What is Jason Alexander’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||23 September 1959|
|Salary (Annual):||$5 Million|
Jason Alexander is an American actor, comedian, television host, and film director who has a net worth of $50 million. Alexander is best known for his role on Seinfeld as George Costanza for which he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes Awards.
He has also starred in other notable films such as ‘Pretty Woman (1990),’ and the animated features such as ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996),’ and ‘Duckman (1994- 1997).’ Let us find out more about the actor’s road to fame and how he amassed his millions.
Alexander was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 23, 1959, to Jewish parents. He grew up in Maplewood and Livingston, New Jersey, and graduated from Livingston High School. He had an interest in magic and wanted to become a magician but then changed his mind to pursue Theatre.
He went on to study theatre at Boston University but dropped out mid-way after his professor told him he would never become an actor. He took a full-time acting job in New York City and the University awarded him an honorary degree later in 1995.
Alexander’s professional journey began when he began as an accomplished dancer and singer and appeared in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along,’ Kander & Ebb’s ‘The Rink,’ ‘Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound,’ ‘Accomplice,’ and Jerome Robbins’ ‘Broadway,’ for which he won a Tony Award in 1989 for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
He became the artistic director of Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles due to his experience in directing ‘Sunday in the Park with George,’ and also directed the 2007 spinoff ‘Damn the Yankees.’
Television Series and Guest Appearances
Alexander then appeared in ‘Seinfeld,’ an award-winning television series and sitcom, playing George Costanza. He was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes Awards but did not win any. In 1995, he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.
Before acting on Seinfeld, Alexander appeared in numerous commercials for McDonald’s and John Deere, and a short sitcom on CBS called ‘Everything’s Relative (1987).’ He was also the lead character in the animated series ‘Duckman (1994 to 1997),’ and another animated series ‘Dilbert.’
Alexander made cameo appearances on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ in the second season of the show and also the seventh season of ‘Seinfeld.’ Although he was highly successful in acting on Seinfeld, he never managed to top that success in any other roles throughout his professional acting career.
He made all the efforts to promote his ABC sitcom ‘Bob Patterson,’ in 2001 but the show was canceled after five episodes. Alexander blamed it on the audience’s mood after the 9/11 incident.
He then went on to star in the CBS sitcom ‘Listen Up!’ from 2004 to 2005 and was also the principal executive producer of the series. He appeared on the famous animated sitcom ‘Family Guy: Live in Vegas,’ CD and was part of a song. He was featured on the famous sitcom ‘Friends,’ on the episode ‘The One Where Rosita Dies’.
He appeared on the 1995 T.V version of the Broadway ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ and guest-starred on the 1996 ‘Muppets Tonight,’ a variety show. Alexander appeared on ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ episode ‘Think Tank,’ as Kurros, a genius alien. He then appeared on the popular television show, ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’
He has made guest appearances on shows such as Thank God You’re Here,’ ‘Politically Incorrect,’ ‘Real Time,’ ‘Hollywood Squares,’ ‘Late Late Show,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘Late Show with David Letterman.’
His popular guest appearance has been on the show ‘Criminal Minds,’ on the episode ‘Masterpiece’ as Professor Rothschild, a serial killer. He also directed one episode of the same series. Other shows include ‘Harry’s Law,’ ‘The Orville,’ ‘Young Sheldon,’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’
Alexander has 8 real estate properties, including a luxury house in New York, New Jersey for an estimated $4 million and 5 cars. He also owns stocks worth $15 million from companies such as McDonald’s, DuPont, PayPal, and Southwest Airlines, Netflix.
|Rolls-Royce Dawn||$1.5 Million +|
|Lamborghini Urus||$800 Thousand +|
|Lincoln Navigator||$130 Thousand +|
|Jaguar XF||$120 Thousand +|
|McLaren GT||$250 Thousand +|
Films and Commercials
Alexander appeared in multiple films such as ‘Pretty Woman,’ where he is a money-hungry lawyer, ‘Shallow Hal,’ where he plays a womanizer, ‘ Love! Valour! Compassion!’ ‘Love and Action in Chicago,’ ‘Dunston Checks In,’ ‘The Last Supper,’ and ‘Jacob’s Ladder.’
He also played as Gargoyle in Disney’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame II,’ and ‘House of Mouse,’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.’ He has also directed ‘For Better or Worse,’ in 1996 and 1999’s ‘Just Looking.’ His other film work includes ‘The Man Who Saved Christmas,’ ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,’ ‘A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up,’ ‘Timmy Turner!’ ‘The Return of Jafar,’ and ‘Aladdin.’
Alexander has also appeared in commercials for Miller Lite Beer, Hershey’s Kiss, Delta Gold Potato Chips, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, Levi’s 501 Jeans, Western Union, Sony Watchman T.V, KFC, and Superbowl.
Alexander has hosted the LOL Sudbury in Ontario, Canada, an Opening Night Gala. It was telecasted at 60 Cineplex theatres and was the first to do so for a comedy festival. He also hosted several events such as the Saturday Night Seder, a night with celebrities that benefitted the CDC Foundation in 2020.
Alexander also pursued magic briefly and won the Academy’s Junior Achievement Award in 1989 and was also named by The Academy of Magical Arts Parlor Magician of the Year in 2006.
Charity and Political activism
Alexander became the national spokesperson for the Scleroderma Foundation, an organization for raising awareness of the disease and helping those who are infected. He won $500,000 on Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown and donated to a charity of his choice, The United Way of America.
He competed in National Poker Tournament in 2021 for the Children’s Tumor Foundation to raise money for Neurofibromatosis research. Alexander is an active supporter of the Democratic Party and has endorsed Barack Obama and Joe Biden. He was also an outright critic of Donald Trump and has said many controversial things about the Republican Party.
Alexander married Daena E.Title, who is the cousin of director Stacy Title, in 1982. The couple has two sons together. Alexander recently made news for crashing pop star Britney Spears’ wedding with Sam Asghari that took place on June 9, 2022.
He showed up without any invitation and even went live on Instagram while doing so. Alexander was arrested for two counts of physical assaults on the security guards, trespassing, and vandalism. The comedy actor was married to Spears for two days in 2004.
- Does he smoke? YES
- Does he drink alcohol? YES
- His real name is Jay Scott Greenspan.
- He was the spokesperson for McDonald’s McD.L.T.
- His first film was a low-budget horror flick called “The Burning.”
- He’s a Tony Award winner.
As of 2023, Jason Alexander’s net worth is estimated at around $50 million. Alexander earned $200,000 per episode while working on Seinfeld, and is one of the highest-paid actors in the series. Brand endorsements and deals are other sources of income for him where he charges more than $500 thousand per brand.