Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, and, in the show's final two seasons, co-executive-produced.

In his first major foray back into the media since the finale of Seinfeld, he co-wrote and co-produced the film Bee Movie, also taking on the lead role of Barry B. Benson. In February 2010, Seinfeld premiered a reality TV series called The Marriage Ref on NBC. Seinfeld is currently directing his friend Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York through January 8, 2011.

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Early life

Seinfeld was born in New York, New York. His father, Kalman Seinfeld (d. 1985), was of Austrian Jewish background and was a sign maker;[5] his mother, Betty (1915- ),[6] is of Syrian Jewish descent.[7] Her family was registered as Turkish.[7]

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