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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to suburban Massepequa, Long Island, at a young age. Jerry's dad, who had a terrific sense of humor, was a commercial sign maker.Jerry attended Oswego College in upstate New York but transferred to Queens College back in New York City. Developed interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions. Went straight from college graduation to amateur night tryout at New York's Catch a Rising Star, 1976.Continued to perform in local clubs and Catskill Mountain resorts until his career was boosted by an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special, 1976. Career took off after first successful spot on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), May 1981, at age 27. Appearances on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and The Merv Griffin Show (1962) followed. Also appeared four times as Frankie on Benson (1979) sitcom. After he was abruptly fired from the show, he swore never to do another sitcom unless he had greater control. This opportunity emerged when he was invited to create a sitcom for NBC in 1989 and teamed with one-time stand-up colleague Larry David.Progression of "The Seinfeld Chronicles" into the long-running Seinfeld (1989) series phenomenon was ended by its co-creator and co-executive producer, Larry David. Still unmarried, he moved back to New York City into a new multimillion-dollar, multilevel apartment on Central Park West just down the street from his small bachelor studio on West 81st.

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Apr 29, 1954 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 37 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Seinfeld
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Inside Amy Schumer Unknown 2013-04-30
Inside Comedy Unknown 2012-01-01
Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Self - Host / ... 83 episodes, 2012-2019 2012-07-19
The Marriage Ref Self - Panelist / ... 9 episodes, 2010-2011 2010-02-28
Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
30 for 30 Himself 2009-10-06
Pioneers of Television Self 3 episodes, 2014 2008-01-02
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Dilbert Unknown 1999-01-25
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
NewsRadio Unknown 1995-03-21
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld 172 episodes, 1989-1998 1989-07-05
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11