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Actor Richard Herd has died at the age of 87…and while Richard was in great films such as All The President’s Men and The China Syndrome, I feel that he will be remembered best for his work in Seinfeld as Mr. Wilhelm, George’s boss when George worked for the Yankees.   Here’s a clip of Mr. Wilhelm and George in action.

Seinfeld - George Likes His Chicken Spicy | 720p HD | ©1995 SONY Pictures

This small section of the episode is for entertainment and nostalgic purposes only! WBTV monetized this clip and they will earn money from it, not me. Seinfe...

That got me thinking…Seinfeld had so many incredible side characters…so let’s rank ’em!   And we’re defining any side character as someone who is NOT Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer.   OK?   So…without further ado…here are East Side Dave’s Top 5 Seinfeld Side Characters!   Let’s go, Jerry!


5.) Mr. J. Peterman

Adventurer.  Dancer.   Furniture-Maker.   Elaine’s boss is a damned legend.

Seinfeld | J. Peterman

Compilation of Jacopo Peterman, a character within the Seinfeld Series. "Elaine's boss and the founder of The J. Peterman Company. Eccentric world-traveler. ...


4.) Tim Whatley

Before he became a pop culture icon on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston was fantastic as dentist and part-time comedian Tim Whatley!

Seinfeld | Tim Whatley

"Dr. Tim Whatley is a fictional character on the American sitcom Seinfeld. He is played by Bryan Cranston. Once dubbed "Dentist to the Stars" by George, Tim ...


3.) Puddy

Elaine’s on-again/off-again boyfriend was not very bright…but he was ridiculously funny.

Seinfeld | David Puddy

"David Puddy, usually just Puddy, is a fictional character on the situation comedy Seinfeld played by Patrick Warburton. He is the on-and-off boyfriend of th...


2.) Frank Costanza

George’s Dad was electric hilarity.  A man with a short fuse (which was always wildly entertaining) who loved bra’s and Festivus.

Seinfeld | Frank Costanza

"Frank Costanza is played by Jerry Stiller and is George's father in the sitcom Seinfeld. He his highly eccentric and very quick to anger. Former cook in the...


1.) Newman

Hellloooooooo, Jerry.   Villainous.   Deceitful.   Evil.   Newman is the greatest Seinfeld Side Character of all time.

Seinfeld | Newman

A compilation of clips from the show Seinfeld featuring the character "Newman". "Newman is a recurring character on the television show Seinfeld, portrayed b...


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