Jerry Paris

Actor, Director, Television producer
William Gerald "Jerry" Paris was raised by his stepfather, Milton Grossman, but used his real name when he decided to become an actor. Paris attended first New York University, then the University of California Los ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1925 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Director (35)

Laverne and Shirley 1961 - 1966, 1968 - 1983, 1985 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

McCloud 1961 - 1966, 1968 - 1983, 1985 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

The Farmer's Daughter 1961 - 1966, 1968 - 1978, 1985 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

The Munsters 1964 - 1966, 1968 - 1978, 1985 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

The Partridge Family (ABC) 1964 - 1966, 1968 - 1978, 1985 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

You Again? 1968 - 1978, 1985 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Director

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Leo and Loree 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Beane's of Boston 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director

Sister Terri 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Director

The Ted Knight Show 1968 - 1978 (Tv Show)

Director

Best Friends 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

Blansky's Beauties 1968 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Director

When Things Were Rotten 1968 - 1976 (Tv Show)

Director

Here's Lucy 1968 - 1974 (Tv Show)

Director

Barefoot in The Park 1968 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Thicker Than Water 1971 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Director

Cat Ballou 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Keeping Up With the Joneses 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Wednesday Night Out 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Director

Star Spangled Girl 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

The Grasshopper 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Viva Max! 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

Call Her Mom (TV Show)

Director

How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (TV Show)

Director

Make Me an Offer (TV Show)

Director

Only With Married Men (TV Show)

Director

The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Show)

Director

The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Show)

Director

Two on a Bench (TV Show)

Director

What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (TV Show)

Director

Where's the Fire? (TV Show)

Director
Actor (33)

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966, 1968 - 1978, 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Secret! 1984 (Movie)

Backup Singer (Actor)

Leo and Loree 1980 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

But I Don't Want to Get Married! 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 (Movie)

Baseball Umpire (Actor)

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Impostor 1960 (Movie)

Defense Lieutenant (Actor)

Career 1958 (Movie)

Allan Burke (Actor)

No Name on the Bullet 1958 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Sing Boy Sing 1958 (Movie)

Fisher (Actor)

The Female Animal 1958 (Movie)

Hank Lopez (Actor)

The Lady Takes a Flyer 1958 (Movie)

Willie Ridgley (Actor)

The Naked and the Dead 1958 (Movie)

Goldstein (Actor)

The Web 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Zero Hour! 1957 (Movie)

Tony Decker (Actor)

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 (Movie)

Raymond Boyce (Actor)

Never Say Goodbye 1956 (Movie)

Joe Cummings (Actor)

Good Morning, Miss Dove 1955 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Marty 1955 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

Latzi Franks (Actor)

The View From Pompey's Head 1955 (Movie)

Ian Garrick (Actor)

Unchained 1955 (Movie)

Joe Ravens (Actor)

Drive a Crooked Road 1954 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Prisoner of War 1954 (Movie)

Axel Horstrom (Actor)

The Caine Mutiny 1954 (Movie)

Ensign Harding (Actor)

Flight to Tangier 1953 (Movie)

Policeman in Car (Actor)

The Glass Wall 1953 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Wild One 1953 (Movie)

Dextro (Actor)

Bonzo Goes to College 1951 (Movie)

Lefty Edwards (Actor)

Every Man Needs One (TV Show)

Actor

Evil Roy Slade (TV Show)

Actor

My Foolish Heart (Movie)

Usher (Actor)

Sword in the Desert (Movie)

Levitan (Actor)
Producer (1)

The Caretakers 1962 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Writer (1)

The Caretakers 1962 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Biography

William Gerald "Jerry" Paris was raised by his stepfather, Milton Grossman, but used his real name when he decided to become an actor. Paris attended first New York University, then the University of California Los Angeles, but put his career on hold to enlist in the Navy during World War II. On returning to America, he enrolled at the Actor's Studio and soon found himself auditioning for, and being cast in Broadway plays. His first film role came with a small part in "Outrage," followed by acclaimed films like "The Wild One," "Marty" and "The Great Impostor." The year 1961 was when Paris found the role for which most people will remember him, that of next-door-neighbor Jerry Halper in "The Dick Van Dyke Show." "Dick Van Dyke Show" producer Carl Reiner gave Paris his first opportunity to direct one of the show's episodes, and within a couple of years, he was a regular director on the show. In 1964, he was rewarded with an Emmy Award for Best Directing. This led to a new direction in his career as he started focusing on work behind the camera, including directing several episodes of shows like "Happy Days" and "The Odd Couple." In 1986 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and died of complications following surgery.

Relationships

Marvin Paris

Brother
born in 1922

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York 1946

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

New York University

New York , New York

SIMILAR ARTICLES