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Encyclopedia > Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld at the 1997 Emmy Awards
Jerry Seinfeld at the 1997 Emmy Awards
Birth name Jerome A. Seinfeld
Born April 29, 1954 (1954-04-29) (age 53)
New York City, New York
Height 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Medium Television, Stand-Up, Film
Years active 1980 - present
Influences Larry David
Superman
Influenced Carol Leifer
Spouse Jessica Seinfeld
(1999-present),
3 children
Notable works and roles Jerry Seinfeld on Seinfeld
Signature
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Comedy Series
1993 Seinfeld
Golden Globe Awards
Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Series
1994 Seinfeld
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Ensemble - Comedy Series
1997 Seinfeld
1998 Seinfeld
American Comedy Awards
Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication
1992, 1993 Seinfeld
Comedy Club Stand-Up Comic - Male
1988 Lifetime Archievement


Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (born on April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and writer. He is often described as an observational comedian. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the long-running situation comedy, Seinfeld, (1989 - 1998), which he co-created, helped write and, in the show's final two seasons, executively produced. He also starred as "Barry B. Benson" in the film Bee Movie, his first major foray back into the media industry since the finale of Seinfeld. For the actor, see Jerry Seinfeld. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (475x735, 232 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Jerry Seinfeld ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... An Emmy Award. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Early life

Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn. His father, Kálmán was of Hungarian-Jewish background and his mother, Betty, is of Syrian-Jewish descent. He grew up in Massapequa, New York, where he attended Massapequa High School.[1] In 1970, while aged 16, he spent a short period of time volunteering in Kibbutz Sa'ar, in Israel.[2] He went to SUNY Oswego, and after his sophomore year he transferred and graduated from Queens College, City University of New York. He developed an interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions.[3] Right after graduation from Queens College, he tried out at an open mic night at New York City's Catch a Rising Star in 1976. Soon after, he appeared in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special. When he first started doing stand-up comedy, his mother and sister said he would never be as funny as his father. This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... History of the Jews in Hungary concerns the Jews of Hungary and of Hungarian origins. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Massapequa is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York. ... Massapequa High School is a high school located in Massapequa, New York for students grades 10 through 12. ... Kibbutz Merom Golan as seen from Bental mountain A Kibbutz (Hebrew: Translit. ... Saar (Hebrew: סער) is an Israeli kibbutz in the western Galilee founded in 1948 by members of the Socialist-Zionist youth movement Hashomer Hatzair from Israel, other Israeli citizens and Holocaust survivors. ... Queens College is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. ... Catch a Rising Star is a chain of comedy clubs, founded in New York City in 1972. ... Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the catchphrase I dont get no respect and his monologues on that theme. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


Seinfeld had a small recurring role as "Frankie", a mail delivery boy who had comedy routines that no one wanted to hear, on the Benson sitcom in 1979 but he was abruptly fired from the show. This article contains a trivia section. ...


In May 1981, Seinfeld made a highly successful appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He then became a regular on similar shows, including Late Night with David Letterman and The Merv Griffin Show. He was known for his incredibly dedicated and devoted work ethic; it is said that he traveled in an intense snowstorm to a comedy club just to find it empty.[citation needed] He was ranked #12 in Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ... The Merv Griffin Show was a long-running American television talk show, starring singer Merv Griffin. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


Seinfeld

Main article: Seinfeld

Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1989 for NBC. The show was later renamed Seinfeld to avoid confusion with the short-lived teen sitcom The Marshall Chronicles and, by its fourth season, had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television. The show left the air in 1998; as of 2008, it is still receiving heavy airplay in syndication. The show also starred Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as experienced actors Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. On the show, Seinfeld played a caricature of himself. He has said that his show was inspired by the 1950s sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show. About his influences, Seinfeld, in his commentary for "The Gymnast" episode on "Seinfeld, Season 6," said, "He really formed my entire comedic sensibility--I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd." Seinfeld also holds the distinction of being the only actor to appear in every episode of the show.[4] Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... Lawrence Gene David[1] (born July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Emmy-winning actor, writer, comedian, producer and film director. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... This article is about the American actress. ... For other persons named Michael Richards, see Michael Richards (disambiguation). ... Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959) is a Jewish American television, cinema and musical theatre actor, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. ... For the actor, see Jerry Seinfeld. ... The Abbott and Costello Show, a half-hour television sitcom starring the popular comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that originally aired 1952-1954, is regarded among the most influential comedy programs in history. ... The Gymnast is the 92nd episode of Seinfeld. ... Jean Shepherd posed as Frederick R. Ewing on the back cover of Ballantines I, Libertine (1956). ...


From 2004–2007, the former Seinfeld cast and crew recorded audio commentaries for episodes of the DVD releases of the show. Seinfeld himself provided commentary for Season 1's "The Stakeout", Season 2's "The Deal", Season 3's "The Pen" and "The Pez Dispenser", Season 4's "The Contest" and "The Junior Mint", Season 5's '"The Opposite", Season 6's "The Gymnast" and "The Race", Season 7's "The Soup Nazi", "The Pool Guy" and "The Calzone", Season 8's "The Chicken Roaster", "The Abstinence" and "The Pothole" and Season 9's "The Strike". The Stakeout is the third episode to be made, and the second to air, of the hit NBC comedy Seinfeld. ... The Deal is the fourteenth episode of Seinfeld. ... The Pen is an episode from Seinfelds third season. ... The Pez Dispenser is the thirty-first episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Junior Mint is the 60th episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld. ... The Opposite is the eighty-sixth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, which was also the 22nd and final episode of Season 5. ... The Gymnast is the 92nd episode of Seinfeld. ... The Race is the 96th episode of the Seinfeld television series, the tenth episode of season six. ... The Soup Nazi is the title of the 116th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, which was the 6th episode of the 7th season. ... The Pool Guy is the one-hundred and eighteenth episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ... The Calzone is the one-hundred and thirtieth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ... The Chicken Roaster is the 142nd episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. ... The Abstinence is the 143rd episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld. ... The Pothole is the one-hundred and fiftieth episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. ... It has been suggested that The Human Fund be merged into this article or section. ...


Post-Seinfeld

After his sitcom ended, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy instead of pursuing a film career as most other popular comedians have done. In 1998, Seinfeld went on tour and recorded a comedy special entitled I'm Telling You for the Last Time. The process of developing and performing new material at clubs around the world was chronicled in a 2002 documentary, Comedian, which focused also on fellow comic Orny Adams, directed by Christian Charles. He has written a few books, mostly archives of past routines. B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ... Im Telling You for the Last Time was a 1998 Stand up Comedy album by Jerry Seinfeld. ... Comedian is a 2002 documentary focusing on Jerry Seinfeld that explores the other side of stand-up comedy; that is, the preparation, politics, nerves, creativity, and so on. ... Orny Adams (born November 10, 1970) is an American comedy writer and stand-up comic working primarily in New York and Los Angeles. ...


In 2004, Seinfeld also appeared in two commercial webisodes promoting American Express, entitled The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman, in which he appeared together with an animated rendering of Superman, who was referenced in numerous episodes of Seinfeld as Seinfeld's hero, voiced by Patrick Warburton, who had portrayed David Puddy on Seinfeld. The webisodes were aired in 2004 and directed by Barry Levinson. Seinfeld and "Superman" were also interviewed by Matt Lauer in a specially-recorded interview for the Today show. A webisode is an episode of a television show that airs initially as an Internet download or stream as opposed to first airing on broadcast or cable television. ... American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx or Amex, is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ... Seinfeld and Superman walking in A Uniform Used to Mean Something. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Patrick J. Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice artist. ... David Puddy, usually just called Puddy, is a fictional character played by Patrick Warburton in the situation comedy Seinfeld. ... Barry Levinson Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Jewish-American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ...


Apple Computer in the late 1990s came up with an advertising slogan called "Think different" and produced a 60-second commercial to promote the slogan which showed people who were able to "think differently", like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and many others. This commercial was later cut short to thirty seconds and ended up paying tribute to Jerry Seinfeld. This commercial aired only once, during the series finale of Seinfeld.[5] Apple Inc. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Several different Think Different posters. ... “Einstein” redirects here. ... “Gandhi” redirects here. ... “Martin Luther King” redirects here. ...


On November 18, 2004, Seinfeld appeared at the Smithsonian Museum where the "Puffy Shirt" he wore in the famous Seinfeld episode of the same name, was being donated. He also gave a speech when presenting the "Puffy Shirt", claiming humorously that "This is the most embarrassing moment of my life." is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Smithsonian castle, as seen through the garden gate. ... The Puffy Shirt is the second episode of Seinfelds fifth season. ...


Seinfeld had a special appearance on May 13, 2006 Saturday Night Live episode as Julia Louis-Dreyfus' assassin. Louis-Dreyfus was the host of that episode and in her opening monologue she mentioned the "Seinfeld Curse". While talking about how ridiculous the "curse" was, a stage light suddenly fell next to her. The camera moved to a catwalk above the stage that Seinfeld was standing on, holding a large pair of bolt cutters. He angrily muttered something about the curse, apparently angry that Louis-Dreyfus is not cursed. Louis-Dreyfus then continued to say that she is indeed not cursed. is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... SNL redirects here. ... This article is about the American actress. ... Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ... A Source 4 ERS with major parts labeled Stage Lighting instruments are used in stage lighting to illuminate theatrical productions, rock concerts and other performances taking place in live performance venues. ... A catwalk is an elevated service platform from which many of the technical functions of a theater space may be manipulated. ...


On an episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart remarked on the fact that Seinfeld did not change his name for the purpose of show business but then went on to ask what he would call himself if he did change it. Jerry then jokingly said, "Well, I would keep my last name, so as not to offend my parents and I would have to go with Jesus." The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart or John Stuart. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ...


On February 25, 2007, Seinfeld appeared at the 79th Academy Awards as the presenter for "Best Documentary". Before announcing the nominations he did a bit of a stand-up comedy routine about the unspoken agreement between movie theater owners and movie patrons. One of the winners of the award was Larry David's now ex-wife, Laurie. is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


On October 4, 2007, Seinfeld made a brief return to NBC, guest-starring in the second-season premiere of 30 Rock.[6] is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the TV series. ...


During an interview in relation to his appearance on 30 Rock, Seinfeld stated that this was his first time as a guest star on a sitcom. In fact, Seinfeld has guest starred or had cameos in NewsRadio, Mad About You, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The New WKRP in Cincinnati. This article is about the sitcom. ... Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American sitcom starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David as himself. ... The New WKRP in Cincinnati was a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. ...


On November 2, 2007, Seinfeld co-produced, co-wrote and starred as Barry B. Benson in the animated film Bee Movie. is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the video game based on the film, see Bee Movie Game. ...


On November 1, 2007, Jerry Seinfeld appeared at the Daily Show to promote his animated movie and suggested that he might shoot another scene for Seinfeld.[7] is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 30, 2007, while promoting Bee Movie, Seinfeld appeared on The Late Late Show in Ireland. However, when Seinfeld came out on stage presenter Pat Kenny seemingly had no clue who Jerry Seinfeld was and engaged in an awkward interview for about five minutes. Kenny would go on to call Seinfeld "Jerry Seinfield" twice before the interview was over and then handed Jerry a cheaply made Superman action figure as a Christmas gift. At first, Seinfeld believed this to be a joke, due to the cheapness of the doll, but soon realized that it was meant to be a genuine gift and seemed somewhat confused. Kenny then asked Seinfeld "what's next for him?", a question generally asked to up and coming actors, not renowned stars, such as Seinfeld. Seinfeld later stated that he found the entire incident "highly perplexing." is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the American late-night talk show, see The Late Late Show (CBS TV series). ... Pat Kenny (born January 29, 1948) is the current presenter of Irelands The Late Late Show, the worlds longest running chat show[1], which is broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


On February 24, 2008, Seinfeld appeared as the voice of his Bee Movie animated character Barry, at the 80th Academy Awards as the presentor for "Best Animated Short". Before anouncing the nominees, he showed a montage of film clips featuring bees, claiming that they were some of his early work (as Barry). is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The 80th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on ABC beginning at 5:30 p. ...


Books

Seinfeld is also a bestselling author, most notably for his book Seinlanguage. Released in 1993, the book went on to become a number one New York Times bestseller. The book, written as his television show was first rising in popularity, is primarily an adaptation of the comedian's standup material. The title comes from an article in Entertainment Weekly listing the numerous catch-phrases the show was responsible for. Seinlanguage is a book written by Jerry Seinfeld, chronicling his comedy into a bestselling paperback. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


In 2003, he wrote a children's book titled Halloween. The book was illustrated by James Bennett. There are also several books about both the sitcom and Seinfeld himself, though many of them are not written by Seinfeld. There are three notable James Bennetts: James C. Bennett (20th–21st cent. ...


Seinfeld completed the forewords to Ted L. Nancy's Letters from a Nut series of books and Ed Broth's Stories from a Moron. Both authors are rumored to be pseudonyms for Seinfeld or a friend of his. Neither Nancy or Broth have been seen publicly, although Seinfeld is heavily involved in pitching their books for television. In promoting Broth's book, Seinfeld hosted a toast in the author's honor. Broth did not attend.[8] Ted L. Nancy is the author of a number of prank letters which have been published in a series of bestselling books under the titles Letters from a Nut, More Letters from a Nut and Extra Nutty!: Even More Letters from a Nut. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Seinfeld also wrote the foreword to the Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook, from his favorite sandwich shop in New York City. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Lawsuit

On January 7, 2008, Missy Chase Lapine, author of "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals", sued Jerry Seinfeld and wife Jessica Seinfeld for plagiarism, or copyright and trademark infringement in the Manhattan, U.S. District Court. Richard Menaker, the Seinfelds' counsel, accused Lapine of seeking publicity on the book's sales. In October 2007, HarperCollins had published Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food."[9] is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Plagiarism (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... In a legal context, an infringement refers to the violation of a law or a right. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ... HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by News Corporation. ...


Credits

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Ratings Game Network Rep
1999 Pros & Cons Prison Man #2
2002 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
2004 A Uniform Used to Mean Something Jerry Seinfeld
Hindsight Is 20/20 Jerry Seinfeld
2007 Bee Movie Barry Bee Benson Voice

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Television

Year Title Role
1980 Benson Frankie
1989 - 1998 Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld
1997 Newsradio Jerry Seinfeld
2000 Dilbert Comp-U-Comp
2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (cameo) Jerry Seinfeld
2007 30 Rock ("SeinfeldVision") Jerry Seinfeld

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Private life

When he was in his late thirties, Seinfeld began a romantic relationship with then-seventeen year old high school student Shoshanna Lonstein.[10] By his early forties they were engaged, however the engagement ended in 1997 when Shoshanna graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.[11] After, for a short period of time he dated Carol Leifer, who was the model for Elaine's character on Seinfeld. A while later, after meeting Jessica Sklar at the Reebok Sports Club, he began dating her. Sklar, a public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger, had just returned from a three-week honeymoon in Italy with Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer and scion of a theater-owning family. Sklar divorced Nederlander and married Seinfeld on December 25, 1999.[12] Comedian George Wallace was the best man at the wedding. After the nuptials, Seinfeld bought Billy Joel's Amagansett house for $32 million in March 2000. Shoshanna Lonstein (born May 29, 1975) is a U.S. fashion designer and ex-girlfriend of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Carol Leifer Carol Leifer (born July 27, 1956 in Long Island, New York) is a comedian best known as Jerry Seinfelds ex-girlfriend, as well as the basis for the character Elaine Benes on the television show, Seinfeld. ... Jessica Seinfeld (nee Nina Danielle Sklar, born September 12, 1971 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York) is the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld and author of a cookbook for preparing food for children. ... // Dictionary. ... Thomas Jacob Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951 in Elmira, New York) is a world-famous American fashion designer and creator of the eponymous Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy brands. ... Nederlander haha ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... George Wallace (born in Atlanta, Georgia, July 21, 1952) is a notable African-American comedian. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... Amagansett is a hamlet ( and a census-designated place) located in Suffolk County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. ...


Seinfeld and his wife have three children, one daughter and two sons. Daughter Sascha was born on November 7, 2000 in New York City,[13] son Julian Kal on March 1, 2003 in New York City,[14] and Shepherd Kellen was born on August 22, 2005 at New York's Cornell Medical Center.[15][16] His son Julian's middle name is Kal, which is the first name of Seinfeld's father. Kal is also the first name of Seinfeld's hero Kal-El, AKA "Superman". Jerry's best friend is fellow comedian Larry Miller. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Superman, looking over Metropolis, his home, with the Daily Planet building in the background. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Lawrence J. Miller (best known as Larry Miller), born October 15, 1953 in Valley Stream, New York, is an American stand-up comedian and actor who frequently portrays babbling, obsequious yes-men, slightly odd friends, wisecracking professionals and other second-banana characters to headlining comedians in movies and television shows. ...


In 2000, Jessica Seinfeld launched Baby Buggy, a charity that provides clothing and gear for the infants and young children of poor, abused, addicted, and homeless women. She is the author of the best-seller Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, released by HarperCollins in October 2007.[17] As was reported in The New York Times, the recipes and concepts presented in Deceptively Delicious bore striking similarities to some of those in another cookbook, The Sneaky Chef, by Missy Chase Lapine published by Running Press in April 2007. HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by News Corporation. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


On March 29, 2008, Seinfeld was driving in East Hampton, NY when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat 500[18][19][20] failed. After trying to stop the car using the emergency brake, which also failed, he swerved to keep the car from entering an intersection with a highway and ended up rolling the car onto its side, stopping yards from the highway. The wreck was attributed to mechanical failure. Seinfeld did not require medical attention and returned to his East Hampton home.[21] is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fiat 500 (the cinquecento from the Italian word for 500) is a car produced by the Fiat company of Italy between 1957 and 1975 (the Fiat 500 K alone was produced until 1977). ...


Personal income

According to Forbes magazine, Jerry Seinfeld's annual earning from Seinfeld, in 1998, was $267 million, making him the highest-earning celebrity that year.[22] Seinfeld still generates more revenue than most current shows, through syndication. He reportedly turned down $5 million per episode, for 22 episodes, to continue the show beyond its final season.[23] He earned $100 million from syndication deals and stand-up appearances in 2005 and $60 million in 2006.[24][25] In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Seinfeld logo The following is an episode list for the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. ...


Car collection

Seinfeld is an avid automobile enthusiast and collector and is rumored to own one of the largest Porsche collections in the world. He rented out a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, in Santa Monica, California, for an extended period of time during the 1990s, for storage of some of the vehicles in the collection. After his return to New York City he was involved in an extended dispute with several neighbors over the proposed building of a $1.4 million multi-story garage to contain the cars. This article is about the auto company. ... Santa Monica Airport is a general aviation airport located in Santa Monica, California. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


A current tally puts Seinfeld at 46 Porsches. Reporter Paul Bannister reports that his collection includes Porsche 911s from various years, 10 Porsche Boxsters each painted a different color and the famous, some would say infamous,1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the same model and pearl-grey color that actor James Dean was driving when he crashed and died in September 1955 near Cholame, California. The centerpiece is a $700,000 Porsche 959, one of only 268 ever built. To his initial despair, he was not allowed to drive it as US emission and crash tests were never performed because Porsche refused to donate four Porsche 959s for destruction tests, rendering the car "not street-legal". He imported the car "for exhibition purposes", which stipulates the car may never be driven on American roads.[26] The car was made US street legal in 1999 under the "Show or Display" federal law.[27][28] In several episodes of Seinfeld, Seinfeld drives a Saab 900 (NG) convertible, but a Porsche-themed painting, depicting a Porsche 904 GTS race car competing in the 1964 Targa Florio race in Italy, is visible on a wall in his apartment, as well as a Porsche racing poster featuring a 550 Spyder depicting the 1958 Targa Florio. In another episode, he is seen hiding behind a red Porsche 911RS parked on the street. In addition, an issue of Excellence, a Porsche-centered publication, is featured prominently on an outdoor magazine rack in one episode and on at least one occasion he is seen reading an issue of Road and Track magazine from circa 1990 with a cover article on the Porsche 964. He also wrote an article for the February 2004 issue of Automobile, reviewing the Porsche Carrera GT. For the story he was awarded Road Pest - Silver at the 2004 International Automotive Media Awards. Porsche 911 in hillclimb The Porsche 911 (pronounced as nine eleven) is a sports car made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. ... The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined roadster built by Porsche. ... Porsche 550 Spyder Porsche 550 RS Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Porsche 550 Spyder The Porsche 550 Spyder was a sports car automobile produced by Porsche during the 1950s. ... For other uses, see Silver (disambiguation). ... For the film, see James Dean (film). ... Cholame, California Cholame, California is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. It sits at an elevation of 1,157 feet (351 m) above sea level and is located at . ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Porsche 959 The Porsche 959 is a supercar manufactured by Porsche AG from 1986 to 1989, first as a Group B rally car and later as a road going vehicle designed to satisfy FIA homologation regulations requiring that a minimum number of street legal... Opel Vectra, imported from Republic of Ireland and registered in Northern Ireland. ... Saab 900 Talladega The second generation Saab 900 (called the NG900 among enthusiasts) was a compact car replacing the classic Saab 900 in 1994. ... Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ... The Porsche 904 was officially called Porsche Carrera GTS due to the same naming rights problem that required renaming the Porsche 901. ... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held near Palermo, Sicily. ... Excellence: The Magazine About Porsche (known simply as Excellence and originally named Porsche Magazine) is a magazine published by Ross Periodicals for owners and fans of Porsche cars. ... Road & Track is an automobile enthusiast magazine in the United States, founded by two friends in 1947. ... The Porsche 964, spoken simply as nine-six-four or nine-sixty-four, is the companys internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1993. ... The November 2006 cover of Automobile Magazine. ... The Porsche Carrera GT was a supercar manufactured by Porsche in Germany. ...


Additionally, it is rumored that Seinfeld may be one of the hosts for the American adaptation of the British automotive show Top Gear, rumored to simply be named Gear in the united states. As an avid Porsche enthusiast, many would be happy to see him as a host for this show. Top Gear may refer to: Top Gear (current format), a BBC television series about cars and motorsport in its new format (2002–present). ...


References

  1. ^ Kornfeld, Michael. "A Single Comedian Is Returning to His Roots", The New York Times, July 23, 1989. Accessed March 6, 2008.
  2. ^ American Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld in Israel to promote new movie - Haaretz - Israel News
  3. ^ Seinfeld's Kibbutz Days
  4. ^ Jason Alexander did not appear in "The Pen"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus did not appear in the pilot, "The Trip, Part 1", or "The Trip, Part 2"; and Michael Richards did not appear in "The Chinese Restaurant" or "The Pen".
  5. ^ Seinfeld's commercial
  6. ^ Seinfeld to Guest Star on 30 Rock - ComingSoon.net
  7. ^ Jerry Seinfeld | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
  8. ^ USATODAY.com - A famous funnyman proposes a toast to Broth?
  9. ^ Afp.google.com, Author Sues Seinfelds Over Cookbook
  10. ^ Toronto movies city arts music clubs food style fun classifieds EYE WEEKLY
  11. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California_Los_Angeles
  12. ^ Seinfeld, Sklar Tie Knot - Jerry Seinfeld : People.com
  13. ^ Seinfeld: And Baby Makes Three - Jerry Seinfeld : People.com
  14. ^ Jerry Seinfeld's a Daddy Once More - Jerry Seinfeld : People.com
  15. ^ A boy for Jerry - People - Entertainment - theage.com.au
  16. ^ Jerry Seinfeld & Wife Welcome Third Child - Birth, Jerry Seinfeld : People.com
  17. ^ Deceptively Simple at HarperCollins.com
  18. ^ Kahn, Robert M. "Fiat just part of Seinfeld's fleet", Newsday, April 3, 2008. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  19. ^ Jennings, Jean. "The real story about Jerry Seinfeld's Mystery Car Crash", Automobile Magazine Web site, April 5, 2008. Accessed April 6, 2008.
  20. ^ Chang, Richard S. "Final Word On Seinfeld’s Fiat", The New York Times Web site, April 9, 2008. Accessed April 23, 2008.
  21. ^ Freedman, Mitchell. "Jerry Seinfeld flips car in East Hampton, uninjured", Newsday, April 3, 2008. Accessed April 4, 2008.
  22. ^ Forbes list. Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
  23. ^ CNN- Seinfeld to end show. CNN (1997-12-26). Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
  24. ^ The Celebrity 100 - Forbes.com
  25. ^ The Celebrity 100 - Forbes.com
  26. ^ Bannister, Paul. The Comedians, 74 - 75. 
  27. ^ http://www.forbesautos.com/advice/toptens/billionaire/02-bill_gates.html
  28. ^ How To Import A Motor Vehicle For Show Or Display

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