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'George' tries out teaching

Alexander takes on class at USC

LOS ANGELES -- Jason Alexander, best known as the underachieving George Costanza on "Seinfeld," has a new role -- he's a college professor. \nAlexander, who dropped out of Boston University in his junior year to pursue acting, has been sharing his smarts this term with undergraduates at the University of Southern California as the School of Theatres first George Burns Visiting professor. \nStar-struck twentysomethings enrolled in the acting class will have the chance to audition their talent before an invited audience of agents, actors and directors later this semester. \nAlexander, who was earning $600,000 per episode by the end of "Seinfeld," cautions his students to work hard and not to try and copy his success. \n"I say, 'Look, if you are looking for my career, good luck, I can't tell you how to get it,'" Alexander told the Los Angeles Times. "I stepped in the right puddle. Nobody thought 'Seinfeld' would be 'Seinfeld'." \nAlexander will be starring on stage soon as Max Bialystock in the Los Angeles production of "The Producers"

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