The persona of George Costanza on NBC’s “Seinfeld” garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards. The Screen Actors Guild knighted him “Best Actor in a Comedy Series” and TV Guide readers voted him among the ten greatest television characters of all time.
Beyond “Seinfeld,” Alexander’s career is one that defines diversity. His Broadway debut came in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Alexander starred on Broadway five times, eventually hired to write the libretto for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, in which he also played 14 different characters and which won him the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards. Los Angeles audiences have enjoyed his many stage performances here, most notably his acclaimed run alongside Martin Short in Mel Brook’s The Producers. This past summer, The Actor’s Fund honored Jason with the “Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement”.
In film, his credits include Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Dunston Checks In, Love, Valor, Compassion, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Shallow Hal, Hatchi and the upcoming, Lucky Stiff. Notable TV projects include Bye Bye Birdie and A Christmas Carol. He directs for both film and TV, with several features and episodes of Seinfeld, Everybody Hates Chris, Criminal Minds, Franklin and Bash and Mike and Molly to his
credit. He has also directed numerous stage productions in LA, many for the Reprise Theatre Company for which he serves as Artistic Director.
When not engaged in the above, Jason works as a noted producer, teacher, children’s author, magician, poker star, activist and traveling comic – often in his persona of Donny Clay, America’s 4th Leading Motivational Speaker.