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George Shapiro is an American television producer and talent manager. He is currently single.

Relationship Facts of George Shapiro

George Shapiro is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of George Shapiro?

Shapiro was a married man. He was married to his long-term wife Diane Barnett. The couple dated for a long time before getting married. However, there is no exact information about the couple’s marriage.

George does not talk much about his personal life. Shapiro and his wife were going great until his spouse Diane died on 21st Feb 2005. The reason behind her death is said to be breast cancer.

Since then, Shapiro seems to be living single and happy. There is no information about his personal life after Diane passed away. Neither is George seen dating anyone.

Who is George Shapiro?

George Shapiro is an American television producer and talent manager. He is also familiar as one of the best and successful managers in show business.

Moreover, he is also known for representing Carl Reiner, Andy Kaufman, and Jerry Seinfeld, and worked as a producer for the hit sitcom Seinfeld.

Who are the parents of George Shapiro?

George was born on 18th May 1931, in the Bronx, New York City, USA. He belongs to a Jewish family.

George is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds American nationality. There is no information about his family members.


George Shapiro attended P.S. 80, DeWitt Clinton School where he met his future business partner Howard West in the 3rd grade. Later, Shapiro joined New York University.

He completed his education at New York University.

George Shapiro- Professional Life, Career

George started his career working in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency based in NYU. His dedication made him an agent of the company.

One of George’s first assignments was to accompany famous singer Elvis Presley during his appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Later, George started packaging programs which include, The Steve Allen Show, That Girl featuring Marlo Thoma, and Gomer Pyle along with Jim Nabors.

In order to further his career, Shapiro left William Morris and began working as a producer and personal manager along with her partner and friend Howard West.

They together founded Shapiro West Productions, and the executive produced Peabody, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning series, Seinfeld.

Moreover, he also worked as executive producer with his partner for West on the 1999 Universal biopic Man on the Moon featuring Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito as Shapiro.

On 30th June 2012, all the people of the comedy world gathered at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel located in Beverly Hills in order to honor Shapiro.

Filmography as a Producer

  • 2011 Colin Quinn: Long Story Short – Comedy Special
  • 2010-11 The Marriage Ref – 22 episodes
  • 2013 The Bronx Boys Still Playing at 80 – Documentary
  • 2016-17 The Dick Van Dyke Show: Now in Living Color! – Television Special
  • 2017 If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast – Documentary, HBO
  • 2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld – Comedy Special, Netflix; final film role

Filmography as an Actor

  • 1999 Man on the Moon as Mr. Besserman
  • 2002 Comedian Himself – Documentary
  • 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm as Himself (cameo) – Episode: Seinfeld
  • 2016 Dying Laughing as Himself – Documentary
  • 2017 If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast as Himself – Documentary, HBO
  • 2017 Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond as Himself – Documentary, Netflix
  • 2019 The Bronx, the USA as Himself – Documentary

Award and Nomination

  • 1993 Outstanding Comedy Series(Won)
  • 1994 Outstanding Comedy Series(Nominated)
  • 1995 Outstanding Comedy Series(Nominated)
  • Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman(Nominated)
  • 1996 Outstanding Comedy Series Seinfeld(Nominated)
  • 1997 Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
  • 1998 Outstanding Comedy Series (Nominated)
  • 2016 Outstanding Variety Talk Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Nominated)
  • 2019 Outstanding Informational Series (Nominated)

George Shapiro- Net Worth, Salary

George Shapiro earns a decent amount of money from his career as an American talent manager and television producer. To date, he has worked in numerous television, movies, and shows as a producer which adds up to his total wealth.

An average salary of a talent manager in the United States of America is around $123 Thousand per year. So we can assume that Shapiro makes a good amount of money as a talent manager.

George Shapiro’s total net worth is estimated to be more than $50 million as of 2023.

Rumors, Controversy

George has never been part of any rumors and controversy till now. He prefers enjoying his personal life and does not want to merge it with his professional life.

What are the body stats of George Shapiro?

The talented producer and talent manager stands 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs around 60kg.

Whereas he has silver-white color hair and brown color eyes.

Social Media

George Shapiro is a famous producer whereas he has 3.2k followers on Instagram and 1.3k followers on Twitter.

But he is not active on Facebook, Tiktok, and Youtube.

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