Jerry is an avid poker player, and he commentated some poker tournaments in the late 1990s and early 2000s for ESPN.
In 1995 Jerry appeared in a series of Hardee's commercials to promote the Big Hardee.
Jerry currently lives on his ranch in Arkansas with his wife, Shirley. At his ranch, he raises many animals including llamas, horses, and cattle.
Jerry joined the United States Air Force in 1952.
Jerry appears in commercials for the store 'Big Lots'.
Jerry is the brother of Dick Van Dyke.
Jerry is the father of actress Nancy Kelly (aka Nancee Kellee), who committed suicide in November of 1991.
After the failure of his sitcom My Mother the Car, he admittedly second-guessed his decision not to accept the lead role on Gilligan's Island.
Jerry was actually the first choice to play George Utley on Newhart. (The role ultimately went to Tom Poston.)
Jerry turned down the role of Gilligan on Gilligan's Island because he thought it was "the worst thing he ever read."