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Jerry Lewis, real name Joseph Levitch, was born of Russian descent on 16 March, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.  Although Jerry is probably best known for working along with Dean Martin, his comedy partner of many years, Lewis is also an actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director.

So just how how rich is the famous American actor and comedian named Jerry Lewis? Sources estimate that Jerry has a net worth of $50 million, which he has managed to save during his multi-talented career in the entertainment industry.

Jerry Lewis Net Worth $50 Million

It is certainly true that Jerry inherited his talent from his father Daniel Levitch, known as Danny Lewis, a famous actor and performer. Rae Lewis was Jerry`s mom,  a piano player for New York City radio station WOR, and Danny`s music director, too. Jerry Lewis started performing at a early age: he was five years old when he sang Brother, Can You Spare a Dime in Borscht Bet, New York`s nightclub in the Catskill Mountains. When Jerry was 15 years old, he left high school and decided to seek a career in performing. A comedy routine called Record Act was founded,  which routine focused on miming and mouthing the lyrics of various well known songs. However, at first it did not go well, and Jerry was forced to think of something new to attract the audience, but it did start to build Jerry Lewis’ net worth.

He met his future comedy partner Dean Martin in 1945 when Dean was known as a singer. They started working together and developing a comedy project, showing up at nightclubs, including eventually the famous Copacabana. The duo was very successful, as within a couple of years the partners earning rose from less that $200 per week to $30,000 at the Copacabana, which obviously added considerably to Jerry Lewis’ net worth.

After splitting from Martin in 1956, Jerry Lewis launches a singing career, releasing single Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody and It all Depends on You, as well as an album entitled Jerry Lewis Just Sings. Although these were successful, Jerry was more interested in films, and was soon producing and directing, as well as acting, including introducing new techniques the most important of which became video assist. Popular films over a period of more than 15 years included “The Delicate Delinquent”, “Rock-A-Bye Baby”, “The Geisha Boy”, “Cinderfella”, “The Bellboy”, and “The Nutty Professor” among many others. Jerry Lewis remains active and popular to this day.

Of interest is that Jerry Lewis taught a film directing class at the University of Southern California  in Los Angeles for a number of years, where his students included future famous directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

What is also significant is that Jerry Lewis has received many awards, to mention just a few: BAFTA (1983), Goldene Kamera Honorary Award (2005), and Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2011) among others.

Jerry Lewis further increased his net worth with incomes from publishing a few books, too: The Total Film-Maker (1971), Jerry Lewis: In Person (1982), and Dean & Me (A Love Story) published in 2005 along with James Kaplan.

In his personal life, Lewis was married to Patti Palmer from 1944 to 1982. During this time the couple welcomed six children, all boys, one of them being adopted. Later, Lewis married SanDee Pitnick in 1983 and they adopted a daughter. Despite a number of health concerns, including heart attacks, Jerry has been a long-time supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, including hosting an annual telethon.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Way... Way Out 1966 Peter Mattemore
Batman 1966 TV Series Citizen
Three on a Couch 1966 Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo / ...
Boeing, Boeing 1965 Robert Reed
Red Line 7000 1965 Driver (uncredited)
The Family Jewels 1965 Willard Woodward James Peyton Everett Peyton ...
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series Dr. Dennis Green
The Disorderly Orderly 1964 Jerome Littlefield
The Patsy 1964 Stanley Belt Singers of the Trio
Who's Minding the Store? 1963 Norman Phiffier
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1963 Driver Running Over Hat (uncredited)
The Nutty Professor 1963 Professor Julius Kelp Buddy Love
It's Only Money 1962 Lester March
The Errand Boy 1961 Morty S. Tashman
The Ladies Man 1961 Herbert H. Heebert Mama Heebert
Cinderfella 1960 Cinderfella
The Bellboy 1960 Stanley / Himself
Visit to a Small Planet 1960 Kreton
Li'l Abner 1959 Itchy McRabbit (uncredited)
Startime 1959 TV Series Joey Robin / Joey Rabinowitz
Don't Give Up the Ship 1959 John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII
The Geisha Boy 1958 Gilbert Wooley
Rock-a-Bye Baby 1958 Clayton Poole
The Sad Sack 1957 Private Meredith C. Bixby
The Delicate Delinquent 1957 Sidney L. Pythias
Hollywood or Bust 1956 Malcolm Smith
Pardners 1956 Wade Kingsley Jr. Wade Kingsley Sr.
Artists and Models 1955 Eugene Fullstack
You're Never Too Young 1955 Wilbur Hoolick
3 Ring Circus 1954 Jerome F. 'Jerry' Hotchkiss
Living It Up 1954 Homer Flagg
Money from Home 1953 Virgil Yokum
The Caddy 1953 Harvey Miller, Jr
Scared Stiff 1953 Myron Mertz
Road to Bali 1952 Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
Jumping Jacks 1952 Hap Smith
Sailor Beware 1952 Melvin Jones
The Stooge 1951 Theodore 'Ted' Rogers
That's My Boy 1951 'Junior' Jackson
At War with the Army 1950 Pfc. Alvin Korwin
The Milkman 1950 Milkman (uncredited)
My Friend Irma Goes West 1950 Seymour
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border 1949 Short
My Friend Irma 1949 Seymour
The Trust 2016 Stone's Father
Até que a Sorte nos Separe 2 2013 Bellboy
Max Rose 2013 Max Rose
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! 2009 Stationmaster (voice)
The Nutty Professor 2008 Video Julius Kelp Buddy Love (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 TV Series Uncle Andrew Munch
The Simpsons 2003 TV Series Professor John Frink, Sr.
Funny Bones 1995 George Fawkes
Mad About You 1993 TV Series Freddy Statler
Arizona Dream 1993 Leo Sweetie
Mr. Saturday Night 1992 Jerry Lewis
Cookie 1989 Arnold Ross
Wiseguy 1988-1989 TV Series Eli Sternberg
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties 1989 Video
Fight for Life 1987 TV Movie Dr. Bernard Abrams
How Did You Get In? We Didn't See You Leave 1984 Clovis Blaireau
Retenez-moi... ou je fais un malheur! 1984 Jerry Logan
Cracking Up 1983 Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / ...
The King of Comedy 1982 Jerry Langford
Slapstick of Another Kind 1982 Wilbur Swain / Caleb Swain
Hardly Working 1980 Bo Hooper
The Day the Clown Cried 1972 Helmut Doork
The Red Skelton Hour 1970 TV Series Magician's Assistant / Silent Spot
Which Way to the Front? 1970 Brendan Byers III / Field Marshal Erik Kesselring
One More Time 1970 Bandleader (voice, uncredited)
Hook, Line and Sinker 1969 Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 George Lester
Sheriff Who 1967 TV Movie
The Big Mouth 1967 Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinderfella story announced
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 characters
The Nutty Professor 1996 1963 motion picture
How Are the Kids? 1992 Documentary segment "Boy"
Jerry Lewis Live 1984
Cracking Up 1983 writer
Hardly Working 1980 screenplay
The Day the Clown Cried 1972 screenplay
Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down 1970 TV Series 1970
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967 TV Series 2 episodes
The Big Mouth 1967 screenplay
The Family Jewels 1965 written by
The Patsy 1964
The Jerry Lewis Show TV Series 1 episode, 1963 writer - 5 episodes, 1963
The Nutty Professor 1963 written by
The Errand Boy 1961 written by
The Ladies Man 1961 written by
Cinderfella 1960 story - uncredited
The Bellboy 1960 written by
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border 1949 Short writer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How Are the Kids? 1992 Documentary segment "Boy"
Good Grief 1991 TV Series 1 episode
Super Force 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Brothers 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Cracking Up 1983
Hardly Working 1980
That's Life 1979
The Day the Clown Cried 1972
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1970 TV Series 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970 TV Series 1 episode
Which Way to the Front? 1970
One More Time 1970
The Big Mouth 1967
Three on a Couch 1966
The Family Jewels 1965
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series 1 episode
The Patsy 1964
The Nutty Professor 1963
The Errand Boy 1961
The Ladies Man 1961
The Bellboy 1960
The Jerry Lewis Show 1958 TV Special
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border 1949 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michel Legrand and Friends 2010 TV Movie "Rhapsody in Blue"
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 performer: "North Dakota, South Dakota"
Three on a Couch 1966 lyrics: "A Now and a Later Love"
The Patsy 1964 performer: "I Lost My Heart in a Drive-In Movie"
The Jerry Lewis Show 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nutty Professor 1963 performer: "That Old Black Magic", "I'm in the Mood for Love" - uncredited
The Errand Boy 1961 writer: "That's My Way" - uncredited
The Ladies Man 1961 performer: "Bang Tail"
Cinderfella 1960 performer: "Let Me Be a People Plain Old Me", "The Other Fella A Soliloquy", "The Princess Waltz Once Upon A Time", "Somebody"
Raymie 1960 performer: "Raymie"
Rock-a-Bye Baby 1958 performer: "Dormi-Dormi-Dormi Sleep-Sleep-Sleep", "The Land of La-La-La", "Love Is a Lonely Thing", "Rock-a-Bye Baby"
The Delicate Delinquent 1957 performer: "By Myself"
Pardners 1956 performer: "Buckskin Beauty", "Pardners"
Artists and Models 1955 "Artists and Models" / performer: "When You Pretend"
You're Never Too Young 1955 performer: "Relax-Ay-Voo"
3 Ring Circus 1954 performer: "Time to Shave" - uncredited
Living It Up 1954 performer: "Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York"
Money from Home 1953 performer: "Be Careful Song"
The Caddy 1953 performer: "The Gay Continental", "It Takes A Lot Of Little Likes To Make One Big Love", "That's Amoré That's Love", "What Wouldcha Do Without Me?"
Scared Stiff 1953 performer: "Bongo Bingo", "Enchiladas"
Jumping Jacks 1952 performer: "I CAN'T RESIST A BOY IN A UNIFORM", "KEEP A LITTLE DREAM HANDY"
At War with the Army 1950 performer: "Tonda Wanda Hoy", "Beans"
My Friend Irma 1949 performer: "Just For Fun" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinderfella executive producer announced
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Nutty Professor 2008 Video producer
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 executive producer
The Nutty Professor 1996 executive producer
Which Way to the Front? 1970 producer
Hook, Line and Sinker 1969 producer
The Big Mouth 1967 producer
Three on a Couch 1966 producer
The Family Jewels 1965 producer
The Disorderly Orderly 1964 executive producer
The Ladies Man 1961 producer
Cinderfella 1960 producer
The Bellboy 1960 producer
The Geisha Boy 1958 producer
Rock-a-Bye Baby 1958 producer
The Delicate Delinquent 1957 producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bellboy 1960 composer: theme song - uncredited
Money from Home 1953 stager of special material in song numbers

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fight for Life 1987 TV Movie technical consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New Bike 2009 Short acknowledgment
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Four Rooms 1995 special thanks
North 1994 thanks
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1993 Documentary special thanks
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Linkletter Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Himself
Romeo und Julia 70 1969 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself - Host
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Himself
Jack Benny's Birthday Special 1969 TV Special Himself - Cameo
Silent Treatment 1968 Documentary Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Himself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Color Commentator
Tienerklanken 1967 TV Series
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Cinema 1967 TV Series documentary Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1966 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1954-1966 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest Duo
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series Himself - Substitute Host
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition 1965 TV Special Himself
The Jack Benny Hour 1965 TV Special Himself
The Andy Williams Show 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show 1964 TV Series Himself
The Jerry Lewis Show 1963 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Stump the Stars 1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Talent Scouts 1962 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1957-1962 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-1962 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself / Singer
I've Got a Secret 1961 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
The Garry Moore Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1960 TV Series Himself
Today 1960 TV Series Himself - Guest
Celebrity Golf 1960 TV Series Himself
Family 1960 TV Series Himself
The Timex Show 1959 TV Movie Himself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Eddie Fisher Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1954-1958 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
The Jerry Lewis Show 1958 TV Special Himself - Host / Performer
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1958 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Cameo / Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1957 TV Series Himself
Youth Wants to Know 1957 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The 29th Annual Academy Awards 1957 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
The Jerry Lewis Show 1957 TV Special Himself - Host / Performer
This Is Your Life 1956 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Academy Awards 1956 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950-1955 TV Series Himself - Host
Texaco Star Theatre 1948-1955 TV Series Himself - Comedian
The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Jack Benny Program 1953-1954 TV Series Himself / Himself - Cameo
Hollywood Fun Festival 1952 Documentary short Himself - Owner of Camera Store
Olympic Fund Telethon 1952 TV Special Himself
Screen Snapshots: Meet the Winners 1950 Short Himself
Screen Snapshots: Thirtieth Anniversary Special 1950 Short Himself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter 1950 TV Series Himself
Welcome Aboard 1948 TV Series Himself
Ship's Reporter 1948 TV Series Himself
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane? 2017 Documentary filming Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown 2016 Documentary Himself
Dying Laughing 2016 Documentary Himself
Der Clown 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family 2015 TV Movie Himself
Treasures of New York: Friars Club 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Friars Club Super Bowl Roast of Terry Bradshaw 2015 TV Movie Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2014 TV Series Himself
When Comedy Went to School 2013 Documentary Himself
Cinema 3 2013 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Pierre Étaix, un destin amimè 2011 Documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1973-2010 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Michel Legrand and Friends 2010 TV Movie Himself
Good News Week 2010 TV Series Himself
The 7PM Project 2009 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipient
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lewis 2006 TV Movie Himself
Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2004-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Legenden 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2004 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dean Martin: The One and Only 2004 Video documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis at Work 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
All the Love You Cannes! 2002 Documentary Himself
Shot Heard 'Round the World 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Russell Gilbert Live 2000 TV Series Himself
The Martin Short Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Risposte senza domande: Jerry Lewis 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The Rat Pack 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Panel 1999 TV Series Himself
Sports on the Silver Screen 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Frontline 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis Stars Across America 1995 TV Special Himself - Host
Charlie Rose 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jerry Lewis: Total Filmmaker 1993 TV Movie Himself
Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. 1993 TV Movie Himself
Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy 1992 TV Movie Himself
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
The Whoopi Goldberg Show 1992 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King TNT Extra 2 1991 TV Movie Himself
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner
Good Grief 1991 TV Series Himself
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 TV Special Himself
Wogan 1989 TV Series Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 1989 1989 TV Movie Himself
An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jerry Lewis 1988 TV Movie Himself
America's All-Time Favorite Movies 1988 TV Movie Himself - Host
Téléthon 1987 TV Series Himself
Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary 1987 TV Special Himself
Brothers 1987 TV Series Himself
Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose 1986 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself
Jerry Lewis Live 1984 Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1984 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1984 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest / ...
Mardi cinéma 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series Himself - Host
Bitte umblättern 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1982 TV Series Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1981 TV Series Himself
Arena 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
Rascal Dazzle 1980 Himself - Narrator (voice)
Gala de l'Unicef 1980 TV Series Himself
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Himself - Guest
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Himself
Pink Lady 1980 TV Series Himself
La nuit des Césars 1980 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter: Honorary César to Louis de Funès
The 3th Annual People's Command Performance 1979 TV Movie Himself
Circus of the Stars #3 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Ringmaster
Good Morning America 1975-1978 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1978 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Entertainer / Himself - Comedian / ...
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
Apropos Film 1976 TV Series documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Donny and Marie 1976 TV Series Himself
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1976 TV Series Himself
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Cher 1975 TV Series Himself - Guest
Omnibus 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1974 TV Series Himself
Grand écran 1974 TV Series documentary Himself
Klimbim 1973-1974 TV Series Himself / Bobby Zischer
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
NBC Follies 1973 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 1972 TV Series Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Gala de l'union 1971-1972 TV Series Himself
Vive le cinéma 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinéastes de notre temps 1968-1971 TV Series documentary Himself
Jerry Visits 1971 TV Series Himself
The Singing Filipina 1971 Himself
The Kraft Music Hall 1971 TV Series Himself
Rolf Harris Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Carol Burnett Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1970 TV Series Himself
The Klowns 1970 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Story of... The Day the Clown Cried 2016 TV Movie documentary
Trumbo 2015 Himself (uncredited)
The Carsony Brothers 2014 Documentary Himself
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton 2014 Video Himself / Magician's Assistant
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema 3 2014 TV Series Himself
Glasgow: Big Night Out 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013 Documentary Himself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man 2012 Documentary short Himself
Laurel and Hardy: Die komische Liebesgeschichte von 'Dick & Doof' 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Folk America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself - (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Legendary Crooners 2007 Video documentary Himself
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends 2006 Video documentary short Himself
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Filmmakers in Action 2005 Documentary Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Rainhard Fendrich - Jetzt 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning Australia 2004 TV Series Himself
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cher: The Farewell Tour 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Louis de Funès ou Le pouvoir de faire rire 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
A Shot at the Top: The Making of 'The King of Comedy' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Nightclub Years 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself
Modern Marvels 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Television: The First Fifty Years 1999 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 1998 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (with Dean Martin) (uncredited)
Why I Don't Go to the Movies 1997 Short Himself
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Freddy Statler
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Pioneers of Primetime 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey 1993 Documentary Sidney L. Pythias (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Legends of Comedy 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1990 TV Series Himself
Classic Comedy Teams 1986 Video documentary Himself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Himself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Sailor Beware' (uncredited)
The Hollywood Clowns 1979 Video documentary Himself
Larry's Showtime 1975 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars 1956 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Himself - Host

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Publicists Guild of America
2009 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Academy Awards, USA
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Guest Star Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2005 Governor's Award Primetime Emmy Awards
2005 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
2005 Nicola Tesla Award Satellite Awards
2004 Career Achievement Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
1999 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival
1998 Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy American Comedy Awards, USA
1966 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Special Award Family Comedy King
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6821 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6150 Hollywood Blvd.
1954 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Most Cooperative Actor · Dean Martin
1953 Special Award Photoplay Awards · Dean Martin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Series Brothers (1984)
1985 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982)
1984 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor The King of Comedy (1982)
1981 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Hardly Working (1980)
1981 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!) Hardly Working (1980)
1966 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Boeing, Boeing (1965)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 8th place.
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 8th place.
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 9th place.
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 14th place.
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Comedy Performance Cinderfella (1960)
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 8th place.
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 10th place.
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 9th place.
1952 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Comedian or Comedienne · Dean Martin

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Comedy Performance, Male Boeing, Boeing (1965)


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#Fact
1 Had Ralph Helfer, the owner and trainer of Zamba the African Lion, thrown off the set of The Ladies Man (1961) and barred from working at the studio for six months because he got up into his face and yelled at him because he found out that Jerry had a gun.
2 Jerry was so scared of working with Zamba, the African lion, that he had gun in his pocket for protection when they were in the movie The Ladies Man (1961).
3 After 21 years in semi-retirement (following the release of Funny Bones (1995)), he made his big screen return with two 2016 theatrical releases: The Trust (2016) and Max Rose (2013).
4 Suffered a heart attack while filming Cinderfella (1960).
5 Treated for pneumonia and a damaged heart in 2006.
6 During the late 1950s Jerry 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 studios sharing a common central corridor. Studio 2 and Studio 4 television show's guest performer's dressing rooms were located on each side of the studio's common center corridor. The each studio's much larger "star dressing rooms" were located in the basement of each stage. During a break between the rehearsal and taping of Jerry Lewis' comedy television series, Jerry Lewis (age 32) decided to practice his golf swing in his dressing room. Driving the golf balls into the wall-board soundproof walls, the golf ball divot indentations made Jerry's dressing room walls look like Al Capone had cut loose with a Thompson sub-machine gun. Upon completion of the show, the next day, NBC facilities had to replace the dressing room walls and redecorate Jerry Lewis' star dressing room. NBC's generous price paid for a network's featured star's boredom and for a pricey spoiled entertainer.
7 Interviewed in "The Great Comedians Talk About Comedy" by Larry Wilde. [1968]
8 The LA Times revealed on Aug. 5th 2015 that the Library Of Congress received a collection of Jerry Lewis work from himself, including The Day the Clown Cried (1972). Lewis made the Library agree not to screen the movie for ten years. If this is true, the film will be available again in 2025.
9 (5/13) Cannes, France: The annual Film Festival is officially paying an 'homge' tribute to Lewis and his life's work with a screening of his latest film Max Rose (2013).
10 Released his memoir, "Dean and Me: A Love Story", about his friendship with Dean Martin. [2006]
11 Hosted the annual Muscular Dystrophy marathon, but shocked audiences with his bloated and infirm appearance, due to treatment for a pulmonary illness. [2002]
12 Is a registered Republican.
13 While filming Cinderfella (1960), he suffered a mild heart attack immediately after running up the stairs and was in an oxygen tent at Mount Sinai hospital 30 minutes later. He ran up 66 steps in 8 seconds.
14 Was good friends with US President John F. Kennedy.
15 An acclaimed chronicle of the Martin and Lewis partnership, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime (Especially Himself): The Story of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis" by Arthur Marx was published by Hawthorne in 1974.
16 Twice voted Best Foreign Director by the French film critics.
17 His classic character "Julius Kelp" from The Nutty Professor (1963) was cleverly parodied by Joe Piscopo in 1984, on Joe's self-titled HBO TV Special.
18 He once played first base in an exhibition game for 5 innings for the Houston Astros .
19 In 1956, in an attempt to dispel rumors of their impending breakup, Dean Martin and Jerry performed "Side by Side" (We Ain't Got A Barrel of Money) on one of the last of their many appearances on their variety show, NBC-TVs The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950).
20 As a young Catskill comic recorded "I Love A Murder Mystery", a speaking novelty record, in the early 1940s.
21 Lewis always wore tiny lady's sized wristwatches, usually made by Cartier. They are easy to spot in all of his films.
22 Patti Lewis (aka Patti Palmer) was his first wife's stage name. Her birth name was Esther Calonico. When Jerry Lewis first met her in Detroit in August 1944, she was a singer with Ted Fio Rito and his Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, she joined Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra.
23 Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star for movies is at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. His star for television is at 6150 Hollywood Blvd.
24 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 scheduled program began, which in most cases was the local news.
25 He was elected into the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to Arts and Entertainment and charity.
26 His idol is Al Jolson.
27 He was nominated in the inaugural 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to entertainment and to charity.
28 Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with Brooke Shields, Jackie Chan, A.V.T. Shankardass, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Phil Collins, Jimmy Buffett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip, Heather Mills, Yoko Ono, Patch Adams, Sergei Khrushchev and Winnie Mandela.
29 Suffered a mild heart attack on the flight home to San Diego on June 11, 2006.
30 Jerry suffered a minor heart attack on June 11, 2006 which caused him to postpone his comeback in Las Vegas
31 Lewis changes white sweatsocks several times a day, always putting on a brand-new pair, and he gives the used ones to charity.
32 For his 80th birthday in 2006, he was given a medal and induction into the Legion of Honor by France, given the honorary title of "Legion Commander." He apologized for not speaking French at the ceremony but said that "even if the French people cannot hear my language, they have always heard my heart."
33 He and Dean Martin recorded a radio spot endorsing a product,"Tuck Tape", an alternative brand of "Scotch Tape" and noticing the recording tape for the commercial was still rolling, decided to improvise additional radio spots, with Jerry slipping profanities into his dialog. The unedited master recording was surreptitiously taken from the studio and made into a "bootleg" record that sold briskly among collectors.
34 Is portrayed by Sean Hayes in Martin and Lewis (2002)
35 Collapsed at a London show in September 2002.
36 Society of Operating Cameramen, (SOC) Honorary Member(1981) Lewis was honored for his contribution and development the first "Video Assist" for the motion picture camera in 1966. This allowed him to view his performance while directing himself in his films. This is used extensively today in filmmaking, known as "Video Village."
37 Pronounced clinically dead from a massive heart attack in December 1982, after completing The King of Comedy (1982) with Robert De Niro.
38 Diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2001.
39 Was offered the role of Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot (1959), directed by his friend Billy Wilder. He declined because he didn't want to dress in drag. The part, of course, eventually went to Jack Lemmon and he received an Oscar nomination for his performance. Lewis says that Lemmon would send him chocolates every year to thank him and he now regrets not taking the role.
40 Was close friends with comic Lenny Bruce.
41 Was best friends with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. They starred in Lewis' home movies after Curtis complained about the parts he was being offered by his studio.
42 Some have said that if Lewis hadn't pursued a career in show business, he would have been a professional baseball player for the Dodgers. He played with the team a few times at charity events and was apparently very good.
43 Says his favorite Martin & Lewis film is The Stooge (1951) because "...it came closest to capturing what Dean and I had as a team".
44 Norman Lear (creator of All in the Family (1971)) co-wrote many of Martin & Lewis' The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) shows.
45 Encouraged Christopher Walken to act. Walken met Lewis while he was on The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Lewis suggested to the young boy that he pursue a career in show business.
46 Contrary to belief, the 1976 MDA telethon was not the first reconciliation of the legendary comedy team. They appeared spontaneously on ABC's The Joey Bishop Show (1961) and then ran off through the audience. In 1960, four years after they split, they briefly reunited. Both were performing their own separate acts at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, a club they frequently played while they were together. Lewis caught Martin's closing act and Martin introduced his former partner to the audience, bringing him on stage. For about 15 minutes they joked a bit and sang a duet of "Come Back to Me". Unfortunately, the reunion was only a one-time thing. Later when Lewis was too exhausted to perform his act, Martin generously replaced him.
47 Claims to have never seen Hollywood or Bust (1956), the last film he made with his partner, Dean Martin, saying it's much too painful for him to watch.
48 Besides Dean Martin, Lewis says the closest friend he ever had was Sammy Davis Jr. Davis would call Lewis in tears at times because of the racial slurs people would say to him about his relationship with Swedish actress May Britt.
49 Although critics usually referred to him as "the little guy" throughout his career, Lewis was around the same height or slightly taller than Dean Martin (Dean was around 5'11'' and Jerry was 6'). To try to make himself look more diminutive next to his partner, Lewis frequently hunched and also shaved a few inches off the heels of his shoes and added them to Martin's.
50 On March 20, 1965, suffered a serious back injury while performing at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, resulting in chronic pain. He became addicted to the prescription painkiller Percodan, but says he has been off the medication since 1978. He now uses an implant device that dulls nerve impulses and can be controlled by a hand-held remote control.
51 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.
52 Came upon his long-time theme song, "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)," by accident. In 1956 he had to cover for an indisposed Judy Garland at a performance in Las Vegas, which included singing several of her songs. His performance of "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby," using Garland's arrangement, went over so well with the audience that Lewis has used it as his theme song ever since.He had a #10 hit recording with the song in 1957 and launched a recording career.
53 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 586-593. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
54 Was voted the 50th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. Although he is at the bottom of this list, perhaps a bit shockingly, Charles Chaplin didn't even make the list.
55 Sammy Davis Jr. called him the "greatest white faker" as a dancer.
56 His film class students included Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
57 Was teamed up with Dean Martin from 1946-1956.
58 Wrote, produced, and acted in the film The Day the Clown Cried (1972) which, because of legal difficulties, has not been released as of this date (March 2009). The film is a tale of a clown in Auschwitz during WWII.
59 13 October 2003 - Entered a Las Vegas hospital to kick steroids used in the treatment of his pulmonary fibrosis.
60 Starred with Dean Martin on NBC Radio's "The Martin and Lewis Show" (1949-1953). They first appeared together in the films My Friend Irma (1949) and My Friend Irma Goes West (1950). The Martin & Lewis comedy team were one of a series of rotating hosts of TV's The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950).
61 The character Prof. John Frink in The Simpsons (1989) is based on his role of Prof. Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963). He also did the voice of Prof. John Frink Sr. in "he Simpsons" episode "Treehouse of Horror XIV", segment "Finkenstein". Also, some of Krusty the Clown's off-stage antics are based on him.
62 In 1969 Lewis announced an ambitious project of franchising a chain of Jerry Lewis Cinemas. A firm believer in family entertainment, he said that the one inviolate rule of the chain would be that nothing other than family-oriented films would be shown. The theaters were to be state-of-the-art, easy to operate and franchised to individuals who could meet the chain's investment requirements. However, a combination of changing tastes in popular entertainment and management problems caused the project to collapse within just a few years. Several lawsuits between Lewis and his associates were settled out of court.
63 Children with Patti Lewis: Gary Lewis (b. 1945), Ronald (b. 1949), Scott (b. 1956), Christopher (b. 1957), Anthony (b. 1959)and Joseph (b. 1964). With SanDee Pitrick a daughter Danielle (b. 1992).
64 Suffers from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.
65 He was a big fan of 'The Catcher in the Rye' and strongly identified with the main character Holden Caulfield. He planned to direct a movie version but failed to acquire the rights from the book's famously reclusive author J.D. Salinger.
66 In Italy, Lewis has been given the nickname 'Picchiatello' (which means something like "nut" or "crazy"). At least three of his movies use the word in their Italian title: You're Never Too Young (1955) which became "Il Nipote Picchiatello" ("The Crazy Nephew"), Hardly Working (1980) ("Bentornato Picchiatello", or "Welcome Back Crazy") and Cracking Up (1983)("Qua La Mano Picchiatello". pr "Shake My Hand, Crazy").
67 Says there is no gap between comedy and tragedy.
68 Wrote 10 scripts in 10 years.
69 First filmmaker to develop and use video-assist device on location.
70 Nominated for Nobel Prize for his 50 years raising money to fight muscular dystrophy.
71 He and Dean Martin were the world's top box-office earners from 1950-1956. Lewis, on his own, also ruled as #1 movie draw in 1957, 1959, and 1961 to 1964!
72 Oldest son Gary Lewis and his soft-rock group Gary Lewis & The Playboys had several pop hits in the 1960s, including "This Diamond Ring". At the height of his recording career Gary and Jerry appeared together on NBC TV's Hullabaloo (1965).
73 Son of Danny Lewis.
74 In 1995, he became the highest paid performer in Broadway history for his role as the Devil in "Damn Yankees".
75 He taught a class in film at the University of California.
76 He was presented the French Legion of Honor in 1984 and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
77 He is known as a clothes horse. He gives away suits rather than having them cleaned and refuses to wear a pair of socks more than once.
78 Jerry took his last name from his actor-father's stage name.
79 Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1992.
80 Had open heart surgery in 1983.
81 Born at 12:15 pm EST.
82 Claims he was thrown out of high school for punching out his principal who had offended him with an anti-Semitic remark, and then went directly into vaudeville. An episode of Seinfeld (1989) makes use of plot point based on Lewis' (alleged) real-life stratagem of secretly leaving an audiotape recorder running in a briefcase he intentionally leaves behind him in meetings to see what some people may be saying about him.

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1 [on the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor] I have such respect for Eddie, but I should not have done it. What I did was perfect the first time around and all you're going to do is diminish that perfection by letting someone else do it.
2 My dad used to say if you don't get nervous, you don't care. When I hear that first applause, my heart spreads across my chest, and I'm as happy as a pig in s..t!
3 [on Stan Laurel] His magic was, he loved the regular man. He loved plain people, and he loved being one of them. He enjoyed participating in the art of going out into the world and getting in trouble.
4 Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without falling into her hands.
5 The doc told me I had a dual personality, then he lays an $82 bill on me. So I give him forty-one bucks and say 'Get the other forty-one bucks from the other guy'.
6 I get paid for what most kids get punished for.
7 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.
8 The kids who're on American Idol (2002), they're all McDonald's wipeouts.
9 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.
10 [2000] I don't like any female comedians. Seeing a woman in comedy sets me back a bit . . . I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies into the world.
11 I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again!
12 Other comedy teams never generated anything like the hysteria that [Dean Martin] and I did, and that was because we had that X factor--the powerful feeling between us. And it really was an X factor, a kind of mystery.
13 Going unnoticed has never been my strong suit.
14 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.
15 [looking back on more than 60 years in show business] I was about as discreet as a ... bull taking a piss in your living room.

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1 Manic, broad comedy stylings
2 Theme song: "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)"
3 Rapid one-take directing. Geeky, spastic on-screen comedy. "Laaa-dy"
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