Though Stiller can be principally remembered for his tv work, he additionally made some memorable appearances on the large display all through his profession.
Much of their humor was marriage-based and focused on height (Stiller was 5-foot-4, Meara was considerably taller) and ethnicity (he was Jewish, she was of Irish heritage).
Jerry and Anne would appear on numerous television variety programs before transitioning to a successful career doing commercials for radio.
In 1997 he was nominated for an Emmy award for the same role.
Stiller, who most famously played George Costanza's hot-headed father on the hit TV series "Seinfeld", had his first role in a Disney movie in 1995 with the American family comedy-drama film, Heavyweights.
"My manager had retired", he said.
He was 92 years old.
The second completely encapsulates Stiller's unbelievable capacity to ship the funniest traces with a very straight face, a trademark of a comedic legend. Stiller was born in Brooklyn in 1927. His inspiration to enter show business came at age 8, when his father took him to see the Marx Brothers in the comedy classic A Night at the Opera.
Jerry Stiller was part of a 1960s comedy team with wife Anne Meara. In 1953, he appeared in a staging of Shakespeare's Coriolanus alongside Jack Klugman and Gene Saks and the three have been singled out for reward by its producer, John Houseman, in his memoir. The actress shared her memories of the comedian on Instagram.
As a comedy team, they were a huge hit, regularly appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and a slew of other USA variety shows. The duo's ads boosted sales by 500 per cent. One of them was After-Play, a 1995 off-Broadway show written by Meara. He called him "a great actor, a great man" and a "lovely friend".
In 2015 his wife of 62 years, Anne, passed away with Jerry entering semi-retirement in the years that followed save for the occasional cameo or voice work. "And then hugged the hell out of you".
Seth Rogen tweeted: "He made me laugh till I cried on many occasions". In 1998, Jerry joined The King of Queens as Arthur Spooner - another crotchety father figure - for the show's nine-season run, according to The New York Times.