Born in Brooklyn, New York to parents Kalman and Betty. Moved with family, including sister Carolyn, to suburban Massepequa, Long Island at young age. Dad, who had terrific sense of humor, was a commercial sign maker.
Attended Oswego College in upstate New York but transferred to Queens College back in New York City. Developed interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions. Went straight from college graduation to amateur night try-out at New York's Catch a Rising Star, 1976.
Continued to perform in local clubs and Catskill Mountain resorts until his career was boosted by an appearance on a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special, 1976. Career took off after first successful spot on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962), May 1981, at age 27. Appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman" (1982) and "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962) followed. Also appeared four times as 'Frankie' on "Benson" (1979) sitcom, and after he was abruptly fired from the show, he swore never to do another sitcom unless he had greater control. This opportunity emerged when he was invited to create a sitcom for NBC in 1989 and teamed with one-time stand-up colleague Larry David.
Progression of The Seinfeld Chronicles (1989) (TV) into the long-running "Seinfeld" (1990) series phenomenon was ended by its co-creator and co-executive producer, Larry David. Still unmarried, he moved back to New York City into a new multi-million-dollar, multi-level apartment on Central Park West just down the street from his original, small bachelor studio on West 81st.
Raised in Massapequa (Long Island), New York.
Graduated from Queens College (New York).
George Wallace was the best man at his wedding.
His first child with wife Jessica, a daughter named Sascha, was born in New York City on November 7, 2000
Announced signing of deal with Miramax in April 2002 to distribute documentary about his recent travels back on the comedy circuit doing stand-up. For more than a year, Seinfeld has been followed on cross-country gigs with production crew headed by Christian Charles and Gary Streiner, who worked on his AmExpress commercials.
Bought Billy Joel's house in Amagansett village in the Hamptons (Long Island, NY) for then record-setting price of $32 million in March, 2000.
Had a compulsive habit of throwing out the clothes he had traveled with after each road trip.
His sister, Carolyn Liebling, is his manager.
Announced his engagement to Jessica Sklar (born Nina Sklar on September 12, 1971 in Oyster Bay, New York). They began dating after they met at the Reebok Sport Club in 1998, even though she had just married Eric Nederlander, a scion of the Broadway theater-owning family. At one point, it was reported that Nederlander planned to sue Seinfeld for "alienation of affection" for contributing to the demise of his marriage. No legal action materialized. (10 November 1999)
He and his wife Jessica Sklar had a son, born March 1, 2003, named Julian Kal Seinfeld. Birth of their son was announced on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1989).
Has a collection of over 500 sneakers. They are all white.
Is a Porsche collector. Paparazzis have seen him in at least 20 different ones.
Dated the much younger Shoshanna Lonstein for several years [1993-1997].
Dated comedian Carol Leifer, who is said to be the model for the character of Elaine on "Seinfeld" (1990).
Is a New York Mets fan.
Is a fan of the comic book character Superman, as was shown in many episodes of the Seinfeld TV series.
Bought the first Porsche 911 ever built. It was light blue and bought at Manhattan Motors.
Wife Jessica gave birth to son, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, on August 22, 2005
A lover of breakfast cereal.
Is good friends with Chris Rock.
Was a guest at Sarah Jessica Parker's 40th birthday.
Fellow actor/comedian Larry Miller is probably his best friend.
Used to appear frequently on The Howard Stern Show, but had a falling out when Howard and crew made fun of his relationship with Shoshanna Lonstein.