Born Jerome Seinfeld on April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn New York, Jerry Seinfeld is the son of Jewish parents, Kalman and Betty. He was educated in Massapequa High School and State University of New York at Oswego but later on moved to Queens College. He traveled to Israel when he was 16 for a short period of time doing volunteer work. Straight from graduation, he tried his luck at an open mic night at New York City’s Catch a Rising Star in 1976.
Seinfeld’s first professional role was an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special. This was followed by a small recurring role as a mail delivery boy on the Benson Sitcom in 1979. He was abruptly fired from the show, though. He achieved a breakthrough in 1981 after a very successful and notable appearance on he Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. This paved the way for him to appear regularly on Late Night with David Letterman and The Merv Griffin Show.
Calling himself an observational comedian, Seinfeld is widely known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and executively produced for NBC in 1989. After four seasons, Seinfeld has become hugely popular. After nine years, Seinfeld left the air in 1998. Ten years, however, in 2008, it was still getting heavy airplay via syndication. The cast and crew got together to record audio commentaries for the DVD releases from 2004 to 2007. After his sitcom, Seinfeld went back to stand-up comedy, up until 2008 when he lent his voice to the lead character Barry in the animated feature Bee Movie.
Seinfeld is also a bestselling author and a pitchman for products, including Windows Vista. Seinfeld has won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series, and two Screen Actors Guild’s for Outstanding Ensemble for a comedy Series.
-Jerry is a fan of Porsche and owns at least 35 of the cars.
-He had a habit of throwing out the clothes he had traveled with after each road trip.
-He owns over 500 sneakers. They are all white.
-Jerry is a fan of the comic book character Superman.
-Jerry's first store-bought Halloween costume was a superman costume that didn't fit. His mother made him wear his winter coat over it.
-I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?
-Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end.
-It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
-How late are the stores open? I'm thinking of maybe of buying a new TV and smash it over my head.
-Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.