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Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
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Full Name: Jerome Seinfeld
Profession: Comedian

United States of America

Biography: Seinfeld began his career as a stand up comedian before creating the TV sitcom "Seinfield" with Larry David in 1988.

The show (1989-98) in which Seinfeld played a caricature of himself became one of the most popular sitcoms ever in America.

The comedy was famously called "a show about nothing" and was the winner of a Grammy (1993) and a Golden Globe (1994).

Born: April 29, 1954
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 68 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1999-12-25 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

Historical Events

  • 1989-07-05 "Seinfield" (originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles" screens its pilot episode starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards on NBC
  • 1993-02-28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993-09-19 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win
  • 1997-12-25 Jerry Seinfeld announces the final season of his TV show "Seinfeld" will air the following year
  • 1998-05-14 Seinfeld's final 2-part episode "The Finale" airs on NBC-TV to 76.3M viewers with commercials priced at $2M for 30 seconds

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