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Jerry Stiller Biography
Jerry Stiller is an American comedian and actor. He is well known for his angry, yelling acting style After spending many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara, he later played Frank Costanza on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens.
Jerry Stiller Age
He was born on June 8, 1927, and is 91 years old as of 2018.
Jerry Stiller Family
Jerry Stiller (born Gerald Isaac Stiller) was born at Unity Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, to Bella and William Stiller, a bus driver. His family is Jewish. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Galicia (modern southern Poland and Western Ukraine), and his mother was born in Poland. He lived in the Williamsburg and East New York neighborhoods before his family moved to the Lower East Side.
Jerry Stiller Education
He attended Seward Park High School. After his return from service in World War II, Stiller attended Syracuse University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama in 1950.Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller Wife
Stiller was married to Anne Meara from 1954 until her death on May 23, 2015. The two met in an agents office. Anne was upset about an interaction with the casting agent, so Jerry took her out for coffee.
After being married to Anne Meara, they formed the comedy duo Stiller and Meara and they received well acclaimed in the 1960s and 1970s, with numerous appearances on television variety programs, mainly on The Ed Sullivan Show. The duo forged a career in radio commercials, notably the campaign for Blue Nun wine, and starred in their own syndicated five-minute sketch comedy show, Take Five with Stiller and Meara (1977–1978).
From 1979 to 1982, Stiller and Meara hosted HBO Sneak Previews, a half-hour show produced monthly on which they described the movies and programs to be featured in the coming month. They also did some comedy sketches between show discussions. The duo’s own 1986 TV sitcom, The Stiller and Meara Show, in which Stiller played the deputy mayor of New York City and Meara portrayed his wife, a TV commercial actress, was not successful.
Stiller wrote the foreword to the book Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us by Allen Salkin, released on October 26, 2005. Stiller’s memoir, Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara, was published by Simon & Schuster © 2000.
Jerry Stiller Children | Jerry Stiller Son | Jerry Stiller Daughter | Jerry Stiller Kids
Stiller and Anne Meara are the parents of son Ben Stiller, actor-comedian, who was born in 1965 and their daughter is actress Amy Stiller, who was born in 1961. He has two grandchildren through Ben.
Jerry Stiller King Of Queens
The King of Queens is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007, for a total of nine seasons and 207 episodes. Creation of the series was done by Michael J. Weithorn and David Litt, who also served as the show’s executive producer.
Starrings in the series includes Kevin James and Leah Remini as Doug and Carrie Heffernan, respectively, a working-class couple living in Rego Park, Queens, New York.
The series was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions (1998–2007), CBS Paramount Network Television (2007), in association with Columbia TriStar Television (1998–2002), and Sony Pictures Television (2002–07). It was filmed at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
The ninth and final season began airing on December 6, 2006, and concluded on May 14, 2007, with a double-length finale episode, making it the last American live action sitcom that premiered in the 1990s to end its run. In May 2017, Kevin James and Leah Remini reunited in the 2016 television sitcom Kevin Can Wait. The show ended on May 7, 2018.
Jerry Stiller Zoolander
Zoolander is a 2001 American action-comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell. The short films and the film itself feature a dimwitted, narcissistic male model named Derek Zoolander, played by Stiller.
The film involves Zoolander becoming the pawn of corrupt fashion executives who are plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success. Its sequel, Zoolander 2, was released in February 2016, to negative reviews. An animated series, Zoolander: Super Model, was released on Netflix UK in August 2016.
Jerry Stiller Movies
- Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
- The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
- Airport 1975 (1974)
- The Ritz (1976)
- Nasty Habits (1977)
- Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)
- Seize the Day (1986)
- Hot Pursuit (1987)
- Nadine (1987)
- Hairspray (1988)
- That’s Adequate (1989)
- Little Vegas (1990)
- Freefall (1992)
- Highway to Hell (1992)
- The Pickle (1993)
- Heavyweights (1995)
- Camp Stories (1997)
- Stag (1997)
- The Deli (1997)
- A Fish in the Bathtub (1999)
- The Suburbans (1999)
- Secret of the Andes
- The Independent (2000)
- My 5 Wives (2000)
- Chump Change (2000)
- Zoolander (2001)
- On the Line (2001)
- Serving Sara (2002)
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
- Teacher’s Pet (2004)
- The Lion King 1½ (2004)
- R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour (2005)
- Hairspray (2007)
- The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
- Snakes & Arrows Live (2008)
- Swinging with the Finkels (2011)
- Foodfight! (2012)
- Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
- Zoolander 2 (2016)
Jerry Stiller Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $12.5 million.