Jason Alexander Net Worth, Wiki, Director, Actor, TV Acts, Career and Personal Life.

Published Date   28th Aug. 2017, 02:57 am
Jason Alexander Net Worth, Wiki, Director, Actor, TV Acts, Career and Personal Life.
Quick Info
Birth Name:Jay Scott Greenspan
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$ 50 million




Jason Alexander is an American director, actor, and comedian. His real name is Jay Scott Greenspan but he is known as Jason Alexander in the film industry. He was born on 23 September 1959 and his birth sign is Libra. His also has a nickname Jay pretzel Boy. He has appeared in various films and broadways. He is mostly famous for his outstanding character in the TV series, Seinfeld where he cast a role of George Costanza. He also cast a role as Philip Stuckey, a lawyer in the film Pretty Woman which was released in 1990. Alexander also dubbed his voice for the main character of the animated series entitled Duckman. The series was aired from 1994 to 1997. He is also active on stage performance.

In 1989, Alexander appeared in various Broadway musicals which include Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He received the Tony Award for Best Actor in a leading role through this musical. He cast in the musical entitled The Producers. He also directed many musical when he was working as the Artistic Director in “Reprise! Broadway’s Best in Los Angeles”. He also produces and directs a film.

Early Life

Jason Alexander was born in Newark City, located in the state of New Jersey. His parents were Alexander B. Greenspan and Ruth Minnie. His parents were of Jewish origin. His mother was a nurse and health care supervisor and father worked as an accounting manager. Alexander also has a half-sister and a half-brother named Karen Van Horne and Michael Greenspan respectively. He was raised up in a town named Livingston located in the state New Jersey. When he was only 16, is hair started to fall and as a result, he has not much hair in his head.

He graduated from Livingston High School located itself in Livingston in 1977. Alexander also acted in several plays along with his classmate Julia Montgomery in his high school. During his high school, he performed in various shows including The Odd Couple, Oliver and Guys and Dolls. He was also admitted to Boston University. He wanted to learn about acting but his teachers encouraged him to learn about comedy as he was short and fat physically. But he dropped his university education before promoting to next year when he got the job in New York City. In 1995, he, fortunately, received a titular degree in acting. He also practiced and learned about magic which he cannot succeed. He found his better career in acting than as magician so, he directed himself towards acting. He is also known as a practicing magician.

Stage Career

Jason Alexander started his acting career through the stage of New York. He is also a talented actor who can both sing and dance very well. In 1981, he appeared for the first time in Broadway through musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. He has done several stage appearances including The Rink, Broadway Bound, Accomplice and much more. He also cast in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway as a narrator and received Tony Award 1989 for Best actor in a leading role. He took a long gap from the stage but finally returned to the stage shows in 2003, where he has cast a role of Max Bialystock in The Producers. The musical received a great success. Alexander also cast in a musical transformation of Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol along with Kelsey Grammer. The Musical was released in 2004 where Alexander played a role of Jacob Marley or Marley’s ghost. He steadily continues to present in several live stage shows. He also performed at the birthday party of Stephen Sondheim organized by Barbra Streisand at the Hollywood Bowl. He appeared as a lead character in the 2015 Broad play Fish in the Dark replacing Larry David.

TV Acts

Jason Alexander is mostly famous for his acting on award-winning TV comedy show entitled Seinfeld aired from 1989 to 1998 where he played a role of George Costanza. He was a nominee for 6 Primetime Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards, but he was unable to win any of these awards. However, he luckily won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Comedy Male Actor for his acting. In 1987, he had appeared in a momentary sitcom Everything’s Relative before appearing in Seinfeld. Alexander also dubbed his voice for the animated series including Duckman and Dilbert. He also appeared in a cameo role in the second and seventh seasons of the comedy TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm. He also cast in the sitcom Dinosaurs by ABC in a role of Harris engaged in sexual molestation. Although he became successful, Alexander never gained success in TV like he got from Seinfield.

Alexander cast in a lead role on the CBS sitcom Listen Up! Released on 20 September 2004, But the sitcom was concluded by CBS on 18 May 2005 where Alexander was also the executive producer of the series. He also performed on the CD of Family Guy: Live in Vegas and sang a poem version song. He cast a role of Earl, a lethal manager in an episode “The One Where Rosita Dies” of the sitcom Friends. Alexander also appeared in a role of an agent Albert Peterson in the TV show Bye Bye Birdie. IN 1996, He was seen in special guest appearance in the eighth episode of the show Muppets Tonight. Alexander cast in the episode “Think Tank” of the science fiction TV series Star Trek: Voyager where he played a role of the brilliant alien who was in search of Seven of Nine to operate his ship. He played as a Death in the first episode “One Night at Mercy”, of the short-term TV series 2002 revival of The Twilight Zone. He also appeared as Marty Eels, who is against Monks in the episode “Mr. Monk and the Other Detective” of the series Monk.

Alexander was also interviewed on the episode “Think Tank” of the talk show entitled Jimmy Kimmel Live on 26 June 2006. He also performed as the host of the 230th July 4 “A Capitol Fourth” ceremony held in Washington, D.C where he performed singing, dancing and playing drums. He signed on to perform as a formal cast member for the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris season two. He was also the host of the Comedy Central Roast on 13 August 2006. In 2007, Alexander appeared as a guest star in the third episode of the improvised comedy series Thank God You’re Here. He is a repeated guest on several talk shows including Politically Incorrect, Real Time, Hollywood Squares, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Late show. In 2008, he also appeared as a guest star on the episode “Masterpiece” of the fourth season of the TV series Criminal Minds in a role of Professor Rothschild. Alexander also directed the episode “Conflicted” of the same series. In 2011, he cast in a guest appearance for an episode of series Harry’s Law where he portrayed as a teacher who released a wrong costume.

Film Career

Jason Alexander debuted as a film actor by playing a role as Dave in a movie The Burning which was released in 1981. He also appeared as a heartless lawyer in the movie Pretty Woman. He also cast a role of a clumsy womanizer in a comedy romantic movie Shallow Hal along with Jack Black. He has cast in several movies including Love! Valour! Compassion! , Love and Action in Chicago, Dunston Checks In, and The Last Supper. He has also appeared in the horror movie Jacob’s Ladder which was released in 1990. He dubbed his voice as the creature named Hugo in the animated movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame and also in its sequel. The movie was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on 21 June 1996. He also gave his voice for the video game entitled Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and series entitled House of Mouse under Disney Production. He also appeared in the film The Man Who Saved Christmas in a role of A.C. Gilbert. He appeared in a small role as a manager of the train station in the 2009 movie Hachi : A Dog’s Tale along with star Richard Gere.

Personal Life

Jason Alexander married Daena E. Title on 31 May 1982 and they are still together. The couple has two sons, Gabriel born on August 1991 and Noah born on February 1996. He also has been an outstanding supporter of “One Voice”, an organization that tends to invite for peace talks and agreement between Israel and Palestine for their social peace.

Alexander also visited Tel Aviv city, Israel for several times in 2009. During his living in Israel, he expressed and also raised his voice for the progress in peace between two countries. Alexander declared that he was supporting President Barack Obama in 2012 during Obama’s re-election. He operates his own company called Angel Ark Productions since February 2010 which is located in Los Angeles. He also debuted as a professional magician at the Magic Castle held in Los Angeles. Alexander is a left-handed individual.

Others

Jason Alexander also appeared Brad Paisley’s music videos “Celebrity” and “Online”. He also directed the song and received the award for 2007 Country Music Association’s Video of the Year. In August 2012, he also cast in the Nickelback‘s music video “Trying Not to Love You” along with the star Brooke Burns. Alexander also served as the national mediator for the Scleroderma Foundation, a dominant organization that raises awareness to the public about various diseases, its prevention, and cure. He also dubbed his voice for a character Abis Mal in the animated movie The Return of Jafar which is the sequel of movie Aladdin by Disney.

In 2005, he was also Celebrity Judge for music competition UCLA Spring Sing. In 2002, he got participated and won $250,000 on a celebrity episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire which he donated to three different charities. He also played ads for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). He also appeared in a commercial for “Jenny Craig” along with Valerie Bertinelli. In 2016, Alexander was also the nominee for the New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contribution in the Arts category. Recently, he has also participated in various televised poker competition. He has participated two times on Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown and won the 8th season of the competition. He also competed twice in the main event of 2007 World Series of Poker. He plays along with the poker stars with the username “J. Alexander”.

Movies

  • For the Love of Spock
  • Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • Misery Loves Comedy
  • Wild Card Pinky
  • Delhi Safari
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • The Grand
  • Ira and Abby
  • Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror
  • How to Go Out on a Date in Queens
  • Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
  • Agent Cody Banks
  • Shallow Hal
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Just Looking
  • Love! Valour! Compassion!
  • Dunston Checks In
  • The Last Supper
  • The Paper
  • Coneheads
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • White Palace
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Mosquito Coast
  • The Burning

TV Shows

  • The Grinder
  • Drunk History
  • Big Time in Hollywood, FL
  • Kirstie
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
  • Community
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Harry’s Law
  • Franklin & Bash
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Meteor
  • Criminal Minds
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Saperstein 2007 Campus Ladies
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Bob Patterson
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • Friends
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Dream On
  • Newhart
  • Everything’s Relative
  • Love and Action in Chicago

Dubbed Voice

  • The Tom and Jerry Show (TV Show)
  • Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Show)
  • How Murray Saved Christmas (TV Show)
  • Fish Hooks (TV Show)
  • Dora the Explorer (TV Show)
  • Glenn Martin, DDS (TV Show)
  • American Dad! (TV Show)
  • Reading Rainbow (TV Show)
  • Hercules (TV Show) Hercules
  • Dinosaurs (TV Show)

Directed Movies and TV Shows

  • Mike & Molly (TV Show)
  • Franklin & Bash (TV Show)
  • ‘Til Death (TV Show)
  • Criminal Minds (TV Show)
  • Everybody Hates Chris (TV Show)
  • Campus Ladies (TV Show)
  • Just Looking (Movie)
  • For Better Or Worse (Movie)

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