Jason Alexander (b. 1959) is an actor best known for his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld (1989-98). He won a Tony Award in 1989 for Best Actor in a Musical for Jerome Robbins' Broadway.
Alexander appeared on Sesame Street in Season 28, in an episode that first aired December 31, 1996. In this segment, he played a man waiting for a bus, but misses it when he ends up playing "A Very Simple Dance" with Big Bird and the kids. He told Sesame Street Parents:
When the actor flew to New York City to tape his Sesame Street segment, Gabriel came along to watch. "Gabe was totally enthralled with the Muppets," says Alexander. "He even got to meet Big Bird!" As for Gabriel's dad, he has always been fascinated with the show. "It's a wonderful example of how you can bring fundamental education to children in an entertaining way," he notes. "The trick is to make it fun so the audience doesn't realize it's learning." ”
Jeff Marx and Bobby Lopez's 1999 treatment for the unproduced Kermit, Prince of Denmark listed Alexander as a possible Claudius.
- "D Is for Dad", P.J. Tanz. Sesame Street Parents, June 1997.