George Costanza held 12 different jobs during Seinfeld. Some lasted very briefly, while others spanned several years. Either way, we recapped all of George’s jobs.
Originally published: All of George Costanza’s Jobs on Seinfeld.
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- Rick Barr Properties – Real Estate Agent
- Sid’s Parking Services – Parking Attendant
- Pendant Publishing – Manuscript Reader
- NBC – Sitcom Writer
- Specialty Models – Hand Model
- E.D. Granmont – Bra Salesman
- Sanalac – Sales Representative
- New York Yankees – Assistant to the Traveling Secretary
- Unemployed – The Summer of George
- Play Now Sports – Playground Equipment Sales Rep
- Constanza & Son – Computer Salesman
- Kruger Industrial Smoothing – Analyst
- NBC – Sitcom Writer
- Imaginary Jobs
- Interests & Other
Rick Barr Properties
Real Estate Agent (July, 1989 – April, 1991)
Season 1-2 The Seinfeld Chronicles – The Revenge
Boss: Rick Levitan
George received a memo telling him to stop using his boss’s private bathroom and to use the men’s room in the hall instead, which they share with Pace Electronics.
Quits because it was the last straw.
After he quits, George considers careers in Sports – General Manager of a baseball team; an announcer (Color Man). Movies – Projectionist. Talk Show Host. History – Civil War Professor. Horses – Stable Boy.
George returns to the office the following Monday as if he never quit. Everyone notices and his boss embarrasses him in front of his co-workers.
At the 10 year company anniversary party, Rick offers George his job back, but not before George slips him a mickey.
George didn’t have the best year, as he blew the McConnell deal.
It is assumed that George is re-fired for the ‘mickey’ incident.
Sid’s Parking Services
Parking Attendant (December 1991)
Season 2 – The Alternate Side
While in a transition phase, George decides to fill in for Sid, who moves cars from one side of the street to the other so the owner’s wouldn’t get a ticket, while he is down in Virginia for a week visiting his sister.
Sid charges around $50 a month per car, with 40-50 cars. earning him around $2,500 a month. Not to bad for only working 3 hours a day.
While triple-parking cars George gets distracted when he sees Woody Allen across the street filming a movie. George slams into an ambulance causing gridlock, which delays the ambulance from responding to a 911 call, and holds up production of the Woody Allen movie.
Most of Sid’s customer’s cancel on him.
Manuscript Reader (December 1991)
Season 3 – The Red Dot
Boss: Mr Lippman
Elaine offers George a job at Pendant Publishing as a Manuscript Reader.
During his impromptu interview, George explains that he has read book reports, and that he likes to read Mike Lubica, a sports writer for the Daily News.
His favorite author however is Art Valdelay, an obscure writer. Betnik, from the village, who has written Venetian Blinds.
While working late one night, George ends up sleeping with the cleaning lady on his desk.
George is fired when Mr Lippman learns of him and the cleaning lady.
Looking for work (February 1992)
Season 3 – The Boyfriend
While out of work, George receives unemployment benefits from the New York State Department of Labor.
George tells the unemployment office that he has interviewed with several companies, one in particular being, Vandaley Industries, where George interviewed for a Latex Salesman position.
In an attempt to be given a 13 week extension on his benefits, George offers to date the daughter of Mrs. Sokol, the NY State Department of Labor worker.
After numerous dates, Carrie, decides she is too good for George, and isn’t impressed that he interviewed at a hardware store.
Trying to get yet another extension on unemployment George promises to bring Kieth Hernandez of the ’86 Mets to meet Mrs Sokol.
George is never able to get Keith to the office.
Sitcom Writer (September, 1992 – May, 1993)
Season 4 – The Pitch – The Pilot
Bosses: Russell Dalrymple, Jay Crespi, Stu Chermak, Susan Ross
Jerry and George are approached by Jay Crespi and Stu Chermak, two television executives, who, aftet seeing Jerry’s standup, want Jerry to write a sitcom pilot for NBC.
George almost blows the deal twice. Once for demanding the show be about “nothing”, and again for declining NBC’s initial offer of $13,000, because it was too low (he compares himself to Ted Danson).
Jerry and George later agree to take $8,000 to write the pilot episode of ‘Jerry’.
George gets Susan fired from NBC for kissing her in a business meeting in front of her boss.
After the pilot finally airs, the new head executive at NBC decides to pass on ‘Jerry’, as she and Russell Dalrymple did not see eye to eye on many projects.
Hand Model (September 1993)
Season 5 – The Puffy Shirt
George moves back in with his parents since he only has $714 in the bank.
While out to dinner, he meets a woman who notices how extraordinary his hands are, and offers him a job as a hand model.
George’s hands remind his peers of Ray McKegney – the most exquisite hand model of all time.
George burns his hands when Kramer’s girlfriend pushes him into a hot iron.
His days of hand modelling were over.
E.D. Granmont Bras
Bra Salesman (October 1993)
Season 5 – The Sniffing Accountant
Boss: Sid Farkus
George’s father, Frank Costanza, gets George an interview to be a Bra Salesman.
George ends up getting hired due to his remarkable passion for brassieres.
George is quickly fired moments later for flirting with the CEO, Ellen De Granmont, by feeling the material of her business suit.
Sanalac – a Rest Stop Supply Co.
Sales Representative (November 1993)
Season 5 – The Barber
Boss: Mr. Tuttle
During his interview George impresses Mr. Tuttle with his ability to ‘understand everything immediately’.
Before formally offering George the job, Mr. Tuttle is interrupted by his secretary to take an important phone call.
Not knowing if he actually was offered the position, George decides to simply show up to the office and pretend he has the job. Mr. Tuttle is on vacation, so if he has the job, it’s fine. If he doesn’t have the job, by the time he comes back, George is ensconced.
Managed the Penske file.
While meeting with George, Mr. Penske begins to offer him a job at his company, but he is interrupted before he can finish.
Mr. Tuttle returns from his vacation and questions what George has worked on all week, since it clearly wasn’t the Penske file.
George quits, thinking he is Penske material, however he later learns that the entire Board of Directors has been indicted and are prohibited from doing business until the investigation is completed.
New York Yankees
Assistant to the Traveling Secretary (May 19, 1994 – May 8, 1997)
Season 5 – 8 – The Opposite – The Muffin Tops
Believing he is a failure, George decides to do the opposite of every instinct he has.
His new ‘religion’ lands him a date and eventually a job interview with the New York Yankees.
George is hired when he verbally berates Mr. Steinbrenner for the moves he made as owner of the Yankees.
Eats his Snickers bar with a knife and fork during a meeting, inspiring others to do the same.
Gets Danny Tartabull to participate for a PBS Pledge Drive
Works with Danny Tartabull on improving his swing
Convinces coach, Buck Showalter, to switch the Yankees uniforms to cotton.
Suggests that the Yankees have more special days at the stadium, like ‘Joe Pepitone Day’, or ‘Jon Voight Day’.
While having sex with his secretary, Ada, he proclaims he is going to give her a raise, although he is not authorized to do so.
When Steinbrenner believes George is a communist he sends him to Cuba to scout baseball players for the Yankees.
Mr. Morgan believes George is a racist because he says he looks like Sugar Ray Leonard.
In order to get back a birthday card for Steinbrenner, George must depend on Paul O’Neil to hit 2 home runs and catch a fly ball in his hat
Responsible for getting his co-worker, Mr. Morgan, fired.
George gets promoted to Mr. Morgan’s old job, which is a lot more work, not for much more money.
Mr. Wilhelm accuses George is stealing equipment, due to how much George sweats when questioned.
Pretends to look annoyed to make Mr. Wilhelm think he under a lot of stress from working
Meets with reps from the Houston Astros to discuss talks on inter-league play
Leaves his car in the parking lot so his boss thinks he is the first one to arrive to work and the last one to leave
Frequently had lunch meetings with Steinbrenner – calzones from Paisanos, its the ticket. During these meetings he became Steinbrenner’s right hand man, where he pitched his ideas for extending the bathroom stall walls all the way to floor, and a lost and found at the stadium
While off his medication, Mr. Wilhelm unknowingly does George’s work for him. When Steinbrenner see “George’s” report he has him committed to a mental hospital.
Is seen hitting 2 home runs at batting practice with Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams. Is ability to hitting home runs is likely due to him realizing that hitting is simple physics. You must calculate the velocity V, in relation to the trajectory T, in which G, gravity, of course, remains a constant.
Modified his office desk so he can take naps during work.
To appease a terrorist bomber’s demands, George was placed in charge of ‘Fitted Hat Day’ – tasked with figuring out the different head sizes of 59,000 people. He was also almost tasked with calling all the ticket holders if a game was going to be rained out
During a lunch meeting with the New York Mets, George learns that they want to hire him as the next Director of Mets Scouting. However, in order to get the job offer, he must first be fired by the Yankees.
In attempts to get fired, George wears and spills strawberries all over Babe Ruth’s uniform. Streaks across the field in a flesh toned body stocking, gaining the nickname “Body Suit Man”. Drives around the parking lot insulting Yankees front office members while dragging the 1996 World Series trophy along the ground.
Mr. Wilhelm takes the blame for George so that he can take the scouting job with the Mets.
Theoretically traded to Tyler Chicken in return the Yankees concessions will be converted to all chicken – instead of hot dogs, chicken dogs; instead of pretzels, chicken twists; instead of beer, alcoholic chicken
Get’s fired from the Yankees.
The Summer of George (Summer 1997)
After his fiance dies, George decides to take the summer off using his severance from the Yankees
George trips on a flight of stairs which causes him to spend the summer learning how to walk again.
He also moves back in with his parents in Queens.
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Play Now Sports
Playground Equipment Sales Representative (September, 1997 – October, 1997)
Season 9 – The Butter Shave – The Voice
Boss: Mr. Thomassoulo
Pretends to be handicapped to get special treatment, which includes his own private handicapped bathroom and a great office with a view.
It is discovered that George isn’t handicapped and his boss asks him to leave Play Now.
Since George signed a one year contract he decides to stay. The pay is good, he got dental, and private access to one of the great handicapped toilets in the city.
Play Now files for bankruptcy after Jerry’s girlfriend sues them for getting a hit with a giant ball of oil.
Worked for a total of 14 days.
Constanza & Son
Computer Salesman (October 1997)
Season 9 – The Serenity Now
Boss: Frank Costanza
Briefly works with his father and childhood rival, Lloyd Braun selling computers over the phone.
Figures out a way to beat Lloyd by buying the computers himself, stores them at Kramer’s apartment, and then after he wins the sales contest he will bring them all back to get his money back.
Wins a Water Pik for being the top salesman.
George is unable to return the computers when Kramer ends up smashing up the computers, which also brings Costanza & Son to the brink of bankruptcy.
Kruger Industrial Smoothing
(November 1993 – April 1998)
Season 9 – The Slicer – The Maid
Boss; Mr Kruger
Unsuccessfully air brushes himself out a photo of his boss and his family at the beach.
Convinces Kramer to pose as a dermatologist in order to get a photo of Mr. Kruger with his shirt off
Kruger doesn’t fire George because he “doesn’t care”.
To avoid giving real Christmas gifts, George makes up a fake charity called, ‘The Human Fund’, which Kruger donates $20,000 to. George later gives the money back.
Is able to only come up with one good comment during a meeting, so George decides to ‘leave on a high note’. This causes Kruger to take all of his co-workers off of a huge project, leaving George to do everything himself.
Unsuccessfully tries to get the nickname, “T-Bone” by ordering a t-bone steak for lunch. Instead, Neil Watkins from accounting gets the nickname.
Earns the nickname , “Koko the Monkey” when Kruger sees him jumping up and down like some kind of monkey. Nickname is later changed to, “Gammy”.
Sitcom Writer (May 1998)
Season 9 – The Finale
Bosses: James Kimbrough, Jay Crespi, Stu Chermak
After watching the pilot for Jerry, the new president of NBC decides to put it on the air, offering Jerry and George a 13 episode commitment.
While traveling to Paris, their plane needs to take an emergency landing where George, Jerry, Kramer, and Elaine are arrested for breaking ‘The Good Samaritan Law’.
George is sentenced to one year in prison which puts an end to the show, ‘Jerry’
Vandaley Industreies – Latex Salesman (February 12, 1992) (The Boyfriend Part 1)
Playwright – off-Broadway play – La Cocina (September 16, 1992) (The Pitch)
Architect as “Art Vandelay” designed “the new addition to the Guggenheim
Importer/Exporter as “Art Corvelay”
Porno Actor as “Buck Naked”
CIty University of New York-Queens College (1980-1986)
John F Kennedy High School (1977-1980)
- solid C average, right in the meaty part of the curve
- nicknamed: The Little Bulldog
The Susan Ross Foundation – Board Member
The Human Fund – Founder
Sentenced to 1 year in prison in 1998, removed from society
Assumed the identity of Donald O’Brien, a dangerous extremist and leader of the midwestern regional chapter of the Aryan Union
imported a case of athletic training shoes shoes with friend Jimmy. Attempts to sell to Foot Locker, and Sports Wholesalers
Camp Waiter at a children’s fat camp (mentioned in The Busboy 1991)
Fire from Dairy Queen for cooling his feet in the soft serve machine (mentioned in The Millennium 1997)
Horses – Snoopy and Prickly Pete
Rock Climbing – with Tony
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