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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 16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love
The King of Comedy
The King of Comedy Jerry Langford
The Bellboy
The Bellboy Stanley / Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Host


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 2013 Till Luck Do Us Part 2
 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
 1967 Sheriff Who (TV Movie)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine
 1966 Way... Way Out
Peter 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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Inventor of the now-universally used "video-assist"; a video camera linked to the motion picture camera's lens. This technology allows a director to view takes immediately after calling "cut!" Lewis developed this system as an actor/director in order to review takes that he was unable to view while shooting, since he was an ... See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 20 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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I think I really wanted to write my biography more to be able to mention that [John F. Kennedy] and I were friends than anything else. See more »


His recording "Jerry Lewis Just Sings" (American Decca: 1956) was a best-seller, securing a place in the Top 20 on the Billboard Album Charts, launching a Top 10 single and a recording career. Biographer Arthur Marx once likened his singing to "the croaking of a parched parrot"; however, it is believed that this referred only to the singing voice of his many comic characters. See more »


Manic, broad comedy stylings See more »


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