American comedian and actor, Gerald Isaac Stiller is most commonly referred to as Jerry Stiller. One of his most prolific acts was in the comedy group, Stiller and Meara, with wife Anne Meara. He has an estimated net worth of $14 million US dollars. Stiller was born on June 8, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York to parents Bella and William Stiller. He went to the Seward Park High School on the Lower East Side.
Stiller served in the World War II. After his return, he went to the Syracuse University. He graduated in 1950 with a bachelors in Speech and Drama. He was married to Anne Meara until her death in 2015 and has two children, renowned actors, Ben and Amy Stiller.
The husband-wife duo of Stiller and Meara appeared on several television variety programs such as The Ed Sullivan Show and were very popular in the 1960s and 1970s. When their career dwindled with the disappearance of variety shows, they forked into radio commercials, most notably the Blue Nun wine.
The duo then starred in Take Five with Stiller and Meara from 1977-1978. This was followed by them hosting the HBO Sneak Previews from 1979-1982 where they talked about upcoming movies and shows. The duo also starred in the 1986 sitcom, The Stiller and Meara show.
Stiller then resurfaced with a bang on Seinfeld, where he played the character of hot-headed Frank Costanza. The role bagged him the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV series in addition to an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1997.
After Seinfeld ended in 1998, he joined The King of Queens, where he played the character, Arthur Spooner. Stiller has also made several other appearances for Rush, the Canadian rock band for their tours, R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour and Snakes & Arrows Tour.
He has also appeared on game shows such as $10,000 Pyramid and Tattletales in addition to a variety of Nike commercials. In addition to this, he has also been featured in motion pictures such as Zoolander and Secret of the Andes.
In 2010, the couple was seen on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stiller currently serves as a spokesperson for Xfinity.
In 2005, Stiller authored a book serving as the foreword to Allen Saikin’s, Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us. Simon and Schuster have published his memoir, Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara.
How much is Jerry Stiller Net Worth in 2017
With 39 movies and 57 TV show appearances and full time roles to his name, Stiller has also voiced several characters like Pretty Boy in Teacher’s Pet, Murray Weiner in How Murray Saved Christmas and more. He has an estimated net worth of $14 million US dollars as of 2017.
Stiller, with wife Meara were honoured with a joint star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. He has co-starred in several movies with son Ben Stiller, such as Hot Pursuit, Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid, Zealander 2 and Heavyweights.