62 Facts About Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerome Allen Jerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

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Jerry Seinfeld is best known for playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created and wrote with Larry David.

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Jerry Seinfeld produced, co-wrote, and starred in the 2007 film Bee Movie, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

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Jerry Seinfeld is the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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Jerry Seinfeld is married to author and philanthropist Jessica Seinfeld, with whom he has three children.

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Jerry Seinfeld has received twenty Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work on Jerry Seinfeld and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee as well as four Grammy Award nominations for his comedy albums.

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Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City.

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Salha's mother Garez Dayan, Jerry Seinfeld's great-grandmother, was a member of the Dayan rabbinic family, who trace their paternal ancestry back to the Medieval Exilarchs, and from the Exilarchs back to the Biblical King David.

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Jerry Seinfeld grew up in Massapequa, New York, and attended Massapequa High School on Long Island.

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Jerry Seinfeld attended the State University of New York at Oswego, and transferred after his second year to Queens College, City University of New York, where he graduated in 1976 with a degree in communications and theater.

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Jerry Seinfeld developed an interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions.

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Jerry Seinfeld appeared on open-mic nights at Budd Friedman's Improv Club while attending Queens College.

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13.

Jerry Seinfeld was abruptly fired from the show due to creative differences.

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Jerry Seinfeld has said that he was not 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.

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In May 1981, Jerry Seinfeld made a successful appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, impressing Carson and the audience, leading to frequent appearances on that show and others, including Late Night with David Letterman.

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Jerry Seinfeld created The Jerry Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1988 for NBC.

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17.

Jerry Seinfeld is the only actor to appear in every episode of the show.

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Jerry Seinfeld has said that his show was influenced by the 1950s sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show.

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19.

Jerry Seinfeld has written several books, mostly archives of past routines.

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20.

On November 18, 2004, Jerry Seinfeld appeared at the National Museum of American History to donate the "puffy shirt" he wore in the Jerry Seinfeld episode of the same name.

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21.

Jerry Seinfeld gave a speech when presenting the "puffy shirt, " saying humorously that "This is the most embarrassing moment of my life.

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22.

On February 25, 2007, Jerry Seinfeld appeared at the 79th Academy Awards as the presenter for "Best Documentary.

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23.

On June 2, 2008, amidst his spring 2008 tour, Jerry Seinfeld performed in his hometown of New York City for a one-night-only show at the Hammerstein Ballroom to benefit Stand Up for a Cure, a charity aiding lung cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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24.

Jerry Seinfeld appeared on an episode of the Starz original series Head Case.

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25.

Jerry Seinfeld wrote the scripts for the 15 advertisements that were filmed.

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26.

Jerry Seinfeld was the first guest on Jay Leno's talk show The Jay Leno Show, which premiered on September 14, 2009.

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Jerry Seinfeld executive produced and regularly appeared as a panelist in The Marriage Ref.

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28.

In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld started a web series titled Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, in which he would pick up a fellow comedian in a different car each episode and take them out for coffee and conversation.

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29.

In June 2013, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on rapper Wale's album The Gifted, on the song "Outro About Nothing.

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30.

In 2014, Jerry Seinfeld hosted the special Don Rickles: One Night Only at the Apollo Theatre.

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On February 15, 2015, Jerry Seinfeld made a guest appearance on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, where he hosted the "Questions from the Audience" segment, which included cameos from Michael Douglas, John Goodman, James Franco, Larry David, Ellen Cleghorne, Dakota Johnson, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, and Sarah Palin.

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32.

On May 20, 2015, Jerry Seinfeld made a guest appearance on David Letterman's final Late Show episode.

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Jerry Seinfeld joined other friends of the show to pay tribute to Letterman.

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34.

In January 2017, Jerry Seinfeld went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and joined Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Fallon in honoring outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama, and played a game of Catchphrase, which Obama and Fallon won to Jerry Seinfeld's dismay.

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35.

In October 2020, Jerry Seinfeld joined Steve Martin in a discussion about comedy at The New Yorker Festival.

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36.

Jerry Seinfeld has stated, "On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Don Rickles.

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Jerry Seinfeld stated, "Monty Python was a gigantic influence on me.

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38.

Those influenced by Jerry Seinfeld include John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Ellen DeGeneres, and Issa Rae.

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39.

Jerry Seinfeld's was a fellow comedian, and one of the inspirations for the Seinfeld character Elaine Benes.

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Jerry Seinfeld's transferred from GW to UCLA, in part to be with Seinfeld, and cited missing New York City and constant press coverage as reasons for the relationship ending.

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41.

Jerry Seinfeld is Jewish and has incorporated elements of his Jewish identity in his work.

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Jerry Seinfeld stated that he took a Scientology course when he was in his 20s; he said that he found it interesting but that he didn't pursue it any further.

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43.

In December 2012, Jerry Seinfeld said that he had been practicing Transcendental Meditation for 40 years.

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Jerry Seinfeld promoted the use of the technique in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation in December 2012 on Good Morning America, and appeared at a 2009 David Lynch Foundation benefit for TM, at which Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared.

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45.

In 1999, Jerry Seinfeld auctioned a Breitling Chronomat watch as part of the "Famous Faces, Watch Auction For Charity" event in New York City.

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46.

Jerry Seinfeld has participated in Jon Stewart's charity event, Night of Too Many Stars.

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47.

Jerry Seinfeld turned down $5 million per episode, for 22 episodes, to continue the show for a 10th season.

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48.

Jerry Seinfeld earned $100 million from syndication deals and stand-up performances in 2004, and $60 million in 2006.

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49.

Jerry Seinfeld earned $10 million for appearing with Bill Gates in Microsoft's 2008 advertisements for Windows.

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50.

Between June 2008 and June 2009, Jerry Seinfeld earned $85 million, making him the world's highest-paid comedian during those 12 months.

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51.

In mid-2013, Jerry Seinfeld disputed Forbes claims regarding his income and net worth on The Howard Stern Show.

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Jerry Seinfeld was ranked by Forbes the highest-paid comedian for 2015, the second-highest paid in 2016, and the highest-paid again in 2017.

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53.

Jerry Seinfeld is an automobile enthusiast and collector, and he owns a collection of about 150 cars, including a large Porsche collection.

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Jerry Seinfeld rented a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California, for an extended period during the 1990s for storage of some of the vehicles in the collection.

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In 2002, Jerry Seinfeld purchased property on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City where he built a $1.

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Paul Bannister has written that Jerry Seinfeld's collection includes Porsche 911s from various years, 10 Porsche Boxsters each painted a different color, and the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the same model and pearl-grey color that actor James Dean was driving when he died after crashing the car.

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Discovery Channel television show Chasing Classic Cars claimed that Jerry Seinfeld owns the first and last produced air-cooled Porsche 911s.

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Jerry Seinfeld was originally not allowed to drive it, because the car was "not street legal.

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59.

Jerry Seinfeld wrote an article for the February 2004 issue of Automobile, reviewing the Porsche Carrera GT.

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60.

In 2008, Jerry Seinfeld was involved in a car accident when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat 500 failed and, to avoid an intersection, he pulled the emergency brake while turning sharply, ultimately causing the car to flip onto its side.

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61.

Coffee and espresso machine aficionado, Jerry Seinfeld owns multiple espresso machines, including the $17, 000 Elektra Belle Epoque and two machines manufactured by Slayer and Breville, respectively.

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Jerry Seinfeld described his single-group Slayer machine, which costs upwards of $8, 500, as a "beautiful machine.

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