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Seinfeld

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Seinfeld
Seinfeld-Logo.jpg
Premiere pilot
July 5, 1989
series
May 31, 1990
Finale May 14, 1998
Creator Jerry Seinfeld
Larry David
Network NBC
Style 30-minute comedy
Company West/Shapiro Productions
Fred Barron Productions
(season 1)
Castle Rock Entertainment
Seasons 9
Episodes 180
Origin USA

Seinfeld is a television sitcom, considered to be one of the most popular and influential of the 1990s in the U.S., to the point where it is often cited as epitomizing the self-obsessed and ironic culture of the decade. In 2002, TV Guide released a list of the top 50 greatest shows of all time and ranked Seinfeld #1. The show was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. It stars Jerry Seinfeld playing Jerry Seinfeld, a character named after and based largely on himself, and is set predominantly in an apartment block in Manhattan's Upper West Side, New York. It features an eclectic cast of characters, mainly Jerry's friends and acquaintances – Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). It is produced by Castle-Rock Entertainment (the company of famed actor and producer, Rob Reiner) and is distributed by Columbia Pictures Television (now Sony Pictures Television).

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Elaine Benes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Jason Alexander George Costanza 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Liz Sheridan Helen Seinfeld 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Len Lesser Uncle Leo 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Barney Martin Morty Seinfeld 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Larry David Various roles 2 3 4 5 6 7 9
George Steinbrenner (voice) 5 6 7 8
Wayne Knight Newman 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Richard Fancy Mr. Lippman 3 5 6 8 9
Estelle Harris Estelle Costanza 4 5 6 7 8 9
Jerry Stiller Frank Costanza 4 5 6 7 8 9
Heidi Swedberg Susan Ross 4 7 9
Richard Herd Mr. Wilhelm 6 7 8 9
John O'Hurley Jacopo Peterman 6 7 8 9
Patrick Warburton David Puddy 6 9
Ruth Cohen Ruthie Cohen 7 8 9

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One May 31, 1990 June 21, 1990 4 + pilot
Season Two January 23, 1991 June 26, 1991 12
Season Three September 18, 1991 May 6, 1992 23
Season Four August 12, 1992 May 20, 1993 24
Season Five September 16, 1993 May 19, 1994 22
Season Six September 22, 1994 May 18, 1995 24
Season Seven September 21, 1995 May 16, 1996 24
Season Eight September 19, 1996 May 15, 1997 22
Season Nine September 25, 1997 May 14, 1998 24

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series November 5, 2013 33 purchase
Season Sets
Season 1: The Very Beginning September 16, 2008 1 purchase
Seasons 1 & 2 November 23, 2004 4 purchase
Season 3 November 23, 2004 4 purchase
Season 4 May 17, 2005 4 purchase
Season 5 November 22, 2005 4 purchase
Season 6 November 22, 2005 4 purchase
Season 7 November 21, 2006 4 purchase
Season 8 June 5, 2007 4 purchase
Season 9 November 6, 2007 4
Multiple Season Sets
Re-Gift Set (Seasons 1-3) November 23, 2004 8 purchase
Re-Gift Set (Seasons 5-6) November 22, 2005 8 purchase

External Sites