The Hollywood actor was born and raised in the city, but has been living in Los Angeles in recent years with his wife Christine Taylor and their two children.
When Stiller accepted a role on the New York stage in The House of Blue Leaves, he relocated his family to the east coast and the Zoolander star hopes the move will give his kids the chance of a normal childhood.
He tells the New York Post, “Moving permanently from California is wonderful. We love it here. Everyone’s great. It’s reality. People in the street. I’m a New Yorker. I want my kids to have this real environment. L.A. is isolating.”