Jason Alexander

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jay Scott Greenspan
  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/23/1959, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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Jason Alexander Fast Facts:
  • Took the stage name Jason Alexander when he was 15. Jason came from his mother's saying "Jay my son," and Alexander is his father's first name.
  • Left Boston University after his junior year to pursue acting roles, but later received an honorary degree in 1995.
  • Roomed with Holly Hunter in New York City early in his career. The two both made their feature-film debuts in the horror flick The Burning (1981).
  • Told USA Today in 1992, "I became an actor because of William Shatner. I was a major Star Trek fan." In 1999, he played a comical Captain Kirk in the TV special Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, which he also executive produced.
  • Fitted in clothing a size too small while on Seinfeld in order to make George Costanza look like, well, George Costanza.
  • Became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program in 2010.
  • Is an accomplished magician.
  • Jason Alexander Relationships:
  • Karen Van Horn - Half Sister
  • Ruth Greenspan - Mother
  • Alexander B. Greenspan - Father
  • Gabriel - Son
  • Noah - Son
  • Michael Greenspan - Half Brother
  • Daena Title - Wife
  • Jason Alexander Awards:
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1989 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Winner
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Supporting Character of the Year - Winner
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Cameo of the Year - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Boston University, Boston, MA

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