On the small screen, he starred as George Costanza's no-nonsense, Festivus-celebrating father Frank in 26 episodes of Seinfeld in the "90s, and as Arthur Spooner on long-running CBS sitcom The King of Queens in the '00s".
This prompts Stiller to deliver the now-famous line, "You want a piece of me?!" - which he has to repeat as Louis-Dreyfus erupts again in giggles.
"I was lucky enough to work with Jerry Stiller, playing his daughter for 9 years on The King of Queens, but even luckier to know him, the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather", Remini said on Instagram.
'He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years.
According to NME, Stiller, was born in NY in 1927.
Jerry Stiller began his career in the 1950s as the partner of his wife Anne Meara.
After serving in the United States Army, Stiller studied drama at Syracuse University and then sought acting jobs.
Though he is has become well-known for his skils as a comedian, Stiller was also a serious dramatic actor as well as having had a successful career on Broadway. The couple met in 1953 and married the following year. Jason Alexander, who played his son George on Seinfeld, responded to the "sad news".
Stiller said he was originally told to play Frank in a meek, understated manner in contrast to the character's loud, shrill wife. They regularly teamed up for improv sketches, performing in Las Vegas nightclubs and on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as other popular television shows. This comes to us from Ben Stiller's Twitter account. "I am only comforted knowing that Anne & Jerry, the great comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are back together".
Stiller also had roles in both the 1998 and 2007 versions of the movie Hairspray and appeared in films starring son Ben such as Zoolander and The Heartbreak Kid (2007).
Much of their humour was marriage-based and focused on height (Stiller was 1.62m, Meara was considerably taller) and ethnicity (he was Jewish, she was of Irish heritage).