Jerry Lewis Net Worth

Jerry Lewis Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jerry Lewis net worth is
$50 Million

Jerry Lewis Wiki Biography

Jerry Lewis, real name Joseph Levitch, was born to parents of Russian-Jewish descent on 16 March 1926, in Newark, New Jersey, USA.  Although Jerry was initially known for working in a comedy duo along with Dean Martin, his partner for a decade, Lewis was also an actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. Jerry passed away in 2017.

So just how how rich was  Jerry Lewis? Sources estimate that Jerry had a net worth of $50 million, which he has managed to save during his multi-talented career in the entertainment industry, which spanned spanned over 70 years.

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 in his own right. 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 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 in New York City. The duo was very successful, as within a couple of years the partners earnings rose from less that $200 per week to $30,000 at the Copacabana, which obviously added considerably to Jerry Lewis’ net worth. They went on to appear in almost 20 films together, with Jerry developing slapstick to Martin’s straight character.

After splitting from Martin in 1956, Jerry Lewis launched a solo career including singing, 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 almost 50, several of which he directed, produced and/or wrote, remaining active and popular to his last appearance in “Max Rose” in 2016.

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 received many awards, to mention just a few: BAFTA (1983), Goldene Kamera Honorary Award (2005), and Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2011), the French Chevalier, Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur,  and American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, among many 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 sons, 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. Jerry died of natural causes on 20 August 2017 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Full NameJerry Lewis
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1926
Died20 August 2017
Place Of BirthNewark, New Jersey, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Film director, Comedian, Film Producer, Singer, Television Director, Writer
EducationIrvington High School
SpouseSanDee Pitnick (m. 1983), Patti Palmer (m. 1944–1980)
ChildrenGary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Joseph Lewis, Anthony Lewis, Danielle Sarah Lewis, Scott Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis
ParentsDanny Lewis, Rachel Rae Levitch
NicknamesJoseph Levitch , The King of Comedy , Le Roi du Crazy , Picchiatello , Jerome Levitch , Joey Lewis , greatest white faker
AwardsGolden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Nikola Tesla Satellite Award, Outer Critics Circle Special Award, Satellite Award for Outstanding Guest Star
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedian Or Comedienne, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production
MoviesThe Nutty Professor, The Bellboy, The Ladies Man, Rock-A-Bye Baby, The Errand Boy, Cinderfella, Hollywood or Bust, The Stooge, The Caddy, Pardners, You're Never Too Young, The Disorderly Orderly, At War with the Army, Artists and Models, The Patsy, Scared Stiff, Who's Minding the Store?, The Family ...
TV ShowsThe Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Tonight Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Jerry Lewis Show (1967), The Jerry Lewis Show (1963), Welcome Aboard, Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad, The Music Shop
1Manic, broad comedy stylings
2Theme song: "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)"
3Rapid one-take directing. Geeky, spastic on-screen comedy. "Laaa-dy"
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.
2My 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.
4Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without falling into her hands.
5The 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'.
6I get paid for what most kids get punished for.
7Actors 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.
8The kids who're on American Idol (2002), they're all McDonald's wipeouts.
9I'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.
11I 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!
12Other 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.
13Going unnoticed has never been my strong suit.
14I 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.
1Had 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.
2Jerry 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).
3After 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).
4Suffered a heart attack while filming Cinderfella (1960).
5Treated for pneumonia and a damaged heart in 2006.
6During 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.
7Interviewed in "The Great Comedians Talk About Comedy" by Larry Wilde. [1968]
8The 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).
10Released his memoir, "Dean and Me: A Love Story", about his friendship with Dean Martin. [2006]
11Hosted the annual Muscular Dystrophy marathon, but shocked audiences with his bloated and infirm appearance, due to treatment for a pulmonary illness. [2002]
12Is a registered Republican.
13While 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.
14Was good friends with US President John F. Kennedy.
15An 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.
16Twice voted Best Foreign Director by the French film critics.
17His 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.
18He once played first base in an exhibition game for 5 innings for the Houston Astros .
19In 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).
20As a young Catskill comic recorded "I Love A Murder Mystery", a speaking novelty record, in the early 1940s.
21Lewis always wore tiny lady's sized wristwatches, usually made by Cartier. They are easy to spot in all of his films.
22Patti 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.
23Has 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.
24Was 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.
25He was elected into the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to Arts and Entertainment and charity.
26His idol is Al Jolson.
27He was nominated in the inaugural 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to entertainment and to charity.
28Appointed 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.
29Suffered a mild heart attack on the flight home to San Diego on June 11, 2006.
30Jerry suffered a minor heart attack on June 11, 2006 which caused him to postpone his comeback in Las Vegas
31Lewis changes white sweatsocks several times a day, always putting on a brand-new pair, and he gives the used ones to charity.
32For 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."
33He 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.
34Is portrayed by Sean Hayes in Martin and Lewis (2002)
35Collapsed at a London show in September 2002.
36Society 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."
37Pronounced clinically dead from a massive heart attack in December 1982, after completing The King of Comedy (1982) with Robert De Niro.
38Diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2001.
39Was 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.
40Was close friends with comic Lenny Bruce.
41Was 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.
42Some 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.
43Says his favorite Martin & Lewis film is The Stooge (1951) because " came closest to capturing what Dean and I had as a team".
44Norman Lear (creator of All in the Family (1971)) co-wrote many of Martin & Lewis' The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) shows.
45Encouraged 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.
46Contrary 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.
47Claims 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.
48Besides 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.
49Although 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.
50On 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.
51His 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.
52Came 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.
53Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 586-593. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
54Was 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.
55Sammy Davis Jr. called him the "greatest white faker" as a dancer.
56His film class students included Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
57Was teamed up with Dean Martin from 1946-1956.
58Wrote, 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.
5913 October 2003 - Entered a Las Vegas hospital to kick steroids used in the treatment of his pulmonary fibrosis.
60Starred 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).
61The 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.
62In 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.
63Children 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).
64Suffers from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis.
65He 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.
66In 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").
67Says there is no gap between comedy and tragedy.
68Wrote 10 scripts in 10 years.
69First filmmaker to develop and use video-assist device on location.
70Nominated for Nobel Prize for his 50 years raising money to fight muscular dystrophy.
71He 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!
72Oldest 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).
73Son of Danny Lewis.
74In 1995, he became the highest paid performer in Broadway history for his role as the Devil in "Damn Yankees".
75He taught a class in film at the University of California.
76He was presented the French Legion of Honor in 1984 and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
77He 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.
78Jerry took his last name from his actor-father's stage name.
79Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1992.
80Had open heart surgery in 1983.
81Born at 12:15 pm EST.
82Claims 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.


Way... Way Out1966Peter Mattemore
Batman1966TV SeriesCitizen
Three on a Couch1966Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo / ...
Boeing, Boeing1965Robert Reed
Red Line 70001965Driver (uncredited)
The Family Jewels1965Willard Woodward James Peyton Everett Peyton ...
Ben Casey1965TV SeriesDr. Dennis Green
The Disorderly Orderly1964Jerome Littlefield
The Patsy1964Stanley Belt Singers of the Trio
Who's Minding the Store?1963Norman Phiffier
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Driver Running Over Hat (uncredited)
The Nutty Professor1963Professor Julius Kelp Buddy Love
It's Only Money1962Lester March
The Errand Boy1961Morty S. Tashman
The Ladies Man1961Herbert H. Heebert Mama Heebert
The Bellboy1960Stanley / Himself
Visit to a Small Planet1960Kreton
Li'l Abner1959Itchy McRabbit (uncredited)
Startime1959TV SeriesJoey Robin / Joey Rabinowitz
Don't Give Up the Ship1959John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII
The Geisha Boy1958Gilbert Wooley
Rock-a-Bye Baby1958Clayton Poole
The Sad Sack1957Private Meredith C. Bixby
The Delicate Delinquent1957Sidney L. Pythias
Hollywood or Bust1956Malcolm Smith
Pardners1956Wade Kingsley Jr. Wade Kingsley Sr.
Artists and Models1955Eugene Fullstack
You're Never Too Young1955Wilbur Hoolick
3 Ring Circus1954Jerome F. 'Jerry' Hotchkiss
Living It Up1954Homer Flagg
Money from Home1953Virgil Yokum
The Caddy1953Harvey Miller, Jr
Scared Stiff1953Myron Mertz
Road to Bali1952Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)
Jumping Jacks1952Hap Smith
Sailor Beware1952Melvin Jones
The Stooge1951Theodore 'Ted' Rogers
That's My Boy1951'Junior' Jackson
At War with the Army1950Pfc. Alvin Korwin
The Milkman1950Milkman (uncredited)
My Friend Irma Goes West1950Seymour
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border1949Short
My Friend Irma1949Seymour
The Trust2016Stone's Father
Até que a Sorte nos Separe 22013Bellboy
Max Rose2013Max Rose
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!2009Stationmaster (voice)
The Nutty Professor2008VideoJulius Kelp Buddy Love (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesUncle Andrew Munch
The Simpsons2003TV SeriesProfessor John Frink, Sr.
Funny Bones1995George Fawkes
Mad About You1993TV SeriesFreddy Statler
Arizona Dream1993Leo Sweetie
Mr. Saturday Night1992Jerry Lewis
Cookie1989Arnold Ross
Wiseguy1988-1989TV SeriesEli Sternberg
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties1989Video
Fight for Life1987TV MovieDr. Bernard Abrams
How Did You Get In? We Didn't See You Leave1984Clovis Blaireau
Retenez-moi... ou je fais un malheur!1984Jerry Logan
Cracking Up1983Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / ...
The King of Comedy1982Jerry Langford
Slapstick of Another Kind1982Wilbur Swain / Caleb Swain
Hardly Working1980Bo Hooper
The Day the Clown Cried1972Helmut Doork
The Red Skelton Hour1970TV SeriesMagician's Assistant / Silent Spot
Which Way to the Front?1970Brendan Byers III / Field Marshal Erik Kesselring
One More Time1970Bandleader (voice, uncredited)
Hook, Line and Sinker1969Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River1968George Lester
Sheriff Who1967TV Movie
The Big Mouth1967Gerald Clamson / Syd Valentine


Cinderfellastory announced
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000characters
The Nutty Professor19961963 motion picture
How Are the Kids?1992Documentary segment "Boy"
Jerry Lewis Live1984
Cracking Up1983writer
Hardly Working1980screenplay
The Day the Clown Cried1972screenplay
Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down1970TV Series 1970
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV Series 2 episodes
The Big Mouth1967screenplay
The Family Jewels1965written by
The Patsy1964
The Jerry Lewis ShowTV Series 1 episode, 1963 writer - 5 episodes, 1963
The Nutty Professor1963written by
The Errand Boy1961written by
The Ladies Man1961written by
Cinderfella1960story - uncredited
The Bellboy1960written by
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border1949Short writer


How Are the Kids?1992Documentary segment "Boy"
Good Grief1991TV Series 1 episode
Super Force1990TV Series 1 episode
Brothers1985TV Series 1 episode
Cracking Up1983
Hardly Working1980
That's Life1979
The Day the Clown Cried1972
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1970TV Series 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV Series 1 episode
Which Way to the Front?1970
One More Time1970
The Big Mouth1967
Three on a Couch1966
The Family Jewels1965
Ben Casey1965TV Series 1 episode
The Patsy1964
The Nutty Professor1963
The Errand Boy1961
The Ladies Man1961
The Bellboy1960
The Jerry Lewis Show1958TV Special
How to Smuggle a Hernia Across the Border1949Short


Michel Legrand and Friends2010TV Movie "Rhapsody in Blue"
Beverly Hills Cop III1994performer: "North Dakota, South Dakota"
Three on a Couch1966lyrics: "A Now and a Later Love"
The Patsy1964performer: "I Lost My Heart in a Drive-In Movie"
The Jerry Lewis Show1963TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Nutty Professor1963performer: "That Old Black Magic", "I'm in the Mood for Love" - uncredited
The Errand Boy1961writer: "That's My Way" - uncredited
The Ladies Man1961performer: "Bang Tail"
Cinderfella1960performer: "Let Me Be a People Plain Old Me", "The Other Fella A Soliloquy", "The Princess Waltz Once Upon A Time", "Somebody"
Raymie1960performer: "Raymie"
Rock-a-Bye Baby1958performer: "Dormi-Dormi-Dormi Sleep-Sleep-Sleep", "The Land of La-La-La", "Love Is a Lonely Thing", "Rock-a-Bye Baby"
The Delicate Delinquent1957performer: "By Myself"
Pardners1956performer: "Buckskin Beauty", "Pardners"
Artists and Models1955"Artists and Models" / performer: "When You Pretend"
You're Never Too Young1955performer: "Relax-Ay-Voo"
3 Ring Circus1954performer: "Time to Shave" - uncredited
Living It Up1954performer: "Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York"
Money from Home1953performer: "Be Careful Song"
The Caddy1953performer: "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 Stiff1953performer: "Bongo Bingo", "Enchiladas"
At War with the Army1950performer: "Tonda Wanda Hoy", "Beans"
My Friend Irma1949performer: "Just For Fun" - uncredited


Cinderfellaexecutive producer announced
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis2011TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Nutty Professor2008Video producer
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000executive producer
The Nutty Professor1996executive producer
Which Way to the Front?1970producer
Hook, Line and Sinker1969producer
The Big Mouth1967producer
Three on a Couch1966producer
The Family Jewels1965producer
The Disorderly Orderly1964executive producer
The Ladies Man1961producer
The Bellboy1960producer
The Geisha Boy1958producer
Rock-a-Bye Baby1958producer
The Delicate Delinquent1957producer

Music Department

The Bellboy1960composer: theme song - uncredited
Money from Home1953stager of special material in song numbers


Fight for Life1987TV Movie technical consultant


The New Bike2009Short acknowledgment
Behind the Tunes: Tish Tash - The Animated World of Frank Tashlin2005Video documentary short special thanks
Four Rooms1995special thanks
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey1993Documentary special thanks
Earth Girls Are Easy1988thanks


The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHimself
Romeo und Julia 701969TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Jerry Lewis Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
Jack Benny's Birthday Special1969TV SpecialHimself - Cameo
Silent Treatment1968DocumentaryHimself
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Tienerklanken1967TV Series
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Cinema1967TV Series documentaryHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1966TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1954-1966TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest / Himself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest Duo
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Substitute Host
Hullabaloo1965TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Co-Host
Danny Thomas' The Wonderful World of Burlesque: Second Edition1965TV SpecialHimself
The Jack Benny Hour1965TV SpecialHimself
The Andy Williams Show1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The Jerry Lewis Show1963TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Stump the Stars1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Talent Scouts1962TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1957-1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show1948-1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself / Singer
I've Got a Secret1961TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Garry Moore Show1961TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHimself
Today1960TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Golf1960TV SeriesHimself
Family1960TV SeriesHimself
The Timex Show1959TV MovieHimself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The Eddie Fisher Show1958TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1954-1958TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
The Jerry Lewis Show1958TV SpecialHimself - Host / Performer
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Cameo / Himself
The Arthur Murray Party1957TV SeriesHimself
Youth Wants to Know1957TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The 29th Annual Academy Awards1957TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The Jerry Lewis Show1957TV SpecialHimself - Host / Performer
This Is Your Life1956TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Academy Awards1956TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Colgate Comedy Hour1950-1955TV SeriesHimself - Host
Texaco Star Theatre1948-1955TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Jack Benny Program1953-1954TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Cameo
Hollywood Fun Festival1952Documentary shortHimself - Owner of Camera Store
Olympic Fund Telethon1952TV SpecialHimself
Screen Snapshots: Meet the Winners1950ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Thirtieth Anniversary Special1950ShortHimself
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1950TV SeriesHimself
Welcome Aboard1948TV SeriesHimself
Ship's Reporter1948TV SeriesHimself
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane?2017Documentary filmingHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown2016DocumentaryHimself
Dying Laughing2016DocumentaryHimself
Der Clown2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family2015TV MovieHimself
Treasures of New York: Friars Club2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Friars Club Super Bowl Roast of Terry Bradshaw2015TV MovieHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
When Comedy Went to School2013DocumentaryHimself
Cinema 32013TV SeriesHimself
Close Up2012DocumentaryHimself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy2011Video documentary shortHimself
Pierre Étaix, un destin amimè2011DocumentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1973-2010TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Michel Legrand and Friends2010TV MovieHimself
Good News Week2010TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Recipient
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday, Jerry Lewis2006TV MovieHimself
Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Legenden2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dean Martin: The One and Only2004Video documentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis at Work2004Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
All the Love You Cannes!2002DocumentaryHimself
Shot Heard 'Round the World2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Russell Gilbert Live2000TV SeriesHimself
The Martin Short Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Risposte senza domande: Jerry Lewis1999Video documentary shortHimself
The Rat Pack1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Panel1999TV SeriesHimself
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Frontline1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis Stars Across America1995TV SpecialHimself - Host
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jerry Lewis: Total Filmmaker1993TV MovieHimself
Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr.1993TV MovieHimself
Martin & Lewis: Their Golden Age of Comedy1992TV MovieHimself
Funny Business1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Whoopi Goldberg Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King TNT Extra 21991TV MovieHimself
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Good Grief1991TV SeriesHimself
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHimself
Wogan1989TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHimself
An Evening with Sammy Davis, Jr. & Jerry Lewis1988TV MovieHimself
America's All-Time Favorite Movies1988TV MovieHimself - Host
Téléthon1987TV SeriesHimself
Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary1987TV SpecialHimself
Brothers1987TV SeriesHimself
Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose1986TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief1986/ITV SpecialHimself
Jerry Lewis Live1984Himself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest / ...
Mardi cinéma1984TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1983TV SeriesHimself - Host
Bitte umblättern1982TV Series documentaryHimself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1981TV SeriesHimself
Arena1981TV Series documentaryHimself
Rascal Dazzle1980Himself - Narrator (voice)
Gala de l'Unicef1980TV SeriesHimself
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1980TV SeriesHimself
Pink Lady1980TV SeriesHimself
La nuit des Césars1980TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter: Honorary César to Louis de Funès
The 3th Annual People's Command Performance1979TV MovieHimself
Circus of the Stars #31979TV Special documentaryHimself - Ringmaster
Good Morning America1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1978TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Entertainer / Himself - Comedian / ...
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Apropos Film1976TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1976TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Cher1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Omnibus1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1974TV SeriesHimself
Grand écran1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Klimbim1973-1974TV SeriesHimself / Bobby Zischer
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1972TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHimself
Gala de l'union1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
Vive le cinéma1972TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinéastes de notre temps1968-1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Jerry Visits1971TV SeriesHimself
The Singing Filipina1971Himself
The Kraft Music Hall1971TV SeriesHimself
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
A Christmas Night with the Stars1970TV SeriesHimself
The Klowns1970TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Story of... The Day the Clown Cried2016TV Movie documentary
Trumbo2015Himself (uncredited)
The Carsony Brothers2014DocumentaryHimself
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton2014VideoHimself / Magician's Assistant
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema 32014TV SeriesHimself
Glasgow: Big Night Out2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Trials of Muhammad Ali2013DocumentaryHimself
Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man2012Documentary shortHimself
Laurel and Hardy: Die komische Liebesgeschichte von 'Dick & Doof'2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Legendary Crooners2007Video documentaryHimself
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights2006Video documentary shortHimself
Cavett Remembers the Comic Legends2006Video documentary shortHimself
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Filmmakers in Action2005DocumentaryUndetermined Role (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Rainhard Fendrich - Jetzt2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cher: The Farewell Tour2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Louis de Funès ou Le pouvoir de faire rire2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
A Shot at the Top: The Making of 'The King of Comedy'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Nightclub Years2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself
Modern Marvels1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 51998TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (with Dean Martin) (uncredited)
Why I Don't Go to the Movies1997ShortHimself
Mad About You1996TV SeriesFreddy Statler
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Pioneers of Primetime1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey1993DocumentarySidney L. Pythias (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legends of Comedy1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight1990TV SeriesHimself
Classic Comedy Teams1986Video documentaryHimself
The Great Standups1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - 'Sailor Beware' (uncredited)
The Hollywood Clowns1979Video documentaryHimself
Larry's Showtime1975TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars1956Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHimself - Host

Won Awards

2014Lifetime Achievement AwardPublicists Guild of America
2009Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardAcademy Awards, USA
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Guest StarLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2005Governor's AwardPrimetime Emmy Awards
2005Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, Germany
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
2005Nicola Tesla AwardSatellite Awards
2004Career Achievement AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
1999Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
1998Lifetime Achievement Award in ComedyAmerican Comedy Awards, USA
1966Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsSpecial AwardFamily Comedy King
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6821 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6150 Hollywood Blvd.
1954Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actor
1953Special AwardPhotoplay Awards

Nominated Awards

1985ACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Comedy SeriesBrothers (1984)
1985Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorSlapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982)
1984BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe King of Comedy (1982)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorHardly Working (1980)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)Hardly Working (1980)
1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - Comedy or MusicalBoeing, Boeing (1965)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star8th place.
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star8th place.
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star9th place.
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star14th place.
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Comedy PerformanceCinderfella (1960)
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star8th place.
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star10th place.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star9th place.
1952Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedian or Comedienne

3rd Place Awards

1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsComedy Performance, MaleBoeing, Boeing (1965)

Known for movies

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