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Jerry Paris

Highest Rated:   100% Marty (1955)
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Born in San Francisco, Jerry Paris was a graduate of New York University and UCLA, and joined the Actors Studio after serving in the navy during World War II. His earliest stage performances were in productions of Medea, Anna Christie, and The Front Page. He entered films in 1950, and his early screen credits include Outrage, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild One, The Caine Mutiny, Marty, and The Naked and the Dead. Paris was also a regular on the series The Untouchables from 1959 thru 1961 in the role of G-man Martin Flaherty. In 1961, he joined the cast of The Dick Van Dyke Show as Jerry Helper, the next door neighbor to Rob and Laura Petrie. During the early run of the show, Paris began pestering producer Carl Reiner for a chance to direct, and was given his opportunity in 1962 with the classic episode "It May Look Like a Walnut," a comic take on science fiction chillers that was highlighted by the spectacle of costar Mary Tyler Moore sliding out of a closet filled with 1100 pounds of walnuts. Paris became a regular director on the show and won and Emmy in 1964 for his work. He subsequently went into feature filmmaking, including Viva Max and The Star-Spangled Girl, before returning to television, directing the pilot episode of Love American Style. He directed 35 episodes of The Odd Couple, and later spent a decade as producer and director of Happy Days, as well as directing the pilot episode of Laverne and Shirley. Paris created the character of Mork, played by Robin Williams, who was later spun off into the series Mork and Mindy. Paris returned to feature filmmaking in the late '80s with Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3. He died in 1993 after a long struggle with cancer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • Director
1986
23% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet Make Me an Offer
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Only with Married Men
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Evil Roy Slade
  • Director
  • Souvenir Salesman
1972
No Score Yet Star Spangled Girl
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet The Grasshopper
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Viva Max!
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment
  • Director
  • Police Photographer
1968
No Score Yet Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
  • Director
  • Baseball Umpire
1968
No Score Yet How Sweet It Is!
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet The Great Imposter
  • Defense Lieutenant
1961
No Score Yet No Name on the Bullet
  • Miller
1959
No Score Yet Career
  • Allan Burke
1959
No Score Yet The Naked and the Dead
  • Goldstein
1958
No Score Yet Zero Hour!
  • Tony Decker
1957
No Score Yet D-Day: The Sixth of June
  • Raymond Boyce
1956
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye
  • Joe Cummings
1956
No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Dove
  • Maurice
1955
No Score Yet The Naked Street (The Brass Ring)
  • Latzi Franks
1955
100% Marty
  • Thomas
1955
No Score Yet Hell's Horizon
  • Actor
1955
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie
  • Actor
1954
92% The Caine Mutiny
  • Ens. Harding
1954
No Score Yet Prisoner of War
  • Axel Horstrom
1954
80% The Wild One
  • Dextro
1954
No Score Yet Drive a Crooked Road
  • Phil
1954
No Score Yet Sabre Jet
  • Capt. Bert Flanagan
1953
No Score Yet The Glass Wall
  • Tom
1953
88% Monkey Business
  • Scientist
1952
No Score Yet Submarine Command (The Submarine Story)
  • Sgt. Gentry
1951
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Reynolds
1951
83% Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Cadet
1950
No Score Yet Outrage
  • Frank Marini
1950
88% D.O.A.
  • Bell Hop
1950
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart
  • Usher
1949

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