While it’s considered to be “a show about nothing,” Seinfeld, which is based around the fictional life of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, became a massive ratings grabber for NBC and brought in a slew of catchphrases to the general public such as “double-dipping” and “no soup for you.” Since its last episode on May 14, 1998, the show has been in the top 10 of numerous Best TV Show of All Time lists around the world, including TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. We take a look at what the cast of the show look like now and see what they’ve been up to since its end.
Since the show ended nearly 20 years ago, comedian Jerry Seinfeld has earned $267 million per year from syndication rights alone. Since 1999, he’s been married to his wife Jessica, who is the founder of GOOD+ Foundation (formerly known as Baby Buggy). They have two sons (Julian Kal and Shepherd Kellen) and one daughter (Sascha) together.
Throughout her illustrious acting career, Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned nine Emmy Awards, including seven for her work in the hit HBO series Veep. In 2016, she was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband Brad Hall, who she met while attending Northwestern University.
Since the infamous 2006 incident at the Laugh Factory, Michael Richards had very few roles under his belt after his involvement in the 2007 animated film Bee Movie, which was produced by Jerry Seinfeld. In 2013, he had a role on the TV Land sitcom Kirstie, but the show was canceled after one season. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his second wife Beth and their son Antonio Baz.
Aside from acting, Jason Alexander took some time to direct the music video for Brad Paisley’s “Online,” which earned the New Jersey native a Video of the Year Award at the 2007 Country Music Association Awards. He also sat in the director’s chair for episodes of Mike & Molly and Everybody Hates Chris.
Wayne Knight, who was a target of a 2014 internet death hoax, dove back into the voice acting world with roles such as Emperor Zurg in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Dojo in Xiaolin Showdown, and Mr. Blik in Catscratch. He has been married to his second wife Clare de Chenu since 2006.
Best known for playing George’s mother Estelle Costanza, New York City native Estelle Harris landed the voice role of Mrs. Potato Head in Toy Story 2, and she has since become a key part of the Toy Story franchise, which includes the upcoming Toy Story 4 film in 2019.
Heidi Swedberg, who had a recurring role as George’s fiance Susan Ross, started her own band named Heidi Swedberg and The Sukey Jump Band, which performs children’s music. The outfit released two albums, including 2013’s “My Cup of Tea.” She also performs in the band The Smoking Jackets, which is geared towards an older crowd.
Life can sometimes imitate art. Just ask John O’Hurley, who became a part owner in the real-life J. Peterman Company in 2000. The Kittery, Maine native is best known for his hosting duties on the National Dog Show, Family Feud, andTo Tell the Truth. He also has a handful of books under his belt, including the New York Times bestseller It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump.
After playing Elaine’s boyfriend David Puddy, the Huntington Beach, California native’s deep voice landed him on shows such as The Venture Bros.,Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Kim Possible. He also lent his voice to numerous commercials, including ads for American Express and NAPA. He has four children with his wife Cathy, who he married in 1991.
Bryan Cranston went from playing a dentist on the show to playing a meth cooker nearly 20 years later. The Los Angeles, California native received praise for his work as Walter White in Breaking Bad and Hal in Malcolm In The Middle. The Philadelphia Phillies fan currently lives in Los Angeles with his second wife Robin.
After a pair of appearances as physician Beth Luchner, Debra Messing returned to NBC with her award-winning portrayal of Grace Adler on the series Will & Grace. In 2014, she made her Broadway debut in the play Outside Mullingar. After 11 years together, her divorce from Daniel Zelman was finalized in 2016. They have one son (Roman Walker Zelman) together.
Kristin Davis, who played Jerry’s girlfriend Jenna on the show, is best known for her work as Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the Sex & The City franchise, which earned her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. The actress has no intention of getting married in the near future. In 2011, she adopted daughter Gemma Rose.
Much like her character Sally Weaver in the show, comedienne Kathy Griffin has been the subject of various stand-up specials, including Hot Cup of Talk, Strong Black Woman, and The D-List. In 2016, the Chicago, Illinois native released a book based on her celebrity run-ins titled Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index.
“No soup for you!” became the phrase heard around the world, and actor Larry Thomas gained fame and an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the Soup Nazi. The New York City native has made numerous public appearances as the beloved Seinfeld character, including throwing the first pitch at a 2014 Brooklyn Cyclones game.
After Seinfeld ended, many comedians and writers have professed their love for the series. Larry Davis, who was a co-creator of the show, had several members of the sitcom reunite for the episode properly titled “Seinfeld” from the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. While many fans would be thrilled for a proper reunion show, Jerry Seinfeld has stated that the ship has sailed. It may be a bummer to hear, but fans can still relive their favorite moments whenever they want in the Seinfeld: The Complete Series DVD box set or stream the entire series over at Hulu.