BIO May 2004
Kenny Kramer is the model for Cosmo Kramer, the unpredictable and affable
bachelor who has trouble staying on his feet.
Prior to serving as Cosmo's model, Kenny had a long career as a stand-up
comedian and was the manager of a British reggae band. During the disco
years Kenny created an electronic jewelry item that sold so well that Kramer
was able to live comfortably long after disco died.
For six years Larry David lived across the hall from Kenny. One day Jerry
Seinfeld asked Larry for help creating a TV show. Jerry became famous, Larry
became George and Kramer became Kramer.
For the past eight years, Kenny has been the host of Kramer's Reality Tour
and Kramer's Reality Road Show. Here Kenny relies on his stand-up experience
to entertain people from all over the world with the behind-the-scenes Seinfeld
story. In New York the tour has a bus portion that goes to sites made famous
on the show. Seinfeld even did an episode spoofing Kenny's tour when Cosmo
Kramer started The Peterman's Reality Tour in "The Muffin Tops"
Kenny has toured Australia twice, has performed at dozens of colleges, comedy
festivals and state fairs with the Road Show version of his tour, "KRAMER
ON SEINFELD." He has been written about in thousands of newspapers
and magazines. He has been on Oprah, the Today Show, Dateline NBC, Maury
Povich, CNN, ET, CNBC, MSNBC, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood and
every other tabloid show imaginable. Recent TV appearances include A&E's
Biography of Jerry Seinfeld, The Today Show, as a defendant in Judge Judy's
court room and as a celebrity Karaoke judge on MTV. In his spare time he
has run for Mayor of New York, served as a correspondent for Hard Copy,
written, produced and hosted "Kramer's New York" segments for
Fox5's Good-Day N.Y. and appeared in the original New York company of Tony
and Tina's Wedding playing himself.
In 2001 Kenny was the Libertarian Party's candidate for mayor of New York
City. The last time Kenny ran for mayor he admits it was a publicity stunt
but this time he said he's was in it to win it. His campaign slogan reflected
that...KRAMER FOR MAYOR...THIS TIME I'M NOT KIDDING!!! Unfortunately Kenny
lost. He did however receive several thousand votes but he was relieved
in that he was once again able to escape having to hold an actual job.
The Seinfeld Show, which airs nightly in ninety countries, continues to
be one of the world's most popular sitcoms. As there are no new episodes
being produced, Kenny's tours and stage shows provide Seinfans with the
only new Seinfeld experience available. Even though the show has ended,
Kenny has made it clear that he has no such intention. Kenny Kramer will
continue to entertain and live his life. It's worked so far.