Jason Alexander almost lost out on his biggest role: George Costanza!
The actor opened up about his time on "Seinfeld" while chatting with Howard Stern earlier this week -- where he revealed that the producers had a few other actors in mind to play the uptight character.
So which stars were in the running to play George before Jason?
Larry Miller (Julia Louis-Dreyfus' real life husband), David Alan Grier, Nathan Lane, Steve Buscemi, Paul Shaffer, Danny Devito and Chris Rock all auditioned or were offered the role first.
"For whatever reason they didn't take it," the 55-year-old told Stern. "I think in the case of Danny, he probably didn't want to be—his career, when we started 'Seinfeld,' would've been at its apex, so he probably didn't want to do a sidekick role."
"Why Chris wouldn't do it? I don't know, maybe it didn't get to an offer stage. I don't know," he added.
Clearly the casting worked out pretty well -- we can't imagine any other stars playing our beloved NYC friends!
In other "Seinfeld" news, Jerry Seinfeld recruited his former costar Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the premiere of his web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which hit the Internet on Wednesday.
Click the link above to see the hilarious video!
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