Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Highest Rated: 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017)

Lowest Rated: 10% Hardly Working (1981)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1926

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

"Le Roi du Crazy," as his fans in France knew him, Jerry Lewis was one of the most iconic comic performers in Hollywood history. As one half of the legendary comedy team of Martin and Lewis with crooner Dean Martin, Lewis left audiences hysterical with his stage persona - a manic man-child whose rubber limbs and unquenchable curiosity brought utter chaos to every stage he graced. The team's popularity quickly ushered them to television and films, where they became a top box office draw until separating in 1956. Critics wondered if Lewis would translate as a solo act, but he not only surpassed their expectations as a performer, he also displayed a keen visual eye as director on a number of his features, most notably the nearly silent "Bell Boy" (1960) and his most popular picture, "The Nutty Professor" (1963). The 1970s saw an aging Lewis lose his grip on audiences, and his screen appearances were relegated to his annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. He would not rebound until the early 1980s, when a string of highly regarded dramatic turns on television and in features like Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" (1983) would revive interest in his particular brand of humor. Though health issues frequently forced Lewis to curtail his boundless energy, he remained active on stage and screen well into his eighties, which did much to preserve his status as one of the movies' most unique and creative figures. His death on August 20, 2017 at the age of 91 was greeted with condolences and fond rememberances across the globe.

Highest rated movies

The Ladies' Man
The King of Comedy
Arizona Dream
The Nutty Professor
The Caddy
The Patsy
The Family Jewels
Artists and Models

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self - 2017
82% 30% Dying Laughing Self - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown Unknown (Character) - 2016
63% 29% The Trust Unknown (Character) - 2016
37% 56% Max Rose Max Rose (Character) $56.4K 2013
No Score Yet 49% Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Stationmaster (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet 33% The Nutty Professor Julius Kelp/Buddy Love (Voice),
Producer
- 2008
26% 33% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Executive Producer $123.3M 2000
64% 44% The Nutty Professor Writer,
Executive Producer
$128.8M 1996
61% 82% Funny Bones George Fawkes (Character) $527K 1995
87% 86% Arizona Dream Leo Sweetie (Character) - 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Guest (Character) $12.6M 1992
15% 39% Cookie Arnold Ross (Character) $1.4M 1989
No Score Yet 50% Fight for Life Dr. Bernard Abrams (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Did You Get In? We Didn't See You Leave Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 9% Slapstick of Another Kind Wilbur Swain/Caleb Swain (Character) - 1984
89% 90% The King of Comedy Jerry Langford (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 54% Cracking Up Warren Nefron/Dr. Perks/Gangster/Speed Armeter (Character),
Director
- 1983
10% 26% Hardly Working Bo Hooper (Character),
Director
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rascal Dazzle Narrator - 1980
No Score Yet 28% Which Way to the Front? Brendan Byers III (Character),
Director
- 1971
No Score Yet 25% One More Time Director - 1970
No Score Yet 37% Hook, Line & Sinker Peter J. Ingersoll/Fred Dobbs (Character),
Producer
- 1969
No Score Yet 47% Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River George Lester (Character) - 1968
40% 56% The Big Mouth Gerald Clamson/Syd Valentine (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1967
No Score Yet 80% Way... Way Out Pete Mattemore (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three on a Couch Christopher Pride/Warren/Ringo/Rutherford/Heather (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet 71% Boeing, Boeing Robert Reed (Character) - 1965
80% 72% The Family Jewels Willard Woodward/James Peyton/Everett Peyton/Julius Peyton/Capt. Eddie Peyton/Skylock Peyton/"Bugs" Peyton (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1965
82% 63% The Patsy Stanley Belt/Singers of the Trio (Character),
Director
- 1964
60% 68% The Disorderly Orderly Jerome Littlefield (Character) - 1964
40% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Norman Phiffier (Character) - 1963
84% 67% The Nutty Professor Professor Julius Kelp/Buddy Love/Baby Kelp (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1963
No Score Yet 62% It's Only Money Lester March (Character) - 1962
100% 68% The Ladies' Man Herbert H. Heebert/Mama Heebert (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1961
50% 72% The Errand Boy Morty S. Tashman (Character),
Director
- 1961
70% 68% The Bellboy Stanley/Himself (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1960
60% 64% Cinderfella Cinderfella (Character),
Producer
- 1960
No Score Yet 60% Visit to a Small Planet Kreton (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 42% Don't Give Up the Ship John Paul Steckler I/John Paul Steckler IV/John Paul Steckler VII (Character) - 1959
63% 84% Rock-a-Bye Baby Clayton Poole (Character),
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet 67% The Geisha Boy Gilbert Wooley (Character),
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sad Sack Private Meredith C. Bixby (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 54% The Delicate Delinquent Sidney L. Pythias (Character),
Producer
- 1957
No Score Yet 53% Pardners Wade Kingsley Jr./Wade Kingsley Sr. (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 62% Hollywood or Bust Malcolm Smith (Character) - 1956
78% 75% Artists and Models Eugene Fullstack (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 60% You're Never Too Young Wilbur Hoolick (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 45% Three Ring Circus Jerome F. "Jerry" Hotchkiss (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 54% Living It Up Homer Flagg (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 77% The Stooge Theodore "Ted" Rogers (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Money From Home Virgil Yokum (Character) - 1953
71% 74% Scared Stiff Myron Mertz (Character) - 1953
83% 79% The Caddy Harvey Miller, Jr (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 54% Jumping Jacks Hap Smith (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 67% Sailor Beware Melvin Jones (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 29% That's My Boy `'Junior'` Jackson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% My Friend Irma Goes West Seymour (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 58% At War With the Army Private First Class Alvin Corwin (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 64% My Friend Irma Seymour (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 88% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Uncle Andrew Munch (Guest Star) 2006
85% 76% The Simpsons Professor John Frink, Sr. (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Freddy Statler (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Eli Sternberg (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jerry Lewis Show Host 1967-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966 1962 1960 1956 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Dennis Green (Guest Star),
Director
1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Host 1950-1955

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