Jerome Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American comedian, actor, and writer from Massapequa, New York, a large community on the south shore of Long Island. Seinfeld is often described as an observational comedian. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the long-running sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and executive produced. Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1989 for NBC. The show was later renamed Seinfeld and, by its fourth season, became the most popular and successful sitcom on American television.