"Seinfeld" cast reaches out to dying fan with heartfelt birthday messages

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Wayne Knight and more sent personal greetings to blogger's dad

Published November 30, 2015 10:10PM (EST)


Jim Calder lost a two-year battle with non-smoking lung cancer on November 7, shortly before his 67th birthday.

His son, James, a blogger at HuffPo, used the platform to grab the attention of “Seinfeld” cast-members, asking them for short in-character birthday messages.

John O’Hurley (“J. Peterman”) was the first to respond, followed by Larry Thomas (“Soup Nazi”), Danny Woodburn (Mickey), Patrick Warburton (“David Puddy”), Wayne Knight (“Newman”), and several others.

In lieu of a video, Michael Richards (“Cosmo Kramer”) scheduled a personal phone call with Jim.

“We never dreamed we would be able to get in touch with any of the top four lead actors,” the younger Calder wrote, “let alone some of the actors who played supporting yet legendary characters.”

The day before Jim passed, he received his final birthday message from Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Elaine”):

Read the full story at The Daily Dot.

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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