Jerry Seinfeld Overview

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Born: April 29, 1954

Born in Brooklyn, Jerry Seinfeld credits his father, a commercial sign maker and a man known for his humor, for helping him develop an interest in comedy. Jerry first graduated from Queen's College, then began his comedy career as a struggling stand up comedian. To make ends meet, he took on a variety of jobs, including telemarketing and selling costume jewelry on the streets of New York. Seinfeld's first big break was on a Rodney Dangerfield special on HBO in 1976. He honed his craft while... See All


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