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'Seinfeld' 10 years later
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In some ways, this has been the most fascinating post-"Seinfeld" life; it's a spin-the-dial career. He's guest-judging on Bravo's dance show, "Step It Up" -- bizarre -- and there have been a few dozen cameos, starring roles and other assorted turns on the tube (including "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), along with a handful of movies since 1998. His two TV sitcoms flopped -- ABC's 2001 "Bob Patterson" (he played a motivational speaker) and CBS' 2004-05 "Listen Up" (he played a sportswriter based on The Washington Post's Tony Kornheiser). He's started a stand-up career, and the Tony Award winner has also returned to the stage: He's artistic director of the Los Angeles-based Reprise Theater Company, which produces four musical revivals per year.
The lowdown: A career track suggesting both an adventurous spirit and an insecure one. Another possibility: He doesn't know what he wants to do; "Seinfeld" -- or at least the DVDs -- gave Alexander the financial security blanket needed to escape George, but he's squandered some of that. The job at Reprise may be the best move of all. There's hope still for the abundantly talented Alexander.