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Jerry Stiller is a Actor American born on 8 june 1927 at New York City (USA)

Jerry Stiller

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Birth name Gerald Isaac Stiller
Nationality USA
Birth 8 june 1927 at New York City (USA)
Death 11 may 2020 (at 92 years)

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. Stiller played Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld, and Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens.

Biography

The eldest of four children, Stiller was born in Unity Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, to Bella (née Citron) (1902-1954) and William Stiller (1896-1999), a bus driver. His family was of Polish Jewish descent. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Galicia, and his mother was born in Poland. He lived in the Williamsburg and East New York neighborhoods before his family moved to the Lower East Side, where he attended Seward Park High School.

A drama major at Syracuse University, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Drama in 1950. In the 1953 Phoenix Theater production of Coriolanus (produced by John Houseman), Stiller (along with Gene Saks and Jack Klugman) formed "the best trio of Shakespearian clowns that [he] had ever seen on any stage."


Family
He was married to Anne Meara from 1954 until her death on May 23, 2015. They are the parents of actor-comedian Ben Stiller (1965) and actress Amy Stiller (1961).

Best films

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(10 films)
Anne Meara
Anne Meara
(12 films)
Amy Stiller
Amy Stiller
(9 films)
John Waters
John Waters
(2 films)
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jerry Stiller (43 films)

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Actor

Zoolander 2, 1h40
Directed by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films, La mode
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Olivia Munn, Christine Taylor
Roles Maury Ballstein
Rating47% 2.351492.351492.351492.351492.35149
Le célèbre mannequin Derek Zoolander reprend du service alors qu'un tueur en série s'en prend à des célébrités. Avec l'aide d'Hansel et de la belle Valentina, Derek va se retrouver en plein milieu d'une grande affaire et recroiser la route d'un vieil ennemi...
How Murray Saved Christmas, 42minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jerry Stiller, Sean Hayes, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Alexander, John Ratzenberger, Dennis Haysbert
Roles Murray Weiner (voice)
Rating65% 3.2959753.2959753.2959753.2959753.295975
The story begins in Stinky Cigars, the secret town where all the holiday characters live, from the famous (Santa and the Easter Bunny) to the obscure (Labor Day Amos and Arbor Day Aardvark). Everyone's happy in Stinky Cigars - except Murray Weiner, the grumpy owner of Murray's Holiday Diner.
Planes: Fire & Rescue, 1h23
Directed by Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Stacy Keach, Regina King, Fred Willard, Danny Mann
Roles Harvey (voice)
Rating60% 3.0017753.0017753.0017753.0017753.001775
Since winning the Wings Around the Globe race in the first film, Dusty Crophopper has a successful career as a racer. Unfortunately, his engine's gearbox becomes damaged due to being regularly forced over its limits. With that particular model of gearbox now out of production and none available anywhere, Dusty's mechanic Dottie fits a warning light to his control panel to ensure he doesn't damage his gearbox any further. No longer able to race and faced with the possibility of returning to his old job as a crop-duster, Dusty goes on a defiant flight and tests his limits. In doing so, Dusty exceeds his limits and makes a forced landing at Propwash Junction airport, causing a fire.
Foodfight!
Foodfight! (2012)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Animation
Actors Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Wayne Brady, Robert Costanzo, Larry Miller
Roles General X
Rating15% 0.7559750.7559750.7559750.7559750.755975
Foodfight! takes place in the "Marketropolis" supermarket. After closing time, the supermarket transforms into a city in which all the citizens are personified well-known marketing icons, A.K.A. "Ikes". The story opens with the protagonist Dex Dogtective (Sheen) saving kittens before he tells his friend, Daredevil Dan (Brady), that he is about to ask his girlfriend Sunshine Goodness (Duff) to marry him. However, Dan attempts to draw a picture of Dex proposing but crashes and Sunshine goes to assist Dan before Dex can propose. Dan returns, but has no idea of what happened to Sunshine.
Swinging with the Finkels, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Newman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman, Melissa George, Paul Chowdhry, Jonathan Silverman, Jerry Stiller
Roles Mr. Winters
Rating46% 2.302712.302712.302712.302712.30271
Tombant dans une certaine routine qui devient pesante depuis leur mariage, Ellie (Mandy Moore) et Alvin (Martin Freeman), décide de pimenter leur vie amoureuse et sexuelle en rencontrant d'autres couples...
Dark Horse
Dark Horse (2011)
, 1h26
Directed by Todd Solondz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Aasif Mandvi
Roles Frank Costanza (Voice Over)
Rating58% 2.948822.948822.948822.948822.94882
Abe (Jordan Gelber), a man in his thirties who suffers from arrested development, meets suicidal Miranda (Selma Blair) who recently moved back home after a failed literary/academic career and a divorce. While waiting outside Miranda's house for their first date Marie (his secretary) runs up and tells him to give up the girl, he has no shot but then he wakes with a start revealing it was a dream.
Ice Dreams
Ice Dreams (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by David Burton Morris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jessica Cauffiel, Shelley Long, Brady Smith, Kathleen Wilhoite, Jerry Stiller, Karly Rothenberg
Roles Skipper
Rating62% 3.1071153.1071153.1071153.1071153.107115
Amy Clayton accepte d'entraîner Nicky, une jeune patineuse, alors qu'elle a mis fin à sa carrière à la suite d'un accident quatorze ans plus tôt. Elle va ainsi aider Tim à sauver la patinoire dont il a hérité.
The Heartbreak Kid, 1h56
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Åkerman, Jerry Stiller, Kirsten Dunst, Rob Corddry
Roles Doc
Rating57% 2.8993952.8993952.8993952.8993952.899395
Eddie (Ben Stiller), the owner of a sports shop, is single and indecisive about starting a relationship. While walking down the street he witnesses a purse snatcher victimizing Lila (Malin Åkerman). After failing to retrieve the purse, they exchange pleasantries and eventually date. They quickly become serious, as they seem perfect for each other. Their relationship becomes threatened, however, when Lila is offered a job in Holland. When Eddie probes further, it is revealed that it is company policy not to relocate married employees. Pushed by the urging of his father (Jerry Stiller) and best friend (Rob Corddry), Eddie proposes to Lila and they get married.
Hairspray
Hairspray (2007)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
Roles Mr. Pinky
Rating66% 3.3007753.3007753.3007753.3007753.300775
Tracy Turnblad is an overweight high school student living in Baltimore, Maryland ("Good Morning Baltimore"). She and her classmate Penny Pingleton watch the The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show, together ("The Nicest Kids in Town").
The Lion King 1½, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about lions, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate
Actors Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Frank Welker, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick
Roles Uncle Max (voice)
Rating65% 3.252753.252753.252753.252753.25275
The film is told through the perspective of Timon and Pumbaa through the literary device known as a frame story. The two are shown watching the original film, The Lion King, being shown in silhouette commenting on the movie being shown before them, in a style nearly identical to that of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 1h34
Directed by Adam McKay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about journalists, Films about television
Actors Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Rating71% 3.597713.597713.597713.597713.59771
In 1974, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is the famous anchorman for a local San Diego television station, fictional KVWN channel 4. He works alongside his friends on the news team: lead field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sportscaster Champion "Champ" Kind (David Koechner), and intellectually disabled chief meteorologist Brick Tamland (Steve Carell). Station director Ed Harken (Fred Willard) informs the team that they have maintained their long-held status as the highest-rated news program in San Diego, leading them to throw a wild party, where Ron unsuccessfully tries to pick up a beautiful, blonde woman (Christina Applegate). Ed later informs the team that they have been forced to hire Veronica Corningstone, the same woman whom Ron tried to pick up. After a series of unsuccessful attempts by the team to seduce her, she finally relents and consents to a "professional tour" of the city with Ron, culminating in a sexual relationship. Despite agreeing to keep the relationship discreet, Ron announces it on air.
Teacher's Pet, 1h14
Directed by Timothy Björklund
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, Kelsey Grammer, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Stiller
Roles Pretty Boy (voice)
Rating58% 2.904222.904222.904222.904222.90422
Spot is a dog who wants nothing more than to be a boy, a fantasy he has been fulfilling for one year, dressing as a boy named Scott Leadready II, and going to school with his master Leonard Helperman. Leonard is looking forward to spending the summer with his dog, but Spot proudly declares "I Wanna Be a Boy". Mary Lou Helperman, the fourth grade teacher and Leonard's mother, is nominated for a "Teacher of the Year" award, and given use of Principal Strickler's Wentawaygo to travel to the finals in Sunny Southern Florida, under the condition that no dogs are allowed in the RV. Leonard sadly bids farewell to Spot ("A Boy Needs a Dog") as he and his mother depart.
Serving Sara, 1h39
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Pastore, Bruce Campbell, Tony Longo, Joe Viterelli
Roles Milton the Cop
Rating53% 2.699912.699912.699912.699912.69991
Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry), a process server, is a week late serving a Mafia kingpin known as Fat Charlie (Joe Viterelli) with a summons to appear as a witness in court. Joe's abrasive boss Ray (Cedric the Entertainer) ridicules him while complimenting Joe's rival, Tony (Vincent Pastore), for serving multiple summonses in record time. Willing to give Joe one last shot, Ray gives him an assignment to serve British socialite Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley) with divorce papers from her husband, Gordon (Bruce Campbell), who is at his ranch in Texas with his mistress, Kate (Amy Adams), while Sara is vacationing in upstate New York.
Zoolander
Zoolander (2001)
, 1h29
Directed by Ben Stiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Spy films, La mode, Films about music and musicians
Actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller
Roles Maury Ballstein
Rating64% 3.248123.248123.248123.248123.24812
The dim-witted but good-natured Derek Zoolander is ousted as the top male fashion model by the rising star, Hansel, and his reputation is further tarnished by a critical article from journalist Matilda Jeffries. After his three roommates and colleagues are killed in a "freak gasoline-fight accident" (where they spray each other with station gasoline and one of them lights a cigarette), Derek announces his retirement from modeling and attempts to reconnect with his father Larry and brothers Luke and Scrappy by helping in the coal mines. Derek's delicate methods make him an impractical miner, and his family rejects him.
On the Line, 1h25
Directed by Eric Bross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Joey Fatone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lance Bass, Jerry Stiller, GQ, Tamala Jones
Roles Nathan
Rating42% 2.1061752.1061752.1061752.1061752.106175
Kevin (Lance Bass) is performing with his band at a high school graduation party. When he sees an attractive girl, his bandmates try to get him to sing to her and ask her out. He becomes nervous, and envisions himself nude in front of everyone, and faints. Seven years later, Kevin is working in advertising. He makes a pitch for Reebok that is rejected, though the pitch is later used in the meeting by his "partner" Jackie (Tamala Jones), who presents it as hers. As he takes the train home from work, Kevin meets Abbey (Emmanuelle Chriqui), with whom he finds he has much in common, such as their mutual interest in the Chicago Cubs and Al Green.