Jerry Stiller

  • Birth Name: Gerald Stiller
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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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 The Ritz in 1975.
  • 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, produced the segments.

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
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner

Relationships

  • Ben Stiller — Son
  • Maxime Stiller — Brother
  • Anne Meara — Wife (deceased)
  • William Stiller — Father
  • Amy Stiller — Daughter
  • Doreen Stiller — Sister
  • Arnold Stiller — Brother
  • Marsha Stiller — Stepmother
  • Bella Stiller — Mother

College

  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States (BS in Speech and Drama, 1950)

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