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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American actor, writer and comedian from Massapequa, New York, a Long Island, New York Town. Seinfeld attended the Birch Lane Elementary School and Massapequa High School. He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Straight from graduation at Queens College, Seinfeld tried out at an open mic night at New York's Catch A Rising Star in 1976. Soon after, he was appearing in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.

Seinfeld had a small recurring role as "Frankie" on the Benson sitcom in 1979, but was abruptly fired from the show.

A few years later, in May of 1981, Seinfeld made a highly successful appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. Seinfeld then became a regular on similar shows, including Late Night with David Letterman and the Merv Griffin Show.

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Seinfeld

Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1989 for NBC. The show was later renamed simply Seinfeld and became one of the most popular and successful sitcoms on American television. The show left the air in 1998. As of 2005, the show was still receiving heavy airplay in syndication. The show also starred Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as Michael Richards and Jason Alexander.

Post Seinfeld

In 1998, Seinfeld went on tour and recorded a comedy special entitled "I'm Telling You for the Last Time". An album of the same name was also released that year, and it featured samples of his stand-up performance.

After his sitcom went off the air, Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy. The process of developing new material was chronicled in a 2002 documentary, Comedian, directed by Christian Charles. Jerry Seinfeld has written a few books, mostly archives of past routines. Though he has never admitted it, Seinfeld is also widely believed to be the ghostwriter of the popular Ted L. Nancy book series.

Jerry also appeared in two 'webisodes'[1] (http://www.unpluggedstudio.com/) promoting American Express Credit Cards in which he appeared together with an animated rendering of Superman. The webisodes were aired in 2004 and directed by famous director Barry Levinson.

Family

He began dating Jessica Sklar after they met at the Reebok Sports Club in 1998, even though she had just married Eric Nederlander, a scion of the Broadway theater-owning family. At one point, Nederlander planned to sue Seinfeld for "alienation of affection" for contributing to the demise of his marriage. Seinfeld and Sklar married on Christmas Day, 1999. They have 2 children, Sascha, and Julian Cal, whose birth was announced on Live! with Regis and Kelly. In 2005, the fact that he was expecting his third child was announced.

Compensation

Seinfeld received US$267 million during 1998 according to Forbes magazine ([2] (http://www.forbes.com/lists/results.jhtml?passListId=53&passYear=1999&passListType=Person&resultsStart=1&resultsHowMany=25&resultsSortProperties=-numberfield2%2C%2Bstringfield1&resultsSortCategoryName=earnings+%28%24mil%29)). Even though his only sitcom ended six years ago, he still makes more with syndication than most actors with current shows do. His earnings allow him to be an active collector of Porsche sports cars.

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