Stiller in 2005
|Born||Gerald Isaac Stiller
June 8, 1927
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Seward Park High School|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
(1954–2015; her death)
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, Stiller was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Jewish parents, Bella (nee Citrin) and William Stiller, a bus driver. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Galicia, and his mother was born in Poland.
Marriage and family[change | change source]
Personal life[change | change source]
Stiller currently lives in New York City, New York.
References[change | change source]
- Jerry Stiller Biography (1927–)
- Jerry Stiller (8 August 2000). Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara. Simon & Schuster. pp. 19–. ISBN 978-0-7432-1146-8. http://books.google.com/books?id=j3kb7JaHLZcC&pg=PA19.