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Jerry Paris (I) (1925–1986)


Glimpsed here and there throughout the 1950s in amiable acting supports on film, it was as a TV producer and director that Jerry Paris found his true calling. In front of the camera, however, most fans will remember him quite fondly as the neighborhood dentist to Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on Van Dyke's treasured TV comedy sitcom of the ... See full bio »

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(1961-1966)
Happy Days Director
(1974-1984)

Filmography

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 1986 You Again? (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Suspect (1986)
 1974-1984 Happy Days (TV Series) (237 episodes)
- Fonzie's Spots (1984)
- School Dazed (1984)
- Low Notes (1984)
 1980 Leo and Loree
 1980 Make Me an Offer (TV Movie)
 1979 Beane's of Boston (TV Movie)
 1979 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1978 Sister Terri (TV Movie)
 1978 The Ted Knight Show (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Sweet Sixteen (1978)
 1977 Best Friends (TV Movie)
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Big Break (1976)
 1976 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 The Fireman's Ball (TV Movie)
 1975 Karen (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Visitors (1975)
 1974 Paper Moon (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Green Goods (1974)
- Manly Arts (1974)
 1974 Only with Married Men (TV Movie)
 1974 McCloud (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Break Up (TV Movie)
 1973 ABC Late Night (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Break-Up (1973)
 1972 Help, Inc. (TV Movie)
 1972 Every Man Needs One (TV Movie)
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie)
 1972 Keeping Up with the Joneses (TV Movie)
 1972 Wednesday Night Out (TV Movie)
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
 1972 Call Her Mom (TV Movie)
 1971 Two on a Bench (TV Movie)
 1971/I Cat Ballou (TV Movie)
 1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Movie)
 1970 The Partridge Family (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- This Is My Song (1970)
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Bed (1970)
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1969-1970 Love, American Style (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Love and the Big Leap/Love and the Good Deal/Love and the Former Marriage (1969) ... (segment "Love and the Good Deal")
- Love and a Couple of Couples/Love and the Hustler/Love and the Pill (1969) ... (segment "Love and a Couple of Couples")
 1969 Viva Max
 1968 Dick Van Dyke (TV Special)
 1967 Sheriff Who (TV Movie)
 1965 That Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Tammy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1963-1965 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Tonsils for Two (1964)
- Honeymoon Suite (1963)
 1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Nielsen Box (1964)
- Joey Goes to CBS (1964)
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Directed a sitcom pilot called "The Friday Night Group" about a group of mismatched friends who meet to play cards, discuss the day's events and the problems in their lives. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gerald Paris

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the difficulties of being a tall actor] You ever see a picture called The Flying Missile (1950)? I was in it, and Glenn Ford starred. We were on a submarine, and I was looking out of the periscope all the time. Only it would look bad if we had to lower the periscope for Ford after I finished looking out of it. So I spent the whole picture crouched over. See more »

Trivia:

There is some irony in Jerry Paris directing Henry Winkler as "The Fonz" in Happy Days (1974), Winkler's character deriving his style from Jerry and other Black Rebels Motorcycle Club members in The Wild One (1953). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently appears in a small (often one scene) role

Star Sign:

Leo

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