Comedian: Jerry Seinfeld Live in Newark NJ Friday 12-7!
Seinfeld also co-wrote and co-produced the 2007 animated film Bee Movie, in which he voiced the protagonist. In 2010 he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref. He directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater, which ran until January 2011. He is also the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
In his stand-up comedy career, Seinfeld is known for specializing in observational humor, often focusing on personal relationships and uncomfortable social obligations. In 2005 Comedy Central named him the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time.
In 1979, he had a small recurring role on the sitcom Benson, playing Frankie, a mail delivery boy who had comedy routines that no one wanted to hear. However, Seinfeld was abruptly fired from the show due to creative differences. Seinfeld has said that he was not actually told he had been fired until he turned up for the read-through session for an episode, and found that there was no script for him. In May 1981, Seinfeld made a successful appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, impressing Carson and the audience and leading to frequent appearances on that show and others, including Late Night with David Letterman.
Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1988 for NBC. The show was later renamed Seinfeld to avoid confusion with the short-lived teen sitcom The Marshall Chronicles. By its fourth season, it had become the most popular and successful sitcom on American television. The final episode aired in 1998, and the show has been a popular syndicated re-run.
Along with Seinfeld, the show starred Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus and experienced actors Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. Alexander played George, a caricature of Larry David. Seinfeld holds the distinction of being the only actor to appear in every episode of the show.
Seinfeld has said that his show was influenced by the 1950s sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show. In the “Seinfeld Season 6” DVD set, commenting on the episode “The Gymnast”, Seinfeld cited Jean Shepherd as an influence, saying, “He really formed my entire comedic sensibility—I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd.”
From 2004 to 2007, the former Seinfeld cast and crew recorded audio commentaries for episodes of the DVD releases of the show. Seinfeld himself provided commentary for numerous episodes.
|1984||The Ratings Game||Network Rep||TV movie|
|1999||Pros & Cons||Prison Man #2||Cameo|
Also executive producer
|2007||Bee Movie||Barry B. Benson (voice)||Also co-writer and producer
Nominated – Producers Guild of America Award for Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award – Animated
Nominated – Kids Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
|2014||Top Five||Himself||Uncredited cameo|
|1989–1998||Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld||180 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer
American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (1992–1993)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (1993)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1994, 1996–1997)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1993)
Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (1996, 1999)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series (1992–1996)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1994–1995, 1997)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series (1992, 1994–1998)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1995)
|1992, 1999||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||2 episodes|
|1993, 1998||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself||2 episodes|
|1997||NewsRadio||Himself||Episode: “The Real Deal”|
|1998||I’m Telling You for the Last Time||Himself||Stand-up special|
|1998||Mad About You||Himself||Uncredited
Episode: “Season Opener”
|2000||Dilbert||Comp-U-Comp (voice)||Episode: “The Return”|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Himself||Uncredited
Episode: “Opening Night”
|2007||30 Rock||Himself||Episode: “SeinfeldVision”|
|2009||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Himself||5 episodes|
|2010–2011||The Marriage Ref||Creator and executive producer|
|2012, 2014||Louie||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012–present||Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee||Himself (host)|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Himself||Episode: “80s Ladies”|
|2016||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Himself||Episode: “The Calling”|
|2016||Maya & Marty||Himself||Episode: “5”|