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Jerry Lewis (I) (1926–2017)


Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was 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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Known For

The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor Prof. Julius Kelp / Buddy Love
(1963)
The King of Comedy
The King of Comedy Jerry Langford
(1982)
The Bellboy
The Bellboy Stanley / Jerry Lewis
(1960)
The Colgate Comedy Hour
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Host / Himself - Guest Host
(1950-1955)

Filmography

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 2016 The Trust
Stone's Father
 2013 Max Rose
Max Rose
 2009 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Stationmaster (voice)
 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
 2003 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Professor John Frink, Sr.
- Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) ... Professor John Frink, Sr. (voice)
 1995 Funny Bones
George Fawkes
 1993 Mad About You (TV Series)
Freddy Statler
- The Billionaire (1993) ... Freddy Statler
 1993 Arizona Dream
Leo Sweetie
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night
Jerry Lewis
 1989 Cookie
Arnold Ross
 1988-1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Eli Sternberg
- Postcard from Morocco (1989) ... Eli Sternberg
- Where's the Money? (1989) ... Eli Sternberg
- All or Nothing (1989) ... Eli Sternberg
- Next of Kin (1988) ... Eli Sternberg
- 7th Avenue Freeze Out (1988) ... Eli Sternberg
 1987 Fight for Life (TV Movie)
Dr. Bernard Abrams
 1983 Cracking Up
Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / ...
 1982 The King of Comedy
Jerry Langford
 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 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Brief walking - unbilled
- Danny Thomas' Wonderful World of Burlesque: Fourth Edition (1967) ... Brief walking - unbilled
 1967 Sheriff Who (TV Movie)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine
 1966 Way... Way Out
Peter Mattemore
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Citizen
- 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 The Family Jewels
Willard Woodward / James Peyton / Everett Peyton / ...
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Dennis Green
- A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow (1965) ... Dr. Dennis Green
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Jerome Littlefield
 1964 The Patsy
Stanley Belt / Singers of the Trio
 1963 Who's Minding the Store?
Norman Phiffier
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Driver Running Over Hat (uncredited)
 1963 The Nutty Professor
Prof. Julius Kelp / Buddy Love
 1962 It's Only Money
Lester March
 1961 The Errand Boy
Morty S. Tashman
 1961 The Ladies Man
Herbert H. Heebert / Mama Heebert
 1960 Cinderfella
Cinderfella
 1960 The Bellboy
Stanley / Jerry Lewis
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet
Kreton
 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
 1958 The Geisha Boy
Gilbert Wooley
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Clayton Poole
 1957 The Sad Sack
Private Meredith C. Bixby
 1957 The Delicate Delinquent
Sidney L. Pythias
 1956 Hollywood or Bust
Malcolm Smith
 1956 Pardners
Wade Kingsley Jr. / Wade Kingsley Sr.
 1955 Artists and Models
Eugene Fullstack
 1955 You're Never Too Young
Wilbur Hoolick
 1954 3 Ring Circus
Jerome F. 'Jerry' Hotchkiss
 1954 Living It Up
Homer Flagg
 1953 Money from Home
Virgil Yokum
 1953 The Caddy
Harvey Miller, Jr
 1953 Scared Stiff
Myron Mertz
 1952 Road to Bali
Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
 1952 Jumping Jacks
Hap Smith
 1952 Sailor Beware
Melvin Jones
 1951 The Stooge
Theodore 'Ted' Rogers
 1951 That's My Boy
'Junior' Jackson
 1950 At War with the Army
Pfc. Alvin Korwin
 1950 The Milkman
Milkman (uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Seymour
 1949 My Friend Irma
Seymour
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Other Works:

Book: "The Total Filmmaker." See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 27 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Martin & Lewis

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Actors will kill for you if you treat then like human beings. You have to let them know you want them and need them, pay them what they want, but don't overpay them; treat them kindly. Give an actress a clean dress and see that she gets fresh coffee in the morning and other little spoon feedings. She will kill for you. See more »

Trivia:

Was one of the co-hosts of what may have been the only Academy Awards ceremony that actually ended earlier than expected, by almost twenty minutes - The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959). He and several other celebrities gallantly tried everything they could to improvise and fill the extra time. NBC mercifully cut the broadcast short to air a short film about target shooting until the next ... See more »

Trademark:

Deep nasal voice, which has a unique "honking" timbre See more »

Nickname:

The King of Comedy See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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