Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

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Jerry Stiller was a famous American actor and a comedian. Jerry Stiller is popular for his role as Frank Costanza in “Seinfeld”.

Early Life

Jerry Stiller was born on June 8, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, America. He was 92 years old at the time of death. Likewise, he was an American by nationality and he belonged to the half Jewish half Christian religion. Similarly, his birth sign was Gemini.

Talking about his family, he was born to his father William Stiller, and his mother Bella Citrin. Along with this, he also had 3 siblings; a brother named Arnold Stiller and two sisters named Doreen Stiller and Maxine Stiller.

Education

Moving towards his educational details, he completed his schooling at Seward Park High School. Later, he joined Syracuse University and graduated from there with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama.

Death

On May 11, 2020, Jerry Stiller passed away in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, US. Likewise, he died at the age of 92 because of natural reasons.

Professional Life and Career

Jerry Stiller started his career as a comedy actor. He and his wife Anne formed a successful comedy team named “Stiller and Meara”. They also appeared in many radio commercials. Moreover, the couple hosted HBO “Sneak Previews” from 1979 to 1982.

Moving on, he is widely popular for his role as Frank Costanza in the comedy film “Seinfeld”.  After getting wide popularity, he appeared in several films and TV series. In total, he has over 100 credits as an actor.

Similarly, some of the movies and TV series of him include “Zoolander”, “Cousins”, “Swinging with the Finkels”, “Fish Hooks”, “The Good Wife”, “Wonder Pets!”, “Teacher’s Pet”, “Sex and the City”, “On the Line”, “The King of Queens”, “My 5 Wives”, “The Pickle”, “The Independent”, “The Suburbans”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “Chump Change”, “Tattinger’s”, “That’s Adequate”, “American Playhouse”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Little Vegas”, “Hairspray”, “Tales from the Darkside”, “Screen Two”, “The Hustler of Money”, and “The Love Boat”.

Apart from this, he is also an author of the book “Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us”.

Net Worth and Achievements

The famous actor and comedian had earned a decent amount of money throughout his lifetime. His net worth is estimated to be $12-$14 million US dollars.

Jerry Stiller had achieved several awards throughout his career. He got nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards under the category “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series” in 1997. Similarly, in 1998, he won the American Comedy Awards under the category “Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV series” for “Seinfeld”.

Moving on, he received the Star on the Walk of Fame in 2007. In 2012, he won Made in NY Awards under the category “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Likewise, he also won the Golden Apple Award in the Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition in 2014.

Along with this, he had also been nominated for Gold Derby Awards (2008), Festival Award in Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City (2016), Grammy Awards (2001), OFTA Television Award (1998), and Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008).

Jerry Stiller

Caption: Jerry receiving his award (source: zimbio.com)

Relationship Status

Jerry Stiller was married to Anne Meara. Anne was an actress and comedian. The couple tied the knot on December 14, 1954. The duo was together till Anee’s death on May 23, 2015.

The couple shared two children together. They had a son named Ben Stiller (born on November 30, 1964) and a daughter named Amy Stiller (born on August 9, 1931).

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Caption: Jerry with his wife Anne (source: nme.com)

Body Measurements and Social media

Moving towards his physical statistics, Jerry had a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.63m) and bodyweight of 74 kg (163). Similarly, his shoe size was 10 inches. Moving on, he had dark blonde hair with a pair of blue eyes. However, there is no exact information regarding his actual body measurement.

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Caption: Jerry in his pose(source: celebheights.com)

Jerry was not active on any social media. Thus, he doesn’t have his official Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook account. He was from a very old time. Therefore, he never used social media sites.