Jerry Seinfeld

Lowest Rated: 50% Bee Movie (2007)
Birthday: Apr 29, 1954
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Seemingly every struggling standup comic dreams of landing their own television series, but few managed to do so with greater success than Jerry Seinfeld, whose career as a nightclub comedian led to him starring as himself on the show Seinfeld -- arguably the most successful situation comedy of the 1990s.Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, NY, on April 29, 1954, to Kalman Seinfeld, a signmaker, and his wife, Betty; Jerry was the second of the couple's two children. The Seinfeld family moved to Long Island when Jerry was a child, and he spent most of his youth there. After graduating from high school, Seinfeld went on to college, first attending the State University of New York at Oswego, and then moving on to Queens College of the City University of New York, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in 1976. Seinfeld developed a keen interest in performing while in college (his degree from Queens was in communications and theater), and after graduation he began working New York comedy clubs, often without pay, while holding down a number of odd jobs. Seinfeld's first big break came when his bright but understated observational humor caught the eye of standup legend Rodney Dangerfield, who featured Seinfeld on a special for HBO. The exposure helped establish Seinfeld on the comedy club circuit, and won him a recurring role on the situation comedy Benson. However, Seinfeld and the show's producers clashed over the character's direction, and he was fired after only four episodes.In 1981, Seinfeld appeared for the first time on The Tonight Show, then hosted by Johnny Carson, and made a strong impression on both the audience and the host; he became a frequent guest on the Carson show, as well as David Letterman's late-night talk show. As Seinfeld's fame began to rise, he starred in several cable TV specials, and was approached to star in several TV series. However, remembering his experience on Benson, Seinfeld opted to avoid episodic television unless he was in a position of greater control (though he did do occasional guest spots on sitcoms and played a small role in Danny De Vito's TV movie The Ratings Game). In the meantime, Seinfeld and his good friend Larry David began working up an idea for a situation comedy to be called The Seinfeld Chronicles. In 1989, NBC took the bait, and a year later the show premiered under the streamlined name Seinfeld. Concerning standup comic Jerry Seinfeld and the often odd everyday occurrences of his circle of friends (many of whom were based on people Seinfeld and David knew in real life), Seinfeld got off to a slow start, but began to win a healthy audience in its second season, and in time became one of NBC's biggest hits, until Seinfeld and David opted to end the show at the peak of its popularity in 1998. Unlike most stars of top-rated television shows, Seinfeld displayed no interest in moving into films, and instead returned to standup comedy shortly after his show went off the air with a sold-out concert tour. In the Spring of 2002, however, Seinfeld did sign a deed to appear in a documentary about his return to the comedy circuit with a new act. In 2010 Seinfeld made a high-profile return to television on NBC's The Marriage Ref -- a show that found a rotating panel of celebrities attepting to settle petty disputes between squabbling spouses -- but the show went off the air after two seasons due to poor ratings. In his personal life, during the height of his fame, Seinfeld was romantically linked with several women (including comic and writer Carol Leifer, fashion designer Shoshanna Lonstein, and writer Jennifer Crittenden) before marrying Jessica Sklar, a publicist who met Seinfeld only a few weeks after her marriage to Eric Nederlander in 1998. Seinfeld and Sklar wed in December of 1999, and their first child, daughter Sascha, was born on November 7, 2000.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
88% Dying Laughing Actor 2017
93% Jerry Before Seinfeld Actor Screenwriter 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Actor 2017
100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Actor 2016
No Score Yet Colin Quinn: The New York Story Director 2016
86% Top Five Himself $17.1M 2014
No Score Yet 100 Porsches And Me Actor 2012
No Score Yet Talking Funny Actor 2011
No Score Yet Change Begins Within Actor 2011
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Actor 2008
50% Bee Movie Screenwriter $126.6M 2007
77% Comedian Himself Executive Producer $2.7M 2002
No Score Yet Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time Actor 1998
No Score Yet Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Being Me Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Ratings Game Network Rep 1984

TV

CREDIT
0% The Alec Baldwin Show
2018
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Stand Up and Away! with Brian Regan
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
93% The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2018
Jerry Seinfeld Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 1999
  • 1992
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2012
94% Louie
2010-2015
Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Producer Executive Producer Panelist
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Himself
  • 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1993
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Producer Screenwriter Jerry Seinfeld Executive Producer Creator
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
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  • 1993
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  • 1990
  • 1989

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