Jerry Seinfeld

  • Birth Name: Jerome Seinfeld
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Volunteered on a kibbutz in Israel for a summer when he was 17.
  • Pre-comedy jobs included selling lightbulbs over the phone.
  • Started his career in series television in early episodes of Benson.
  • Authored the 1993 book Seinlanguage, which landed on the New York Times Best Seller list.
  • Purchased Billy Joel's mansion in the Hamptons for $32 million in 2000.
  • Seinfeld, which he described as "micro-concept TV," was picked by TV GUIDE in 2002 as the Greatest Show of All Time (beating out I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners).
  • Donated the celebrated "puffy shirt" from Seinfeld to the Smithsonian Institution in 2004.
  • Reunited with Seinfeld costars (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards) in a 2009 story arc on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • Was the first guest on the short-lived The Jay Leno Show, which premiered September 14, 2009.

Awards

  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Pictures: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Jessica Seinfeld — Wife
  • Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld — Son
  • Betty Seinfeld — Mother
  • Sascha Seinfeld — Daughter
  • Carolyn Leibling — Sister
  • Kalman Seinfeld — Father
  • Shoshanna Lonstein — Ex-significant Other
  • Julian Kal Seinfeld — Son
  • Carol Leifer — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended State University of New York, Oswego, New York, United States; City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, New York, United States (BA in Theater and Communications, 1976)

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