Jerry Paris

Jerry Paris

Highest Rated: 100% Outrage (1950)

Lowest Rated: 31% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Birthday: Jul 25, 1925

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 39% Police Academy 3: Back in Training Director $40.3M 1986
31% 42% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leo and Loree Tony (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Me an Offer Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only With Married Men Director - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Couple Takes a Wife Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Her Mom Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triple Play II Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Man Needs One Marty Ranier (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1972
No Score Yet 75% Evil Roy Slade Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's a Nice Girl Like You...? Director - 1971
No Score Yet 67% Star Spangled Girl Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feminist and the Fuzz Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two on a Bench Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet But I Don't Want to Get Married! Director,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet 50% The Grasshopper Director - 1970
No Score Yet 62% Viva Max Director - 1969
No Score Yet 51% Never a Dull Moment Director - 1968
No Score Yet 60% How Sweet It Is! Director - 1968
No Score Yet 47% Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River Director - 1968
No Score Yet 83% The Great Impostor Defense Lieutenant (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 74% No Name on the Bullet Harold Miller (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Animal Hank Galvez (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Flyer Willie Ridgely (Character) - 1958
83% 35% The Naked and the Dead Goldstein (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 43% Zero Hour Tony Decker (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Prowl Woody (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 43% D-Day, the Sixth of June Raymond Boyce (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Never Say Goodbye Joe (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Lived Before Russell Smith (Character) - 1956
98% 87% Marty Tommy (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 54% Good Morning, Miss Dove Maurice 'Rab' Levine (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unchained Joe Ravens (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% The Naked Street Latzi Franks (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner of War Axel Horstrom (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 86% About Mrs. Leslie Director - 1954
No Score Yet 53% The Glass Wall Tom (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonzo Goes to College Lefty Edwards (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 82% Bright Victory Reynolds (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Mister Air Force Pilot in Skit (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Missile Crewman Andy Mason (Character) - 1951
100% 68% Outrage Frank Marini (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 52% My Foolish Heart Usher at Football Game (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Doctor (Guest Star),
Director
1974-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Heavens Director 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Director 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Director 1970-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Dick Van Dyke Show Director 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Director 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Director 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Director 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Mr. Thompson (Character),
Announcer (Guest Voice),
Director
1961-1966
83% 100% The Munsters Director 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Director 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Jim Prestwick (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Jay Breacher (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Emmanuel Gruber (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Pete (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Mr. Tarlow (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael Shayne Tim Rourke (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Character) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service O'Kane (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957

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