Birth Date: June 8, 1927 / Age: 87
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Also Credited as: Stiller and Meara
Biography: Jerry Stiller (born June 8, 1927) is an American comedian and actor.
He was born in New York, New York, into a Jewish family.
After some time spent as a stock actor, Stiller first became nationally known as half of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara. His partner, Anne Meara, was also his wife, and the pair brought many of their real-life relationship foibles to bear on their often-improvised comedy routines. After some years honing the act, Stiller & Meara became regulars on the Ed Sullivan show and other TV programs. In real life, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are also noted for their enduring marriage of over 40 years.
Stiller continued to perform and write through the decades, often in television guest roles as well as occasional dramatic appearances on television and stage. In the 1990s his career had a resurgence as he had a recurring role in the situation comedy series Seinfeld, as Frank Costanza, from 1993 to 1998.
Stiller currently plays the very similar character of Arthur Spooner in another sitcom, The King of Queens.
Stiller and Ann Meara are the parents of the actor Ben Stiller (with whom Jerry Stiller co-starred in the movie Zoolander) and the actress Amy Stiller.
Jerry Stiller appears in the intro and outro in the Rush 30th Anniversary Tour.