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Actor

Jason
Alexander

The persona of George Costanza, created by versatile actor/writer/director Jason Alexander, has been dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “Best Television Sidekicks of All Time”. The neurotic everyman he played on NBC’s Seinfeld garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards for “Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series.” The Screen Actors Guild went one step higher and knighted him “Best Actor in a Comedy Series.”

Before Seinfeld, Alexander built a career that includes Tony Award-winning Broadway roles, major film appearances and television projects. His Broadway debut came in Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim’s 1981 musical production of Merrily We Roll Along. Alexander was asked by Jerome Robbins to write the narrative book for his revue Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Alexander played 14 different characters at every performance which won him the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards as “Best Actor in a Musical.”

His film credits include the upcoming Hachiko: A Dog's Story, starring Richard Gere scheduled to be released later this year. Other credits include: Pretty Woman, Mosquito Coast, Jacob’s Ladder, Coneheads, The Paper, North, Blankman, Dunston Checks In, Love, Valor, Compassion, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Shallow Hal and Ira and Abby. He has directed the feature For Better or Worse with Lolita Davidovich and James Woods, as well as Just Looking with Gretchen Mol. He is currently directing a number of television shows.

Alexander has also found many opportunities to return to the stage. Currently, he is traveling the country in the one man show, The Donny Clay Experience, an original show he created with Peter Tilden billed as a “hilarious spoof of motivational speakers in an evening of laughter, music, personal growth and partial nudity.” Alexander starred for eight months alongside Martin Short in the acclaimed L.A. production of The Producers where he was hailed by critics and audiences alike. Alexander’s name has since become synonymous with the Reprise Theatre Company since he took over as artistic director in June 2007. Reprise is fast becoming a national center for the revitalization of classic American musicals, as well as the development of the next generation of musical theater.