The 85 year old wed actress Anne Meara in 1954 and they became a popular comedy duo, frequently performing together on legendary U.S. programme The Ed Sullivan Show.
Unlike several Hollywood marriages, the couple's relationship has withstood the test of time and Stiller insists their secret is not a steamy love life.
He tells the New York Daily News, "I don't miss sex, if you want to know the truth. The sex in my life was always being on stage and performing. Anne couldn't care less... Our marriage has lasted because we have the same feelings of insecurity about being an actor. We needed stability."
The stars are parents to Hollywood actors Ben and Amy Stiller.
The Hollywood stars were feted alongside U.S. talk show host Kelly Ripa on Monday night (04Jun12) for their significant contributions to the city's entertainment industry, while Ben Stiller's comedian parents Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were presented with Lifetime Achievement accolades.
The annual event, held at Manhattan's Gracie Mansion, featured a performance from the cast of Goldberg's Broadway musical Sister Act, led by singer/actress Raven-Symone.
In the Broadway revival, Stiller plays a zookeeper and aspiring songwriter named Artie Shaughnessy who struggles to balance a life with his schizophrenic wife Bananas, played by The Sopranos' Edie Falco, and his mistress Bunny, portrayed by Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Although the Zoolander actor was cast as the star, Falco has won over critics, garnering significant praise for what a New York Times reviewer called a "transfixing" performance in a play that "sinks".
New York Daily News writer Joe Dziemianowicz complimented Stiller for his hidden talents, proclaiming he "plays piano and sings impressively", while Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal insisted Falco is "definitely the star of this show".
Stiller has close personal ties to the show - he played his character's son Ronnie in its 1986 run at New York's Lincoln Center and his mother, Anne Meara, starred as Bunny in the first production of the play back in 1971.
The comedian has recruited his parents, comedy double act Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, to appear with him in an upcoming current affairs show, which will seem them discussing news items.
The trio will film short episodes, which are slated to appear on Yahoo.com at the end of the year (10).
Yahoo Chief Marketing Officer Elisa Steele says, "Ben had a great idea, he started to talk to us and it was a good fit with Yahoo."
A comedy pilot about Jerry Bender, an Assistant Deputy Mayor in New York City, who receives flack from his actress wife, Anne, their three children, and his professional peers. In the pilot, Jerry and Anne Bender's plans for a simple dinner with the family to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary are interrupted when their youngest son, Max, comes home claiming he was mugged. Meanwhile, their oldest son, Daniel, a street musician, hopes it won't rain on his performance in front of Carnegie Hall, and daughter Krissy, a psychologist, analyses her family's problems.