Jason Alexander - Famous Voice Actor

Jason Alexander Net Worth

$50,000,000

Jason Alexander’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million, earned from his successful career as an American actor, comedian, director, producer, singer, and writer. He gained fame through his role as George Costanza on the popular sitcom Seinfeld, which earned him a base salary of $150,000 per episode, reaching a high of $600,000 per episode for the final season. Despite its immense success in syndication, Alexander and his co-stars did not receive backend ownership points on the show, unlike its creators Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.

Key facts:

  • Jason Alexander has a net worth of $50 million and is known as an American actor, comedian, director, producer, singer, and writer.
  • He won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway in 1989. After that, he appeared in the musical The Producers alongside Martin Short.
  • He has worked in nearly 50 movies, including his notable performance as Phillip Stuckey in Pretty Woman in 199 alongside Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
  • Jason Alexander married Daena E. Title in 1982 and they have two sons Gabriel and Noah. He supports philanthropic work by being a national spokesman for the Scleroderma Foundation and supporting the OneVoice initiative.
  • For the nine-year run of Seinfeld, Jason was paid a nominal amount initially which was raised after successful negotiations before season 5 in 1993. For the final season of Seinfeld, he received $15 million which works out to be around $24 million today.

Basic Information About Jason Alexander

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Television Director, Singer, Comedian, Television producer, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Net worth$50,000,000
Date of birth1959-09-23 (64 years old)
Place of birthNewark
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksOften portrays neurotic and socially awkward characters
SpouseDaena E. Title - (31 MayΒ 1982 - present)Β (2 children)
GenderMale
Height5 ft 4 in (1.64 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Jason Alexander win?


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Jason Alexander awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
OFTA Film Award - Best Voice-Over PerformanceNomineeThe Hunchback of Notre Dame1997
Saturn Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2001
OFTA Television Award - Best Supporting Actor in a SeriesNomineeER1996
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeSeinfeld1999
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeSeinfeld1996
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesWinnerSeinfeld1995
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionNomineeSeinfeld1993
Teen Choice Award - TV - Choice SidekickNomineeSeinfeld1999
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeDream On1994
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music ProgramNomineeMuppets Tonight1997

Jason Alexander roles

Movie / Series Role
The Hunchback of Notre DameHugo (voice)
Jacob's LadderGeary
Pretty WomanPhilip Stuckey
Shallow HalMauricio
The Mosquito CoastClerk
Hachi: A Dog's TaleCarl
ConeheadsLarry Farber
Wild CardPinky
The BurningDave
NorthNorth's Dad
Brighton Beach MemoirsPool Player #1
White PalaceNeil
The Adventures of Rocky & BullwinkleBoris
Young SheldonMr. Lundy 4 episodes, 2018-2021
FriendsEarl 1 episode, 2001
Criminal MindsDirector
Criminal MindsProf. Rothchild 1 episode, 2008
CommunityMountain Man 1 episode, 2013
DinosaursAnnouncer / ... 7 episodes, 1991-1993
The SimpsonsBourbon Verlander 1 episode, 2017
Harry's LawRichard Cross 1 episode, 2011
Malcolm in the MiddleLeonard 1 episode, 2003
Reading RainbowSelf 1 episode, 2000
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeGeorge Costanza 1 episode, 2014
Dora the ExplorerOwl 2 episodes, 2011
Saturday Night LiveSelf / ... 2 episodes, 1993-2006
Curb Your EnthusiasmJason Alexander 5 episodes, 2001-2009
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2004-2005
MonkMarty Eels 1 episode, 2005
The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselAsher Friedman 2 episodes, 2019
The Cleveland ShowSaul Friedman 2 episodes, 2010-2013
'Til DeathDirector
Animals.Algae 1 episode, 2017
WWE Monday Night RAWSelf 1 episode, 2007
Matthew Gray Gubler: The Unauthorized DocumentarySelf 1 episode, 2009
KirstieStanford Temple 1 episode, 2014
AladdinAbis Mal / ... 14 episodes, 1994
Franklin & BashDirector
Franklin & BashCarter Lang 1 episode, 2011
To Tell the TruthSelf - Panelist 1 episode, 2020
The Larry Sanders ShowJason Alexander 2 episodes, 1994-1998
The NannyJack 1 episode, 1996
SeinfeldDirector
SeinfeldGeorge Costanza 171 episodes, 1989-1998
The TalkSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2014
HerculesPoseidon 8 episodes, 1998-1999
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2017-2021
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 2015-2017
The Twilight ZoneDeath 1 episode, 2002
House of MouseHugo 1 episode, 2002

Jason Alexander's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
SeinfeldΒ (1989)$125,000 /episode (1996)

Jason Alexander's Quotes

  • I'm not really bald. I shave my head to keep in character with George.
  • The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.
  • I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.
  • I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy.
  • I still don't know much about directing a movie.

Jason Alexander's photos

Jason Alexander: Best Known for George Costanza on Seinfeld, Now Worth $50 Million

Jason Alexander is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, singer, and writer. He is best known for his role as George Costanza on the long-running sitcom Seinfeld. Jason is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million, which he has accumulated through his successful multi-faceted career in the entertainment industry.

Early Life and Education

This talented actor was born Jay Scott Greenspan on September 23, 1959, in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Livingston, New Jersey, where he attended Livingston High School. Alexander later attended Boston University, pursuing a degree in theater. He graduated from BU in 1981 and then moved to New York City to pursue his acting career.

Career

Jason Alexander started his career pre-Seinfeld with a short-lived sitcom called Everything’s Relative in 1987. He also had several roles in various movies such as Ron Howard’s comedy-drama Splash and continued to hold supporting roles before Seinfeld aired in 1989.

Alexander began as a guest star on Seinfeld, appearing in its Pilot episode and also appearing sporadically during its first two seasons before becoming a regular cast member as George Costanza from season 3 onwards. This close association with a hit show like Seinfeld meant bigger roles thereafter.

He has since appeared in numerous movies such as playing Phillip Stuckey in Pretty Woman (199), opposite Julia Roberts and Richard Gere which was a commercial hit. He has also been seen as a clueless lawyer defending Larry David’s character in Curb Your Enthusiasm and voiced characters in animated movies such as Kuzco in Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove (200).

During his career, Alexander appeared in Broadway musicals, which includes a performance as the lead actor in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (1989) through which he won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Alexander returned to the stage with two more shows, in 2003 he played Applegate in the Broadway revival of Damn Yankees alongside Bebe Neuwirth, and then as Lawrence Jameson in the musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2005 opposite John Lithgow at the Imperial Theatre.

Alexander continued with major accomplishments on other platforms which include starring in and producing music videos, guest and cameo roles, adding many television endorsements to his repertoire, and a recurring guest voice actor role as Duckman in Duckman throughout the 199s. In 2019 he joined the cast of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Personal Life

While Jason has had fame on the screen and stage, he has also contributed quite significantly to philanthropy. He served as a national spokesman for the Scleroderma Foundation, appearing in a commercial for the ASPCA. Alexander has likewise been an advocate and supporter of OneVoice initiative, which endeavors to achieve a mutual peace agreement between Palestine and Israel.

Jason Alexander has been married to Daena E. Title since 1982, and the couple has two children together, Gabriel and Noah. Alexander is popularly known as an avid poker player and has participated in numerous televised poker tournaments.

Jason Alexander Seinfeld Salary

During the initial few seasons of Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, and Jason Alexander reportedly earned a nominal amount of money for their work on the show. Recognizing the hit it had clearly become and the importance of this trio of supporting actors proved to be pivotal for viewership, so Network brass wheeled in the big bucks to keep them happy before season 5 in 1993 with $150,000 worth of episodic salary roughly or roughly $3.8 million per season.

By May of 1997, these co-stars sought a gigantic raise in pay, requesting $1 million per episode and/or backend ownership points. Despite being invoiced clearly for maintaining much of the essence that made Seinfeld iconic, Jason Alexander said later that β€œ It was categorically denied to us, which forced us to then ask for ungodly salaries. β€œ The supporting cast members ended up receiving $600,000 per episode for the show’s final season, which earned each member approximately $15 million. Factoring in conversion rates, this equals earning around $24 million today. For all nine seasons, this aggregate amount of actual monetary word has averaged to approximately $5 million per year in cameos and residuals.

Seinfeld Syndication Earnings

Several assumptions posit that both Michael Richards and Jason Alexander make significant money with Seinfeld syndication, whose total counting stories written today stand at 4 billion US dollars. Given ownership of the rights percentages on the show., one can perhaps hope to earn good money from the syndication sales perk. As per factual information, Michael, Julia, and Jason did not have backend ownership rights over the dollars and never really earned significant amounts of monetized return from syndication earnings.

However, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld earned pretty well. In 1998 alone, they both reportedly accumulated $250 million from syndication sales activities. Even later, some noticed how the comic-giants were able to rake in between $50 million and $90 million yearly through deferred syndication point incomes they were able to negotiate profit-sharing points on the DVD sales of the sitcoms before DVD sales experienced a harder hit from the growth of streaming.

Achievements and Wrap-Up

No wonder Jason Alexander is among the wealthiest actors courtesy his admirable stint on stage, screen, and his unique poker enthusiasm: he has amassed a net worth of $50 million! Still, the spotlight seems to follow him amid industry discourse that may have probably never been afforded payment simulative to their contributions. Nonetheless, Alexander’s achievements guide accordingly and include among other nods The Screen Actors Guild Award for his quintessential role on Seinfeld. He continued as a Tony award-winning performer on stage and showed no signs of slowing down, appearing in hit television shows, movies, video games, theater productions and projects involving advertising endorsements along with giving voice overs in well-received animated movies.

Looking at his success track record and crafting of other varied forms of entertainment that have, in turn, become highly demand-driven, it should not come as a surprise that Jason Alexander’s monster empire beats the trend and hence set him on curving larger expectations in net worth estimation.

Interesting Facts about Jason Alexander

  1. 1989: Appeared on Broadway in Jerome Robbins's musical "Broadway", for which he won a Tony award.
  2. The son of Ruth and Alex Greenspan and half-brother of Karen Van Horn and Michael Greenspan, Jason reportedly took the professional surname of "Alexander" in part because of his father's first name. However, he has also said it helped him in auditions as call-backs were done in alphabetical order and he would know before other actors if he was still in the running for a particular part or role.
  3. Attended Boston University but left a year early because he was able to find acting work in New York City during the summer before his senior year. Received an honorary degree years later.
  4. Alexander's wife, Daena E. Title, is a cousin of filmmaker Stacy Title, who is married to actor Jonathan Penner. The couple has two sons, Gabe Greenspan and Noah Greenspan.
  5. Fall 2002: Set to teach acting on the faculty of the University of Southern California as the first-ever George Burns Distinguished Visiting Professor in Performance.
  6. Started losing his hair at the age of 16.
  7. One year for his birthday, his friends took him to a diner. They told him to close his eyes. When he opened them, William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, was in front of him. Captain Kirk was Jason's childhood hero.
  8. While filming Seinfeld (1989), was always fitted with a suit one size too small, to make his character look "uncool"
  9. Says he took on the role of Duckman because Duckman was "the anti-George Costanza".
  10. Being a great fan of Star Trek (1966), he was finally given the opportunity to play a "Trek" role himself in 1999: he played the character "Kurros" in the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) episode, Star Trek: Voyager: Think Tank (1999). That same year, he was the host for the "Star Trek Viewers' Choice" VHS, notably for his Capt. Kirk impersonations.
  11. 2005: Celebrity Judge for UCLA Spring Sing.
  12. The only of the four main actors (Michael Richards, Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) from Seinfeld (1989) not to win an Emmy for their work on the show
  13. 4/30/06: Debuted as a "professional magician" at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles. His act is based on studying and predicting behavioral patterns with his subjects.
  14. Beat out Danny DeVito and Nathan Lane for the role of "George Costanza" on Seinfeld (1989).
  15. Won the 1989 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "Jerome Robbin's Broadway".
  16. The only major cast member of Seinfeld (1989) to also direct an episode of the series.
  17. A 1977 graduate of Livingston High School (in Livingston, New Jersey), one of his classmates was Julia Montgomery, with whom he appeared in numerous high school productions. Alexander's high school performing credits include such musicals as "Guys and Dolls", "The Odd Couple", and "Oliver". Alexander also played flute and percussion in the Livingston Lancer's Marching Band.
  18. Won $250,000 on a celebrity episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002) after he correctly identified Gerald Ford as the President who said "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over". However, his question for $500,000 asked how Harry Crosby got his nickname of "Bing". He did not know, and walked away with the $250,000 that was divided amongst three charities.
  19. He lent his voice to the Family Guy (1999) album "Live in Las Vegas" during the number 'All Cartoons Are F**kin' Dicks'.
  20. In Seinfeld: How It Began (2004), a documentary for the Seinfeld (1989) DVD, Alexander said that he had no idea that 'George Costanza (character)' was based on Larry David until he said of a script to David, "this could never happen to anyone, and even if it did, no human being would react like this" to which David replied, "What do you mean? This happened to me once, and this is exactly how I reacted!".

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