'Seinfeld' faves: Where are they now?
Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfeld)
Jerry Seinfeld can look back at Seinfeld as just one chapter in a long, successful career. After the show ended in 1998, he continued writing, acting, and, of course, doing stand-up. In 2004, he produced The Seinfeld Story, a TV movie documentary, before he later joined the rest of the cast on a Curb Your Enthusiasm-sponsored Seinfeld reunion in 2009. From 2010 to 2011, Seinfeld served as a writer on The Marriage Ref, before launching his online series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine Benes)
Since her Seinfeld days, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has worked on multiple television series, from Watching Ellie to Arrested Development, The Simpsons, Web Therapy, and, in 2006, The New Adventures of Old Christine. She won three consecutive Emmys for her role as Selina Meyer on HBO’s Veep.
Jason Alexander (George Costanza)
Much of Jason Alexander’s post-Seinfeld life involves varied guest stints on television shows, such as Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, and more. Of course, he joined his former co-stars on Curb Your Enthusiasm, before delving into some voice work. In 2015, he appeared on Comedy Central’s Big Time in Hollywood, FL.
Michael Richards (Kramer)
Two years after the end of Seinfeld, Michael Richards starred in The Michael Richards Show for seven episodes before it came to an end. Sadly, however, Richards is best known for going on a racist rant at a comedy club in 2006. Yet, since then, he has starred in Kirstie and has appeared on an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Wayne Knight (Newman)
Aside from his voiceover work, Knight could be seen as Officer Don in 3rd Rock from the Sun after Seinfeld. Since then, he’s stayed consistently busy, most recently appearing as Haskell Lutz in TV Land’s The Exes.
Heidi Swedberg (Susan Ross)
Swedberg had brief appearances on a number of shows following her time in Seinfeld, from Roswell to ER to Gilmore Girls. She was last seen as Olivia Maxwell on Hawthorne in 2010.
Patrick Warburton (David Puddy)
In 2001, Warburton took on the role of The Tick in the TV series, which only lasted one year. He then went on to play Jeb Denton on Less Than Perfect from 2003 to 2006, followed by a long run as Jeff Bingham on Rules of Engagement from 2007 to 2013. Warburton also continued with his voice work, including work on Archer in 2011 and recurring as Joe Swanson on Family Guy. Most recently, Warburton appeared on the big screen in Ted, and returned for the sequel, Ted 2, this summer.
John O'Hurley (J. Peterman)
O’Hurley has filled most of his time with voice work, recently voicing Walter Bunny in The Looney Tunes Show and Roger Doofenshmirtz on Phineas and Ferb. O’Hurley is possibly best known post-Seinfeld as host of Family Feud from 2006 to 2010.
Bryan Cranston (Tim Whatley)
Cranston found huge TV success following his time on Seinfeld, playing Hal on Malcolm in the Middle for six years before taking on his award-winning role as Walter White in 2008’s Breaking Bad, which would run for five seasons. He has also since won a Tony for his work as Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway’s All the Way.
Danny Woodburn (Mickey)
Woodburn has guest-starred on a variety of shows, from Charmed to the soap opera Passions to Bones. In 2014, he voiced Splinter in the big-screen remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and in 2015, he could be seen in Happyish as Ernie Keebler.
Jerry Stiller (Frank Costanza)
After leaving Seinfeld, Jerry Stiller later become known for his role as Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens, which ran from 1998 to 2007. He then spent a year as Principal Sticker in the TV series Fish Hooks.
Estelle Harris (Estelle Costanza)
Harris’ best-known role is arguably as the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story films. She also appeared as Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Barney Martin (Morty Seinfeld)
After Seinfeld, Martin was only involved in three projects before his death: He played a role in the television movie I Married a Monster before voicing Ambassador Major in the series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and finally, he appeared as Maury in the 2004 series Center of the Universe. In 2005, he died of cancer at age 82.
Liz Sheridan (Helen Seinfeld)
Sheridan appeared in a few television series following Seinfeld, including Complete Savages and Numb3rs, before voicing Mrs. Rothberg on an episode of American Dad! in 2007. She also starred in the 2009 Marc Fienberg film, Play the Game.