Jerry Stiller as "The Colonel"
Date of birth
June 8, 1927
New York, New York, USA
(September 14, 1954 - present) 2 children
Half of the mixed marriage (Jewish/Irish) comedy team of Stiller & Meara active during the 1960s and 1970s, with his wife Anne Meara.
Father of Ben Stiller and Amy Stiller.
Grandfather of 'Ella Olivia Stiller'.
Father-in-law of actress Christine Taylor.
Although Anne converted to Judaism upon their marriage, the main source of Stiller & Meara's material was the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their famous "Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle" routines.
Awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (October, 1999)
Holds a BS in Speech and Drama from Syracuse University
He and Anne Meara appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as Stiller & Meara every two months for a total of 36 times.
Played Frank Costanza on the television hit, "Seinfeld," from 1993-1998. From this role, he gave us "Festivus" which is now celebrated by Seinfeld fans every December.
Autobiography: "Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara" (Simon & Schuster, 2000)
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