Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was born on April 19, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York to Kalman and Betty Seinfeld. He is probably best known for his situational comedy television show, Seinfeld, which was based loosely on his own life. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this very funny man.
Seinfeld grew up on Long Island in a small town called Massapequa, where he attended kindergarten through high school. He graduated from Massapequa High School. When he was 16-years old, he spent a short amount of time living and volunteering in Israel at the Kibbutz Sa’ar, a farming community in western Galilee.
After high school, Seinfeld attended SUNY Oswego. However, after his sophomore year, he transferred to Queens College, City University of New York. He graduated with a degree in communications and theater.
It was while he was in college that Seinfeld first developed an interest in stand-up comedy. He performed at New York City’s Catch a Rising Star, an open-mic night. This led to an appearance on an HBO special. In 1981, he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, which led to other appearances and recurring roles on other shows, including Late Night with David Letterman.
He created his television show, Seinfeld, with Larry David in 1989. The show “about nothing” ran on NBC until 1998 and still lives on in syndication. After the show, Seinfeld returned to his roots as a stand-up comic. He began writing and has now written several books, including Seinlanguage and Halloween, a children’s book. He has also appeared in many commercials for companies such as American Express and Windows Vista.