About Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Massapequa, Long Island. He graduated from Queens College in 1976 and after graduation went straight to the New York comedy club circuit. His career took off after his first successful spot on Carson's "The Tonight Show" in 1981 at age 27. Appearances on Letterman and Merv Griffin shows followed, and Jerry became a leading standup comedian. In 1989, Jerry teamed up with fellow stand-up Larry David and created "Seinfeld Chronicles" for Castle Rock Entertainment. The show became the hit NBC Television series "Seinfeld". In 1998, after nine extraordinarily successful years, the last episode aired to a national audience of 75 million people. In its 7th year in syndication, "Seinfeld" is still a frontrunner in the ratings. In the TV Guide listing of the Greatest Shows of All Time, "Seinfeld" was voted #1.
After retiring from his hit series, Seinfeld immediately returned to what he loved most, stand-up. He performed to a sold out, week-long engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. The last show was telecast live as an HBO special, "I'm Telling You For The Last Time" in August 1998.
In 2001, Seinfeld began creating a new stand-up act which was chronicled in the documentary, "Comedian," a behind the scenes look at the world of stand-up comedy. In 2003, Jerry penned a best selling children's book entitled "Halloween" which has become a household perennial for both kids and adults alike.
"Bee Movie," opened in theaters on November 2, 2007 and was a box office hit. Jerry starred, wrote and produced the DreamWorks animated film. He appeared with the cast of Seinfeld on last season's HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Jerry is currently executive producer of "The Marriage Ref," a real life comedy which premiered on NBC in February, starring comedian Tom Papa. He can also be seen performing stand-up across the country on an ongoing basis.