Jerry Seinfeld Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Aug, 2018
Facts of Jerry Seinfeld
Date of Birth: 1954 , April-29
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Jerry Seinfeld
Birth Name Jerome Allen Seinfeld
Nick Name Jerry
Father Kalman Seinfeld
Mother Betty
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Religion Judaism
Ethnicity Hungarian, Syrian
Profession Stand-up comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Director
Eye Color Amber
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 42-32-14 inches
Waist size 32 inches
Chest Size 42 inches
Bicep Size 14 inches
Weight in KG 79 kg
Affair with Carol Leifer, Shoshanna Lonstein
Married Yes
Married to Jessica Sklar
Children Sascha, Julian Kal, Shepherd Kellen
Divorce Not yet
Education State University of New York, Oswego Queens College, City University, New York
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Eddie, Bee Movie, Top Five
TV Show Benson, The Ratings Game, Saturday Night Live
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Jerry Seinfeld is a popular American stand-up comedian and actor who is best known for his sitcom Seinfeld from 1989–1998 which became a landmark of changing American comedy culture in the late 20th century. He has worked in several popular television series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Marriage Ref, Jerry Before Seinfeld, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm and so on. As of 2018, he is appearing in the web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.  

He specializes in observational comedy which is often based on social obligations and personal relationships. Comedy Central named Seinfeld the "12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time". Seinfeld is in the field for more than three decades and is still one of the best comedians American has ever seen.

Early Life Of And Education Of Jerry Seinfeld               

Jerry Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York to Kalman Seinfeld; an Austrian-Jewish sign maker and Betty Seinfeld. Seinfeld was raised in Massapequa, New York. 

He joined Massapequa High School on Long Island for his preliminary education. As a 16-year-old, he volunteered at the Kibbutz Sa'ar, a collective community in Israel. Later he attended the State University of New York at Oswego transferring after his second year to Queens College, the City University of New York and graduated with a degree in communications and theatre.     

Jerry Seinfeld's Career-Awards & Achievements

Seinfeld started his comedy career shortly after his graduation from Queens College. A road to success is never easy,  after struggling for few years, he began working with the New York City's comedy club, Catch a Rising Star. Then he made his debut appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.    

In 1979, he played the role of Frankie, a mail delivery boy in the American tv sitcom, Benson which was aired on the ABC network and ran for 158 episodes. Again in 1981, he gained huge fame and recognition after he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He made a great impression on John William Carson which led to regular re-appearance. 

In 1988, accompanying with Larry David he made The Seinfeld Chronicles which was later named as Seinfeld so as to avoid confusion with other programs of the same name. This series gained a huge amount of attention and from the fourth season, it was rated as the most famous sitcom on American television. The sitcom lasted for almost a decade for a total of nine seasons with 180 episodes.       

During 1993 he published his book entitled Seinlanguage. The book was an adaptation of his stand-up material. It was listed on the New York Times Best Seller list. From 1993 to 1998, he played himself on the American television sitcom, The Larry Sanders Show which was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein.    

In 2000 he starred as Comp-U-Comp in the tv series named Dilbert, created by Scott Adams and was able to win the Primetime Emmy Award. Again in 2002, he came up with his second book titled Children's book Halloween which was represented by James Bennett. The book was mainly targeted for the young children. 

He made a cameo appearance as himself in 2004 in the improvised American comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. On the same year, he also promoted a tv series named the Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman. In 2007, he played a voice role of Barry B.Benson in the computer-animated comedy film, Bee Movie. He also co-wrote the script for the movie.

In 2012, he starred as well as became a creator and executive producer of the tv series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In the same year, he made a cameo appearance on the comedy-drama TV series, Louie. And he was featured in the song, Outro About Nothing, from the album, The Gifted by rapper Wale in 2013.

Jerry Seinfeld's Net Worth 

Seinfeld is the richest comedian in the world, with a net worth almost a billion dollars. As of 2018, he has a net worth of $920 million and his annual income in 2016 was $69 million. As per the Forbes magazine, in 2004 Seinfeld's annual earning was $261 million, placing him at the top of the celebrity money rank that year. He reportedly took $5 million per episode of Seinfeld to continue the show for a 10th season.   

He collected $100 million amount from syndication contract in 2004 and $60 million in 2006. Besides this, he also amassed $10 million for appearing with Bill Gates in Microsoft's 2008 advertisements for Windows. Moreover, he earned $85 million between June 2008 and June 2009 which made him highest paid comedian at that time period. 

Car collection

Jerry Seinfeld is also an automobile enthusiast and avid collector who owns 150 collections of cars including a large Porsche collection. He rented a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, in Santa Monica, California, for an extended period of time during the 1990s for storage of some of the vehicles in the collection.   

 

Just arrived in US. 1 of 31. So excited.

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In 2002 he purchased property on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York where he built a $1.4 million two-story garage to store part of his Porsche collection. He has altogether 43 Porsches. His centerpiece car Porsche 959s is worth $ 700 thousand. He thinks that the Lamborghini Miura is the most beautiful car ever designed.   

Jerry Seinfeld's Personal Life-Wife And Kids

Talking about his personal life, Seinfeld dated Carol Leifer years before the series Seinfeld was created. He also had a four-year love affair with high school students named Shoshanna Lonstein. He was only 17 years old when they started dating. 

In August 1998, he met Jessica Sklar at the Reebok Sports Club and they started dating each other. Before Seinfeld, Sklar was married to Eric Nederlander and after divorcing Nederlander she married Seinfeld on December 25, 1999. 

CAPTION: Jerry Seinfeld with his wife Jessica Sklar SOURCE: world lifestyle

Together the couple bought a house in Amagansett, Long Island for US$32 million in 2000. They welcomed their first child; a daughter named, Sascha on November 7, 2000. And welcomed their first son Julian Kal on March 1, 2003, and their second son named Shepherd Kellen on August 22, 2005. All of them were born in New York City. He is living a happy married life with his wife and kids. 

His best friends are fellow comedians Larry Miller, George Wallace and Mario Joyner. In December 2012, Seinfeld announced that he practiced Transcendental Meditation for 40 years and he is a supporter of the global charitable organization, The David Lynch Foundation. 

On 5 November 2015 David Lynch Foundation organized a benefit concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall with slogan Change Begins Within to promote transcendental meditation for stress control. Concerning this Seinfeld said, 

I would do anything that I could to promote it in the world, because I think it's the greatest thing as a life tool, as a work tool and just making things make sense.

In the year 2008, he met with a car accident, after the brakes of his 1966 Fiat 500 failed. However, he was not hurt in the accident.

He is active on social media including Instagram where he has more than 892K+ followers and almost 4.19M+ followers on his Twitter account as of 2018. 

Body Measurements   

  • Height- He stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall (1.80 m). 
  • Weight- As of 2018, he weighs 79 kg  (175 lbs). 
  • Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches, Biceps: 14 Inches. 
  • Hobbies- Reading, Traveling.       

Here's his interview video,

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