Jerry Seinfeld

American comedian and actor

Jerry Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American comedian and actor.

Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld in 2016
Birth nameJerome Allen Seinfeld
Born (1954-04-29) April 29, 1954 (age 70)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, movie
EducationMassapequa High School
Alma materQueens College (BA)
Years active1976–present
GenresObservational comedy, surreal humor, black comedy, cringe comedy, deadpan, satire
Subject(s)American culture, American politics, everyday life, gender differences, human behavior, social awkwardness, pop culture, current events
Jessica Sklar (m. 1999)

Seinfeld is known by many people for his television show, Seinfeld, which he created, wrote and acted in. The show won many awards. These included the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

Seinfeld wrote the movie Bee Movie. He was the voice of Barry B. Benson.

Seinfeld was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. His father, Kalmen Seinfeld (1918–1985), was of Austrian Jewish background.[1][2] His mother, Betty (1915- ),[3] is of Syrian Jewish descent.[4]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Eddie Himself Cameo
1996 Good Money Himself Cameo
1999 Pros & Cons Prison Man #2 Cameo
2002 Comedian Himself Documentary; executive producer
2005 The Thing About My Folks Himself Cameo
2007 Bee Movie Barry B. Benson
2013 Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story Himself Documentary
2014 Top Five Himself Uncredited cameo
2014 Tom's Restaurant - A Documentary About Everything Himself Documentary
2016 Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Himself Documentary
2016 Dying Laughing Himself Documentary on stand-up
2017 If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself Theatrical and HBO documentary on Carl Reiner


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Benson Frankie 3 episodes
1982 Square Pegs Bat Mitzvah Guest Episode: Muffy's Bat Mitzvah
1982 An Evening at the Improv Himself Stand-Up Special
1984 The Ratings Game Network Rep Television film
1986 Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me Himself Stand-Up Special. Released on DVD in 2006.
1987 Stand-Up Confidential Himself Stand-Up Special. Released on VHS in 1993.
1989–98 Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld 180 episodes;
also co-creator, writer and executive producer
1992 Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue Himself Television film
1992, 99 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 2 episodes
1993 Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher Panel Guest First Episode
1993 Love & War Jerry Seinfeld Episode: Let's Not Call it Love
1993, 96 Rugrats Additional voices 5 episodes
1993, 98 The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2 episodes
1994 Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld Host TV special; released on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray
1997 NewsRadio Himself Episode: "The Real Deal"
1998 I'm Telling You for the Last Time Himself Comedy Special
1998 Mad About You Himself Uncredited; Episode: "Season Opener"
1999 Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself Television special
2000 Dilbert Comp-U-Comp Voice; Episode: "The Return"
2001 Hey Arnold! Additional voices 2 episodes
2004, 09 Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself 6 episodes
2007 30 Rock Himself Episode: "SeinfeldVision"
2010–11 The Marriage Ref Himself 9 episodes; also creator and executive producer
2011 Talking Funny Himself Television special, HBO
2012–14 Louie Himself 2 episodes
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself (Host) 72 episodes;
also creator and executive producer
2014 Don Rickles: One Night Only Himself (host) Television special
2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself Television Special, NBC
2015 Inside Amy Schumer Himself Episode: "80s Ladies"
2016 The Jim Gaffigan Show Himself Episode: "The Calling"
2016 Maya & Marty Himself Episode #1.5
2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Freak Masterstroke Episode: "Starcrash"
2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld Himself Comedy Special/Documentary, Netflix
2018 My Next Guest Needs No Introduction Himself (host) Episode: "You're David Letterman, You Idiot"
2019 Huge in France Himself Episode: Épisode Quatre
2020 23 Hours to Kill Himself Comedy Special, Netflix

Stand-up home video appeareances

Year Title Studio Format
2001 Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians Madacy Entertainment VHS/DVD
2003 Best of The Improv, Vol. 4 Koch Vision DVD
2007 Comedy Club Greats Lionsgate DVD
2010 Lafflink Presents: The Platinum Comedy Series Vol. 1: Jerry Seinfeld Lafflink DVD/streaming
2014 Classic Comedy from An Evening at the Improv Somerville House DVD/streaming
2015 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Featuring Jerry Seinfeld ("Featured Guest Series: Volume 5") Carson Entertainment DVD/streaming


Video games

Year Title Role Publisher
2007 Bee Movie Game Barry B. Benson (voice) Activision



Comedy specials

Year Title Formats Studio
1987 Stand-Up Confidential VHS (1993) HBO
1998–99 Jerry Seinfeld on Broadway:
I'm Telling You for the Last Time
2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld LP/Streaming Netflix
2020 23 Hours to Kill LP/Streaming Netflix


Year Title Studio
2011 Colin Quinn: Long Story Short HBO
2016 Colin Quinn: The New York Story Netflix



Writing credits for Seinfeld

The list below only includes episodes mainly written by Seinfeld, as he (and Larry David in Seasons 1 through 7) rewrote the drafts for each episode.

Season Episode Notes
Season 1 The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David
Male Unbonding with Larry David
The Stake Out with Larry David
The Stock Tip with Larry David
Season 2 The Ex-Girlfriend with Larry David
The Pony Remark with Larry David
The Busboy with Larry David
The Jacket with Larry David
The Chinese Restaurant with Larry David
The Phone Message with Larry David
Season 3 The Stranded with Larry David and Matt Goldman
Season 4 The Shoes with Larry David
Season 5 The Sniffing Accountant with Larry David
The Raincoats with Larry David, Tom Gammill, and Max Pross
The Opposite with Larry David and Andy Cowan
Season 6 The Kiss Hello with Larry David
Season 7 The Cadillac with Larry David


  1. "Jerry Seinfeld's Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  2. "Jerry Seinfeld - Genealogy Family Tree". Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. "Jerry Seinfeld". Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  4. "The Paper Trail of Jerry Seinfeld Leads Back to Ellis Island and Beyond". The New York Times. April 24, 2009.Her family identified their nationality as Turkish when they emigrated to the United States in 1917.
  5. "Jerry Seinfeld Appearances". Retrieved 2021-02-15.