Remained married to only woman, Anne Meara, until her death in May of 2015, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were considered as one of the prominent couple during 1960s, due to their comedy team "Stiller and Meara". Married since 1954 till the death of his wife in 2015, together Jerry & Anne has co-parented two children, actor Ben Stiller (who was born in 1965) & actress named Amy Stiller, who was born in 1961.
A renowned name in American entertainment industry Jerry Stiller is an acclaimed actor and comedian, best known for his years of collaboration with comedy duo "Stiller and Meara". "Stiller and Meara" was a husband and wife comedy duo earned popularity in 1960s & 1970s, & together they have made several regular appearances on television variety shows, like "The ED Sullivan Show". Also the father of popular actor, Ben Stiller, together with his wife, Anne Meara & son, Ben, Jerry has co-starred in films, like "Zoolander", "Hot Pursuit", "Heavyweights" & "The Heartbreak Kid". Later his comedy duo "Stiller and Meara" with his wife, Anne Meara declined when the variety of series gradually disappear, however they subsequently commenced a radio commercials career, noticeably appearing in the campaign for "Blue Nin wine". Afterwards, they appeared in their own five-minute sketch comedy show called "Take Five with Stiller and Meara", which was from 1977 to 1978. Later from 1979 to 1982, Jerry and Anne anchored HBO's half-hour show called "Sneak Previews" & in 1986 they together appeared in their own television series called "The Stiller and Meara Show". From year 1993 to 1998, Jerry portrayed the part of Frank Costanza in American sitcom "Seinfeld", a role for which he received 1997 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in Comedy Series & later won American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Guest Appearance in TV Series. Moreover, as an author, he has written the foreword to book "Festivus" by Allen Salkin. Jerry's memoir called "Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara", was released in 2000.
Born as Gerald Isaac Stiller on June 8, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, he is the eldest child of William Stiller, who was bus driver. Raised in the family of Polish Jewish descent, Jerry grew up in Williamsburg & East New York neighborhoods, prior to his family shifted to Lower East Side, where he was the attendant of Seward Park High School. Studied drama & majored in it from Syracuse University, he has earned Bachelor's degree in Drama & Speech in 1950.
Considered as one the veteran actor and comedian of American entertainment industry during 1960s & 1970s, Jerry Stiller is one of well-known personality of America, best known for his years of work with duo comedy called "Stiller and Meara".