Jerry appeared in the film Zoolander in 2001.
He met his wife while a member of the improvisational team The Compass Players, the company that later evolved into the well-known Second City troupe.
He and his wife appeared on Toast of the Town (aka The Ed Sullivan Show) 36 times.
Jerry went to Seward Park High School, Manhattan, NY.
Jerry has one brother and two sisters.
His acting debut was on stage with Burgess Meredith in The Silver Whistle.
His autobiography Married to Laughter came out in 2000.
Jerry and his wife Anne have written, performed, and produced award-winning radio commercials together for such products as Blue Nun Wine, United Van Lines and Amalgamated Bank, amongst others.
Jerry married his wife in 1954.
He is a brother of the Tau Delta Phi Fraternity.
Jerry was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 2000.
He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in October 1999.
He is the grandfather of Ella Olivia Stiller and Quinlin Dempsey Stiller.
Jerry is the father of Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller.
Jerry Stiller: My father and mother-I figured if I could make them laugh, they'd stop fighting. I stole all their material.
Jerry Stiller: I don't let my feelings out. The audience brings out the part of me that wants to be funny. Maybe I want to be like that very deep down.
Jerry Stiller: I 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.
Jerry Stiller: Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
Jerry Stiller: During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one.
Jerry Stiller: Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.
Jerry Stiller: Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer's.
Jerry Stiller: Anne is very forgiving. She doesn't care about money, being rich, or clothes. We never argued about finances.
Jerry Stiller: Anne hated the idea of putting me down in front of the audience.