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Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis. In addition to the duo's popular nightclub work, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Big Finish (announced)
Chairman (rumored)
 2013 Till Luck Do Us Part 2
 2013 Max Rose
Max Rose
 2008 The Nutty Professor (Video)
Julius Kelp / Buddy Love (voice)
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Uncle Andrew Munch
- Uncle (2006) ... Uncle Andrew Munch
 1995 Funny Bones
George Fawkes
 1987 Fight for Life (TV Movie)
Dr. Bernard Abrams
 1984 To Catch a Cop
Jerry Logan
 1983 Cracking Up
Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / ...
 1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
Wilbur Swain / Caleb Swain
 1980 Hardly Working
Bo Hooper
 1972 The Day the Clown Cried
Helmut Doork
 1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Magician's Assistant / Silent Spot
- The Magic Act (1970) ... Magician's Assistant / Silent Spot
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Brendan Byers III / Field Marshal Erik Kesselring
 1970 One More Time
Bandleader (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs
 1968 Silent Treatment (Documentary)
Jerry Lewis
 1967 Sheriff Who (TV Movie)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine
 1966 Way... Way Out
Pete Mattemore
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
- The Bookworm Turns (1966) ... Citizen (uncredited)
 1966 Three on a Couch
Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo / ...
 1965 Boeing, Boeing
Robert Reed
 1965 Red Line 7000
Driver (uncredited)
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Dennis Green
- A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow (1965) ... Dr. Dennis Green
 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Driver Running Over Hat (uncredited)
 1960 The Bellboy
Stanley / Himself
 1959 Li'l Abner
Itchy McRabbit (uncredited)
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Joey Robin / Joey Rabinowitz
- The Jazz Singer (1959) ... Joey Robin / Joey Rabinowitz
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII
 1957 The Sad Sack
Private Meredith C. Bixby
 1952 Road to Bali
Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
 1950 The Milkman
Milkman (uncredited)
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TV commercial: Appeared on an infomercial, hosted by Carol Burnett, for Time-Life's "The Best of the Carol Burnett Show" DVD collection. See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 15 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Martin & Lewis


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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Other comedy teams never generated anything like the hysteria that [Dean Martin] and I did, and that was because we had that X factor--the powerful feeling between us. And it really was an X factor, a kind of mystery. See more »


Claims he was thrown out of high school for punching out his principal who had offended him with an anti-Semitic remark, and then went directly into vaudeville. An episode of Seinfeld (1989) makes use of plot point based on Lewis' (alleged) real-life stratagem of secretly leaving an audiotape recorder running in a briefcase he intentionally leaves behind him in meetings to see what some people ... See more »


Rapid one-take directing. Geeky, spastic on-screen comedy. "Laaa-dy" See more »


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