|Real Name:||Jay Scott Greenspan|
|Birthday:||September 23, 1959|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Occupation:||American Actor, Comedian, Singer, Director|
If you are a fan of the 1990s, you know all about Seinfeld. And even if you are not, you’ve probably heard of the show. It is one of the most successful sitcoms in the history of television. Jason Alexander was a main cast member of the show. The American actor works also as a comedian, director, producer, singer, and writer. So, how much is Jason Alexander’s wealth?
Born in 1959, Jason is famous for his portrayal of George Costanza in Seinfeld. But before the nine-year run on Seinfeld, he starred in other sitcoms as well. He appeared in Everything’s Relative, a CBS sitcom in 1987.
During his active career, he appeared in Broadway musicals, movies, and television shows. He might not be your conventional good-looking Hollywood actor. But Jason enjoys success thanks to his impeccable comic timing and his voice acting. Alexander appeared in more than 50 movies so far.
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Jason Alexander is an accomplished stage actor and Hollywood actor. He appeared in multiple Broadway productions including Merrily We Roll Along, The Rink, Accomplice, Broadway Bound, and more. He actually started his career as a stage actor.
Seinfeld was his breakout role. Before that, he starred in Everything’s Relative, a CBS sitcom. The show lasted for only six episodes. He also appeared in commercials for John Deere and McDonald’s.
As we mentioned, Seinfeld was his breakout role. It is one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. Seinfeld lasted for nine seasons, and people still re-watch it.
During that time, he also voiced the lead character in the cult animated series Duckman. Jason also voiced Catbert in the short-lived Dilbert animated series.
After Seinfeld, Jason tried himself in other sitcoms. He was part of the Dinosaurs ABC sitcom. But he never repeated his Seinfeld level of success.
He got a second chance as a TV Series lead in the CBS sitcom Listen Up! Sadly, the show fell short of a second season. But it is hard to repeat the bumbling-yet-lovable George Costanza.
Besides his television appearances, Jason appeared in a couple of movies as well. His best and the most successful role is in Pretty Woman, where he plays a money-hungry lawyer. He plays alongside Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Alexander has more than 50 movie credits, but nothing big.
His latest work is voicing Sy Borgman, a fictional character in the Harley Quinn animated series. The show had a successful first season, and it might last for a couple more.
Outside TV Career
This might come as a surprise, but Jason is also a magician. He performed mentalism and magic act at The Magic Castle in Hollywood from April 24 to April 30 in 2006. He was then named The Academy of Magical Arts Parlor Magician of the Year for his act.
Jason is also a standup comedian and host. He was the host of the LOL Sudbury opening night gala in Sudbury, Ontario on May 29, 2008. In 2008 and 2009, he fronted the Jason Alexander’s Comedy Spectacular, a routine exclusive to Australia. It is a stand-up and improvisation show. But it also shows some of his musical talents.
Awards and Achievements
Jason Alexander has a Tony award for his performance in Broadway. He portrayed Jerome Robbins and won Best Leading Actor Tony.
For his role in Seinfeld, Jason has six Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards nominations. But his co-star Michael Richards won them for his role as Cosmo Kramer.
Jason won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Seinfeld.
Jason Alexander’s fortune is over $50 million. He earned most of his money for his role in Seinfeld. Let’s talk about his Seinfeld earnings.
For the first several seasons, he and the rest of the supporting cast earned a nominal amount of money. But they negotiated raise before season 5 in 1993. For that season, the supporting cast earned $150,000 per episode or close to $4 million per season.
Before the final year, the cast tried to negotiate additional raises. They wanted $1 million per episode and/or backend ownership points.
Jason believed he, Julia, and Michael deserve back-end participation in the profits for the show. The producers denied it, and then they asked for ungodly salaries.
The network offered them $200,000 per episode, and then $400,000 per episode. Eventually, they settled for $600,000 per episode for the final season.
However, they did not get syndication earnings. They get profit-sharing points on the DVD sales.
Top 5 Richest Seinfeld Actors
The cast of Seinfeld reached different levels of success. Some were more successful than others. The Writers Guild of America voted Seinfeld the Number 2 Best Written Series of All-Time, right next to Sopranos. As for the most successful actors, Jerry Seinfeld is on the top.
He is the main man of the show. Jerry has a fortune of $950 million. He earned more money than the supporting cast. Following Seinfeld, he directed his own animated movie Bee Movie and created the series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. But most of his money comes from a syndicated program since he owns a stake in the show along with Larry David.
Speaking of Larry David, he is the second richest Seinfeld actor. He never appears on the screen but voices the fictionalized version of George’s boss, George Steinbrenner. David also co-wrote and co-produced the series. He too owns a stake in the show and has a fortune of $400 million.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, which plays Elaine on Seinfeld. She is one of the most renowned actresses in the past 30 years. Julia appeared in movies like Hannah and Her Sisters, VEEP, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation post-Seinfeld. Her fortune is $200 million.
We mentioned Jason Alexander’s fortune is $50 million. He is the fourth richest member of the Seinfeld cast.
Michael Richards, the actor playing Cosmo Kramer is last on the list. His fortune is $45 million. After Seinfeld, he had a few hiccups. He appeared in sitcoms like Cheers and Mad About You. Post Seinfeld, Richards performed as a stand-up comedian. But after an outburst in 2006, he kept a relatively low profile.