Jerry Stiller, known for his roles in Seinfeld and Kings & Queens, has sadly passed away at the age of 92. His son, Ben Stiller, confirmed the news on Twitter. The actor announced that his father had passed away from natural causes. Jerry Stiller was a beloved character, playing amazing roles in some of TV’s best-loved comedies.
Stiller spent years on the comedy scene, known mostly for playing the part of Jason Alexander’s father in Seinfeld. But that wasn’t the only role he had under his belt. Jerry Stiller had a role in both the original and remake of musical Hairspray. He also appeared alongside his son Ben Stiller, in several comedies including Zoolander and The Heartbreak Kid.
Jerry Stiller won an Emmy in 1997 for his role playing Frank Costanza in Seinfeld, a huge achievement for the actor who loved comedy. Ben Stiller wrote that his father was a great dad, grandfather, and dedicated husband, something everyone knew about the great man. Jerry Stiller had an amazing career spanning over a number of decades. He was also known for being part of a comedy duo with his wife Anne Meara, who sadly passed away 5 years ago. They married in 1954 and were together ever since. Their improv sketches are still laughed at by many.
The actor and comedian will be sadly missed by his family and fans who adored him around the world. May his comedy live on forever.