Friday, December 3, 2010
By JAKE COYLE,
AP Entertainment Writer
Wed Dec 1, 2:39 pm ET
NEW YORK – Outrageous! Egregious! Preposterous!
More than a decade after "Seinfeld" ended, one of the TV series' most beloved characters has been reborn online. Jackie Chiles, the fast-talking attorney whose civil lawsuits were dependably foiled by Kramer, is starring in his own series on the comedy video website Funny or Die.
Chiles is played by Phil Morris, a -year-old Los Angeles actor who never wanted to fully relinquish the role. After "Seinfeld" ended in 1998, Morris tried to develop a spin-off about Chiles, but it never got off the ground.
Morris also played Jackie Chiles in a couple of blipverts - one for the Honda Accord and another for Diet Dr. Pepper. (I did a quick search of YouTube, but apparently nobody loves Jackie enough to post those clips.)
But with 'Seinfeld', these 'Funny Or Die' videos, and those TV commercials, Jackie Chiles is eligible for membership in the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame.