Jerry Seinfeld Celebrates His 70th Birthday and Reveals the 'Dream of My Life' (Exclusive)

The director and star of 'Unfrosted' shares the unexpected thing he would still like to accomplish

<p>Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty </p> Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld celebrated his 70th birthday on April 29 and despite all his success, says there is still one thing on his bucket list.

“The thing I would like to do more than anything is get up on a surfboard and ride a wave,” he tells PEOPLE. “That would be the dream of my life.”

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Jerry Seinfeld

The legendary comedian directs and stars in the upcoming Netflix comedy Unfrosted, about the creation of Pop-Tarts, that features an ensemble cast including Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Hugh GrantAmy Schumer, Max Greenfield, Christian Slater, Bill Burr, Daniel Levy, James Marsden, Jack McBrayer, Thomas Lennon, Bobby Moynihan, Adrian Martinez, Sarah Cooper and Fred Armisen.

<p>John P. Johnson / Netflix</p> Unfrosted

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Seinfeld says he has always been drawn to the world of surfing. "I think if I could have spent my entire life just living broke and being a surf bum and every day paddle out and spend a few hours a day surfing, that’s as good a life as any life you could have," he says.

The Brooklyn native, who has made many life dreams come true from his iconic TV series Seinfeld, which ran from 1989 to 1998, to his 25-year marriage to wife Jessica, 52, says he often lives vicariously through surfers.

Getty Images. Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld
Getty Images. Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld

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"I follow every surfer on Instagram," he says. "Every day I stare at them like a cat looking at a bird through the window."

The star adds that when it comes to birthdays, he has "no interest" in time. "The future does not interest me," he says. But he does like looking back at his childhood and notes that Unfrosted takes place in his favorite era — the 1960s.

"It was a very silly decade. People were silly and colorful and not precious about life like they are now. I grew up on Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, Laugh-In. There was no substance to any of this," he says. "I just wanted to be in that fun world."

Unfrosted is on Netflix May 3.

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