Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller
Stiller in 2005
Born Gerald Isaac Stiller
(1927-06-08) June 8, 1927 (age 90)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Seward Park High School
Alma mater Syracuse University
Years active 1956–present
Spouse(s) Anne Meara
(1954–2015; her death)
Children Ben Stiller,
Amy Stiller

Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller (born June 8, 1927) is an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller (with whom he co-starred in the movies Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit and The Heartbreak Kid) and actress Amy Stiller. He is best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld and his supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.

Early life[change | change source]

He is the oldest of four children,[1] Stiller was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Jewish parents, Bella (nee Citrin) and William Stiller, a bus driver.[2] His paternal grandparents immigrated from Galicia, and his mother was born in Poland.[3]

Marriage and family[change | change source]

Stiller is married to Anne Meare since 1954 and have two children together, Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller.

Personal life[change | change source]

Stiller currently lives in New York City, New York.

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