23 September 1959 (age 58)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Jason Alexander (born September 23, 1959) is an American actor, comedian and singer, best known for his role as George Costanza on the television series Seinfeld. Born and sometimes credited as Jason Greenspan, the actor known as one of Seinfeld's idiot friends during the '90s has an original soundtrack discography that includes one of composer Stephen Sondheim's biggest flops, the early '80s show Merrily We Roll Along. This performer changed his named to Jason Alexander in high school and began working professionally in films and on Broadway not long after graduating. The new surname itself was a great help in landing parts since auditions were inevitably conducted in alphabetical order. Alexander does actually have a musical background, having played both percussion and flute in the school marching band. His loud, sometimes abrasive voice is one of his trademarks as are several important aspects of his physical appearance. The wasteland atop his head began establishing itself when he was only 16 years old. This baldness was combined with suits that were at least one size too small to establish the presence of the totally uncool Duckman on the Seinfield series, a hit on the boob tube from 1990 through 1998. Recent developments in Alexander's career include taking a teaching position in 2005 and debuting a magic act in 2006.
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