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Seinfeld, Jerry 1954(?)–

SEINFELD, Jerry 1954(?)–

PERSONAL

Full name, Jerome Seinfeld; born April 29, 1954 (some sources cite 1955), in Brooklyn, New York, NY; raised in Massapequa, Long Island, NY; son of Kalman (an owner of a sign company) and Betty Seinfeld; married Jessica Sklar (a public relations executive), December 25, 1999; children: Sascha, Julian Kal, Shepherd Kellen. Education: Queens College at City University of New York, B.A., 1976; attended State University of New York Oswego. Avocational Interests: Porsche automobiles, collecting sneakers, baseball.

Addresses:

Agent—George Shapiro, Shapiro/West and Associates, 141 El Camino Dr., Suite 205, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Comedian, actor, and writer. Toured regularly as a stand–up comedian; appeared at clubs, including Catch a Rising Star, New York City, 1976; Comic Strip, worked as the master of ceremonies. Appeared in commercials, public service announcements, and print advertisements. Featured in archive footage in the short documentary film Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years, shown at Disneyland, 2005–06. Worked as a salesperson, street vendor, and waiter. Jerry Seinfeld Family and Scholarship Foundation, founder.

Awards, Honors:

American Comedy Award, funniest comedy club male stand–up comic, 1988; Clio Award, best announcer of a radio commercial, 1988; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding writing in a comedy series, 1991, American Comedy awards, funniest male performer in a leading role in a television series, 1992 and 1993, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996, Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998, Emmy Award (with others), outstanding comedy series, 1993, Q Award, best actor in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1993, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy or musical, 1994, Nova Award (with Larry David), most promising producer in television, Golden Laurel awards, Producers Guild of America, 1994, Screen Actors Guild awards (with others), outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, 1994, 1996, 1997, and 1998, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a television series—comedy or musical, 1995, 1996, and 1998, People's Choice Award, favorite television actor, 1996, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest male performer in a leading role in a television series, 1996, and People's Choice Award, favorite television comedy series, 1998, all for Seinfeld; honorary doctorate, Queens College, City University of New York, 1994; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding variety, music, or comedy special, and American Comedy Award nomination, funniest male performer in a television special, both 1999, for Jerry Seinfeld: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time"; American Film Institute Star Award, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, 1999; named one of the "100 greatest entertainers," Entertainment Weekly, 1999; Aftonbladet TV prizes, best foreign male television personality, 1999 and 2000; Chairman's Award, National Association of Television Program Executives, 2001; named one of the "200 greatest pop culture icons," VH1, 2003; named one of the "100 greatest stand–ups of all time," Comedy Central, 2004.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Frankie (the governor's joke writer), Benson, ABC, 1980–81.

Jerry Seinfeld (title role), Seinfeld, NBC, 1990–98.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, The Hamptons, ABC, 2002.

(In archive footage) Himself, 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons, VH1, 2003.

(In archive footage) Himself, Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand–Ups of All Time, Comedy Central, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Network representative, The Rating Game (also known as The Mogul), The Movie Channel, 1984.

Second prison man, Pros and Cons, Cinemax, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sixth Annual Young Comedians (also known as HBO's "Sixth Annual Young Comedians"), HBO, 1981.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 19th Anniversary Special, NBC, 1981.

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party, NBC, 1986.

"Rodney Dangerfield—It's Not Easy Bein' Me," On Location, HBO, 1986.

The Tommy Chong Roast (also known as Playboy Comedy Roast—Tommy Chong), 1986.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 24th Anniversary Special, NBC, 1986.

"Jerry Seinfeld—Stand–Up Confidential," On Location, HBO, 1987.

An All–Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988.

Get Out the Vote, 1988.

Himself, Late Night with David Letterman Seventh Anniversary Show, NBC, 1989.

"Montreal International Comedy Festival," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1989.

Host, The Second Annual Aspen Comedy Festival, Showtime, 1990.

Host, Spy Magazine Presents How to Be Famous, NBC, 1990.

Funny Business with Charlie Chase III, The Nashville Network, 1990.

Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990.

The Second Annual Valvoline National Driving Test, CBS, 1990.

Back to School '92, CBS, 1992.

The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1992.

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy and Blue, Showtime, 1992.

Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, Lifetime, 1992.

HBO's 20th Anniversary—We Hardly Believe It Ourselves, CBS and HBO, 1992.

Today at 40, NBC, 1992.

Himself, The Barbara Walters Special with Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, Al Pacino, Jerry Seinfeld, and Clint Eastwood, ABC, 1993.

Baseball Relief: An All–Star Comedy Salute, Fox, 1993.

Laughing Matters (also known as Funny Business), Showtime, 1993.

The NBC Super Special All–Star Comedy Hour, NBC, 1993.

Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review, Fox, 1993.

What Is This Thing Called Love? (also known as The Barbara Walters Special), ABC, 1993.

Host, Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld, NBC, 1994.

20 Years of Comedy on HBO, HBO, 1995.

Classic Stand–Up Comedy of Television, NBC, 1996.

Comedy Club Superstars (also known as Comedy Club All–Stars), ABC, 1996.

The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special 2 (also known as The Late Show with David Letterman Primetime Video Special 2), CBS, 1996.

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, syndicated, 1997.

Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast, HBO, 1997.

Himself, Jerry Seinfeld: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time," HBO, 1998.

The Late Show with David Letterman Fifth Anniversary Special, CBS, 1998.

Seinfeld: The Chronicle, NBC, 1998.

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, NBC, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

The Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001.

Mark Twain Prize—Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner, PBS, 2001.

Diet Coke with Lemon Celebrates 40 Years of Laughter: At the Improv, NBC, 2002.

(In archive footage) Just for Laughs, 2002.

NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.

TV Guide 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2002.

Host, The Seinfeld Story, NBC, 2004.

(In archive footage) 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Appeared in a tribute to Brandon Tartikoff, 1997. Some sources cite an appearance in When Cameras Cross the Line, Fox, c. 2000.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990.

The Fourth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1990.

Cohost, The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation (also known as The Emmys and The 43rd Annual Emmy Awards), Fox, 1991.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

The Sixth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1992.

Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1993.

The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993.

The Seventh Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Presenter, The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994.

Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995.

Presenter, The Ninth Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995.

Presenter, The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1996.

Presenter, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1997.

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1998.

Presenter, The 41st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1999.

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

The British Comedy Awards 2001, Independent Television, 2001.

The 34th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, Bravo, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The John Davidson Show, syndicated, 1981.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, multiple episodes, 1981–91.

Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, multiple episodes, 1982–93.

Guest, Just Men!, NBC, 1983.

Himself, Our Time, NBC, 1985.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1991.

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, 1991.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1992, 1999.

Himself, "The Grand Opening," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Himself, "Johnny Goes Hollywood," The New WKRP in Cincinnati, syndicated, 1993.

Guest, "American Inefficiency," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1994.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, multiple appearances, beginning 1994.

Guest, "Driving," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 1997.

Himself, "The Raw Deal," NewsRadio (also known as News Radio and The Station), NBC, 1997.

Himself, "Flip," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998.

Himself, "Jerry Seinfeld: Master of His Domain," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Jerry Seinfeld: Master of His Domain), Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Himself, "Season Opener," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Voice of Comp–u–Comp, "The Return," Dilbert (animated), UPN, 2000.

Guest, "Dennis Miller/Jerry Seinfeld," Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2003, 2004.

Guest, "New York Yankees: Part 1," SportsCentury, ESPN, 2003.

(In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, multiple episodes in 2003.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Opening Night," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2004.

Guest, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2004.

Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Appeared in episodes of Celebrity Profile (also known as E! Celebrity Profile), E! Entertainment Television; An Evening at the Improv, syndicated and Arts and Entertainment; Love and War, CBS; The Merv Griffin Show, NBC, syndicated, and CBS; Stand Up America, BBC; and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (also known as Tough Crowd), Comedy Central.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jerry Seinfeld (title role), Seinfeld (also known as Good News, Bad News and The Seinfeld Chronicles), NBC, 1989.

Television Work; Series:

Creator, Seinfeld, NBC, 1990–98.

Producer, Seinfeld, NBC, 1991–96.

Executive producer, Seinfeld, NBC, 1996–98.

Television Work; Specials:

Creator and executive producer, Seinfeld: The Chronicle, NBC, 1998.

Executive producer, Jerry Seinfeld: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time," HBO, 1998.

Segment director, The Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001.

Executive producer, The Seinfeld Story, NBC, 2004.

Television Work; Pilots:

(With Larry David) Creator, Seinfeld (also known as Good News, Bad News and The Seinfeld Chronicles), NBC, 1989.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Good Money, Pfquad Group, 1995.

(In archive footage) Full Mountie, 2000.

Himself, Comedian (documentary), Miramax, 2002.

Himself, Hindsight Is 20/20 (short film), 2004.

Himself, A Uniform Used to Mean Something (short film), 2004.

Voice of Barry B. Benson, Bee Movie (animated), DreamWorks, 2006.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Comedian (documentary), Miramax, 2002.

Producer, Bee Movie (animated), DreamWorks, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990.

I'm Telling You for the Last Time (solo show; also known as Jerry Seinfeld, Live on Broadway: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time"), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, beginning 1998.

Major Tours:

I'm Telling You for the Last Time (solo show; also known as Jerry Seinfeld, Live on Broadway: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time"), international cities, 1998.

Radio Appearances:

Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 1998.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Doctor Duck's Super Secret All–Purpose Sauce, Music Video Distributors, 1985.

Johnny Carson: The Comedians—"Good Stuff" —Stand–Up Debuts from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," Buena Vista Home Video, 1996.

Albums:

I'm Telling You for the Last Time (also known as Jerry Seinfeld: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time" and Jerry Seinfeld Live on Broadway: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time"), Universal, 1998.

CD ROMS:

Appeared in The Seinfeld CD–ROM (based on the television show Seinfeld), Arts and Commerce.

Audiobooks:

Jerry Seinfeld, Halloween, Little, Brown/Byron Preiss, 2002.

WRITINGS

Teleplays with Others; Series:

Seinfeld, NBC, 1990–96, some teleplays published as The Seinfeld Scripts: The First and Second Seasons, Harper, 1998.

Teleplays; Specials:

"Jerry Seinfeld—Stand–Up Confidential," On Location, HBO, 1987.

Jerry Seinfeld: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time," HBO, 1998.

(With others) The Seinfeld Story, NBC, 2004.

Author of material appearing in various specials.

Teleplays with Others; Episodic:

Writer for An Evening at the Improv, syndicated and Arts and Entertainment.

Teleplays; Pilots:

Seinfeld (also known as Good News, Bad News and The Seinfeld Chronicles), NBC, 1989.

Screenplays:

Author of material, Comedian (documentary), Miramax, 2002.

Hindsight Is 20/20 (short film), 2004.

A Uniform Used to Mean Something (short film), 2004.

Bee Movie (animated), DreamWorks, 2006.

Writings for the Stage:

I'm Telling You for the Last Time (solo show; also known as Jerry Seinfeld, Live on Broadway: "I'm Telling You for the Last Time"), international cities, 1998, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, beginning 1998.

Humor:

SeinLanguage, Bantam, 1993.

Author of the introduction (some sources cite the anonymous author) of Letters from a Nut, by Ted L. Nancy, William Morrow, 1997; More Letters from a Nut, by Ted L. Nancy, Bantam, 1998; and The Moron Stories of Ed Broth, by Ed Broth, St. Martin's Press, 2003. Author of the "backword" (some sources cite the anonymous author) of Extra Nutty! Even More Letters from a Nut!, by Ted L. Nancy, St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Nonfiction:

Sein Off: The Final Days of Seinfeld, HarperEntertainment, 1998.

Writings for Children:

Halloween, Little, Brown, 2002.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Volume 11, Gale, 1993.

Contemporary Authors, Volume 140, Gale, 1993.

Costanza, Mike, and Greg Lawrence, The Real Seinfeld—As Told by the Real Costanza, WorldWise Books, 1998.

Newsmakers 1992 Cumulation, Gale, 1992.

Oppenheimer, Jerry, Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon, HarperCollins, 2002.

Tracy, Kathleen, Jerry Seinfeld: The Entire Domain, Birch Lane Press, 1998.

Periodicals:

Cable TV, August, 1998, p. 31.

Entertainment Weekly, March 1, 1991, pp. 29–30; September 11, 1992, p. 35; November 7, 1997, pp. 8–9; November 1, 1999, p. 115; April 28, 2000, p. 11.

Forbes, March 22, 1999, p. 180.

Hollywood Reporter, July 16, 1991.

Newsweek, November 22, 1999, p. 71; April 17, 2000, p. 69; October 21, 2002, p. 79.

New York, February 20, 1995, p. 45.

New York Times, September 29, 1991, pp. H33–H34; January 29, 1998; March 24, 2002, p. 8; May 19, 2002, p. AR34; May 11, 2003.

People Weekly, June 4, 1990, p. 14; December 2, 1991, pp. 87–88; January 12, 1998, p. 118; May 18, 1998, p. 124; November 2, 1998, p. 11; November 22, 1999, pp. 178–82, 184; January 1, 2000, p. 56; April 24, 2000, p. 17; July 3, 2000, p. 17; November 20, 2000, p. 91; October 21, 2002, p. 86.

Rolling Stone, September 22, 1994, pp. 47–50, 112–14; May 28, 1998, pp. 64–75, 200–206.

Time, January 12, 1998, p. 76; April 24, 2000, p. 94; November 4, 2002, p. 74.

TV Guide, May 23, 1992, pp. 11–15; August 8, 1998, pp. 37–39; November 21, 1998, pp. 34–38; January 22, 2000, pp. 52–54; June 30, 2001, pp. 12–19; July 18, 2004, pp. 26–27.

USA Today, October 2, 1991, p. D1.

US Weekly, April 4, 1991, pp. 16–19; March 18, 2002, pp. 24–25; October 7, 2002.

Vanity Fair, May, 1998.

Variety, July 21, 2003, p. 5.

Washington Post, October 20, 2002, pp. G1, G7.

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