He is also a former cook in the Army and learned to speak Korean while serving in the, George's highly obnoxious and melodramatic mother. As our voice of reason, Jerry offers us a glimpse into the misadventures of New York City, 30-something life. Eats his, A quick-tempered little person actor. (", "Not that there's anything wrong with that!" As shown in "The Soup Nazi", he does not keep kosher, as he is seen eating crab bisque. Babs Kramer | He is very keen on Jerry stopping to say "hello." He eventually quit the job and went into stand-up comedy. Jerry Seinfeld, like the other main characters on Seinfeld, has used a pseudonym in order to get himself out of various sticky situations. Very quick to anger. Every character has something to offer, and they are each quite distinct in their weird mannerisms. Jerry Seinfeld couldn't have picked better, funnier friends than the Seinfeld gang. The straight man among his group of friends, this semi-fictionalized version of comedian Jerry Seinfeld was named after, co-created by, based on, and played by Seinfeld himself. Newman apparently puts up little fight and doesn't make any sarcastic remarks, then walks out without a confrontation. Once Elaine told him that she was "Getting out" of the group, Jerry became so worried about a near future of just him and Kramer that he almost unknowingly walked into the street with a car approaching while thinking about a horrible future life with just Kramer. A pizza place which they frequented is portrayed in "The Frogger". In the episode, "The Invitations", for example, Jerry admits that he feels depressed about George getting married, seeing as how George will eventually leave the group and Jerry will never see him again. In a deleted scene from that show, he claims that his friends are "not more important" than his girlfriends, but "they're as important. Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld is the protagonist of the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998).The straight man among his group of friends, this semi-fictionalized version of comedian Jerry Seinfeld was named after, co-created by, based on, and played by Seinfeld himself. He is an American comedian and actor. Jerry Seinfeld The characters of Seinfeld are far from perfect people, and they often resort to childish behavior in their relationships.. RELATED: Seinfeld: 5 Times Kramer Was A Huge Freeloader (& 5 He Was Super Generous) Jerry, as Varnsen, also answered his phone posing as Vandelay Industries in order to aid George's unemployment fraud. ), "But I don't want to be a cowboy!" ), "But I don't want to be Switzerland!" " Plot lines involving Jerry often concern his various relationships — Jerry often finds "stupid reasons to break up" with women which, according to Elaine, occurs "every week.". Uncle Leo | In ", George's father. under his breath. Jerry is the only main character on the show to maintain the same career throughout the series (except for the episode where he is forced into bootlegging). The Seinfeld Chronicles (", Puts the phone down on a telemarketer. Jerry always wears a suit whenever he has to do his comedy act. In the same episode, Jerry references having an "Aunt Rose", and Helen mentions a family member named "Claire" who is getting married. Jerry especially dislikes him because he uses Jerry's act to warm up his audience. Briefly abducted by a carpet-cleaning cult (by the name of S-men), Wilhelm later leaves the Yankees to become a head scout for the, Elaine's on-again-off-again boyfriend, often referred to and addressed as Puddy. Jerry Seinfeld Nana makes appearances in "The Pledge Drive", "The Kiss Hello", and "The Doodle". Typically appears with his friend Kramer. Jerry wants rid of Newman so badly that he once even helped him on his postal route so that he could get a prized transfer to Hawaii ("The Andrea Doria"). Jerry spends most of the series making a living from stand-up comedy, except for the periods when he and George co-write their own sitcom. In "The Pick", Jerry casually walks over to Newman's apartment and brings him back to his own to examine Elaine's Christmas card. In early episodes, a Yankees hat sat on the counter near his computer. Short-tempered resident of Phase Two of the Pines of Mar Gables who seems to consistently have a grudge against Morty Seinfeld. Who do you think you are?" Jerry Seinfeld (character) - Personality. Argues with a dry cleaner about the state of his clothes. Father: Morty SeinfeldMother: Helen SeinfeldSister: Unnamed sisterUncle: Uncle LeoAunt: Aunt SilviaCousins: JeffreyGrandmother: NanaGrandfather: Unnamed Grandfather (Jerry opposes holding the Risk game board as a neutral party for, "Oh, that's a shame." A bit of an old coot. He often plays along with their hare-brained schemes, though this is often just so that he can see them fail. Throughout the entire series, Jerry has been involved in numerous financial and material losses; however, he is almost always unfazed by these losses, equal to his lack of emotions when breaking up with women, indicating that he apparently has more than enough money to do with what he wants. At no point did I find myself thinking he was offering us anything but another sitcom character called Jerry Seinfeld, except this one was much whinier and shtickier than that hilarious one back in the ’90s. See our top-ranked characters and read their profiles. Uncle Leo has a son, Cousin Jeffrey, who works for the parks department, about whom he constantly talks, but who never appears. Seinfeld fans took to social media on Wednesday to honor the late Jerry Stiller on the first Festivus since his death. Jerry has a long-running hatred of Newman, describing him as his "sworn enemy" in "The Andrea Doria" and showing general contempt for him at their every meeting. Jerry's is Kel Varnsen, the arch-rival of H.E. There are only two episodes in which his hairstyle changes: once after Jerry is forced to install a low-flow shower head in "The Shower Head", and after he reluctantly agreed to get his hair done by an Italian barber in "The Barber". Festivus was first introduced to the world in 1997 as a fictional holiday created by Stiller's Seinfeld character Frank Costanza. It was revealed on the Seinfeld 4th season DVD, however, that the name is spelled "Kel." Jerry simply replies, "No, I'll be fine." Notably, both of them, as well as Art Vandelay (George's pseudonym), appear in the episode \"The Puerto Rican Day.\" Jerry, as Varnsen, also answered his phone posing as Vandelay Industries in order to aid George's unemployment fraud. Seinfeld's core cast of characters - comedian Jerry Seinfeld, his childhood friend George Costanza, his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes and neighbor Cosmo Kramer - have become cultural icons, and propelled each of the actors - Seinfeld (as himself), Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards, respectively - to superstardom. Seinfeld featured comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his misfit friends: George, Elaine, and Kramer. "Susan Ross" redirects here. Morty Seinfeld | Mr. Morgan Depressed that Elaine rejected him, he dressed up as the clown from the opera. "It may not be who you think you are. Extremely wealthy business owner. Jerry Seinfeld's popularity ranking on CharacTour is #1971 out of 5,600+ characters. Jerry's main friends are George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer and his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes. Jerry Seinfeld is an actor and comedian best known for his starring role in the hit television sitcom 'Seinfeld.' It was widely postulated that Jerry's alias was actually "Kal" both to honor his father, whose name was Kalman, and as an homage to Superman, whose Kryptonian name was "Kal-El". As far as sports, Jerry is a fan of the New York Mets, New York Knicks, New York Giants and New York Rangers. He was a traveling businessman who detests removing his shoes in other people's homes and wears his sneakers in the swimming pool. Jerry Seinfeld says he never gave the late Jerry Stiller a single note during his tenure on Seinfeld because his method for the character of Frank Costanza was perfect. See also: Minor characters in Seinfeld. ("Jerry Before Seinfeld," streamed on Netflix in 2017, featured early material that jump-started his career.) Generally, his losses are due to his friend's actions, especially Kramer's. He is also an almost obsessive compulsive neat freak; he once threw out a belt because it had touched a urinal, and once commented on finding out his toilet brush had been placed in the toilet that, "I can replace that." In "The Truth", Jerry mentions a cousin named "Douglass" who has an obsession with Pepsi. As Dylan, Jerry cited a cereal famine as his reason for immigration. Jerry Seinfeld is a voice actor known for voicing Barry B. Benson. He is a very picky individual and nearly impossible to please. Castle Rock Entertainment, Inc. v. 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(", Puts a PEZ dispenser on Elaine's leg during a piano recital, causing Elaine to break into fits of laughter. Jerry Stiller in Seinfeld . Many of the problems he does run into are the result of the actions of his nemesis Newman, a disgruntled postal worker. He also has a sister (mentioned in "The Chinese Restaurant"), although she is never named, and never appears on screen. Jackie Chiles | Frank Costanza | First appearance In the episode "The Serenity Now", Jerry lets out his emotions and cries, and is perplexed by the experience ("What is this salty discharge?"). “Seinfeld” character mailman Newman, played by Wayne Knight, has a message for President Donald Trump about mailing ballots in a funny video that has gone viral. Elaine's boss in the last three seasons and the fictitious founder of the real-life, George's boss. Attempts to return it, citing "spite" as his reason. Jacopo Peterman | ), "But I don't want to be a pirate!" In the show's setting, Jerry is the straight man, a figure who is "able to observe the chaos around him but not always be a part of it." (Jerry agrees to wear an outfit without seeing it and it turns out to be ruffed like a pirate's shirt. When you need to be the Seinfeld expert, come see us. Jerry replies, "I'm pretty much like you, only successful.". In "The Mango", Kramer gets Jerry to buy fruit for him, after Kramer gets banned from the store, over an argument with the owner. Jerry's maternal grandmother, Nana, is an elderly woman with Alzheimer's, living alone in the city. Jerry Seinfeld is the main titular protagonist of the hit comedy TV Series, Seinfeld. Later, in "The Mango", Jerry is so upset at learning that Elaine had faked her orgasms while they were together, that she agrees to give him another chance "to save the friendship". Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld is the main protagonist of the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998).The straight man among his group of friends, this semi-fictionalized version of comedian Jerry Seinfeld was named after, co-created by, based on, and played by Seinfeld himself.. She constantly squabbles with Frank and George about their actions but is the closest thing to reason in the Costanza household. His ancestors came from Tuscany. Take CharacTour's quiz to get recommendations for thousands of characters, movies, TV shows, books, and games that are high matches for YOUR unique personality. Kenny Bania | Brother of Helen Seinfeld. Jerry also once claimed his name was Dylan Murphy, a man who immigrated to America from Ireland when he was a boy, so he and George could ride in a limousine reserved for a man named "O'Brien". As in real life, Jerry is a fan of comic book characters, particularly Superman, who is his hero. Seinfeld (1989–1998) Series Cast & Crew. Attacked Kramer, blames Jerry for misfortunes, dated and stalked Elaine, going as far as taking photographs of her around town and even in her apartment with a telescopic lens. A distant figure, in more ways than one.  In "The Foundation" Elaine points out that he has "never felt remorse," to which Jerry replies, "Yeah, I feel kinda bad about that. Jerry is notorious for his detached approach towards relationships and for breaking up with women for the slightest of flaws or for the most minor of reasons. Lloyd Braun | Like George, his hairstyle is normal throughout the series. Jerry accounts it as "the first truly mutual breakup.". Jerry is also very financially successful and occupationally stable in comparison with his friends (and perhaps with other standup comedians in general) and never seems to be at a loss for money, in comparison to George and Elaine who go through various phases of being extremely successful (more than Jerry's ever been) and extremely unsuccessful (also more than Jerry's ever been). Created by: Steven Jerry doesn't need to make his kids feel bad in order to get his point across. Open gallery view. In "The Old Man", George asks, "What kind of person are you?" Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Certain instances would even define their relationship as one of friendship or at least mutual tolerance built around their shared friend, Kramer. https://seinfeld.fandom.com/wiki/Jerry_Seinfeld?oldid=28416, The first time was with his "perfect" girlfriend, Jeannie, in the Season 7 finale, ", Jerry almost got engaged a second time, to Elaine. This caused Kramer to spend nights saying "Kenny?" Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David conceived “Seinfeld” in November 1988. Last appearance Seinfeld famously revolves around the title character's comedic exploits, but does Jerry take a backseat to his cohort, George Costanza, on his own show? He becomes aggravated if referred to as a ", The president of NBC who works with Jerry and George on a, Stand-up comedian considered a 'hack' by Jerry and other comedians. Later on, by the middle of season 3, it was replaced with a Mets cap, possibly to better reflect Jerry's real-life support of the Queens side. Used to be an auto, Elaine's boss at Pendant Publishing and a temporary boss of George in ", Elaine's second boss. Newman is petty, vindictive, prone to hysteria, and often depicted as a stereotypical evil genius, who is usually undermined in some way. However, with Kramer around, Kramer persuades Jerry to do some things that he's reluctant to do. Mr. Wilhelm | In "The Soul Mate", Jerry and Newman help each other with their romance problems. For the artist, see, Characters appearing in 5 or more episodes, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, "Seinfeld" The Stakeout (TV Episode 1990) – IMDb, "Cousin Jeffrey: He Works for the Parks Department". A few times, Elaine refers to him by his full name "Jerome". Despite his usual indifference to his friends and their actions, Jerry apparently is quite satisfied with his life, to the point that he actually feels worried about anything that may threaten the group lifestyle. There are a few times which he has to wear unusual items of clothing. Literary genre - Wikipedia In the setting of Seinfeld, Kramer is usually referred to by his last name only and is the neighbor of the show's eponymous character. Male His first name appears to be unknown by any of the characters, even his employer; in "The Package" his business card gives his name merely as "NEWMAN." (", Pays for a coat he didn't even want in the first place. Jerry has an uncle, Leo, an eccentric minor character who appears in 15 episodes. Seinfeld has also commented in interviews that Newman is his "Lex Luthor". Though … List of the best characters from TV's "Seinfeld" sitcom. Jerry himself perfectly sums up his relation to his three friends in the episode "The Letter". Kramer is a close third, having missed only two (the aforementioned "The Pen" and "The Chinese Restaurant"). Jerry Seinfeld was born April 29, 1954 in Massapequa, Long Island (as Jerry would say, Indian for “by the mall”). George Steinbrenner | His closest friends are George Costanza, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer. Justin Pitt | He seems to have a new girlfriend every week, but the relationships usually end for fairly superficial reasons. Jerry was born and raised in Massapequa, New York (according to "The Race" commentary). Estelle Costanza | Often needed to provide reason to Jerry's and Morty's eccentric lifestyle, though overprotective of Jerry and often refuses point-blank to do anything that would inconvenience him. Gets a "sweetheart deal" from Jerry for Morty's Cadillac, then subsequently drives it into a swamp and loses the aforementioned pen. One general trait of him, Elaine, and George, is not to let go of simplistic remarks and goes to great lengths to be proven right, like the time he rented a house in Tuscany, Italy just because The Maestro told him there were not any available or buying his parents the same car over and over again creating a great financial loss to him. Former occupations Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld (/ˈsaɪnfɛld/; SYNE-feld) is the title character and the main protagonist of the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998). 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