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Jerry Seinfeld

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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.  See full bio on IMDb »

Jerry Seinfeld Downsizes from Exotic Cars to Scooters

Jerry Seinfeld
I've Got a Great New Idea ... Comedians Riding on Scooters!!!

We all know Jerry Seinfeld takes his love for cars quite seriously -- and, apparently, he feels the same way about luxury scooters too. Can ya tell? The comic was in NYC Tuesday getting ready to… READ MORE >

'Seinfeld' Writer Wants McDonald's to Pay Up for Muffin Top Idea

'Seinfeld' Writer Spike Feresten
Mickey D's Using My Muffin Top Idea ... Great, Send a Check!!!

McDonald's is revamping breakfast by ripping off a famous "Seinfeld" episode -- and the guy who wrote it says he deserves a piece of the pie ... er, muffin. Spike Feresten wrote "The Muffin… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Jerry Seinfeld Responds to 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Lawsuit

Jerry Seinfeld
Idea of 'Comedians in Cars' Ain't Yours ... It's Nobody's, Really

Jerry Seinfeld isn't laughing over a claim he stole the idea for his hit Netflix show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" -- instead, he says the guy suing him doesn't have a leg to stand on. In… READ MORE >

- 222 days ago
Justin Bieber Meets Jerry Seinfeld on Heels of 'Comedians in Cars' Lawsuit

Justin Bieber
Pop Stars in Cars Getting Chummy ... With Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld might be getting sued over his hit Netflix show, but that's not deterring him from a good ol' fashioned stop-and-chat with stars in their cars ... just ask Justin Bieber. Jerry was… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Jerry Seinfeld Sued for Allegedly Stealing 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' (UPDATE)

Jerry Seinfeld Sued
I Helped You Put Comedians in Cars ... Time to Pay Up, Jerry!

4:30 PM PT -- Jerry's attorney, Orin Snyder, said in a statement, "This lawsuit is delusional. Jerry independently created 'Comedians in Cars' and Mr. Charles only concocted this claim after the… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Jerry Seinfeld Snubs Kesha, Appears to Have No Clue Who She Is (VIDEO)

Jerry Seinfeld
Who's Kesha?? No Hug for You!

Jerry Seinfeld made it clear he's not down with hugs from random strangers who approach him out of nowhere ... even if they turn out to be Kesha. LAST NIGHT @KeshaRose found out… READ MORE >

- 525 days ago
Jerry Seinfeld -- Going Back to Opening Act Status ... for Margaret Cho

Jerry Seinfeld
Going Back to Opening Act Status ... For Margaret Cho

Jerry Seinfeld's headliner days are over, at least for one night ... he'll be the warm-up for Margaret Cho -- all to help her make good at the NJ comedy club where she bombed. The Stress Factory… READ MORE >

- 937 days ago
Amy Schumer -- Flyin' High with Jerry Seinfeld (PHOTOS)

Amy Schumer
Flyin' High with Jerry Seinfeld

Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld were high Friday ... over piercing blue tropical waters. Amy, her BF Ben Hanisch, Jerry and fellow comedian Bridget Everett enjoyed an awesome afternoon in what we… READ MORE >

- 969 days ago
Jerry Seinfeld -- Used Car Salesman Hauls in $22 Million (PHOTOS)

Jerry Seinfeld
Used Car Salesman ... Hauls in $22 Million

Jerry Seinfeld didn't quite hit the $28 million mark his rare Porsches were expected to make at auction, but he unloaded a VW Beetle for $121k! So, there's that. All told, Jerry pulled in $22.2… READ MORE >

- 973 days ago
Jerry Seinfeld -- I'd Like to Sell You Some Used Cars ... For $28M (PHOTOS)

Jerry Seinfeld
I'd Like to Sell You Some Used Cars For $28 Million

Jerry Seinfeld's car collection is about to turn into big, big money for the comedian ... he plans to unload 18 of them for more than $28 million! We're told Jerry doesn't have the time to drive… READ MORE >

- 1003 days ago
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