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Name: Jason Alexander  
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Date of Birth: 23rd September 1959
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Profession: Actor
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Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander (born Jason Scott Greenspan, September 23, 1959, in Newark, New Jersey), television, cinema and musical theatre actor, was one of the stars of the award-winning television sitcom Seinfeld in which he played the neurotic ne'er-do-well George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld's best friend. He has also appeared in a number of movies (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Dunston Checks In, and Pretty Woman among them) and did some work as a director, including a recent successful Hollywood concert version of the musical Hair, for which he was also the emcee. He is also known for providing the voice of the lead character in the cult animated series Duckman.

Alexander began his acting career on the New York stage. On Broadway, he appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, The Rink, Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, Accomplice, and Jerome Robbins' Broadway, for which he was awarded the 1989 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Alexander has also done a McDonalds commercial advertising the McDLT, in which he sings. He has also appeared in KFC commercials, including one with baseball superstar Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants and another one opposite Trista Rehn of The Bachelorette. He is also featured in country star Brad Paisley's music video, "Celebrity". In the summer of 2005, he appears with Lee Iacocca in ads for DaimlerChrysler vehicles, which is coincidental, considering the fact that George Costanza once bought a Chrysler convertible solely on the belief that it was previously owned by Jon Voight (the actual owner was John Voight, a New York dentist).

In the fall of 2004, he began appearing in a new sitcom on CBS, Listen Up, costarring Malcolm-Jamal Warner. His character is based on sportswriter Tony Kornheiser, but that show did not last the entire season and was not renewed for a second season. He had previously starred in the failed sitcom Bob Patterson (2001) and, years prior to Seinfeld, was featured in the 1984-1985 sitcom E/R.

Alexander also appeared with Kelsey Grammer in the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. He played Jacob Marley to Grammer's Ebenezer Scrooge. Alexander also appeared in Rob Reiner's 1994 film "North" starring Elijah Wood and Bruce Willis along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus who he also performed with in Seinfeld.

Alexander appears on the Family Guy: Live in Vegas CD singing a verse in the song "All Cartoons are F****** D***".

Alexander is also the national spokesman for the Scleroderma Foundation, a leading organization dedicated to raising awareness of the disease and assisting those who are afflicted.

He has been married to Daena E. Title since 1979, and they have two children, Gabriel and Noah.

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