Jerry Seinfeld, an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer, is well-known for playing a semifictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998) with Larry David. In 2005, Comedy Central named him the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time.Seinfeld also co-wrote and co-produced the 2007 animated film Bee Movie, premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref in 2010, directed Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater. He is also the creator and host of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Seinfeld developed an interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions. In 1976, after graduation from Queens College, he tried out at an open-microphone night at New York City's Catch a Rising Star. In 1979, he had a small recurring role on the sitcom Benson, playing Frankie. In May 1981, Seinfeld made a successful appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, impressing Carson and the audience and leading to frequent appearances on that show and others, including Late Night with David Letterman.
He married Jessica Sklarin in November 1998 and had one daughter and two sons .