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      Jerry Lewis

      Jerry Lewis

      Highest Rated: 100% The Ladies' Man (1961)

      Lowest Rated: 0% One More Time (1970)

      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

      100% The Ladies' Man
      89% The King of Comedy
      87% Arizona Dream
      85% Artists and Models
      83% The Caddy
      82% The Patsy
      82% The Nutty Professor
      80% The Family Jewels

      Photos

      SAILOR BEWARE, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis [Martin & Lewis], 1952 THE BELLBOY, Jerry Lewis, 1960 THE BELLBOY, Jerry Lewis, 1960 THE BELLBOY, Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, 1960 IT'S ONLY MONEY, Jerry Lewis, 1962, vacuum cleaner IT'S ONLY MONEY, Jerry Lewis, Jesse White, 1962, threaten THE CADDY, from left: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, 1953 THE CADDY, from left: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, 1953 THE CADDY, Jerry Lewis, 1953 THE CADDY, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, 1953 THE CADDY, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, 1953 THE CADDY, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, 1953 ARTISTS AND MODELS, from left: Dean Martin, Dorothy Malone, Shirley MacLaine, Jerry Lewis, 1955 ARTISTS AND MODELS, from left: Shirley MacLaine, Jerry Lewis, 1955 CINDERFELLA, from left: Ed Wynn, Jerry Lewis, 1960 PARDNERS, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, 1956, guns PARDNERS, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, 1956, horse PATSY, Jerry Lewis, 1964 THAT'S MY BOY, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Mayehoff, 1951 LIVING IT UP, Sheree North, Jerry Lewis, 1954

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self - 2017
      No Score Yet 83% Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown Unknown (Character) - 2016
      86% 28% Dying Laughing Self - 2016
      63% 30% The Trust Unknown (Character) - 2016
      38% 57% Max Rose Max Rose (Character) $56.4K 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vaudeville Comedy, Then and Now Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 52% Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Stationmaster (Voice) - 2009
      No Score Yet 36% The Nutty Professor Julius Kelp/Buddy Love (Voice),
      Producer
      - 2008
      27% 33% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Executive Producer $123.3M 2000
      64% 44% The Nutty Professor Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $128.8M 1996
      63% 81% Funny Bones George Fawkes (Character) $527.0K 1995
      87% 86% Arizona Dream Leo Sweetie (Character) - 1992
      59% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Guest (Character) $12.6M 1992
      13% 37% Cookie Arnold Ross (Character) $1.4M 1989
      No Score Yet 50% Fight for Life Dr. Bernard Abrams (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 17% Slapstick of Another Kind Wilbur Swain/Caleb Swain (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How Did You Get In? We Didn't See You Leave Unknown (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 48% Cracking Up Warren Nefron/Dr. Perks/Gangster/Speed Armeter (Character),
      Director
      - 1983
      89% 90% The King of Comedy Jerry Langford (Character) - 1983
      9% 24% Hardly Working Bo Hooper (Character),
      Director
      - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rascal Dazzle Narrator - 1980
      No Score Yet 24% Which Way to the Front? Brendan Byers III (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1971
      0% 25% One More Time Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 38% 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% 55% 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 62% Three on a Couch Christopher Pride/Warren/Ringo/Rutherford/Heather (Character),
      Director,
      Producer
      - 1966
      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
      No Score Yet 72% Boeing, Boeing Robert Reed (Character) - 1965
      60% 68% The Disorderly Orderly Jerome Littlefield (Character) - 1964
      82% 63% The Patsy Stanley Belt/Singers of the Trio (Character),
      Director
      - 1964
      82% 67% The Nutty Professor Professor Julius Kelp/Buddy Love/Baby Kelp (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1963
      57% 65% Who's Minding the Store? Norman Phiffier (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 62% It's Only Money Lester March (Character) - 1962
      50% 72% The Errand Boy Morty S. Tashman (Character),
      Director
      - 1961
      100% 67% The Ladies' Man Herbert H. Heebert/Mama Heebert (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1961
      No Score Yet 58% Visit to a Small Planet Kreton (Character) - 1960
      73% 68% The Bellboy Stanley/Himself (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1960
      50% 65% Cinderfella Cinderfella (Character),
      Producer
      - 1960
      No Score Yet 46% Don't Give Up the Ship John Paul Steckler I/John Paul Steckler IV/John Paul Steckler VII (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 67% The Geisha Boy Gilbert Wooley (Character),
      Producer
      - 1958
      63% 82% Rock-a-Bye Baby Clayton Poole (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 54% Pardners Wade Kingsley Jr./Wade Kingsley Sr. (Character) - 1956
      80% 63% Hollywood or Bust Malcolm Smith (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 60% You're Never Too Young Wilbur Hoolick (Character) - 1955
      85% 76% Artists and Models Eugene Fullstack (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 47% Three Ring Circus Jerome F. "Jerry" Hotchkiss (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 55% Living It Up Homer Flagg (Character) - 1954
      83% 75% The Caddy Harvey Miller, Jr (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 50% Money From Home Virgil Yokum (Character) - 1953
      71% 73% Scared Stiff Myron Mertz (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 78% The Stooge Theodore "Ted" Rogers (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 54% Jumping Jacks Hap Smith (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 68% Sailor Beware Melvin Jones (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 28% 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 65% My Friend Irma Seymour (Character) - 1949

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Host 1950-1955 2017 2022 2024
      No Score Yet 87% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014
      78% 82% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Uncle Andrew Munch (Guest Star) 2006
      85% 77% 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 58% 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 1957-1958 1967-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1954 1956 1960 1962 1966
      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