Jerry Stiller

Born Jun 8, 1927

Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller is an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife Anne Meara. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller and actress Amy Stiller. Jerry is best known for his recurring role as Frank Costanza on the television series Seinfeld and his supporting role as Arthur Spooner on the television series The King of Queens.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jerry Stiller.


1927 Birth Born on June 8, 1927.


1950 23 Years Old A drama major at Syracuse University, he earned a bachelor's degree in Speech and Drama in 1950.
1953 26 Years Old In the 1953 Phoenix Theater production of Coriolanus (produced by John Houseman), Stiller (along with Gene Saks and Jack Klugman) formed "the best trio of Shakespearian clowns that he had ever seen on any stage". … Read More
1954 27 Years Old Stiller was married to Anne Meara from 1954 until her death on May 23, 2015. … Read More


1979 52 Years Old From 1979 to 1982, Stiller and Meara hosted HBO Sneak Previews, a half-hour show produced monthly on which they described the movies and programs to be featured in the coming month. … Read More
1986 59 Years Old The duo's own 1986 TV sitcom, The Stiller and Meara Show, in which Stiller played the deputy mayor of New York City and Meara portrayed his wife, a TV commercial actress, was not successful


1993 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 71 Years Old Stiller obliged, and played the role of Arthur Spooner, the father of Carrie Heffernan, in the sitcom from 1998 until 2007. … Read More
2000 73 Years Old …  Stiller's memoir, Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara, was published by Simon & Schuster © 2000; ISBN 0-684-86903-9.
2004 77 Years Old Stiller played himself in filmed skits, opening and closing Canadian rock band Rush's 30th Anniversary Tour concerts in 2004. … Read More
2007 80 Years Old 1 More Event
Stiller later appeared in cameos in later in-concert films for the band's 2007-2008 Snakes & Arrows Tour. … Read More
2010 83 Years Old Starting in October 2010, Stiller and Meara began starring in a Yahoo web series, Stiller & Meara from Red Hour Digital, in which they discussed current topics. … Read More
2012 85 Years Old As of 2012, Stiller has been a spokesman for Xfinity.
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