Are the main characters on Seinfeld based on real people or not?
I've read the entire Wikipedia page and it does not mention whether the four main characters (Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer) are based on real people or not. I thought the show was supposed to be based on Jerry Seinfeld's real life, but are the characters completely made-up?
- BlasterLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes here are the counterparts:
Jerry Seinfeld - himself
George - Larry David
Kramer - Jerry's neighbor Kenny Kramer
Elaine - Carol Leifer (show writer and Jerry's real life ex gf)
Elaine's dad Alston Benes - author Richard Yates
Soup Nazi - NYC soup restaurant owner Al Yeganeh
Jackie Chiles - Johnny Cochran
Mr Bookman the library cop - Joe Friday from Dragnet
Mr Steinbrenner - George Steinbrenner
- Anonymous9 years ago
The co-writer of Seinfeld, Larry David actually lived across the hall from a man named Kenny Kramer for many years. Cosmo Kramer, the Seinfeld Character, was roughly modeled after Kenny. George was modeled slightly after Larry David. I'm not sure who had the idea of Elaine, though.Source(s): Useless trivial knowledge database in my head.