Was Seinfeld based on the real life of Jerry?

August 30
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Was the tv show from the 90's “Seinfeld” based off true events?

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It's obvious—or at least well known—that two of the four main Seinfeld characters are based on their creators: Jerry is a fictionalized Jerry Seinfeld, and George is a fictionalized Larry David. Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is also based on a comedian: stand-up Carol Leifer. In the '80s, she and Seinfeld were very good friends after having an on-again, off-again, romantic relationship, just like Jerry and Elaine.

Also, the character Jerry Seinfeld is based on the comedian, writer, actor, co-creator, and executive producer Jerry Seinfeld. However, there are some differences in how they’re characterized. In real life, thanks to the sitcom and countless late-night appearances, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most famous comedians in the world. 

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