‘Seinfeld’: Jason Alexander Says Fans Are Always Surprised to Learn This About Him

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander in a scene from

Actor Jason Alexander performed the position of scheming, spineless George Costanza on Seinfeld for 9 seasons. When the enduring comedy’s followers meet him, he explains, they count on to fulfill George Costanza in actual life.

While he doesn’t wish to let his followers down, the actor is nothing like George Costanza and in reality, says that lots of his followers are extraordinarily stunned after they uncover extra about the true Jason Alexander.

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander in a scene from 'Seinfeld'
Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander in a scene from ‘Seinfeld’ | Joey Delvalle/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

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George Costanza followers are very ‘shockable’

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In a 2016 dialog with Television Academy Foundation, Alexander talked about many issues pertaining to his profession, from his Broadway expertise to his voice-over work to, naturally, Seinfeld and George Costanza. He was requested what his followers can be stunned to find out about him. The actor was keen to tell apart between George Costanza’s followers and his.

“I assume we’re thinking fans of George,” he mentioned, “because my fans…the thing that seems to surprise most people is that I’m not George and that anything that I do that is not George-like is a major shock to them.”

“But my actual fans get the larger picture. For the people that have a very limited knowledge of me, any time I sing they go, ‘whaaat?’, anytime I change my voice, they go ‘whaaat?’” … It looks as if every little thing shocks the George followers. They’re very shockable.”

Something George Costanza would by no means do

The actor went on to say that he felt, from suggestions he’d obtained, that what shocked many followers was his civic involvement.

“I think celebrity has only one decent value,” he mentioned. “And that is to bring attention to things that actually have value. So I advocate for things.”

Alexander defined that he attends occasions and alternatives for causes that in any other case may not obtain consideration. In explicit, he’s outspoken about gun legal guidelines within the US, for which he says he’s both “universally praised” or been instructed by followers that they’d by no means once more watch Seinfeld, or obtained demise threats.

“They don’t expect that of George,” he mentioned. “I can’t dump the celebrity, and I think it has a certain amount of responsibility….but every now and then I ask people to look at things…”

Alexander then drew the road between the place George ends and he begins, expressing that not like George, he’s not content material to fake that points regarding so many don’t exist.

“I think most people think of me as a pretty middle-of-the-road, as smart as the average guy, as articulate as the average guy, as engaged as the average guy, as schmucky as the average guy: George,” he concluded. “I’m nobody’s genius, but I don’t live in the middle of the road. I think that tends to surprise people.”

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