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Birth information

8 June 1927 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Gerald Isaac Stiller

How tall is Jerry Stiller?

1.65 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Anne Meara

Life Story of Jerry Stiller

As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), on which they appeared 36 times. Decades later, his career was revitalized in the role of the raucous, gasket-blowing Frank Costanza on the sitcom classic Seinfeld (1989).

Jerry Stiller was born in the Unity Hospital in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, to Bella (Citron) and William Stiller, a bus driver. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Galicia, and his mother was a Polish Jewish immigrant, from Frampol. Stiller was, in the beginning, a drama major at the University of Syracuse. Though he had played rather uneducated, blue-collar sorts for most of his career, he received a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Drama before making his 1951 acting debut on stage with Burgess Meredith in "The Silver Whistle". While a member of the improvisational team The Compass Players (the company later evolved into the well-known Second City troupe), he met Anne.

They married in...

Significant features of Jerry Stiller

Thick New York accent
Short stature
Distinctive halting delivery of lines
Playing loud, neurotic/psychotic characters with borderline psychopatic/sociopathic features in comedies.

Publications and Magazines about Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara. 2000

What movies did Jerry Stiller play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Cousins (2013) , Stiller & Meara (2011) ,
Actors Filmography
Zoolander: Super Model (2016) Maury, Zoolander 2 (2016) Maury, How Murray Saved Christmas (2014) Murray Weiner, Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Harvey, Simpler Times (2014) Harry, Cousins (2013) Charlie Gordon, Excuse Me for Living (2012) Morty, Foodfight! (2012) General X, Fish Hooks (2011) Principal Stickler, Swinging with the Finkels (2011) Mr. Winters, The Good Wife (2011) Judge Felix Afterman, Ice Dreams (2009) Skipper, Mercy (2009) Joe Thalberg, Wonder Pets! (2009) Old...

Birth information

8 June 1927 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Gerald Isaac Stiller

How tall is Jerry Stiller?

1.65 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Anne Meara

Life Story of Jerry Stiller

As the short, hypertensive male counterpart of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara", Jerry Stiller and wife Anne Meara were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on television variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), on which they appeared 36 times. Decades later, his career was revitalized in the role of the raucous, gasket-blowing Frank Costanza on the sitcom classic Seinfeld (1989).

Jerry Stiller was born in the Unity Hospital in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, to Bella (Citron) and William Stiller, a bus driver. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Galicia, and his mother was a Polish Jewish immigrant, from Frampol. Stiller was, in the beginning, a drama major at the University of Syracuse. Though he had played rather uneducated, blue-collar sorts for most of his career, he received a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Drama before making his 1951 acting debut on stage with Burgess Meredith in "The Silver Whistle". While a member of the improvisational team The Compass Players (the company later evolved into the well-known Second City troupe), he met Anne.

They married in...

Significant features of Jerry Stiller

Thick New York accent
Short stature
Distinctive halting delivery of lines
Playing loud, neurotic/psychotic characters with borderline psychopatic/sociopathic features in comedies.

Publications and Magazines about Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara. 2000

What movies did Jerry Stiller play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Cousins (2013) , Stiller & Meara (2011) ,
Actors Filmography
Zoolander: Super Model (2016) Maury, Zoolander 2 (2016) Maury, How Murray Saved Christmas (2014) Murray Weiner, Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Harvey, Simpler Times (2014) Harry, Cousins (2013) Charlie Gordon, Excuse Me for Living (2012) Morty, Foodfight! (2012) General X, Fish Hooks (2011) Principal Stickler, Swinging with the Finkels (2011) Mr. Winters, The Good Wife (2011) Judge Felix Afterman, Ice Dreams (2009) Skipper, Mercy (2009) Joe Thalberg, Wonder Pets! (2009) Old...

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Robin Williams and Jerry Stiller in Das Geschäft des Lebens (1986)

Although wife Anne Meara converted to Judaism upon their marriage, the main source of Stiller and Meara's material was the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their famous "Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle" routines.

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Divine and Jerry Stiller in Hairspray (1988)

He and wife Anne Meara appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) as Stiller and Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.

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Divine and Jerry Stiller in Hairspray (1988)

Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 2000. His wife, Anne Meara, was named "Queen of Brooklyn" at the same festival.

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Dyan Cannon, Chris Penn, Shelley Winters, Jerry Stiller, Kimiko Gelman, Michael Harris, etc.

Awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. [October 1999]

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Jerry Stiller, etc.

Has worked with his son, Ben Stiller, on 11 movies to date.

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Tom Hulce and Jerry Stiller in Deine Lippen, deine Augen (1980)

The two sitcoms he regularly appeared on, Seinfeld (1989) and The King of Queens (1998), both aired their series finales on May 14 (1998 and 2007 respectively).

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Jerry Stiller in Stoppt die Todesfahrt der U-Bahn 1-2-3 (1974)

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Jerry Stiller and Beverley Klein in Swinging with the Finkels (2011)

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Divine and Jerry Stiller in Hairspray (1988)

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Jerry Stiller in When Comedy Went to School (2013)

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