Matthew Wilhelm
Aliases Wilhelm
Gender Male
First Appearance "The Jimmy"
Last Appearance "The Finale"
Occupation Head of New York Mets Scouting
Former Occupations Traveling Secretary to the New York Yankees
Portrayed By Richard Herd

Mr. Matt Wilhelm was George Costanza's supervisor while working as assistant to the travelling secretary at Yankee Stadium, portrayed by Richard Herd. He reported directly to George Steinbrenner.


In "The Bottle Deposit", Wilhelm gave George a big project to do, but George didn't hear what the project was. Eventually, he did the project himself while he wasn't taking his medication, and George got the credit. George was taken off to an institution, because of how the project was done and it disturbed Steinbrenner. He claims that George is his protégé after George's lousy speech on management. Mr. Wilhelm would also be temporarily abducted by a carpet sweeper cult, being renamed Tania. It is unknown how he escaped.

Eventually, in "The Millennium", George gets offered a job to the Mets. Throughout the episode he tries to get fired, but it never works out, until he drives around the parking lot, ranting, and dragging the World Series trophy behind his car. When George is about to get fired, Mr. Wilhelm comes and takes the blame so he could become the new Head Scouting Director of the Mets, the position that George was offered earlier in the episode.

In "The Finale, Part 2", Wilhelm appears for the final time, along with numerous other characters. He can be seen sitting in the back of the courtroom. While the jury is out, he can be seen eating with Steinbrenner at a restaurant and appears to be trying to calm him down as he is arguing with the waiter.

Critical Analysis

A blog dedicated to the legality of the issues that arise in Seinfeld episodes, Seinfeld Law, has analyzed many of the classic Mr. Wilhelm moments as they might have played out in a court of law.

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