ladder
  • Geary
1990
60% White Palace
  • Neil
1990
61% Pretty Woman
  • Philip Stuckey
1990
70% Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Pool Player
1986
75% The Mosquito Coast
  • Clerk
1986
No Score Yet Rockabye
  • Lieutenant Ernest Foy
1986
No Score Yet Senior Trip
  • Pete
1981
100% The Burning
  • Dave
1981
No Score Yet Christmas Classics
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Himself
73% Big Time in Hollywood, FL
2015
  • Jason Alexander
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Death
No Score Yet Riot
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Dr. Goodman
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Dr. Palmer
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
Monk
2002-2009
  • Marty Eels
35% Kirstie
2013-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
Lass es, Larry!
2000-2011
  • Himself
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Leonard
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • Director
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Kurros
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Director
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Cliff Bemis
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Prof. Rothschild
  • Director
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • George Costanza
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Richard Cross
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • George Costanza
  • Director

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