Jerry or originally called Gerald Isaac Stiller born on June 8, 1927. Was a world-famous American comedian, author, and actor. He spent the majority of his life, acting in the comedy duo named, Stiller and Meara, with his beloved wife. He was well known for his role in Seinfeld, which also earned an Emmy award. Jerry also lent his voice to the franchise of Lion King. Later in his life, he and his son, Ben Stiller, were seen together in many films such as Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid, and Zoolander 2.
Early and Personal Life
Stiller was born in Brooklyn in the heart of New York, to Bella and William Stiller. Born as a Jew, Stiller’s father was a mere bus driver, and he had his paternal grandparents that belonged to Ukraine. He spent his childhood and some of his teenage years living in East new york and Williamsburg, after a while, his family moved to the lower east side, where Stiller attended the Seward Park Highschool.
Later, Stiller went to Syracuse University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama in 1950. From there, he found a keen interest in drama and theatre. It was then when he had his dreams fueled with the passion for having a career in the show business.
In the summer of 1953, Jerry met his soulmate and wife to whom he was married for 60 years before tragically passing away recently. Anne Meara was herself an actress and a comedian too. The couple acted together on the big screen, and everyone loves them. Stiller and Meara run successfully in the 1960s and 1970s with multiple television appearances that were immensely loved by the audience. Stiller and Meara were like a daily dose of laughter.
The comedian duo has two children, named, Amy Stiller and Hollywood’s beloved actor, Ben Stiller. There is no doubt that Ben is just as good as his father, or we can say a little bit better!
Jerry Stiller Net Worth
Jerry’s hilarious comedy career and his subsequent years acting in Hollywood earned him some big fortune. Per Celebrity Net Worth, his Net worth was estimated at around $14 million at the time of his tragic death. But people like Jerry don’t die, and they live in our hearts and minds with their work that has been an example to many who dream about the big screen.
With most of his fortune coming from his comic career, some of his dollars came from his acting and few from his book. Undoubtedly, Jerry had a golden career with the love of his wife and some amazingly talented children.