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Jason Alexander

Jason AlexanderAKA Jay Scott Greenspan

Born: 23-Sep-1959
Birthplace: Newark, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: George Costanza on Seinfeld

From 1990 to 1998, Jason Alexander played the balding, chronic liar George Costanza on Seinfeld. In Costanza style, he was Emmy-nominated every year from 1992-98, and lost all seven times.

Since Seinfeld, Alexander starred in Bob Patterson, a short-lived sitcom about a neurotic shrink, and Listen Up, where he plays a sports show host based on real-life sportswriter Tony Kornheiser. In Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, a bizarrely awful 1999 'special' on UPN, Alexander played William Shatner playing Captain James Kirk. Part spoof, part tribute, part clip show from the original and subsequent series, Alexander said he did it as a labor of love, as a long-time fan of Star Trek. He later mocked his post-Seinfeld career slump in an episode of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Alexander served as the commercial pitchman for Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) from 2001-03, and sales went up. Speculation ran that Alexander was canned after meeting with activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Father: Alex Greenspan
Mother: Ruth Greenspan (nurse)
Sister: Karen Van Horn (half-sister)
Brother: Michael Greenspan (half-brother)
Wife: Daena E. Title (artist, m. 31-May-1981)
Son: Gabriel (b. Aug-1991)
Son: Noah (b. Feb-1996)

    High School: Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ (1977)
    University: Boston University (expelled)

    Al Franken for Senate
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Friends of Hillary
    Endorsement of Chrysler (2005)
    Endorsement of DirecTV (2001)
    Endorsement of Frito-Lay Rold Gold pretzels
    Endorsement of Jenny Craig (2009-)
    Endorsement of KFC (2001-03)
    Endorsement of Intel (1997)
    Endorsement of McDonald's Commercials for the McDLT (1985)
    Endorsement of Miller Brewing Company
    Endorsement of Visa (1999)
    Tony Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989)
    Expelled from School

    TELEVISION
    Celebrity Poker Showdown Contestant (2005)
    Listen Up Tony Kleinman (2004-05)
    Dilbert Catbert (voice, 1999-2000)
    Duckman Eric Duckman (voice, 1994-97)
    Seinfeld George Costanza (1990-98)
    E/R Harold Stickley (1984-85)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Just Looking (22-Oct-1999)
    For Better or Worse (18-Feb-1996)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Delhi Safari (Jun-2012) [VOICE]
    A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (9-Jul-2011)
    Hachiko: A Dog's Story (13-Jun-2009)
    Rock Slyde (31-Mar-2009) · Mailman Stan
    The Grand (7-Jun-2007) · Dr. Yakov Achmed
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (28-Jul-2006)
    Hood of Horror (27-Jun-2006)
    Ira and Abby (23-Jun-2006)
    The Aristocrats (Jan-2005) · Himself
    A Christmas Carol: The Musical (28-Nov-2004)
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (21-Jan-2003) [VOICE]
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (13-Feb-2002) [VOICE]
    Shallow Hal (1-Nov-2001)
    The Trumpet of the Swan (1-Mar-2001) [VOICE]
    The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (24-Jun-2000) · Boris
    Love and Action in Chicago (15-Sep-1999) · Frank
    Madeline: Lost in Paris (20-Aug-1999) [VOICE]
    Denial (1998)
    Cinderella (2-Nov-1997)
    Love! Valour! Compassion! (25-Jan-1997) · Buzz Hauser
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (21-Jun-1996) [VOICE]
    For Better or Worse (18-Feb-1996)
    Dunston Checks In (12-Jan-1996) · Robert
    Bye Bye Birdie (3-Dec-1995)
    The Last Supper (8-Sep-1995) · Anti-Environmentalist
    Blankman (19-Aug-1994)
    North (22-Jul-1994) · North's Dad
    The Return of Jafar (20-May-1994) [VOICE]
    The Paper (18-Mar-1994) · Marion Sandusky
    Coneheads (23-Jul-1993) · Larry Farber
    I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore (24-Apr-1992)
    Jacob's Ladder (2-Nov-1990)
    White Palace (19-Oct-1990)
    Pretty Woman (23-Mar-1990)
    Brighton Beach Memoirs (25-Dec-1986) · Pool Player #1
    The Mosquito Coast (20-Nov-1986)
    The Burning (8-May-1981) · Dave


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