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Jerry Stiller Net Worth

Jerry Stiller Net Worth is
$13 Million

Jerry Stiller Biography

Gerald Isaac “Jerry” Stiller was born on 8 June 1927, in Brooklyn, New York City USA into a Jewish family, with his mother’s ancestors from Poland, and father’s from the Spanish region of Galicia, and is an actor who, to the masses, his most prominent work has been in the NBC sitcom ‘Sienfeld’ in which he depicted the role of ‘Frank Costanza’. However, his wife is the noted comedienne Anne Meara, and his son the Hollywood actor Ben Stiller.

So just how rich is Jerry Stiller? Sources estimate that Jerry has a net worth of over $13 million, his long- spanned career as an actor/comedian since the early ’50s playing the main role behind his wealth.

Jerry Stiller Net Worth $13 Million

Stiller attended Seward Park High School in New York, but started working as a stage performer from the very early age of ten! He graduated with a major in speech and drama from the University of Syracuse in 1950, then joined the touring company of Peter Pan. Under the eye of director Billy Barnes, Stiller revealed his skills in the business of making people laugh, primarily in the classics and including Shakespearean creations; his off-Broadway debut was made in 1953 in a production of ‘Coriolanus’. Eventually he was paying homage to the Baird of Avon by being involved in world famous troupes at the Shakespeare festival. Stiller became one of the most versatile actors of his time.

At this time Jerry Stiller met his future wife and professional partner Anna Meara, and were paired often over the next two decades. In the early 70s, Stiller and Meara were engaged in a sitcom called “The Paul Lynde Show”, but it was not a success, and soon dropped from show time. Despite that failure, Jerry took part in a film called “Joe and Sons”. Afterward they got himselves into another show called “Archie Bunker’s Place”, which added considerably  to their reputation as comedians, and the duo didn’t have to look back after that.

Jerry also got himself into a team with his son, famous-to-be comedian Ben Stiller in projects like “Zoolander” and “Heavyweights”. Later the father-son duo continued leaving their footprints through “Hot Pursuit” and “The Heartbreak Kid”. These brought them huge success and bulked up Jerry’s bank account. His only daughter Amy Stiller has also followed her parents and brother’s footstep, emerging as a decent comedian. It is an easy prediction that TV shows: “The King of Queens”, in which he played the role of ‘Arthur Spooner’, and “Seinfeld” in the mid-90s were the main driving force behind his booming net worth. They also brought him significant popularity with audiences.

During late 90s, Jerry Stiller started exploring new possibilities by taking part in various TV commercials, the most remarkable of which is the Nike commercial in which he played the role of a coach of the Green Bay Packers American football team. In the field of motion pictures, this talented actor made his mark through “Zoolander” and “Secret of the Andes”.

The year 2007 was a landmark for both the comedian and his wife as they received the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, high recognition of their contribution to the entertainment industry over many years.

In addition to acting, Jerry was involved in author Allen Salkin’s book “Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us”, as he wrote the introduction.

When it comes to personal life, Jerry and Anna Meara were marries from 1953 until her passing in 2015 – they had the previously mentioned son and daughter, so can boast a family of successful actors. He is also known as a  strong supporter of animal rights.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJerry Stiller
Net Worth$13 Million
Date Of BirthJune 8, 1927
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, NY
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Soundtrack
EducationSeward Park High School in New York, University of Syracuse
NationalityAmerican
SpouseAnne Meara (1954–2015)
ChildrenBen Stiller, Amy Stiller
ParentsBella Citrin, William Stiller
SiblingsArnold Stiller, Maxine Stiller, Doreen Stiller
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/public/Jerry-Stiller
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JerryStiller
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Stiller
AwardsAmerican Comedy Award for Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series, Star on the Walk of Fame - Television (2007)
NominationsEmmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (1997), Gold Derby Award (2008), Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album (2001), Online Film & Television Association, Screen Actors Guild Awards
Movies‘Sienfeld’, “Zoolander”, "Zoolander 2" (2016), “Secret of the Andes”, “Joe and Sons”, “Heavyweights”, “Archie Bunker’s Place”, “The King of Queens”, "Fish Hooks" (2010-2011)
TV Shows‘Coriolanus’, “The Paul Lynde Show”, The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), "Stiller & Meara", “The Stiller and Meara Show” (1986)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father of Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller.
2He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
3The two sitcoms he regularly appeared in, Seinfeld (1989) and The King of Queens (1998), both aired their series finales on May 14th (1998 and 2007 respectively).
4Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5He is one of the four actors who appeared in both Hairspray (1988) and Hairspray (2007).
6In The King of Queens (1998) episode, The King of Queens: Shrink Wrap (2002), his character's father was played by his real-life son, Ben Stiller.
7Brother of the Tau Delta Phi Fraternity
8Has worked with his son, Ben Stiller, on 11 movies to date.
9Attended Syracuse University.
10Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 2000. His wife, Anne Meara, was named "Queen of Brooklyn" at the same festival.
11He and wife Anne Meara appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (aka The Ed Sullivan Show) as Stiller & Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.
12Holds a BS in Speech and Drama from Syracuse University (1950)
13Awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (October, 1999)
14Although wife Anne Meara converted to Judaism upon their marriage, the main source of Stiller & Meara's material was the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their famous "Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle" routines.
15Grandfather of Ella Olivia Stiller and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller (daughter and son of Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor).
16Father, with Anne Meara, of son Ben Stiller and daughter Amy Stiller.
17Half of the mixed marriage (Jewish/Irish) comedy team of Stiller & Meara active during the 1960s and 1970s, with his wife Anne Meara.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Playing loud, neurotic/psychotic characters with borderline psychopatic/sociopathic features in comedies.
2Distinctive halting delivery of lines
3Short stature
4Thick New York accent


Quotes

#Quote
1[on meeting Anne Meara, his future wife] She seemed to sense I had no money, so she just ordered coffee. Then she took all the silverware. I picked up her cheque for ten cents and thought, 'This is a girl I'd like to hang out with'.
2My father and mother - I figured if I could make them laugh, they'd stop fighting. I stole all their material.
3Some of the routines come back very easily. We do it off the top of our heads.
4I ask myself why I do it. Maybe it's to prove I'm still around. It takes a lot out of my body. I'm not an NBA player anymore. At my age, very few people can handle it.
5I loved the idea of touching base with an audience.
6I shave without using shaving cream.
7I've been around the block a lot and I've had a merry trail for 55 years.
8It can make you sad to look at pictures from your youth. So there's a trick to it. The trick is not to look at the later pictures.
9Money is sensual.
10We managed to hang in there. Today when people get married there's a tendency to run away when things get tough. There is a lot of strength in hanging together.
11Anne hated the idea of putting me down in front of the audience.
12Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances.
13Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer's.
14Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.
15During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one.
16Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
17I don't think my judgment is that good. I don't know what is funny.
18Never go for the punch line. There might be something funnier on the way.
19The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent.


Pictures

All Jerry Stiller pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Golden Apple AwardBig Apple Film Festival
2012MINYMade in NY AwardsLifetime Achievement AwardAnne Meara
2007Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAnne Meara
1998American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV SeriesSeinfeld (1989)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Festival AwardGolden Door International Film Festival of Jersey CityBest Actor in a ShortSimpler Times (2014)
2008Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastHairspray (2007)Nikki Blonsky

Amanda Bynes

Paul Dooley

Zac Efron

Allison Janney

Elijah Kelley

James Marsden

Michelle Pfeiffer

Queen Latifah

Brittany Snow

John Travolta

Christopher Walken
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHairspray (2007)Nikki Blonsky

Amanda Bynes

Paul Dooley

Zac Efron

Allison Janney

Elijah Kelley

James Marsden

Michelle Pfeiffer

Queen Latifah

Brittany Snow

John Travolta

Christopher Walken
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor "Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara"
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesSeinfeld (1989)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoolander: Super Model2016TV MovieMaury (2016)
Zoolander 22016Maury
How Murray Saved Christmas2014TV SpecialMurray Weiner (voice)
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014Harvey (voice)
Simpler Times2014/IShortHarry
Cousins2013Charlie Gordon
Excuse Me for Living2012Morty
Foodfight!2012General X (voice)
Fish Hooks2010-2011TV SeriesPrincipal Stickler
Swinging with the Finkels2011Mr. Winters
The Good Wife2011TV SeriesJudge Felix Afterman
Ice Dreams2009TV MovieSkipper
Mercy2009TV SeriesJoe Thalberg
Wonder Pets!2009TV SeriesOld White Mouse
The Heartbreak Kid2007Doc
Hairspray2007Mr. Pinky
The King of Queens1998-2007TV SeriesArthur Spooner / Arthur
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Man in Bar (uncredited)
Behind the Legend: Timon2004Video shortUncle Max (voice, uncredited)
The Lion King 1 1/22004VideoUncle Max (voice)
Teacher's Pet2004Pretty Boy (voice)
Sex and the City2003TV SeriesMr. Brady
Odd Job Jack2003TV SeriesJim McDonald
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe2002TV ShortOld Jingle (US version, voice)
Serving Sara2002Milton the Cop
Teacher's Pet2000-2002TV SeriesPretty Boy
On the Line2001Nathan
Zoolander2001Maury Ballstein
My 5 Wives2000Don Giovanni
Chump Change2000The Colonel
The Independent2000Morty Fineman
Hooves of Fire1999TV ShortOld Jingle Trash Bag (US version, voice)
Crashbox1999TV SeriesHost (voice)
A Fish in the Bathtub1999Sam
The Suburbans1999Speedo Silverberg
Secret of the Andes1998Dr. Golfisch
Hercules1998TV SeriesEagle
Seinfeld1993-1998TV SeriesFrank Costanza
The Larry Sanders Show1998TV SeriesJerry Stiller
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesMaury Salt
The Deli1997Petey Cheesecake
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieOld Man (segment "The 5:24")
Stag1997Ted
Camp Stories1997Schlomo
A Rat's Tale1997Prof. Plumpingham
Law & Order1992-1996TV SeriesSam Pokras / Michael Tobis
Deadly Games1996TV SeriesPhil Cullen
The Eddie Files1995TV SeriesGus / Hot Dog Vendor
Homicide: Life on the Street1995TV SeriesMcGonnigal
Heavy Weights1995Harvey Bushkin
In the Heat of the Night1994TV SeriesRabbi Feldman
L.A. Law1993TV SeriesNat Pincus
Tracey Takes on New York1993TV MovieTheatrical producer
The Pickle1993Phil Hirsch
Freefall1992ShortEmily's Father
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules1991TV MovieIrving
Highway to Hell1991The Desk Cop
American Playhouse1991TV SeriesSam / Seymour Shapiro (segment "The Detective")
Sweet 151990TV MovieWaterman
Little Vegas1990Sam
Monsters1990TV SeriesVictor
Murder, She Wrote1989TV SeriesLt. Birnbaum
Tattinger's1988-1989TV SeriesSid Wilbur
That's Adequate1989Sid Lane
Hairspray1988Wilbur Turnblad
Shoeshine1987ShortShoeshine Man
Nadine1987Raymond Escobar
Hot Pursuit1987Victor Honeywell
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesStu
The Hustler of Money1987TV ShortStu
Shalom Sesame1987TV SeriesSpecial Guest (1992)
Seize the Day1986Dr. Tamkin
The Stiller & Meara Show1986TV MovieJerry Bender
Screen Two1986TV SeriesMarty de Reske
Tales from the Darkside1985TV SeriesLuther Mandrake
The Equalizer1985TV SeriesBrahms
Trapper John, M.D.1984TV SeriesArtie Merrow
The Love Boat1979-1983TV SeriesHarlan Weatherly / Tony Vitelli / Bud Hanrahan
The Other Woman1983TV MovieMel Binns
Amanda's1983TV SeriesSal
Reading Rainbow1983TV SeriesDinosaur Comic
Alice1982TV SeriesGordy
Archie Bunker's Place1980-1982TV SeriesCarmine
Simon & Simon1982TV SeriesHarold Traxler
CBS Library1981TV Series
Hart to Hart1981TV SeriesMyron Finkle
Madame X1981TV MovieBurt Orland
Those Lips, Those Eyes1980Mr. Shoemaker
Time Express1979TV SeriesEdward Chernoff
Nasty Habits1977P.R. Priest
Rhoda1976TV SeriesLloyd Zimmer
Phyllis1976TV SeriesBurt Hillman
The Ritz1976Carmine Vespucci
Joe and Sons1975-1976TV SeriesGus Duzik
Airport 19751974Sam
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three1974Police Lt. Rico Patrone
Love, American Style1971-1973TV SeriesLeonard Ferguson (segment "Love and the Clinical Problem") / Harry (segment "Love and the Conjugal Visit")
The Paul Lynde Show1972-1973TV SeriesBarney Dickerson
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1971-1972TV SeriesMr. Landon / Paul Sterling
The ABC Comedy Hour1972TV Series
Great Performances1971TV SeriesMechanic
Lovers and Other Strangers1970Jim (uncredited)
Linus! The Lion Hearted1964-1965TV Series
Brenner1964TV SeriesChris Zelco
General Electric Theater1962TV SeriesHarold
The Defenders1962TV SeriesSergeant Wysenski
Armstrong Circle Theatre1959TV SeriesPfc. Elwood Johnson
Studio One in Hollywood1956-1957TV SeriesSergeant Joe Capriotti / Hugh
The Big Story1957TV SeriesTyler

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cousins2013producer
Stiller & Meara2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teacher's Pet2004performer: "Small But Mighty", "I'm Moving On"
The King of Queens2001TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stiller & Meara Show1986TV Movie pilot

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Divine2013Documentary thanks
Dark Horse2011special thanks
Reality Bites1994thanks
1990 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search1990TV Movie special thanks: inspiration
1989 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search1989TV Movie special thanks: inspiration

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frank Langella: An Actor's Actor2014ShortHimself
Deli Man2014DocumentaryHimself
Glickman2013TV Movie documentary
When Comedy Went to School2013DocumentaryHimself
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You2013DocumentaryHimself
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Stiller & Meara2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual Shorty Awards2011VideoHimself - Presenter
Theater Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Let It Begin! A Filmmaker's Journey2010Documentary short
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
Live from the NYPL: A Tribute to George Carlin2010VideoHimself
Biography1998-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Head Case2009TV SeriesHimself
Rush: Snakes & Arrows - Live in Holland2008VideoHimself (uncredited)
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special2008TV SpecialHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2008TV MovieHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mr. Laughs: A Look Behind the Curtain2008DocumentaryHimself
The Heartbreak Kid: Ben & Jerry2007Video shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain2007Video documentary shortHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
'Hairspray' Extentions2007Video documentary shortHimself
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2007TV Series documentary shortHimself
World Series Open 20062006TV ShortHimself
Legends: Rodney Dangerfield2006TV MovieHimself
#1 Single2006TV SeriesHimself
Rush: R302005Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Distinguished Artists2005TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2005TV SeriesHimself
Kramer vs. Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo2004Video documentary shortHimself
$9.992004TV SeriesHimself
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Wonderful Town
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS Cares2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Ruby Wax with...2003TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself
Bitter Jester2003DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1999-2003TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Keeping It Real: The Adventures of Greg Walloch2001DocumentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV Special
Ben Stiller Uncensored2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Amy Stiller's Breast2000ShortHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHimself
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards2000Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller1999TV MovieHimself
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean1999TV SeriesHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself
The 49th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Various
So You Want to Be an Actor1993Himself
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 31993TV Special documentaryHimself
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
A Gang for Good1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHimself
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHimself
CBS Early Morning News1983TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Squares1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1978TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself / Himself - Co-Host / ...
Super Night at the Super Bowl1978TV MovieHimself
Good Old Days1977TV MovieHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1974TV SeriesHimself
Tattletales1974TV SeriesHimself
Flip1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Carol Burnett Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The Galloping Gourmet1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955-1971TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Comedian / Comedy Team / ...
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962-1970TV SeriesHimself
That's Life1969TV SeriesHimself
The Skitch Henderson Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself (Stiller & Meara)
Today1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Danny Kaye Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Camera Three1959TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seinfeld: Inside Look2005-2006TV Series documentary shortFrank / Frank Costanza
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2001TV SpecialArthur Spooner (uncredited)
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