In 1997, he received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his beloved role as Jason Alexander's father. His son Ben Stiller announced the news via Twitter. He rose to fame with Seinfeld and became a multi-talented performer who appeared in a number of films. They worked together in 1959 with the Compass Players, an improvisational theater group that later evolved into the Second City. He married Anne Meara in 1953. "Meara died in 2015 at age 85". And after Seinfeld went off the air in 1998 he became a regular on Kevin James' The King of Queens, appearing on 195 of the sitcom's 207 episodes as Arthur, father to Carrie, played by Leah Reimini.
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Jerry even starred alongside his son Ben in movies like, Zoolander, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid and more.
The Seinfeld actor died of natural causes. He is also survived by his daughter, the actor Amy Stiller. "Love you Dad", the younger Stiller added. He played Walter Matthau's police sidekick in the thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and Divine's husband Wilbur Turnblad in John Waters' twisted comedy "Hairspray".
Jerry Stiller enjoyed a long career on stage and screen. In 1961, they were performing in nightclubs in New York, and by the following year were considered a "national phenomenon" by the New York Times. "Stiller, the sole representative of Hollywood's older, Jewish generation, is a frazzled amalgam of vulgarity and wounded vanity - loonily outfitted (by Ann Roth) in Western gear".
Ben Stiller revealed the news on Twitter. He appeared in the odd Frank Langella vehicle "Those Lips, Those Eyes" in 1980, the Kim Basinger-Jeff Bridges starrer "Nadine" in 1987 and Paul Mazursky's "The Pickle" in 1993. Jerry Stiller left a huge mark on the comedy work.