Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld at an New York City screening of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009. Jerry Seinfeld wanted Jake Johannsen to play George on Seinfeld. Though it’s hard to imagine Seinfeld without Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Seinfeld admitted that Alexander was not his first choice for the part. In “The Bizarro Jerry,” Jerry has a girlfriend with hands that he finds rather masculine. Jerry Seinfeld turned down $110 million for a tenth season of Seinfeld.