Quick Facts of Gerald Isaac Stiller

  • Full NameGerald Isaac Stiller
  • Net Worth$12.5 million
  • Date of Birth1927 /06 /08
  • NicknameStiller
  • BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, USA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionActor
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1953–2018
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseAnne Meara (m. 1954; died 2015)
  • Height1.65m tall
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children2

Are you a fan of NBC sitcom Seinfeld? If so, then you might be familiar with the role Frank Costanza which is played by an actor Jerry Stiller.  Jerry is an American actor and comedian who has spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara.

Jerry won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Guest Apperance in a TV series for his role Frank Costanza. There’s a lot to know about Stiller’s life, so if you are one of his fans and want to know more about Jerry, then read the whole article.

Bio of Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller was born as Gerald Isaac Stiller on June 8, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York City, the United States of America. He is the eldest of four children to mother Bella Stiller and father William Stiller, a bus driver.

Jerry lived in the communities of Williamsburg and East New York until his family moved to the Lower East Side where he attended high school at Seward Park. Stiller attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama.

Professional Life

Jerry Stiller made his acting debut appearing in the television series Studio One in Hollywood from 1956-1957. Then he played the role Tyler, in the series The Big Story. He is also credited for the series like General Electrical Theater, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Fish Hooks, and Joe and Sons.

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Jerry played the role of Jim in the 1970’s film Lovers and Other Strangers, featuring Beatrice Arthur, Richard Castellano, and Gig Young. He starred the part of L.t Rico Patrone in 1974’s film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, alongside, Hector Elizondo, Walter Matthau, and Robert Shaw. Likewise, Jerry portrayed the role Maury Ballstein in 2016’s film Zoolander 2, featuring Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, and Fred Armisen. His other film credits include Chump Change, My 5 Wives, On the Line, Teacher’s Pet, The Suburbans, and Highway to Hell.

Net Worth in Millions

Jerry Stiller has earned an impressive net worth of $12.5 million from his works. He made these fortunes from his hard work over the years in films, television, and theatre play. As a theater artist, Stiller earns $1,000 to $2,000 a week, and by appearing in a television show as a guest star, he earns an income of about $35,000 to $50,000 per season.

Not just that, Jerry has been working in many films and receiving a handsome salary from the films. Although his exact income is not available, if we look at his films with A-Listed actors, we can assume that Stiller may receive a great salary. Furthermore, one of his films, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, has received a total box office collection of $18.7 million, while the budget of the movie is $3.8 million. From the gross movie profit, Jerry might’ve received payment to add in his bank balance.

Wife- Anne Meara

The 92 years old actor was happily married to Anne Meara, whom he met in 1953. Interestingly, Meara was also an American actor-comedian like Jerry. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1954, after dating for more than one year. As far as concern, the pair met in an agent’s office, while Meara was upset about and interacting with the casting agent.

Jerry Stiller with his wife Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller with his wife Anne Meara, Photo Source: simplemost.com

Initially, Jerry took her out for coffee and became good friends. Their friendship eventually turned into a full-fledged relationship, and ever since then, they were together. The couple hasn’t shared any sorts of details regarding their wedding date and venue so that they might have tied the knot in a private ceromany. Stiller and Anne were together until her death on May 23, 2015.

Father of Two Children

From their six decades of married life, Stiller and Anne has had two children. Their son, Ben Stiller was born on November 30, 1965. Following his parent’s footsteps,  Ben has established a great name in the entertainment industry as an actor-comedian, writer, and director.

Jerry Stiller and his family
Jerry Stiller with his children and wife, Photo Source: Pinterest

In the same way, Stiller is a father of daughter Amy Stiller who was born in 1961. He is a grandfather of Ben’s two children.