Seinfeld debuted on NBC in 1989 and ran for nine seasons, becoming one of America’s most beloved sitcoms – created by Larry David and starring Jerry Seinfeld as a fictional version of himself, the show centered around the stand-up comedian, three of his neurotic friends, and the everyday situations and relationships that drove them nuts. Seinfeld has endured in syndication on various TV networks, where new and old fans can relive and discover classic episodes every week. 26 years after the show debuted, here are the ‘then and now’ of the show stars:
Jerry Seinfeld (Himself)
Seinfeld has appeared on ’30 Rock’ and Larry David’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and continues to perform stand-up. He’s also the creator and host of the web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’
Jason Alexander (George Costanza)
Alexander has guest-starred on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Mike and Molly,’ and a very memorable musical episode of ‘Community.’ He’s also lent his voice talents to ‘American Dad’ and Adult Swim’s ‘China, IL.’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine Benes)
Louis-Dreyfus currently stars on the HBO series ‘Veep’ as Vice President Selina Meyer. She also recently appeared in the indie film ‘Enough Said,’ which co-starred James Gandolfini in one of his final roles.
Michael Richards (Cosmo Kramer)
Richards had a voice part in Seinfeld’s animated film ‘Bee Movie’ in 2007, and participated in the multi-episode ‘Seinfeld’ reunion on Larry David’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ He currently stars on Kirstie Alley’s new sitcom ‘Kirstie’ on TV Land.
Wayne Knight Newman (Newman)
You may also recognize Knight from roles in ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘3rd Rock from the Sun.’ Currently he stars on the sitcom ‘The Exes,’ and has lent his voice to animated projects like ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘Regular Show.’
Jerry Stiller (Frank Costanza)
After ‘Seinfeld,’ Stiller starred on the sitcom ‘The King of Queens,’ and has appeared in his son’s films ‘Zoolander’ and ‘The Heartbreak Kid.’
Estelle Harris (Estelle Costanza)
Harris is the voice of Mrs. Potatohead in the ‘Toy Story’ films and shorts, and played Muriel on the Disney channel’s ‘Suite Life of Zack and Cody.’