You have no doubt heard about the hilarious Jerry Seinfeld, an American actor and comedian born in 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City. His father was a huge lover of comedy himself and although he never pursued it a formal way it was most likely his comedic sense that influence Jerry to become a comedian himself. At the very young age of 8 he knew that he had a love for comedy and began to train himself. He did this primarily by watching other comedians on TV or in movies and then mimicking their techniques. His effort obviously paid off as he is now one of the most well-known comedians in the world.
He later proceeded to study communications and theater at the famous Queen’s College in New York. In 1976, after he graduated from college, he started his career at an open mic night held in 1976. His comedic career grew quickly he became very popular and not too long after that, he was featured on The Tonight Show in 1981.
With this success and popularity, he decides to create his own show with fellow comedian Larry David. The show, Seinfeld, went on for 9 years and it was the highest rates show in the United States at the time. You will no doubt hear people quoting the many one liners that were present throughout the series. He then went off to continue his comedic career with a live tour around the United States, he then released a documentary about the tour. He also released several books, both for children and adults, as well as an animated film.
Seinfeld started the Marriage Ref show in 2010. The reality show was all about comedians who constituted a panel and were asked to give their opinions on real-life issues and conflicts of various couples. However, the show was not really a hit and the show were canceled just after its first season. He started another show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in 2012. This show was and still is a huge hit. The idea behind it is simple and hilarious leading to its success across the states.
Seinfeld married his wife, Jessica Sklar in 1991 and they have been together ever since. They have three children, two sons and a daughter and are still happily married. She has been with him throughout the ups and downs of his career in comedy and acting. As a self-taught comedian with a knack for making real life events into something funny he has truly come a long way from being an 8-year performing for his family at home. Is by far one of the most successful American comedians and is easily known all around the world.
He has paved the road for many young comedians after him, showing that with hard work and determinations you can accomplish your goals, whatever they may be. He has truly done more than he set out to do and is a fine example for aspiring comedians all around the world.