Jerome Allen Seinfeld is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer from the United States. He is most known for co-creating and writing the comedy Seinfeld, in which he played a semi-fictionalized version of himself. From 1989 through 1998, the show aired on NBC and became one of the most acclaimed and popular American sitcoms of all time. Seinfeld focuses in observational comedy as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked the 12th greatest stand-up comic of all time by Comedy Central in 2004.
The 2007 film Bee Movie, which Seinfeld produced, co-wrote, and starred in, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. In 2010, he debuted The Marriage Ref, a reality show that ran on NBC for two seasons. The web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012–2019) was created and hosted by Seinfeld. He is married to Jessica Seinfeld, an author and philanthropist with whom he has three children. For his work on Seinfeld and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld has received twenty Primetime Emmy Award nominations, as well as four Grammy Award nominations for his comedy albums.
Jerry Seinfeld‘s net worth is expected to be $950 million by 2022. The forty-six episodes throughout seasons 7 and 8 cost US$23 million at a revised salary of US$500,000 each episode. Jerry Seinfeld became the first television actor to earn $1 million each episode (or $13,000 per line, according to CNBC) when the show reached its final season.
Seinfeld was born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. Kálmán Seinfeld (1918–1985), a sign painter of Hungarian-Jewish heritage, amassed a collection of jokes while serving in World War II. Betty Hosni, his mother, and her parents, Selim and Salha Hosni, were Syrian Jews. When they immigrated in 1917, their nationality was listed as Turkish because Syria was part of the Ottoman Empire. Carolyn Seinfeld is Seinfeld’s older sister. Salha’s mother, Garez Dayan, was a member of the Dayan rabbinic dynasty, whose paternal ancestry may be traced back to the Medieval Exilarchs, and from the Exilarchs to the Biblical King David. Evan Seinfeld, a musician and actor, is Seinfeld’s second cousin. Seinfeld grew raised in Massapequa, New York, and attended Long Island’s Massapequa High School. He volunteered in Israel’s Kibbutz Sa’ar when he was 16 years old. He attended Oswego State University for two years before transferring to Queens College, City University of New York, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and drama.
The Seinfeld Chronicles
In 1988, Seinfeld and Larry David co-created The Seinfeld Chronicles on NBC. To avoid confusion with the short-lived teen sitcom The Marshall Chronicles, the show was renamed Seinfeld. It was the most watched sitcom on American television by the third season. The show’s final episode aired in 1998, and it has since become a popular syndicated rerun. Along with Seinfeld, the show featured Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, and Jason Alexander, all of whom have appeared on Saturday Night Live. Larry David’s caricature, George, was played by Alexander. Seinfeld is the only actor who has appeared in every episode. Seinfeld has stated that the Abbott and Costello Show from the 1950s affected his show. Seinfeld recognised Jean Shepherd as an influence in the “Seinfeld Season 6” DVD collection, remarking on the episode “The Gymnast,” adding, “He really formed my entire comedic sensibility—I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd.” The former Seinfeld cast and crew provided audio commentaries for episodes of the show’s DVD releases from 2004 to 2007.
Rather than staying in Los Angeles and continuing his acting career, Seinfeld went to New York City to make a comeback with his stand-up comedy. In 1998, he went on tour and recorded I’m Telling You for the Last Time, a comedy special. Comedian, a 2002 documentary starring fellow comic Orny Adams and directed by Christian Charles, showed the process of producing and presenting new material in clubs around the world. Seinfeld has published a number of books, most of which are collections of old routines. Apple Computer created the advertising phrase “Think different” in the late 1990s and made a 60-second advertisement to promote it. This commercial featured people including Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who were able to “think differently.” It was eventually trimmed to 30 seconds and edited so that Seinfeld appeared at the end, despite the fact that he was not in the initial cut. This shorter version of the commercial was ran once, during the Seinfeld series finale.
Seinfeld made two commercial webisodes titled The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman in 2004 to promote American Express. In these, Seinfeld appears with a cartoon version of Superman, who was referred to as Seinfeld’s hero in several episodes of Seinfeld, and was voiced by Patrick Warburton (character David Puddy on Seinfeld).
Family and life
Seinfeld is a Mets fan and refers to Steve Somers’ show on WFAN-AM, a sports talk radio station, as “Jerry from Queens” on occasion. On June 23, 2010, on SportsNet New York, Seinfeld called four innings of a Mets game, reuniting with commentator Keith Hernandez, who starred in the Seinfeld two-part episode “The Boyfriend.” Seinfeld stated in a 2014 interview with NBC News that he believed he was on the autism spectrum. He then explained that he is not autistic and was remarking on a play on the disease that he “associated to […] on some level” after receiving backlash for his purported self-diagnosis. Seinfeld met Jessica Sklar, a public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger, in August 1998 at a Reebok Sports Club. She had just returned from a three-week honeymoon in Italy with her then-husband Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer and scion of a theater-owning dynasty. Seinfeld brought Sklar out without knowing she was married. “I told him I didn’t think this was the best moment for me to be involved with anyone…” Sklar remarked when she finally told Seinfeld about her relationship status. Sklar filed for divorce two months later and continued dating Seinfeld. On December 25, 1999, the couple tied the knot. The Seinfelds have two sons and one daughter.