We cataloged all 56 of Elaine’s boyfriends on Seinfeld in order of appearance below. Let us know your favorite by rating each of them with a 1-10 star rating.
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Elaine’s Boyfriends Throughout the Show
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John F Kennedy Jr.
Played by: Never appears on screen
Appears in The Stock Tip
Elaine tells Jerry and George that she is suffering from an allergic reaction to her boyfriend Robert’s cats. So she suggests that one of the ways she can get rid of the cats is to “rub ‘em out” and offers Jerry the job, but he refuses.
Eventually Elaine gives Robert an ultimatum, and he ends up choosing the cats.
Played by: Jerry Seinfeld
Appears in The Stakeout
Jerry and Elaine officially dated years ago, but they have relapsed on a few occasions. On one occasion they try to incorporate sex into the friendship by establishing a set of rules to avoid typical relationship pitfalls.
On another occasion Elaine tells Jerry that she used to fake orgasms when she was with Jerry and they are forced to have sex “to save the friendship.”
Played by: Doug Ballard
Appears in The Bus Boy
Elaine is having her boyfriend Ed stay with her for a week, and quickly begins to hate him “and he hasn’t even done anything!
It’s the situation. He’s a wonderful guy, but I hate his guts!” She tries to get him onto a plane back to Seattle, only to oversleep and get stuck behind a five-car pileup on Rockaway Blvd, missing his flight.
When they return to Jerry’s apartment he gets into a fight with the busboy, and they both get injured falling down the stairs.
Played by: John Pose
Appears in The Heart Attack
When George is rushed to the hospital, thinking he suffered a heart attack, Elaine becomes attracted to George’s doctor and goes on a date with him.
When they go out, Elaine discovers that he has a weird obsession with tongues and she dumps him right after the date.
George ends up getting a tonsillectomy and Elaine briefly stops by to bring him ice cream, but quickly leaves to avoid “Doctor Tongue.”
Played by: Edward Penn
Appears in The Alternate Side
Elaine’s boyfriend Owen is a writer who is much older than she is. She eventually decides to break up with him but he suffers a heart attack just as she was about to do it.
The next words out of her mouth were literally, “Owen, its over.” After taking care of him in the hospital for awhile, she breaks up with him.
Later she meets him on the subway, and he claims to have moved on and been using Elaine all along.
Played by: David Naughton
Appears in The Red Dot
Dick is Elaine’s colleague at Pendant Publishing, with whom she is having a work fling.
Dick is a recovering alcoholic, and accidentally drinks vodka when Jerry misplaces a vodka-cranberry that Dick confuses with his cranberry juice.
Dick falls off the wagon and begins drinking again, heckling Jerry at a show and dragging a christmas tree through the offices of Pendant Publishing at the end of the episode.
Played by: Keith Hernandez
Appears in The Boyfriend
Jerry gets jealous when Elaine starts dating his new friend Keith, who he admired as a baseball player and gets jealous of Elaine when he cancels his plans with Jerry to go out with her.
Elaine is really into Keith as he regales her with stories of game 6 heroics with the Mets, but when Elaine finds out that he smokes, she decides to call it off.
Played by: Never appears on screen
Appears in The Good Samaritan
George and Elaine go out to dinner with Michael and Robin, a married couple.
While at dinner Elaine makes up an elaborate story that she once dated a romantic matador from Spain named Eduardo Corrochio, making his name up hesitantly on the spot.
Played by: Michael Richards
Appears in The Watch
Elaine is dating her therapist Dr. Reston and wants to end it, but he has a psychosexual hold over her and will not let her leave.
So she comes up with a lie that she is dating someone else and they are in love. When Dr. Reston presses her for a name she blurts out that his name is Kramer.
So Reston arranges a meeting with Kramer over the phone at first, then in person, to explain the situation.
Played by: Stephen McHattie
First appears in The Watch, last appears in The Pitch
Elaine begins dating her therapist, Dr. Reston, who is also Crazy Joe Davola’s therapist. She reveals that she does not like being with Dr. Reston, saying that he has a mental hold on her.
She decides she wants to end the relationship, but has trouble doing so because they have discussed much of her personal life during therapy. She convinces Kramer to pretend to be her new boyfriend in order to get rid of Dr. Reston, but it only leads to Reston manipulating Kramer into meeting with him.
Dr. Reston uses his therapy techniques to befriend Kramer who ends up recommending that Elaine and Dr. Reston stay together. While waiting for Kramer outside of Dr. Reston’s office, Elaine meets Joe Davola on the street and gives him her number.
Played by: Peter Crombie
Appears in The Opera
Elaine bumps into Crazy Joe Davola outside of her therapist’s office and gives him her number, not knowing he is crazy.
She later discovers that he has been stalking her and even has pictures of her showering so she ends up spraying cherry Binaca in his eyes when he refuses to let her leave the apartment.
Played by: Never appears on screen
Appears in: The Contest
While at the health club Elaine takes an aerobics class and works out behind JFK Jr. Afterwards they split a cab uptown, and he later tells Elaine’s friend at the gym that he wants to meet her in front of her building tomorrow at 9:00pm.
Meanwhile Elaine is participating in a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring themselves, but JFK Jr. proves too much to bear and Elaine is the second contestant to bow out of the contest, after Kramer.
Played by: Tony Carlin
Appears in: The Pick
Elaine is dating Fred, a co-worker of her’s at Pendent Publishing. Fred is known as the ‘religious guy’ and is perturbed by Elaine’s Christmas card where she involuntarily exposes her nipple in the photo, earning her the nickname “Nip” across her office.
Fred finds the photo distasteful and can’t understand how someone could miss such a crucial button on her blouse.
Played by: Sherman Howard
Appears in The Junior Mint
Elaine goes to visit her ex-boyfriend Roy in the hospital. Roy was a starving artist who Elaine dumped because he was fat.
While at the hospital she learns that he became slim because of the depression he suffered when she broke up with him.
She invites him out to dinner but later cancels on him when she notices that he is enthusiastically eating too much food again.
Played by: Nick Bakay
Appears in The Smelly Car
Jerry and Elaine discover a strong smell of body odor in Jerry’s car left by a valet who parked it at the restaurant they ate at.
After an unpleasant drive to her boyfriend Carl’s house, Carl is offended by the smell of Elaine’s hair when they hug and tells her he has to get up early, so she does not spend the night.
Played by: Bob Balaban
Appears in The Pilot
Jerry and George get the green light to produce Jerry, the pilot for NBC that has no storyline. During the filming, Russell Dalrymple, president of NBC, becomes obsessed with Elaine and it begins to affect his work on the show.
Elaine tries to let him down easy by saying she would rather be in a relationship with someone who is more selfless, like a member of Greenpeace. So Russell joins Greenpeace and becomes lost at sea during a botched attempt to stop a whaling ship.
First appears in The Non-Fat Yogurt, last appears in The Serenity Now
Lloyd Braun is a childhood rival of George and a big advisor to Mayor Dinkins. Lloyd and Elaine start dating and Elaine suggests that everyone in the city wear a name tag to make it feel like a small town.
Lloyd shares this suggestion with the Mayor, causing him to lose his reelection campaign, which forces Lloyd into having a nervous breakdown.
Played by: Anthony Cistaro
Appears in The Masseuse
Elaine is dating a man with the same name as known serial killer Joel Rifkin, which makes Elaine want him to change it.
After an incident at a Giants game, Joel decides he needs to change his name because the problem isn’t going away. Elaine and Joel cannot agree on a new name for him and hate each other’s suggestions – ironically, Elaine suggests he change his name to O.J. about one year before the famed O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Played by: Sam Lloyd
Appears in The Cigar Store Indian
Elaine takes the subway home from George’s parents’ house in Queens and takes one of Frank Costanza’s many TV Guides as reading material.
While on the subway, Elaine forgets the TV Guide and it is found by a creepy rider, Ricky, who cuts it up into a flower bouquet to give her. Later, Elaine shows up at the Costanzas’ house to return a copy of the TV Guide (of which Frank is a collector) and is surprised to find Ricky at the house, who obtained the Costanzas’ address from the TV Guide.
When Frank yells at Elaine about taking his TV Guide, Ricky comes to her defense and inadvertently knocks over the coffee table.
Played by: Tom Verica
Appears in The Conversion
Elaine is dating a podiatrist and Jerry teases her that he is not really a doctor, but he later seeks his help identifying the fungicide he found in his girlfriend Tawni’s medicine cabinet.
When Jerry slips the fungicide into Elaine’s purse, the podiatrist finds it and breaks up with her thinking she has fungus.
Played by: Dan Cortese
Appears in The Stall
Jerry tells Elaine that her new boyfriend Tony is a mimbo (a male bimbo), with nothing to offer but his good looks.
Tony wears his hat backwards, does extreme sports and is an all around cool guy, causing George to develop a man crush. In an attempt to spend more time along, he invites Tony to go bowling with him, but Tony declines.
Tony suggests the two go rock-climbing instead and invites Kramer along as well. During the climb Kramer and George forget to tie a harness and Tony falls off the mountain, surviving the fall, but suffering considerable damage to his face.
Elaine attempts to continue their relationship after the accident, but the possibility that his good looks were gone forever were too much for her and she breaks up with him.
Played by: Mark Tymchyshyn
Appears in The Stand In
Jerry sets up a date for Elaine with his friend, Phil Totola. They go out and have a good evening but at the end of the night Phil suddenly “took it out” and makes it very awkward for Elaine.
Played by: Judge Reinhold
Appears in The Raincoats
Elaine’s boyfriend Aaron is a close-talker: someone who stands too close to others when speaking to them, disrupting their personal space.
Aaron volunteers to escort Jerry’s parents on tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which Elaine finds strange. After the Seinfelds return to Florida, Aaron goes crazy thinking what more he could have done with them while they were in New York.
Played by: Marty Rackham
First appears in The Sniffing Accountant, last appears in The Scofflaw
Jake Jarmel is an author that Elaine is dating. Jake hates the use of exclamation points and bought his glasses in Malaysia so that no one else would have a pair.
Elaine and Jake break up after he discovers that after he had a car accident, Elaine stopped off some Jujyfruits before rushing to the hospital. He even started a fight with Mr. Lippman when he noticed that Lippman had the same glasses as he did.
Played by: David James Elliott
Appears in The Couch
Elaine dates a man who delivered Jerry’s couch to his apartment, but is later conflicted when Jerry asks about his views on abortion. She ends up breaking up with him when she learns that he is pro-life.
Played by: Daniel Gerroll
Appears in The Soup
Simon is staying with Elaine while he is visiting from England and turns out to be very arrogant and rude. He doesn’t seem to have plans to return to England, and Elaine discovers that he turned out to be a real “bounder”.
Played by: Todd Kimsey
Appears in The Race
Elaine’s boyfriend Ned is a Communist, but Elaine doesn’t notice until George finds copy of The Daily Worker lying around her apartment.
He reads everything, hes very well read. Really? Well maybe he’s very well… red.
Elaine finds Ned’s political beliefs interesting, but is unimpressed with his drab clothing. Ned’s and Elaine break up when she gets him blacklisted from Hop Sing’s, using his name in a failed attempt to get delivery.
Played by: Bryan Cranston
First appears in The Mom & Pop Store, last appears in The Strike
Tim Whatley briefly dates Elaine and invites her to go with him to the Super Bowl so that they can share a hotel room with only one bed. When Elaine gets wise to his plan she resists sharing a bed and eventually loses her ticket to the Super Bowl.
Played by: Robert Mailhouse
Appears in The Beard
Elaine has tickets for Swan Lake and goes as a beard for her gay friend Robert, whose boss is homophobic. After a great night Elaine falls for Robert and tries to convert him to her “team” to no avail.
Played by: Anthony Starke
Appears in The Jimmy
Elaine tries to get the attention of a handsome man at the health club but ends up talking with Jimmy, mistaking his interest in her for that of the handsome man because of Jimmy’s way of talking about himself in the third person.
Elaine agrees to a date with Jimmy when she learns that Hank, the man she liked, is gay. She begins to find Jimmy’s manner of speech interesting, and decides to keep the date.
Played by: Patrick Warburton
First appears in The Fusilli Jerry, last appears in The Finale
Elaine’s on again off again boyfriend who is a mechanic, David Puddy is also Elaine’s most steady boyfriend throughout the series.
A recurring theme is that Elaine and Puddy break up and get back together so frequently that it becomes a joke.
Played by: Mark Metcalf
Appears in The Maestro, The Doll
Elaine’s new boyfriend, Bob Cobb, insists on being called Maestro and he takes extreme exception when people call him otherwise.
Elaine even spends time with the Maestro in Tuscany at the end of the episode. In a later episode, The Doll, Elaine reveals that they broke up, but Maestro becomes buddies with Kramer and Frank, while shooting pool in Frank’s new game room.
Played by: Brian McNamara
Appears in The Wink
Elaine dates the man from her wake-up service who has a pair of dogs who don’t get along with Elaine. But she later learns that the dogs were aggressive with her because of the mutton meat that Jerry had stuffed into her coat pockets.
Played by: Fred Stoller
Appears in The Secret Code
Elaine and Fred meet at a party but he doesn’t remember her, despite remembering minute details about the rest of the party.
Fred’s inability to remember anything about her strangely attracts her to him and she stands up George and Jerry, who are meeting her for dinner with Peterman, to go out with Fred.
Played by: Scott Patterson
Appears in The Sponge
Elaine’s birth control method, the Sponge, is in short supply and will be taken off the market, which causes her to be much more selective on who she sleeps with. After pitching his case, Billy is finally deemed ‘sponge-worthy’ by Elaine, as long as he gets rid of his sideburns and cleans his bathroom.
Played by: Jeff Yagher
Appears in The Rye
Elaine dates a jazz saxophonist named John Jermaine, who she has reservations about their dating because he doesn’t give her oral sex.
Later, Jerry accidentally tells one of his fellow band members, that John and Elaine are “pretty hot and heavy.” When Jerry tells Elaine what he said, she gets nervous “I don’t want John thinking that I’m hot and heavy if he’s not hot and heavy.”
Eventually, John decides to try adding something “new” to his repertoire with Elaine and takes her back to his place before a performance. John shows up late to his show in front of some record executives and due to his new moves, can’t even play a single bar well.
Played by: Rob Schneider
Appears in The Friars Club
Elaine suspects that her co-worker Bob is faking to be deaf in order to push off work to her. She decides to test his hearing in the office kitchen by talking seductively to him, which Peterman overhears and assumes that they are dating.
Played by: Harry Van Gorkum
Appears in The Wig Master
Craig is the salesman at a department store who helps Jerry find a jacket but starts to flirt with Elaine when he returns with her for her opinion.
Craig promises Elaine that he can get big discounts on a Nicole Miller dress that she likes, but it turns out that he is holding out on her until they have sex.
Played by: John D’Aquino
Appears in The Calzone
Todd Gack is one of Elaine’s boyfriends that has an unusual way of asking women out, by making a stupid bet in which the loser buys dinner.
He bet Elaine that Dustin Hoffman was in Star Wars, so he was forced to take her out, without risking rejection. This technique worked on both Elaine and Jerry’s girlfriend Nicki at the end of the episode.
Played by: Cary Elwes
Appears in The Wait Out
David is the husband of Beth Lukner, whose marriage Jerry and Elaine have been waiting out for years.
David takes exception to a remark that George makes about him to Beth, “boy, you could have done a lot better than this guy,” which causes Beth to rethink their marriage. So David makes the same remark to George when he see him out with Susan, and to George’s delight Susan begins to rethink their engagement.
Ultimately, things work out and David and Beth get back together.
Played by: Tim DeKay
Appears in The Soul Mate
Elaine breaks up with her boyfriend Kevin,and they decide to just be friends. Much to Elaine’s surprise, Kevin is thrilled with the idea, and becomes more reliable friend than Jerry.
Kevin is reliable and kind, while Jerry’s is forgetful and indifferent. Jerry suggests to Elaine that Kevin is “Bizarro Jerry” as everything in Kevin’s world is the exact opposite of Jerry’s.
Played by: James Patrick Stuart
Appears in The Checks
Elaine’s boyfriend Brett is obsessed with the The Eagles song “Desperado,” tuning out everything else when the song comes on.
Elaine tries to find a song that she and Brett can share, including “Witchy Woman”, also by the Eagles, but Brett declines. Later, Brett delivers an over sized chest of drawers to Kramer who is hosting 4 japanese businessmen in his apartment. When the businessmen get trapped in the drawers, Jerry uses an ax to open the chest, which injures Brett who is knocked unconscious when he attempts to stop him.
It is strongly implied that Brett dies from the injury, when the surgeon operating on him becomes distracted by the song “Witchy Woman” playing in the background.
Played by: Bob Odenkirk
Appears in The Abstinence
George’s girlfriend gets mono so he is forced to abstain from sex and becomes smarter. Elaine is dating Ben, who is studying to be a doctor so she tries to help him pass his test by withholding sex to increase his intelligence but she learns that abstinence has the reverse effect on her.
Played by: Tom Gallop
Appears in The Andrea Doria
Elaine dates Alan but breaks up with him when she learns that he is a bad breaker-upper. Some of his ex-girlfriends are so angry over Alan’s breakups, that they physically attack him when they run into him.
“You know how when you break up, you say things you don’t mean? Well, he says the mean things you don’t mean, but he means them.”
When Elaine breaks it off, Alan calls her ‘big-head’, claiming that her head is too big for her body.
Played by: John Michael Higgins
Appears in The Little Jerry
Elaine is dating Kurt, who was a former swimmer so he has always shaved his head. When Elaine sees an old picture, she encourages him to grow his hair out, but to both of their surprise he turns out to be going bald.
Played by: Never appears on screen
Appears in The Comeback
Elaine is a fan of Vincent’s picks at the video rental store, and later while Elaine is watching his latest pick, he calls her on the telephone. Elaine becomes romantically interested in him and wants to meet him in person but he resists.
Eventually Vincent agrees to meet her at his apartment if she brings vodka, cigarettes and fireworks. But Elaine discovers that Vincent is only a 15 year old kid when she is greeted by his mother at the door.
Played by: Todd Jeffries
Appears in The English Patient
Elaine and her date Blaine go to the movie. Elaine wants to see a comedy called Sack Lunch and he wants to see the critically acclaimed The English Patient.
They end up seeing The English Patient when Sack Lunch is sold out and their opposing opinions on the movie become too much for their relationship.
Played by: Vince Grant
Appears in The Nap
Elaine’s boyfriend Hal suffers from back problems, and only buys his furniture at a special store called The Lumbar Yard. Hal buys Elaine a mattress for her apartment, but she reacts negatively due to the implication that he wants to sleep with her, so he gives it to Kramer.
Elaine gets her mattress back when she realizes that he had it specially made for her, but Kramer fouled it up with the stench from swimming in the East River.
Appears in The Serenity Now
When Elaine attends Mr. Lippman’s sons bah mitzvah she gets in over her heads when Adam Lippman gives her a big kiss, thinking that he is now a man. Due to Adam’s stunt, Elaine starts getting invited to every bah mitzvah in town.
George explains to Elaine that she is a “shiksa” and that jewish men are attracted to her because she doesn’t look like their mother. Eventually, Mr. Lippman himself denounces his religion and throws himself at Elaine too.
Played by: Toby Huss
Appears in The Junk Mail
Elaine randomly meets Jack in the coffee shop and she is instantly mesmerized by his gaze, but she can’t put her finger on why. Later, Jerry notices Jack as the spokesman of an old tv ad “The Wiz.” Elaine and Jack date on and off throughout the episode, but she eventually breaks up with him when she learns that his role as The Wiz is being brought back.
Played by: Shaun Toub
Appears in The Betrayal
Elaine receives a last minute invitation to Sue Ellen Mischke’s wedding in India and given the late invitation, Elaine assumes that this is an “unvitation” and that Sue Ellen doesn’t actually want her to come.
Sue Ellen will be marrying Pinter Ranawat, whose name seems familiar to Elaine, until she discovers that Pinter is a man she has slept with two years ago.
Played by: Kevin McDonald
Appears in The Strike
Elaine meets a man at Tim Whately’s party that she calls Denim Vest and gives him a fake phone number after he asks her out. Later, Elaine realizes that she lost her card for a freesubmarine sandw ich after giving it to Denim Vest with the fake number on it.
Determined to get her free sub that she has worked for, she meets Denim Vest for her sandwich card, but he doesn’t have it on him in hopes of getting her back to his place. But he ends up being turned off by Elaine’s appearance and gives her a fake phone number.
Appears in The Strike
Elaine gets involved with two men who work at an off track betting parlor when she gets caught in a long phone calling chain to avoid Denim Vest. She gives them her number in case some calls for her but they end up finding her and appear at the Costanza’s Festivus dinner party.
Played by: Nicholas Walker
Appears in Strongbox
Elaine’s new boyfriend demonstrates very secretive behavior which intrigues her, but she eventually gives up on him when he avoids a woman on the street whom Elaine believes is his wife.
Eventually Elaine finds out that Glenn is poor and tries to break up with him until she discovers how much he likes her. Elaine later discovers that Glenn actually is married as well as poor and finally breaks up with him.
Played by: Samuel Bliss Cooper
Appears in The Wizard
After meeting Elaine’s boyfriend, Jerry and George are convinced that he is black. Elaine spends the episode trying to figure out his race. Both Daryl and Elaine thought they were an interracial couple, Elaine thinking he was black, Darryl thinking that Elaine was Hispanic.
When it is revealed that they are both white, they decide to go to the Gap.
Played by: Jonathan Penner
Appears in The Bookstore
Elaine attends the annual Peterman party, and everyone is anxious to see if she is going to dance again like last year. She doesn’t end up dancing but meets a man named Zach and they get drunk and make out at their table.
Taking George’s advice, Elaine tells everyone that she and Zach are dating so that she won’t be known as the “office skank.”