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Jerry Stiller Fast Facts:
Formed the comedy team Stiller & Meara with his wife, Anne Meara, in the 1950s. They were regulars on the variety-show circuit during the 1960s and '70s, most notably appearing on
The Ed Sullivan Show
three dozen times.
Made his Broadway debut in Terence McNally's
Produced and performed humorous radio commercials with Meara, including ads for the wine Blue Nun, one of which won a Clio Award in 1975.
Hosted, along with Meara, a 1993 video on the business of acting, titled
So You Want to Be an Actor?
Roasted by the New York Friars Club in 1999.
Received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2000.
In 2000, released the autobiography
Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara
and received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio version of the book.
Received a star with Meara on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
In 2010, launched the Yahoo Web series
Stiller & Meara
, in which the pair discuss current events from their living room. Their son, Ben, produces the segments.
Jerry Stiller Relationships:
Amy Stiller - Daughter
Arnold Stiller - Brother
William Stiller - Father
Bella Stiller - Mother
Ben Stiller - Son
Maxime Stiller - Brother
Anne Meara - Wife
Doreen Stiller - Sister
Marsha Stiller - Stepmother
Jerry Stiller Awards:
1997 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (BS in Speech and Drama, 1950)
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