Gene Wilder (1933–2016)


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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 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Young Frankenstein Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
(1974)
The Producers Leo Bloom
(1967)
Silver Streak George
(1976)

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 2002-2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Mr. Stein
- Sex, Losers & Videotape (2003) ... Mr. Stein
- Boardroom and a Parked Place (2002) ... Mr. Stein
 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
 1989-1996 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Letterman / 'Imagination Rain' singer / 'Tion' singer
- Telly and Zoe Pretend to Get Married (1996) ... 'Imagination Rain' singer
- Cyranose De Bergerac Undergoes Sensitivity Training (1992) ... 'Imagination Rain' singer
- An African Lullaby by Lillian (1992) ... Letterman (voice)
- Montana Day (Part 4) (1991) ... Letterman / 'Tion' singer
- Episode #20.98 (1989) ... Letterman (voice)
 1994-1995 Something Wilder (TV Series)
Gene Bergman
- Dr. Roof (1995) ... Gene Bergman
- Hanging with Mr. Cooper (1995) ... Gene Bergman
- Bergman of Alcatraz (1995) ... Gene Bergman
- Love at First Flight (1995) ... Gene Bergman
- Sleepless in Stockbridge (1995) ... Gene Bergman
 1993 Eligible Dentist (TV Movie)
Toby
 1991 Another You
George / Abe Fielding
 1990 Funny About Love
Duffy Bergman
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon
Larry Abbot
 1984 The Woman in Red
Theodore Pierce
 1982 Hanky Panky
Michael Jordon
 1980 Stir Crazy
Skip Donahue
 1980 Les séducteurs
Skippy (segment "Skippy")
 1979 The Frisco Kid
Avram
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Rudy Hickman
 1976 Silver Streak
George
 1974 Young Frankenstein
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
 1974 The Little Prince
The Fox
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Harry Evers
 1974 Blazing Saddles
Jim
 1974 Rhinoceros
Stanley
 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
 1967 The Producers
Leo Bloom
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde
Eugene Grizzard
 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)
Waiter
- Reunion with Death (1962) ... Waiter
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Yussel
- The Man Who Refused to Die 2 (1962) ... Yussel
- The Man Who Refused to Die (1962) ... Yussel
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Happy
- The Wingless Victory (1961) ... Happy
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Max Prince") in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" at the Queens Theatre in London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jerry Silberman

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

I want to do what I can lend my talents to, but I want it to be as a human being and not as a two-dimensional character. See more »

Trivia:

His final novel, "Even Dogs Learn How to Swim", was released in April 2017. The audio version, for which he performed the narration, was directed by his nephew filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman. It was created over five days in a recording studio near the actor's Stamford, Connecticut home two years before his death. See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Richard Pryor See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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