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Veteran American Actor, Comedian Jerry Stiller Dies At 92

Veteran actor and comic Jerry Stiller, who discovered fame on Broadway and later within the smash US present “Seinfeld” has died from pure causes aged 92, his son, the Hollywood star Ben Stiller, stated on Monday.

Stiller Snr and his spouse Anne Meara starred on the stage and TV within the 1960s, writing and performing comedy sketches and routines collectively.

He later performed George Costanza’s short-tempered father Frank on the smash TV present “Seinfeld,” for which he gained the Funniest Male Visitor Look in a TV Sequence on the American Comedy Awards in 1998.

He was nominated for an Emmy award the 12 months earlier than for a similar position.

He additionally performed Leah Remini’s father within the sitcom “The King of Queens” and starred alongside Ben within the “Zoolander” movies.

“I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes,” the award-winning actor and director stated in a tweet.

“He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years,” Stiller added. “He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad.”

Jason Alexander, who performed George in “Seinfeld,” described his display dad as a “beloved friend.”

“He was perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honour to work beside,” Alexander tweeted.

“He made me laugh when I was a child and every day I was with him. A great actor, a great man, a lovely friend.”

AFP

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