Jerry Stiller, father of Ben Stiller and star of ‘Seinfeld’, has died aged 92
Jerry Stiller, the famed American comedian, actor, and author, has died at the age of 92.
The actor, who is famously the father of Hollywood A-lister Ben Stiller, enjoyed a long and fruitful career which spanned decades of comedic acting.
Still is most arguably most commonly recognised, however, for playing the role of George Costanza’s father Frank, on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld.
“I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes,” Ben Stiller confirmed in a post on social media.
“He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad.”
Having spent a large portion of his career in the comedy team of Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara, Stiller also co-starred in feature films such as Zoolander, Zoolander 2, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit and Heartbreak Kid alongside his song, Ben.
Alongside his much-loved role in Seinfeld, Stiller is always fondly remembered for playing Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens. Stiller also famously opened and closed Canadian rock band Rush’s 30th Anniversary Tour concerts in 2004.
Jerry Stiller survived by his wife Anne, son Ben and daughter Amy Stiller.