Jason Alexander Biography (1959-)

Original name, Jay Scott Greenspan; born September 23, 1959, in Newark (somesources say Livingston), NJ; son of Alexander B. (an accounting manager) andRuth Minnie (a nurse and health care administrator; maiden name, Simon) Greenspan; married Daena E. Title (an actress and writer), May 31, 1982; children:Gabriel, Noah. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South ElCamino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2704; Peter Benedck, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Lori Burns, Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
September 23, 1959
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Harold Stickley, E/R, CBS, 1984-1985
  • Julian Beeby, Everything's Relative, CBS, 1987
  • George Costanza, Seinfeld, NBC, 1989-1998
  • Voice of Eric Tiberius Duckman, Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1994
  • Voice of Abis Mal, Aladdin (animated; also known as Disney's Aladdin), 1994
  • Voice of Catbert, a recurring role, Dilbert (animated), UPN, 1999-2000
  • Voice of Hugo, House of Mouse (animated; also known as Disney'sHouse of Mouse), ABC, 2001
  • Title role, Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001
  • Specials
  • "Music by Richard Rodgers," Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • The Search for the New Ideal Man, ABC, 1992
  • Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1993
  • The 1st Annual Comedy Hall of Fame, NBC, 1993
  • Frank, Sexual Healing, Showtime, 1993
  • A Day in the Life of Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • Howie, "Down on the Waterfront," Alive TV, PBS, 1994
  • "A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1995
  • Smithsonian Fantastic Journey, CBS, 1996
  • The Late Show with David Letterman Video Special 2, CBS, 1996
  • Narration, Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996
  • Host, The Making of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, ABC, 1996
  • Narration, Sideshow, The Learning Channel, 1997
  • Hollywood & Vinyl: Disney's 101 Greatest Musical Moments, VH1,1998
  • George Costanza, Seinfeld: The Chronicle, NBC, 1998
  • Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998
  • Interviewee, Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean: Jason Alexander, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Host, Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, UPN, 1999
  • Interviewee, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 1999
  • Roastmaster, Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast ofJerry Stiller, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Narrator, Magic's Greatest Illusions, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • Salesman, Edmar Discount Hairpiece, Showtime, 2000
  • Get into My Shorts, 2001
  • Interviewee, Totally Tube, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Host, The Women (also known as Stage on Screen: The Women),PBS, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 43rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1989
  • The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993
  • The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • Host, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995
  • The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1995
  • Presenter, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1997
  • 6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Host, The 10th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, Bravo, 2000
  • Presenter, The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003
  • Movies
  • (Television debut) Pete, Senior Trip!, CBS, 1981
  • Lieutenant Ernest Foy, Rockabye, CBS, 1986
  • Albert Peterson, Bye Bye Birdie, ABC, 1995
  • Lionel, Cinderella (also known as Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), ABC, 1997
  • Art Witz, Denial (also known as Something about Sex), 1998
  • Narrator, Jingle Bells, 1999
  • A. C. Gilbert, The Man Who Saved Christmas, CBS, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Jim Ramming, "Courtin' Disaster," Newhart, CBS, 1988
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1990, 1992
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1991
  • Voice of General H. Norman Conquest, Dinosaurs (animated), 1991
  • Voice of grown baby, "Steroids to Heaven," Dinosaurs (animated), 1991
  • Voice of Gus Molehill, "Switched at Birth," Dinosaurs (animated),1991
  • Voice of UFO! host/announcer, "We Are Not Alone," Dinosaurs (animated), 1991
  • Voice of the job wizard, "Career Opportunities," Dinosaurs (animated), 1991
  • Voice of Sexual Harris, "What 'Sexual Harris' Meant," Dinosaurs (animated), 1991
  • Voice of Stu, "Little Boy Boo," Dinosaurs (animated), 1992
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, 1993
  • Randall Townsend, "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape," Dream On, 1993
  • Himself, "Would You Do Me a Favor?," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO,1994
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Guest, "Psychotherapy," Dennis Miller Live, 1996
  • Muppets Tonight, ABC, 1996
  • Jack, "The Tart with Heart," The Nanny, 1996
  • Voice of himself, "Bonfire of the Panties," Duckman (animated), 1997
  • (Uncredited) Himself, "Grandfather Clause," The Single Guy, 1997
  • Alan Ballinger, "Nothing up My Sleeve," Remember WENN, 1997
  • "Adolf Hankler," The Larry Sanders Show, 1998
  • Voices of Poseidon and Triton, "Hercules and the Son of Poseidon," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Kurros, "Think Tank," Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1999
  • Interviewee, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Voice of Sexual Harris, Dinosaurs, ABC, 2000
  • Voice, "Pet Stories You Don't Have to Walk," Reading Rainbow, PBS,2000
  • Politically Incorrect, ABC, 2001
  • Earl, "The One Where Rosita Dies," Friends, NBC, 2001
  • Marshall, "Medieval Crimes," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2001
  • Himself, "Undercover," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001
  • "The Car Salesman," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001
  • "Thor," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2001
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001
  • Voice of Zutho, "Tarzan and the Face from the Past," The Legend of Tarzan, 2001
  • Tex Finklestein, "Penetration Island," Son of the Beach, USA Network, 2002
  • Death, "One Night at Mercy," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002
  • Leonard, "Future Malcolm," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2003
  • Also appeared as voice of Poseidon, "Hercules and the River Styx," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated; in Storytime, PBS; Celebrity Profile.
  • Miniseries
  • Chris Van Allen, Favorite Son (also known as Target: Favorite Son), NBC, 1988
  • Pilots
  • George Costanza, The Seinfeld Chronicles, NBC, 1989
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001
  • Specials
  • Clip director, Seinfeld: The Chronicle, NBC, 1998
  • Executive producer, Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, UPN, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Director, "The Good Samaritan," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992
  • Also directed an episode of Remember WENN.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Dave, The Burning, Filmways, 1981
  • Pool hustler, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Universal, 1986
  • Hardware store clerk, The Mosquito Coast, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Philip Stuckey, Pretty Woman, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Neil Horowitz, White Palace, Universal, 1990
  • Geary, Jacob's Ladder (also known as Dante's Inferno), TriStar, 1990
  • Bernie Fishbine, I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore, Skouras, 1992
  • Larry Farber, Coneheads, Paramount, 1993
  • For Goodness Sake, 1993
  • Voice of Abis Mal, The Return of Jafar (animated; also known as Aladdin 2), Buena Vista Home Video, 1994
  • North's dad, North, Columbia, 1994
  • Mr. Stone, Blankman, Columbia, 1994
  • Marion Sandusky, New York Parking Commissioner, The Paper, Universal, 1994
  • Michael Makeshift, For Better or Worse (also known as StrangerThings), Columbia, 1995
  • The anti-environmentalist, The Last Supper, Columbia, 1995
  • Robert Grant, Dunston Checks In (also known as Prime Mates), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Good Money, 1996
  • Voice of Hugo, Hunchback of Notre Dame (animated), Buena Vista, 1996
  • Buzz Hauser, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Fine Line, 1997
  • Cameo appearance, With Friends Like These ... , Mom's Roof, Inc.,1998
  • Voice of Madeline's Uncle Henri, Madeline: Lost in Paris (animated), Walt Disney, 1999
  • Frank Bonner, Love and Action in Chicago, MTI Home Video, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Voice of radio announcer, Just Looking, Sony PicturesClassics, 1999
  • Boris Badenov, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (also known as Die Abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • Voice of father, The Trumpet of the Swan, TriStar, 2001
  • The agent, Odessa or Bust, 2001
  • Zamboni Phil, On Edge, Andora, 2001
  • Mauricio Wilson, Shallow Hal (also known as Schwer verliebt), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Voice of Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (animated), Buena Vista, 2002
  • How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, 2002
  • Voice of Lightning, 101 Dalmations II: Patch's London Adventure (animated), Walt Disney Home Video, 2003
  • Mitch Krell, An Extra Marriage, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Director, For Better or Worse (also known as Stranger Things), Columbia, 1995
  • Director, Just Looking, 1999
  • Executive producer, Agent Cody Banks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Joe Josephson, Merrily We Roll Along, Alvin Theatre, 1981
  • America Kicks Up Its Heels, 1982
  • On Hold with Music, 1982
  • Fragments, 1982
  • Ensemble, Forbidden Broadway (revue), Palsson's Theatre, New YorkCity, 1983
  • Lino, Lenny, Punk, and Uncle Fausto, The Rink, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Billy, D., Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1985
  • Louis, Personals, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985-1986
  • Stanley, Broadway Bound, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • (London debut) Lino, The Rink, Her Majesty's Theatre, 1988
  • Emcee and various roles, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1988-1990
  • Accomplice, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Sidney Black, Light Up the Sky, Roundabout Theatre, New York City,1990
  • Harry S. Truman, Give 'em Hell, Harry, Los Angeles, 1993
  • Max Bialystock, The Producers, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, 2003
  • Appeared off-Broadway in Stop the World ... I Want to Get Off.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • (With others) Bob Patterson, ABC, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, July, 1994, pp. 68
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 1, 1995, pp. 36; May 1, 1997, pp. 20-21
    • New York Times, May 24, 1992, pp. 21
    • People Weekly, July 1, 1996, pp. 38
    • Playboy, August, 1997, pp. 72-74, 120, 157-158
    • Rolling Stone, May 28, 1998, pp. 64-75, 200-206
    • TV Guide, April 23, 1994, pp. 12
    • US Magazine, March 18, 2002, pp. 24-25

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