ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Jason Alexander Actor/Director/Poker Player

Updated on March 2, 2015

The Multi-Talented Jason Alexander


Jason Alexander the Professional Poker Player

Jason Alexander loves the magic of Poker, especially Texas Hold 'Em Poker. He has become an avid poker player and generously donates thousands of dollars to his favorite charitable organizations.

On March 29, 2015 at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Jason Alexander is chairing a Poker Tournament to benefit weSpark Cancer Support Center. Registration and Poker instruction is at 11:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. The cash prize pool is $7,500 for the top two finishers.

For more information, go to

Jason as a Young Boy

"As a young boy, I dreamed of becoming a magician," Jason Alexander told me last Friday during a telephone interview.

I learned that from the age of 6 to 13 years old, Alexander practiced his craft daily and started to perform magic shows for family and friends.

When his family moved to Livingston, New Jersey, the shy Jason was welcomed by the theater kids at school. "They were friendly, supportive and quick to include me in the group." Jason said. He loved being part of the theater community. To Jason, the theater was like a big magic show. "Nothing is real in theater, it was the best magic trick. I didn't have to saw an assistant in half or pull any rabbits out of a hat," he told me.

From then on, he was a thespian throughout high school and college. He enrolled at BU (Boston University) and completed three years before getting a call to perform on Broadway.

Jason Alexander has been a professional actor, writer, comedian, producer and director ever since. He is best known as George Costanza in the mega-successful television show Seinfeld.

Jason Alexander Directs Broadway Bound


Directing Broadway Bound


Broadway Bound

Jason Alexander starred in Neil Simon's hilarious and heartwarming autobiographical play, Broadway Bound in 1986.

He re-read the script in 2014 as the director of Broadway Bound at the Odyssey Theater. It opened August 2 and ran through September 21, 2014.

This opportunity came about when he went to see his dear friend, Gina Hecht perform in the 2013 La Mirada Theater production of Broadway Bound. Hecht asked Alexander for advice after her performance. She wanted to know what he thought of the show and what needed improvement.

He shared with her his experience about performing in Broadway Bound on Broadway. "The show has a very special place in my heart," shared Alexander.

Hecht asked Alexander that if she and some other cast members were able to get the show produced, would Alexander direct the show for them? He replied "If the timing is right, yes, he would take a crack at it."

Hecht immediately talked to her other cast members at the La Mirada show including the legendary actor/professor/director Allan Miller and Ian Alda.

Miller had Ron Sossi, artistic director at the Odyssey Theater come see the La Mirada production. When they got the "green light", Miller, Hecht and Alda agreed to star in the show with Alexander directing the production. On August 2, the show opened to an enthusiastic Los Angeles audience.

Miller told me the La Mirada audience was an exuberant crowd. "They cheered out loud and clapped loudly," Miller told me in a recent interview. He hopes the Los Angeles crowd welcomes the show with as much gusto.

Broadway Bound was a Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Jason and Allan Miller


Jason Alexander the Director

This is not the first time Jason has directed a show. He had the opportunity to direct three Seinfeld episodes. He also has directed the successful television shows Mike & Molly and Everybody Hates Chris.

Jason told me he really enjoys the challenges and rewards of directing. He is eager to continue directing more projects.

Jason Alexander's Acting Careet

Motion Pictures
Pretty Woman
In Jerome Robbins' Broadway
George Costanza
Insensitive Lawyer - Philip Stuckey
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
From 1989 - 1998


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)