Jerry's main friends are George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer and his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes. Often when something doesn't go the way he wants it to, he attributes it to, George's supervisor at the New York Yankees. In ", George's father. While Jerry's career is successful and his opening and closing stand-up bits are always successful, his stand-up performances depicted within the show are often disastrous. And of course, everybody has a favorite and least favorite. The daughter of wealthy parents, she worked for, Jerry's father. 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. ), "But I don't want to be a cowboy!" Portrayed by There are subtle references to the fact that it was Jerry who ended it. (In “The Outing”, Jerry denies that he is gay, but does not want to be seen as homophobic. Jerry's exasperation or epiphany involving Newman will cause him to clench his fist and mutter "Newman!" 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. There are a few times which he has to wear unusual items of clothing. He had received awards for being the funniest male performer in a television series. A pizza place which they frequented is portrayed in "The Frogger". (", "Not that there's anything wrong with that!" Jerome “Jerry” Seinfeld is the central character of Seinfeld, named after, based on, and played by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Also, there are a few episodes which Jerry does get into an argument with Kramer in which he is incredibly stubborn, protecting his interest in episodes like "The Chaperone", "The Caddy" and "The Kiss Hello". Estelle Costanza | In "The Opposite", this tendency is explicitly pointed out, as Jerry goes through a number of experiences after which he invariably "breaks even," even as his friends are going through intense periods of success or failure. See our top-ranked characters and read their profiles. 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". (Jerry, however, didn't appear on Seinfeld until 1993 — the same year Ben went into production on his directorial debut, 1994's Reality Bites.) In "The Truth", Jerry mentions a cousin named "Douglass" who has an obsession with Pepsi. Mr. Morgan Jerry's is Kel Varnsen, the arch-rival of H.E. Uncle Leo has a son, Cousin Jeffrey, who works for the parks department, about whom he constantly talks, but who never appears. Jerry always wears a suit whenever he has to do his comedy act. 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. Jerry especially dislikes him because he uses Jerry's act to warm up his audience. In Curb Your Enthusiasm’s season 7, a Seinfeld reunion shows that years after the show ended, Jerry donated sperm for Elaine to have a baby, but prefers to be known to Elaine's daughter as "Uncle Jerry". In "The Stake Out", Jerry speaks to an "Uncle Mac", as well as a cousin "Artie Levine". A girlfriend of his (played by, Jerry is horrified when Poppie forgets to wash his hands after using the bathroom, and refuses to eat the food he prepared in ", Jerry almost gets into a state of panic when he finds out that, During the course of events in the episode ". There is little ambiguity as to his status as an airhead and likes to stare into space. Jacopo Peterman | His closest friends are George Costanza, Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer. ), "But I don't want to be a pirate!" Why not take this quiz and find out which one you are closely related to Just answer 10 questions and find out your result." This is a list of characters who appeared on the television show Seinfeld. Short-tempered resident of Phase Two of the Pines of Mar Gables who seems to consistently have a grudge against Morty Seinfeld. (", Forced the closing of Kenny Rogers after shaking a poorly made Russian hat made out of rats. Jerry doesn't need to make his kids feel bad in order to get his point across. Eats his, A quick-tempered little person actor. In "The Pick", Jerry casually walks over to Newman's apartment and brings him back to his own to examine Elaine's Christmas card. 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? Jerry Seinfeld couldn't have picked better, funnier friends than the Seinfeld gang. Jerry Seinfeld's popularity ranking on CharacTour is #1971 out of 5,600+ characters. Male You may be looking for Jerry Seinfeld (actor). When you need to be the Seinfeld expert, come see us. Jerry is generally completely indifferent to what goes on in his friends' lives, seeing their misery as merely an entertaining distraction, as well as an opportunity for joke material. Jerry and Elaine had once dated, then had sex on some other episode, apparently a lot longer than the two date others in the series, and they usually mention that things didn't work out. A minor character calls him "Norman" in "The Bottle Deposit," but this was a mistake on the part of the actress/character, rather than any revelation of Newman's first name. 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. Justin Pitt | In a deleted scene from that show, he claims that his friends are "not more important" than his girlfriends, but "they're as important. In the same episode, Jerry references having an "Aunt Rose", and Helen mentions a family member named "Claire" who is getting married. (", For example, Jerry buys his father a Cadillac Fleetwood and buys it. Father: Morty SeinfeldMother: Helen SeinfeldSister: Unnamed sisterUncle: Uncle LeoAunt: Aunt SilviaCousins: JeffreyGrandmother: NanaGrandfather: Unnamed Grandfather Jerry was born and raised in Massapequa, New York (according to "The Race" commentary). In "The Rye", during a particularly trying time for Elaine, she angrily tells Jerry, "You know, one of these days, something terrible is going to happen to you. Flashbacks in episodes such as "The Library" portray Jerry and George in high school. As Dylan, Jerry cited a cereal famine as his reason for immigration. He met her in The Invitations and got engaged to her in the same episode. 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. Created by: Steven This caused Kramer to spend nights saying "Kenny?" (Photo: NBC) There are several other hints throughout the series that suggest that Jerry and Elaine still have feelings for each other: Other than Elaine (who he dated for 3 years) the person Jerry has dated the longest is Jeannie Steinman; apparently, Jerry and Jeannie are exactly alike. Jerry Seinfeld, like the other main characters on Seinfeld, has used a pseudonym in order to get himself out of various sticky situations. Attempts to return it, citing "spite" as his reason. In "The Old Man", Jerry says "my friends" in reference to Kramer and Newman and in "The Bottle Deposit" he has no qualms about leaving Kramer and Newman alone in his apartment, trusting they'll "keep an eye on one another".