Comedian veteran actor Jerry Stiller died of natural causes at the age of 92, his son, Ben Stiller announced early Monday morning. Ben had posted the information from his twitter account @RedHourBen.
Jerry Stiller is well known for his roles on long-running NBC and CBS comedy sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens.”
Stiller had launched his career opposite wife Anne Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash television show “Seinfeld.”
He also wrote an autobiography, “Married to Laughter,” about his 50-plus year marriage to soul mate and comedic cohort Meara, who died in 2015. And his myriad television spots included everything from “Murder She Wrote” to “Law and Order” — along with 36 appearances alongside Meara on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Stiller and his son Ben had performed together in “Shoeshine,” which was nominated for a 1988 Academy Award in the short subject category.
His life and career took off after he met Meara, his wife, in spring 1953.