Jerry Seinfeld is a revered stand up comic performer. He has achieved near cult status for his unique brand of comedy. His popularity soared when Seinfeld was given the show number one ranking on the Oprah Winfrey show in February 1997. Jerry Seinfeld’s popularity has also led to many books and biographies being written about the comic, making him a star in his own right.
A Look at Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York City and grew up in the predominantly Jewish community of Crown Heights. Jerry Seinfeld was raised with a sense of humor by his father and grandmother, who were both Holocaust survivors. He developed this remarkable talent at an early age, which he showcased during his early years on television. Jerry Seinfeld was raised with a strong sense of humor by his father and grandmother, who were both Holocaust survivors. He is regarded as one of the best television actors of all time.
Jerry Seinfeld began dating the showbiz beauty Leona Lewis after they met while he was performing stand up comedy at the Los Angeles Airport in 1974. Lewis was the singer for the band King Signals along with her brother, Mark Lewis. Jerry Seinfeld and Leona Lewis were very good friends for many years, which led to the two of them spending many a night together drinking and taking in the L.A. atmosphere.
Who Is Jerry Seinfeld?
Jerry Seinfeld is an actor and comedian who made his stand-up debut at an open mic night in 1976 and appeared on The Tonight Show in 1981. After starring in his own television special in 1987, he developed the sitcom Seinfeld for NBC with fellow comedian Larry David. The sitcom ran for nine seasons and was the highest-rated show in the United States when the final episode aired in 1998. He later created the reality show The Marriage Ref and the interview series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Early Life and Career
Jerome Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. Seinfeld’s interest in comedy was sparked at an early age through the influence of his father, a sign maker who was also a closet comedian. By age eight, Seinfeld was putting himself through rigorous comic training, watching television day and night to study the techniques of comedians. Over the years, he developed a unique style of comedy that centered on his wry observations on life’s mundanities.
Seinfeld studied communications and theater at Queens College, City University of New York, and shortly after graduation in 1976 he made his stand-up debut at an open mic night in the Catch a Rising Star nightclub. He worked his way up to an appearance on The Tonight Show in 1981, which gave Seinfeld his first national exposure. By the late 1980s, he was one of the highest-profile stand-up comedians in the United States.
Commercial Success and ‘Seinfeld’
After starring in the television special Jerry Seinfeld’s Stand-up Confidential (1987), Seinfeld was asked to develop a sitcom with NBC. He teamed up with friend and fellow comedian Larry David to create Seinfeld, which hit the air in 1989.
Produced and sometimes co-written by Seinfeld, the quirky, widely watched show emphasized loosely structured stories; seemingly insignificant subject matter; and a buddy system of comedy in which the Jerry character often played a straight man to his three tightly wound screwball friends, Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards).
The sitcom reached unprecedented levels of popularity and critical acclaim, and many of its catchphrases and plot elements became part of the cultural lexicon. Seinfeld ran for nine seasons and was the highest-rated show in the United States when its final episode aired in 1998.
Jerry Seinfeld had many roles in his early career including appearances on The Daily Show, Friends, Cheers, Two birds with one stone, Phyllis Schlafly: The Ultimate Guide to Stuttering, Boy Meets World, and Guys from New York. During the later years of his career he went on to star in many popular sitcoms including Seinfeld, Curb Your Envelopes, and Jerry, among many others. He also produced and wrote for several movies and TV shows, such as Sex and the City, Frasier, King of the Hill, and The Sopranos. Jerry Seinfeld is one of today’s most celebrated comedians, not only in his own personal life but in that of his fellow comedians, as well.
Films and Books
Seinfeld returned to stand-up comedy in the late 1990s, embarking on multiple national tours of comedy clubs and theaters, one of which was documented in the 2002 film Comedian. He also wrote Seinlanguage (1993), a best-selling book of humorous observations, and the children’s book Halloween (2003). Additionally, he co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the animated Bee Movie (2007).
Jerry Seinfeld, along with his producing partner, Larry Segal, has written numerous Seinfeld episodes, some of which have been turned into full-length movies. Recently Jerry Seinfeld and his cast and crew began working on a new episode for a possible full-length Seinfeld movie. Many are speculating that it may be headed towards a new Broadway play instead of a full blown movie. The plot of the new episode is still in the development stages, but according to what we hear, it will be very different from the show’s current format. The plot revolves around a high school boy who must try to deal with his conscience while balancing his social life, friends, and family.
Jerry Seinfeld, as we all know, is one of the greatest comedians of all time, and as he enters his final year of his prolific stand up career, he looks to continue with some of his most popular characters. He has said that he hopes to do some guest spots on some of his old sitcoms, or maybe even return to his Seinfeld full time. Of course, if he were to ever begin dating someone right now, that would be pretty news to the public. So far, Jerry has remained married to his wife, Elaine, for the past 17 years. Jerry Seinfeld is one of our most beloved celebrities, and as he enters his mid to late 20’s he looks to be just that much of a hit!