STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 319 this week

Gene Wilder


Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and legal
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Gene Wilder? Add or change photos

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 people
created 09 Jan 2011
 
a list of 45 people
created 21 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 29 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 people
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 people
created 7 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Gene Wilder's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (35 credits)
 1999 The Lady in Question (TV Movie)
Larry 'Cash' Carter
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mock Turtle
 1999 Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Cash Carter
 1993 Eligible Dentist (TV Movie)
Toby
 1991 Another You
George / Abe Fielding
 1990 Funny About Love
Duffy Bergman
 1980 Sunday Lovers
Skippy (segment "Skippy")
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Rudy Valentine / Rudy Hickman
 1976 Silver Streak
George
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Harry Evers
 1973 Acts of Love and Other Comedies (TV Movie)
Herb Waterman
 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me
Claude / Philippe
 1966 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Bernard
 1962-1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Reporter / Wilson / Muller
- Windfall (1963) ... Reporter
- The Interrogator (1962) ... Wilson
- A Sound of Hunting (1962) ... Muller
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (49 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (17 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Neil Simon's play, "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Linal Haft, Rolf Saxon, and Stefan Bednarczyk in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jerry Silberman

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being asked to play Willy Wonka] I said, "I'd like to come out with a cane, and be crippled," and I said, "because no one will know from that time on whether I'm lying or telling the truth." And he said, "You mean--if we don't do that, you won't do the part?" And I said, "Yeah, that's what I'm saying." [imitates the producer mumbling to himself] "Okay. Okay. We'll do it." And I, and I meant ... See more »

Trivia:

His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant. His mother was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Mel Brooks See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has anyone read his memoir? TheToothWagon
He has the most beautiful eyes... paperline
What Gene Wilder movie did you first see? mda-11
recent picture at book signing - lookin' good! Bixbyfan
A strange coincidence suicidea
Gene Wilder Interview June 2013 cronos1911
Discuss Gene Wilder on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page