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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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
 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 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 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)
 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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Show Show Music department (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (190 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (58 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

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:

I'm a multi-faceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius. I have an IQ of 190 -- that's supposed to be a genius. People don't like that. My answer to all my critics is simple: I like me. I like what I've become. I'm proud of what I've achieved, and I don't really believe I've scratched the surface yet. See more »

Trivia:

During the late 1950s, Lewis' stint on his NBC Burbank color television network series, his studio 2 dressing room was located in the lower basement level of the stage 2 facility. Incidental, this stage originally had been built for the MGM swimming film star Esther Williams; the stage was built with a swimming pool (pit with camera ports). NBC's Studio 2 was adjacent to Studio 4 with both ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Le Roi du Crazy See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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