Monday, October 1, 2007

Interview: Kenny Kramer, the "Seinfeld" Inspiration and NYC Legend

First there was Ralph Kramden, then Archie Bunker, then Alex P. Keaton, and then ... The Kramer. Yet Cosmo Kramer, one of the greatest characters in TV history, would not exist without this particular man. He kindly agreed to drop us a few lines to tell us a bit about himself. So here he is, exclusively for Mr NYC, the man who inspired the legend and is now a legend himself, Mr Kenny Kramer!

When did you meet "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David and what kind of relationship did you guys have?

We became friends when we both moved into the same building about the same time.

Was it like Jerry and Kramer on the show, always going back and forth between each other's apartments?


When did you get the idea for "Kramer's Reality Tour" and tell us what we would see
if we took one?

When the character based on me became so popular I realized I'd be a jerk not to cash in on it. All sorts of info on the tour is at

Has your celebrity ever caused you any problems? Is it hard being a legend?

Not really.

Tell us something about the real Kramer that people don't know.

I'm a grandfather.

What do you love about NYC?

You can do anything or get anything you want 24/7 and they deliver.

How has the city changed in the years you've lived here?

Tremendous amounts of new building. All sorts of gentrification going on.

What do you miss about the "old days?"

The street hookers.

Do you have any other projects that you're currently working on? What does the future hold for Kenny Kramer?

Having as much fun and making as much $$ as I can with as little work as possible.

Thanks Kenny!


  1. Dude! Awesome! How'd you get to interview him? I liked your questions...and his answers, of course.

    -Columbia Prep Zack

  2. Thanks! I just sent Mr Kramer a message and he agreed to an interview. A most accessible celebrity.


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