Jerry Lewis

Film Producer / Film Director / Singer-songwriter / Writer / Screenwriter / Musician / Comedian / Television Producer | * 03/16/1926 († 91, 08/20/2017) | Newark, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch; March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, who appeared in over 60 films and other media, from the days of Martin & Lewis to his solo era. Lewis not only worked behind the scenes as director, producer and screenwriter, but helped develop and popularize "video assist", the closed-circuit apparatus enabling film directors to see what had been shot without waiting for developed film footage. Throughout his career, he raised awareness for muscular dystrophy while as national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Lewis is known as "Le Roi du Crazy" in France. He is widely regarded as a comedic genius, a true giant in the film industry and internationally celebrated for his vast contributions to humanity. ()
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Jerry Lewis (March 16, 1926, August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, film producer, writer, film director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in stage, radio, screen, recording and television. Lewis is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, The Golden Camera, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and The Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Jerry Lewis

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Commander of The Legion of Honour New Jersey Hall of Fame Academy Awards Honorary Member of The Order of Australia Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor

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Movies with Jerry Lewis as Actor(80)

as Helmut Doork2024 The Day the Clown Cried
as himself2021 Kreka: Dreamcatcher
as himself2017 Dying Laughing
as Jim's Father2016 The Trust
as Max Rose2016 Max Rose
as himself2016 The Clown
as Chamberlain2013 Till Luck Do Us Part 2
as Himself (archive footage)2011 Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic
as Stationmaster (voice)2009 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
as Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love2008 The Nutty Professor
as Himself (archive footage)1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
as George Fawkes1995 Funny Bones
as Leo Sweetie1993 Arizona Dream
as himself1992 Mr. Saturday Night
as Arnold Ross1989 Cookie
as Dr. Bernard Abrams1987 Fight for Life
as Jerry Logan1984 The Defective Detective
as Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / Speed Armeter1983 Smorgasbord
as Jerry Langford1982 The King of Comedy
as Wilbur Swain / Caleb Swain1982 Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
as Bo Hooper1981 Hardly Working
as Self (Voice)1981 Rascal Dazzle
as Brendan Byers III1970 Which Way to the Front?
as Bandleader (voice)1970 One More Time
as Peter J. Ingersoll / Fred Dobbs1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
as Gerald Clamson1967 The Big Mouth
as Pete Mattemore1966 Way... Way Out
as Christopher Pride / Warren / Ringo / Rutherford / Heather1966 Three on a Couch
as Robert Reed1965 Boeing, Boeing
as Willard Woodward / James Peyton / Everett Peyton / Julius Peyton / Eddie Peyton / Skylock Peyton / B1965 The Family Jewels
as Stanley Belt1964 The Patsy
as Jerome Littlefield1964 The Disorderly Orderly
as Professor Julius F. Kelp / Buddy Love / Baby Kelp1963 The Nutty Professor
as Norman Phiffer1963 Who's Minding the Store?
as Driver Who Runs Over Hat (uncredited)1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
as Lester March1962 It's Only Money
as Morty S. Tashman1961 The Errand Boy
as Herbert H. Heebert - Mama Heebert1961 The Ladies Man
as Stanley / Himself1960 The Bellboy
as Cinderfella1960 Cinderfella
as Cameo1959 Li'l Abner
as John Paul Steckler I / John Paul Steckler IV / John Paul Steckler VII1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
as Gilbert Wooley1958 The Geisha Boy
as Clayton Poole1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
as Private Meredith C. Bixby1957 The Sad Sack
as Sidney L. Pythias1957 The Delicate Delinquent
as Malcolm Smith1956 Hollywood or Bust
as Wade Kingsley Jr. / Wade Kingsley Sr.1956 Pardners
as Eugene Fullstack1955 Artists and Models
as Wilbur Hoolick1955 You're Never Too Young
as Homer Flagg1954 Living It Up
as Jerry Hotchkiss1954 3 Ring Circus
as Harvey Miller1953 The Caddy
as Woman in Lala's Dream (uncredited)1953 Road to Bali
as Myron Mertz1953 Scared Stiff
as Virgil Yokum1953 Money from Home
as Melvin Jones1952 Sailor Beware
as Theodore 'Ted' Rogers1952 The Stooge
as Hap Smith1952 Jumping Jacks
as 'Junior' Jackson1951 That's My Boy
as Alvin Korwin1950 At War with the Army
as Seymour1949 My Friend Irma

TV Shows/Series with Jerry Lewis as Actor(29)

Movies with Jerry Lewis as Crew(41)

Directing/Director2024 The Day the Clown Cried
Writing/Writer2024 The Day the Clown Cried
Writing/Screenplay2024 The Day the Clown Cried
Production/Executive Producer2011 Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis
Writing/Characters2008 The Nutty Professor
Production/Executive Producer2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Production/Executive Producer1996 The Nutty Professor
Directing/Director1983 Smorgasbord
Writing/Writer1983 Smorgasbord
Directing/Director1981 Hardly Working
Writing/Writer1981 Hardly Working
Writing/Screenplay1981 Hardly Working
Directing/Director1970 Which Way to the Front?
Production/Producer1970 Which Way to the Front?
Directing/Director1970 One More Time
Production/Producer1969 Hook, Line and Sinker
Directing/Director1967 The Big Mouth
Production/Producer1967 The Big Mouth
Writing/Screenplay1967 The Big Mouth
Directing/Director1966 Three on a Couch
Production/Producer1966 Three on a Couch
Directing/Director1965 The Family Jewels
Writing/Writer1965 The Family Jewels
Production/Producer1965 The Family Jewels
Directing/Director1964 The Patsy
Writing/Writer1964 The Patsy
Production/Executive Producer1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Directing/Director1963 The Nutty Professor
Writing/Writer1963 The Nutty Professor
Directing/Director1961 The Errand Boy
Writing/Writer1961 The Errand Boy
Directing/Director1961 The Ladies Man
Writing/Writer1961 The Ladies Man
Production/Producer1961 The Ladies Man
Directing/Director1960 The Bellboy
Production/Producer1960 The Bellboy
Writing/Writer1960 The Bellboy
Production/Producer1960 Cinderfella
Production/Producer1958 The Geisha Boy
Production/Producer1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Production/Producer1957 The Delicate Delinquent

TV Shows/Series with Jerry Lewis as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1984 Brothers
Directing/Director1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
Directing/Director1961 Ben Casey

Full Name: Jerry Lewis
Born: Tuesday, 03/16 1926 (March) in Newark, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 08/20 2017 (August) in Las Vegas (aged: 91)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, Irvington High School
Record Label: Decca
Spouses (current/former): SanDee Pitnick
Children: Gary Lewis
Other names for Jerry Lewis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jerome Joseph Levitch"
"Joseph Levitch"
"The King of Comedy"
"Martin & Lewis"
Jerry Lewis frequently works together with these people:
Sam Comer (34x, Crew)
Wally Westmore (33x, Crew)
Edith Head (33x, Crew)
Hal Pereira (32x, Crew)
Andy Samberg (30x, Actor)
Bill Hader (25x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (21x, Actress)
Dean Martin (19x, Actor)
John P. Fulton (19x, Crew)
Frank Tashlin (17x, Crew)
Nellie Manley (17x, Crew)
Sy Devore (17x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2125, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/20/2021