Jerry Stiller Net Worth
Jerry Stiller Net Worth and salary: Jerry Stiller was an American comedian and actor who had a net worth of $14 million at the time of his death. Though he was a classically trained and accomplished stage actor, he was best-known to audiences for his work on the sitcoms The King of Queens and Seinfeld, and movies like Zoolander. Jerry actually had a multi-decade entertainment career dating back to the 1960s.
Early Life: Gerald Isaac Stiller was born on June 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the first of four children born to Polish immigrants. His father was a cab driver. He began acting at a local playhouse while he was still in high school. He served in World War II then used the G.I. Bill to study theater at Syracuse University upon his return.
In 1953 he met fellow struggling actor Anne Meara at an agent's office. Anne had just experienced a terrible interaction with the agent and Jerry asked her to coffee. They were together ever since. She was Irish Roman Catholic. He was Eastern European Jewish. They married the following year.
In the early 1960s Stiller and Meara began performing as a comedy duo around nightclubs in New York. They would eventually land on The Ed Sullivan Show and were such a big hit that they made dozens of appearances.
Stiller and Meara were honored with a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Success: The two worked together for decades, but also pursued their own solo projects. They both appeared in the short-lived sitcom The Paul Lynde Show in the early '70s while Stiller tried to go it alone in Joe and Sons, a comedy about a widower and his two sons. In 1977, the couple tried for their own show with the syndicated Take Five with Stiller and Meara. In the early '80s they also both appeared on Archie Bunker's Place, the spin-off from the hit series All in the Family. Also in the 1980s Jerry appeared in a series of Capital One Bank commercials that became famous on both TV and radio. In the late '90s, Stiller appeared in a series of Nike television commercials as the ghost of deceased Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi.
Today Jerry Stiller is best-known for playing the short-fused fatherly roles of Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens.
He actually did not appear on Seinfeld until the fifth season but managed to leave an enormous impression. Between 1993 and 1998 Jerry appeared in 26 episodes of Seinfeld. His role had an enormous cultural impact, spawning catch phrases such as "Stop Short" and even a new holiday, Festivus.
Between 1998 and 2007 Jerry appeared in 195 episodes of The King of Queens.
Stiller wrote the foreword to the book Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us by Allen Salkin, released on October 26, 2005. Stiller's memoir, Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara, was published by Simon & Schuster.
Personal Life: Jerry and Anne were married from 1954 to her death in 2015. They are the parents of actor Ben Stiller (with whom Jerry co-starred in the movies Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit and The Heartbreak Kid) and actress Amy Stiller.
|Net Worth:||$14 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 8, 1927 - May 11, 2020 (92 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Author|
|Nationality:||United States of America|