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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein
(1974)
Blazing Saddles
(1974)
The Producers
The Producers Leo Bloom
(1967)

Filmography

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 2015 Yo Gabba Gabba! (TV Series)
Elmer
- The Yo Gabba Gabba! Movie 2 (2015) ... Elmer (voice)
 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 Hickman
 1976 Silver Streak
George
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Harry Evers
 1973 Acts of Love and Other Comedies (TV Movie)
Herb Waterman
 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Lord Ravensbane
 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)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
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Other Works:

He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Millionairess," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Carol Channing and John McMartin in the cast. Gene Saks was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jerry Silberman

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not so funny. Gilda [Gilda Radner] was funny. I'm funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while. But she was funny. She spent more time worrying about being liked than anything else. See more »

Trivia:

Says he picked the name 'Gene Wilder' because he couldn't see a 'Jerry Silberman' playing Hamlet. He admits now that he can't see 'Gene Wilder' playing Hamlet either. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Mel Brooks See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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