Jerry Stiller Biography (1927-)

Full name, Gerard Stiller; born June 8, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; sonof William (a bus driver) and Bella Stiller; married Anne Meara (an actress),September 14, 1954; children: Amy (an actress), Benjamin (an actor and director). Addresses: Agent: Michael Hartig Agency, 156 Fifth Ave., Suite 820, New York, NY 10010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian
Birth Details
June 8, 1927
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Barney Dickerson, The Paul Lynde Show, ABC, 1972-1973
  • Gus Duzik, Joe and Sons, CBS, 1975-1976
  • Take Five with Stiller and Meara, syndicated, 1977
  • Cohost, HBO Sneak Preview, HBO, 1979-1982
  • Carmine, Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1980-1982
  • Jerry Bender, The Stiller and Meara Show, NBC, 1986
  • Sid Wilbur, Tattinger's (also known as Nick and Hillary), NBC, 1988-1989
  • Voice, Good and Evil, ABC, 1991
  • Frank Costanza, a recurring role, Seinfeld, NBC, 1993-1998
  • Arthur Spooner, The King of Queens, CBS, 1998
  • Voice of Pretty Boy, Teacher's Pet (animated; also known as Disney's Teacher's Pet), ABC, 2000
  • Movies
  • Burt Orland, Madame X, NBC, 1981
  • Mel Binns, The Other Woman, CBS, 1983
  • Marty de Rezke, The McGuffin, BBC, 1985
  • Slicko McDee, The Hustler of Money, 1988
  • Old man, "The 5:24," Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, HBO, 1997
  • Episodic
  • The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, c. 1960-1964
  • "Acres and Pains," G.E. Theater, CBS, 1962
  • "Occupancy, August First," Car 54, Where Are You?, NBC, 1962
  • "The Plain Truth," Brenner, CBS, 1964
  • That's Life, ABC, 1969
  • Love, American Style, ABC, 1969
  • "A Memory of Two Mondays," N.E.T. Playhouse, PBS, 1971
  • Paul, "Thy Neighbor Loves Thee," The Courtship of Eddie's Father,ABC, 1972
  • Love, American Style, ABC, 1973
  • Phyllis, CBS, 1976
  • Lloyd Zimmer, "A Touch of Classy," Rhoda, CBS, 1976
  • "The Garbage Man," Time Express, CBS, 1979
  • Bud Hanrahan, "Super Mom/I'll See You Again/April's Return," The LoveBoat, ABC, 1979
  • Myron Finkle, "Murder Takes a Bow," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1981
  • "Orphans, Waifs, and Wards," CBS Library, CBS, 1981
  • Tony Vitelli, "Love, Honor, and Obey/Gladys and Agnes/Radioactive Isaac,"The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • Private Benjamin, CBS, 1981
  • Harold Traxler, "The Uncivil Servant," Simon and Simon, CBS, 1982
  • "The Squealer," No Soap, Radio, ABC, 1982
  • Gordy, "Do You Take This Waitress?," Alice, CBS, 1982
  • Voice of dinosaur comic, "Digging Up Dinosaurs," Reading Rainbow,1983
  • "We the Jury," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983
  • "Where There's a Will," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1984
  • Mandrake, "Devil's Advocate," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated,1985
  • Dr. Tamkin, "Seize the Day," Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Himself, "Jerry Seinfeld: Master of His Domain," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1987
  • Lieutenant Birnbaum, "When the Fat Lady Sings," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1989
  • Milt Waterman, "Sweet 15," WonderWorks, PBS, 1990
  • Sam Rosenbloom, "The Hollow Boy," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Seymour Shapiro, "The Sunset Gang," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991
  • Michael Tobis, "The Fertile Fields," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Nat Pincus, "Rhyme and Punishment," L.A. Law, 1993
  • Rabbi Feldman, "The Rabbi," In the Heat of the Night, 1994
  • McGonnigal, "In Search of Crimes Past," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1995
  • Phil Cullen, "Dr. Kramer," Deadly Games, UPN, 1996
  • Sam Pokras, "Deadbeat," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Maury Salt, "Cry and You Cry Alone," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998
  • Himself, "I Buried Sid," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • Voice of Eagle, "Prometheus Affair," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Himself, "Ben Stiller," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Also appeared as hot dog vendor, "Distance, Time and Speed: Hot Dog Heaven," and Gus, "Statistics: The Lucky Batting Glove," both episodes of The Eddie Files; as Mr. Landon, "We Love Annie," The Courtship of Eddie's Father, ABC; and in an episode of Joe and Mabel.
  • Pilots
  • Harold, Acres and Pains, CBS, 1965
  • Brahms, The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Jerry Bender, The Stiller and Meara Show, CBS, 1986
  • Specials
  • 55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade, NBC, 1988
  • Pizzeria owner, Colin Quinn Back in Brooklyn (also known as Colin Back to Brooklyn), syndicated, 1989
  • Tracey Takes On New York, HBO, 1993
  • Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 3, HBO, 1993
  • Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger, 1994
  • Other
  • Irving, Women and Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (also known asWomen and Men 2), 1991
  • Voice, Baseball (miniseries), 1994
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Arthur Spooner, The Victoria's SecretFashion Show, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Jim, Carol's father, Lovers and Other Strangers, 1970
  • Lieutenant Rico Patrone, The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three (also known as Pelham 1-2-3 and El tomar de Pelham uno dos tres), United Artists, 1974
  • Sam, Airport 1975, Universal, 1974
  • Carmine Vespucci, The Ritz, Warner Bros., 1976
  • P. R. Priest, Nasty Habits (also known as The Abbess), Brut, 1976
  • Mr. Shoemaker, Those Lips, Those Eyes, United Artists, 1980
  • In Our Hands, 1984
  • Raymond Escobar, Nadine, TriStar, 1987
  • Victor Honeywell, Hot Pursuit, Paramount, 1987
  • Shoeshine, 1987
  • Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray, New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Sid Lane, That's Adequate, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Beyond "JFK": The Question of Conspiracy, 1992
  • The desk cop, Highway to Hell, Hemdale Releasing, 1992
  • Sam, Little Vegas, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Phil Hirsch, The Pickle, Columbia, 1993
  • Harvey Bushkin, Heavyweights, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Professor Plumpingham, Die Story von Monty Spinnerratz (also knownas A Rat's Tale), Legacy Releasing, 1997
  • Schlomo, Camp Stories, Artistic License, 1997
  • Ted, Stag, New City Releasing, 1997
  • Petey, The Deli, Golden Monkey Pictures, 1997
  • Speedo Silverberg, The Suburbans, TriStar, 1999
  • Sam, A Fish in the Bathtub, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1999
  • Morty Fineman, The Independent, Arrow Releasing, 2000
  • Don Giovanni, My 5 Wives, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • The colonel, Chump Change, 2000
  • Himself, Amy Stiller's Breast, 2000
  • Maury Ballstein, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001
  • Nathan, On the Line, Miramax, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Billy Barnes, Showboat, Chicago, IL, 1950
  • Mayor Juniper, The Golden Apple, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1954
  • Boubouroche, New York City, 1971
  • Carmine Vespucci, The Ritz, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1975-1976
  • Harry Mullin, Unexpected Guests, Little Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Berto, Passione, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Artie, Hurlyburly, Promenade Theatre, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1984-1985
  • Dogberry, Much Ado about Nothing, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre/Central Park, New York City, 1988
  • Charlie, Three Men on a Horse, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Beau Jest, 1994
  • Sid, What's Wrong with This Picture?, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NewYork City, 1994
  • After-Play, off-Broadway production, 1995
  • Chebutykin, Three Sisters, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Also appeared in Coriolanus; The Power and the Glory; Measure for Measure; Taming of the Shrew; Carefree Tree; Diary of a Scoundrel; Romeo and Juliet; As You Like It; Two Gentlemen of Verona; and Prairie/Shawl; performed in various summer stock companies, 1951-53, and the Henry Street Settlement and the CherryLane Theatre, NY, Erie Playhouse, PA, Memphis Arena Theatre, TN, Phoenix, NY, Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Stratford, CT, and with New York ShakespeareFestival.
  • Major Tours
  • Peter Pan, U.S. cities, 1951
  • Radio Appearances
  • Eddie Condon, Riverwalk, Live from the Landing, 1999
  • Also appeared on Selected Shorts, public radio.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • (With wife, Anne Meara) Laugh When You Like, Atlantic, 1972
  • Videos
  • (With Meara) Cohost, So You Want to Be an Actor?, Home Video, 1993
  • Taped Readings
  • Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara (autobiography), Random House, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • Cowriter, The Stiller and Meara Show, NBC, 1986
  • Nonfiction
  • Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara (autobiography), Simon and Schuster, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, October 16, 2000, p. 113
    Electronic
    • Jerry Stiller Official Site, http://www.jerry-stiller.com, May 13,2002

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