Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander - 2009 (cropped).jpg
Alexander in 2009
Born
Jay Scott Greenspan

(1959-09-23) September 23, 1959 (age 60)
OccupationActor, comedian, singer, director
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)
Daena Title (m. 1982)
Children2

Jay Scott Greenspan[1][2][3] (born September 23, 1959),[2] known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, comedian, singer, and director. Alexander is best known for his role as George Costanza in the television series Seinfeld (1989–1998), for which he was nominated for seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Other well-known roles include Phillip Stuckey in the film Pretty Woman (1990), comic relief gargoyle Hugo in the Disney animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), and the title character in the animated series Duckman (1994–1997). He has also made guest appearances on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm (2001, 2009) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2019).

Alexander has had an active career on stage, appearing in several Broadway musicals, including Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989, for which he won the Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. He appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Producers. He was the artistic director of "Reprise! Broadway's Best in Los Angeles", where he has directed several musicals.

Early life[edit]

Alexander was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Jewish parents Ruth Minnie (née Simon), a nurse and health care administrator, and Alexander B. Greenspan, an accounting manager whose first name Jay later borrowed to create his stage name.[1] He has a half-sister, Karen Van Horne, and a half-brother, Michael Greenspan.[4]

Alexander grew up in Livingston, New Jersey, and is a 1977 graduate of Livingston High School.[5] Interested in magic from an early age, Alexander initially hoped to be a magician, but while attending a magic camp was told that his hands were too small to palm a card, making card magic virtually impossible. He then became interested in theater, eventually coming to realize, "Wait a minute—the whole thing's an illusion. Nothing up there is real" and that theater was "a magic trick". He then decided to pursue it as a career.[6] He attended Boston University, but left the summer before his senior year after getting work in New York City. At Boston University, Alexander wanted to pursue classical acting, but a professor redirected him toward comedy after noticing his physique, remarking, "I know your heart and soul are Hamlet, but you will never play Hamlet."[7] He was awarded an honorary degree in 1995.

Acting career[edit]

Alexander in 2006

Stage career[edit]

Alexander began his acting career on the New York stage and is an accomplished singer and dancer. On Broadway he appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, Kander & Ebb's The Rink, Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, Accomplice, and Jerome Robbins' Broadway, for which he garnered the 1989 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In 2003, Alexander was cast opposite Martin Short in the Los Angeles production of Mel Brooks's The Producers.[8] Alexander also appeared with Kelsey Grammer in the 2004 musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, as Jacob Marley. He continues to appear in live stage shows, including Barbra Streisand's memorable birthday party for Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl, in which he performed selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streetwith Angela Lansbury. Alexander was recently named the artistic director of Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where he previously directed Sunday in the Park with George. He is scheduled to direct its upcoming revival of Damn Yankees. In 2015, he replaced Larry David as the lead in David's Broadway play Fish in the Dark. Alexander co-starred opposite Sherie Rene Scott in the September 2017 world premiere of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid at the Manhattan Theatre Club.[9]

Television[edit]

Alexander is best known as one of the key cast members of the award-winning television sitcom Seinfeld, on which he played the bumbling but lovable George Costanza (Jerry Seinfeld's character's best friend since childhood). Alexander was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards for his performance as Costanza, but did not win any, mainly due to his co-star Michael Richards being nominated and winning for his role as Cosmo Kramer. He did, however, win the 1995 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.[10]

Before Seinfeld, Alexander starred in commercials for John Deere and McDonald’s, as well as in the short-lived CBS sitcom Everything's Relative (1987). Concurrently with his Seinfeld role, he provided the voice of the lead character in the animated series Duckman (1994–1997). Alexander voiced Catbert, the evil director of human resources, in the short-lived animated series Dilbert, based on the popular comic strip.[citation needed][11]

Alexander made cameo appearances as himself in the second season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and appeared in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm along with the other three principal Seinfeld cast members.[12] He had a part in the ABC sitcom Dinosaurs as Al "Sexual" Harris (who frequently engaged in sexual harassment), as well as other voices. Despite a successful career in film and stage, Alexander never managed to repeat his Seinfeld-level of success in television. 2001 marked his first post-Seinfeld return to prime-time television: the heavily promoted but short-lived ABC sitcom Bob Patterson (which was canceled after five episodes). Alexander partially blames the show's failure on the country's mood after 9/11.[13]

Alexander's second chance as a TV series lead, the CBS sitcom Listen Up! (2004-05), also fell short of a second season. Alexander was the principal executive producer of the series, based very loosely on the life of the popular sports-media personality Tony Kornheiser. Alexander appeared on the Family Guy: Live in Vegas CD and sang a verse in a song. He was featured in the Friends episode "The One Where Rosita Dies" as Earl, a suicidal supply manager. Phoebe calls him trying to sell him toner, learns about his problem, and tries to persuade him not to commit suicide. This is referenced in an episode of Malcolm in the Middle where Alexander appears as Leonard. a neurotic and critical loner. He describes himself as "free" and says he makes money "selling toner over the phone". Later in the episode, he is repeatedly harassed by a man named George. Alexander appeared in the 1995 TV version of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie, as Conrad Birdie's agent, Albert Peterson. He guest-starred in episode 8 of the 1996 variety show Muppets Tonight.[citation needed]

In 1999, Alexander presided over the New York Friars Club Roast event honoring Jerry Stiller, who played his father on Seinfeld; it also featured appearances by Kevin James and Patton Oswalt, both Stiller's costars on The King of Queens.

Alexander appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Think Tank" as Kurros, a genius alien trying to get Seven of Nine to serve on his ship. He appeared in "One Night at Mercy", the first episode of the short-lived 2002 revival of The Twilight Zone, playing Death. He featured in the 2005 Monk episode "Mr. Monk and the Other Detective" as Monk's rival, Marty Eels. On the June 26, 2006, episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Alexander demonstrated several self-defense techniques. He hosted the July 4, 2006, PBS "A Capitol Fourth" celebrations in Washington, D.C., singing, dancing, and playing tuned drums. In 2006, Alexander signed on to feature as a regular cast member in the second season of Everybody Hates Chris. He hosted the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner on August 13, 2006 (first airdate: August 20, 2006). In 2007, Alexander was a guest star in the third episode of the improv comedy series Thank God You're Here. He has been a frequent guest and panelist on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time; Hollywood Squares; the Late Late Show, with both Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson; and the Late Show with David Letterman.[citation needed]

In 2008, Alexander guest-starred in the season four episode "Masterpiece" of the CBS show Criminal Minds as Professor Rothschild,[14][15] a well-educated serial killer obsessed with the Fibonacci sequence who sends the team into a race against time to save his last victims. He returned in the same season to direct the episode "Conflicted", featuring the actor Jackson Rathbone. In 2011, Alexander was the guest star in an episode of Harry's Law, playing a high school teacher bringing a wrongful dismissal suit.[16]

In 2018, Alexander played Olix the bartender in The Orville.[17] The same year, he portrayed Gene Lundy, a drama teacher, on two episodes of Young Sheldon.

In 2019, Alexander appeared on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Asher Friedman, a blacklisted Broadway playwright who is an old friend of Midge Maisel's father Abe Weissman.[18]

Movies[edit]

In addition to his roles as an insensitive, money-hungry lawyer in Pretty Woman and as inept womanizer Mauricio in Shallow Hal, Alexander has appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion!, Dunston Checks In, Love and Action in Chicago, The Last Supper and Jacob's Ladder. He voiced the gargoyle Hugo in Disney's 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame and its direct-to-video sequel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II. His other Disney voice work includes House of Mouse and the video game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.[19] He has dabbled in directing, starting with 1996's For Better or Worse and 1999's Just Looking. He also played the toymaker A.C. Gilbert in the 2002 movie The Man Who Saved Christmas. In 2009, Alexander had a small role in the movie Hachi: A Dog's Tale as a train station manager. He starred as Cosmo in A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!.

Other work[edit]

Commercial work[edit]

In January 1995, Alexander did a commercial for Rold Gold pretzels to be broadcast during the Super Bowl. The commercial depicts him with Frasier dog "Eddie" jumping out of an airplane with a parachute over the stadium. After the commercial, the audience is brought back to a supposedly "live feed" of the playing field hearing startled sports commentators as Alexander and the dog land in the field to wild applause. One of Alexander's earliest television roles was in a McDonald's commercial advertising the McDLT, in which he sings. He appeared in Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) commercials in 2002, including one with Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants and another with Trista Rehn of The Bachelorette. It was rumored that he quit doing these commercials due to KFC suppliers and slaughterhouses' alleged cruelty to animals, but he denied that in the August 2, 2006, issue of Adweek, saying, "That's PETA bullcrap. I loved working for KFC. I was targeted by PETA to broker something between them. I think KFC really stepped up to the plate; unfortunately PETA did not." In 2007, Alexander appeared in a commercial for the ASPCA, which has aired on cable TV stations.[20] In 1987, Alexander appeared in a commercial for Miller Lite, with Yogi Berra speaking about Miller Lite at a bar with many others.

In August 2018, Alexander became one of several celebrities to play Colonel Sanders in commercials for KFC, reprising his role from the 2002 ad campaign.[21]

Voice work[edit]

Alexander voiced the character Abis Mal in The Return of Jafar and the TV series based on Disney's 1992 film Aladdin. In 2009, he played Joseph in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production The Word of Promise. The project featured a large ensemble of actors, including Jim Caviezel, Lou Gossett Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Christopher McDonald, Marisa Tomei and John Schneider.[22][23]

It was announced in July 2010 that Alexander would be joining the cast of the Nickelodeon films based on their series The Fairly OddParents, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! and A Fairly Odd Christmas. He played Cosmo, one of Timmy Turner's fairies.[24]

Alexander with Alan F. Horn in May 2010

Magic interests

Alexander performed a mentalism and magic act at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, from April 24 to 30, 2006, and was later named The Academy of Magical Arts Parlor Magician of the Year for this act. He won the Academy's Junior Achievement Award in 1989.[25]

Standup/host[edit]

Alexander hosted the LOL Sudbury opening night gala in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on May 29, 2008, which was simulcast throughout Canada at 60 Cineplex theaters, a first for any comedy festival. He has lent his voice to several episodes of the Twilight Zone Radio Dramas.

In 2008 and again in 2009, Alexander fronted Jason Alexander's Comedy Spectacular, a routine exclusive to Australia. The show consists of stand-up and improvisation and incorporates Alexander's musical talent. He is backed up by a number of well-known Australian comedians. His first time performing a similar show of this nature was in 2006's Jason Alexander's Comedy Christmas. In February/March 2010, Alexander starred in his own show, The Donny Clay Experience, at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Donny Clay, whom he has portrayed in a tour of the United States, is a self-help guru in a similar mold to his Bob Patterson character.

In 2020, Alexander hosted the Saturday Night Seder, an online Passover Seder that featured many celebrities and benefited the CDC Foundation.

Charity[edit]

Alexander was the national spokesman for the Scleroderma Foundation, a leading organization dedicated to raising awareness of the disease and assisting those who are afflicted. On January 6, 2010, it was announced that he would be the new face of the weight loss company Jenny Craig.[26] In summer 2005, he appeared with Lee Iacocca in ads for DaimlerChrysler. Iacocca did the ads as part of a way to raise money for Denise Faustman's research on autoimmunity.[27] Iacocca and Alexander both have loved ones whose lives have been adversely affected by autoimmunity.

More recently, Alexander has competed on televised poker shows and in various tournaments. He appeared twice on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, winning the final table of the 8th season. Alexander won the $500,000 prize for the charity of his choice, The United Way of America, to help benefit the New Orleans area. Alexander played in the 2007 World Series of Poker main event, but he was eliminated on the second day. He returned in 2009, making it to day 3 of the event and finishing in the top 30% of the field. Alexander has appeared on NBC's Poker After Dark in the "Celebrities and Mentors" episode, finishing in 6th place after being eliminated by professional poker player Gavin Smith. He signed with PokerStars, where he plays under the screen name "J. Alexander".

Personal life[edit]

Alexander has been married to Daena E. Title, cousin of director Stacy Title, since May 31, 1982.[28][29][2] They have two sons, Gabriel[29][30] and Noah.[29]

Alexander has been a prominent public supporter of the OneVoice initiative, which seeks out opinions from moderate Israelis and Palestinians who want to achieve a mutual peace agreement. On Real Time with Bill Maher he said he had visited Israel many times and spoke about progress toward peace he had observed. In 2012, Alexander announced his support for President Barack Obama's reelection.[31]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Burning Dave
1986 The Mosquito Coast Clerk
1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs Pool Player
1990 Pretty Woman Philip Stuckey
1990 White Palace Neil
1990 Jacob's Ladder Mr. Geary
1992 I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Bernie Fishbine
1993 Sexual Healing Frank
1993 Coneheads Neighbor Larry Farber
1993 For Goodness Sake VCR Customer Short film
1994 The Paper Marion Sandusky
1994 North North's Father
1994 The Return of Jafar Abis Mal (voice) Direct-to-video
1994 Blankman Mr. Stone
1995 For Better or Worse Michael Makeshift Also director
1995 The Last Supper The Anti-Environmentalist
1996 Dunston Checks In Robert Grant
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo (voice)
1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! Buzz Hauser
1998 Denial Art Witz
1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris Henri / Uncle Horst (voices) Direct-to-video
1999 Love and Action in Chicago Frank Bonner
1999 Just Looking Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited) Director
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Boris Badenov
2000 Let's Rap Fire Safety Smoke Detector (voice) Short film
2001 The Trumpet of the Swan Father (voice)
2001 On Edge Zamboni Phil
2001 Shallow Hal Mauricio Wilson
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Hugo (voice) Direct-to-video
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Lil' Lightning (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2006 Ira and Abby Dr. Morris Saperstein
2006 Hood of Horror British Record Mogul
2006 How to Go Out on a Date in Queens Johnny
2006 Farce of the Penguins Penguin on Belly (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2007 The Grand Dr. Yakov Achmed
2009 Rock Slyde Mailman Stan
2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale Carl
2010 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Moronic (voice)
2011 The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle Eugene (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2012 Stars in Shorts Sid Rosenthal
2015 Wild Card Pinky
2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Larry's Dad
2016 Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz Mr. Bibb / The Nome King (voice) Direct-to-DVD
2020 My Boyfriend's Meds Dr. Sternbach
TBA The Gettysburg Address Noah Brooks (voice) Documentary

Television[edit]

As actor

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Senior Trip Pete Television film
1984–1985 E/R Harold Stickley 15 episodes
1986 Rockabye Lt. Ernest Foy Television film
1987 Everything's Relative Julian Beeby 10 episodes
1988 Newhart Ramming Episode: "Courtin' Disaster"
1989–1998 Seinfeld George Costanza 179 episodes
1992–1993 Dinosaurs Various roles (voice) 7 episodes
1993 Dream On Randall Townsend Episode: "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape"
1994–1997 Duckman Eric Duckman (voice) 71 episodes
1994, 1998 The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2 episodes
1994 Aladdin Abis Mal (voice) 14 episodes
1995 Bye Bye Birdie Albert Peterson Television film
1996 Muppets Tonight Himself Episode: "Jason Alexander"
1996 The Nanny Jack Episode: "The Tart with Heart"
1997 Remember WENN Alan Ballinger Episode: "Nothing Up My Sleeve"
1997 Cinderella Lionel Television film
1998–1999 Hercules Poseidon (voice) 7 episodes
1999 Jingle Bells Elf (voice) Television film
1999 Star Trek: Voyager Kurros Episode: "Think Tank"
1999–2000 Dilbert Catbert (voice) 9 episodes
2001, 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself 5 episodes
2001 Friends Earl Episode: "The One Where Rosita Dies"
2001 Bob Patterson Bob Patterson 9 episodes; also executive producer
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Zutho (voice) Episode: "Tarzan and the Face from the Past"
2002 Son of the Beach Tex Finklestein Episode: "Penetration Island"
2002 House of Mouse Hugo (voice) Episode: "Donald Wants to Fly"
2002 The Twilight Zone Death Episode: "One Night at Mercy"
2002 The Man Who Saved Christmas A.C. Gilbert Television film
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Leonard Episode: "Future Malcolm"
2004–2005 Listen Up! Tony Kleinman 22 episodes; also producer
2004 A Christmas Carol Jacob Marley Television film
2005 Monk Marty Eels Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Other Detective"
2006 Odd Job Jack Don (voice) Episode: "Twenty-One You're Dead"
2006–2007 Everybody Hates Chris Principal Edwards 2 episodes
2006 Campus Ladies Professor Episode: "A Very Special Episode"
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Dr. Palmer Episode: "One and a Half Men"
2008 Criminal Minds Prof. Rothchild Episode: "Masterpiece"
2009 Meteor Dr. Chetwyn 2 episodes
2010–2013 Fish Hooks Mr. Nibbles (voice) 3 episodes
2010 The Cleveland Show Saul Friedman (voice) 3 episodes
2010 American Dad! Sal (voice) Episode: "White Rice"
2011 Glenn Martin DDS Brandon (voice) Episode: "GlenHog Day"
2011 Franklin & Bash Carter Lang Episode: "Big Fish"
2011 Harry's Law Richard Cross Episode: "Bad to Worse"
2011 China, IL Harold (voice) 2 episodes
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Human Cosmo Television film
2011 Dora the Explorer Owl (voice) 3 episodes
2012 Two and a Half Men Dr. Goodman Episode: "The Straw in My Donut Hole"
2012 Clipaholics Narrator (voice) 8 episodes
2012 Goober and Gunkle Gunkle 24 episodes
2013 Community Mountain Man Episode: "Intro to Felt Surrogacy"
2014 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee George Costanza Episode: "George Costanza: The Over-Cheer"
2014 Kirstie Stanford Temple Episode: "Maddie's Agent"
2014 The Tom and Jerry Show Rick (voice) 3 episodes
2014 How Murray Saved Christmas Doc Holiday (voice) Television film
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Himself Episode: "The Hand That Feeds"
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Coach Wallace (voice) Episode: "Ultrahyperball"
2015 Drunk History William "Boss" Tweed Episode: "Journalism"
2015–2016 The Grinder Cliff Bemis 4 episodes
2016 The Mark Lembeck Technique Mark Lembeck Pilot
2016 Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Himself Documentary
2017 Animals. Algae (voice) Episode: "Rats"
2017 The Simpsons Bourbon Verlander (voice) Episode: "The Caper Chase"
2017 Hit the Road Ken Swallow 8 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer
2017–2018 Kody Kapow Goji (voice) 26 episodes
2017, 2019 Robot Chicken Krampus (voice) 2 episodes
2018–2020 Young Sheldon Gene Lundy 3 episodes
2018 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself Documentary
2018–2019 The Orville Olix 2 episodes
2019 The Bug Diaries Cicada (voice) Episode: "Worm's New Digs"
2019 Richard Lovely Mr. Mouse (voice) Pilot
2019 Pinky Malinky Mayor Hop (voice)
2019–2020 Harley Quinn Sy Borgman (voice) Main role
2019 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Asher Friedman 2 episodes
2019 Mad About You Himself Episode: "Real Estate for Beginners"

As director

Year Title Notes
1992 Seinfeld Episode: "The Good Samaritan"
2006 Campus Ladies Episode: "A Very Special Episode"
2007–2008 Everybody Hates Chris 2 episodes
2009 Criminal Minds Episode: "Conflicted"
2010 'Til Death Episode: "Snore Loser"
2012 Franklin & Bash Episode: "Last Dance"
2012 Mike & Molly Episode: "Vince Takes a Bath"

Music videos

Year Title Role Ref.
2007 Celebrity Performer [32]
2007 Online Director
2012 Trying Not to Love You Coffee Foam Artist

Video games

Year Title Voice role
1996 Disney's Animated Storybook: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy Games Hugo
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Hugo

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Ref.
1981 Merrily We Roll Along Joe Neil Simon Theatre [33]
1982 Forbidden Broadway Performer Stage 72
1984 The Rink Lino/Lenny/Punk/Uncle Fausto Al Hirschfeld Theatre
1985–1986 Personals Louis/Others Minetta Lane Theatre
1986–1988 Broadway Bound Stanley Broadhurst Theatre
1989–1990 Jerome Robbins' Broadway Narrator Imperial Theatre
1990 Accomplice Performer Richard Rodgers Theater
2003–2004 The Producers Max Bialystock National Tour
2008 The Odd Couple Oscar Madison Stage Reading
2013 Broadway Bound Director
Odyssey Theatre
2015 Fish in the Dark Norman Drexel Cort Theatre
2017 The Portuguese Kid Barry Dragonetti Manhattan Theatre Club
2019 The Last Five Years Director
Syracuse Stage
[34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Tony Awards[edit]

Year Category Performance Result Ref.
1989 Best Actor in a Musical Jerome Robbins' Broadway Won [35]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Performance Result Ref.
1990 Best Musical Theater Album Jerome Robbins' Broadway Won [36]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Category Project Episode Result Ref.
1992 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld "The Note" + "The Tape" Nominated [36]
1993 "The Contest" + "The Outing" Nominated
1994 "The Hamptons" + "The Opposite" Nominated
1994 Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Dream On "Oral Sex, Lies, and Videotape" Nominated
1995 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Seinfeld "The Gymnast" + The Race Nominated
1996 "The Pool Guy" + "The Invitations" Nominated
1997 "The Comeback" Nominated
1998 "The Strike" Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Award Performance Result Ref.
1993 Supporting Actor - Television Seinfeld Nominated [36]
1994 Supporting Actor - Television Seinfeld Nominated
1995 Supporting Actor - Television Seinfeld Nominated
1998 Supporting Actor - Television Seinfeld Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award[edit]

Year Award Performance Result Ref.
1995 Ensemble in a Comedy Series Seinfeld Won [36]
1995 Male Actor in a Comedy Series Won
1996 Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
1996 Male Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1997 Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
1997 Male Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1998 Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
1998 Male Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1999 Male Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated

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