Jerry Adler


Actor, Director

About

Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
February 04, 1929

Biography

Jerry Adler rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Adler's career began by acting in comedies like "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993) with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton and "Getting Away With Murder" (1996) with Dan Aykroyd and Lily Tomlin. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Qua...

Family & Companions

Dolores Parker
Wife
Divorced.
Cathy Rice
Wife
Dancer, choreographer.

Biography

Jerry Adler rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Adler's career began by acting in comedies like "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993) with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton and "Getting Away With Murder" (1996) with Dan Aykroyd and Lily Tomlin. He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1988-1993). His film career continued throughout the nineties and the early 2000s in productions like "Larger Than Life" (1996), the dramatic adaptation "Six Ways to Sunday" (1999) with Norman Reedus and the comedy "30 Days" (2000) with Ben Shenkman. More recently, he continued to act in the dramatic adaptation "In Her Shoes" (2005) with Cameron Diaz, the Meryl Streep romantic comedy "Prime" (2005) and the Vin Diesel drama "Find Me Guilty" (2006). He also appeared in "The Memory Thief" (2008) with Mark Webber and "Synecdoche, New York" (2008) with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Adler most recently acted in the dramatic comedy "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" (2014) with Robin Williams. Adler was married to Cathy Rice.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Overlord (1975) - Good Luck, Son Young Tom (Brian Stirner) hurries home to Mum and Dad, before his departure for war, which is then inter-cut with various documentary footage, in writer-director Stuart Cooper's Overlord, 1975.
Overlord (1975) - Opening, A Film By Stuart Cooper A good deal of darkness and some silence before writer and director Stuart Cooper begins his complex introduction of sound, music, documentary and original footage in his 1975 World War II drama Overlord.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - I Prefer To Atrophy After an opening establishing the outside of Madison Square Garden, writer-director Woody Allen finds himself as Larry and Diane Keaton as wife Carol, heading home where they meet apartment neighbors Paul and Lillian House (Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen) and are obligated to socialize, in Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1993, also starring Alan Alda.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) - Pastry Myself To Death After the surprising death of their apartment neighbor, Larry and Carol (writer-director Woody Allen, Diane Keaton) at dinner with Sy and Marilyn (Ron Rifkin, Joy Behar) and Alan Alda as Ted, Carlo Di Palma’s lighting and Dick Mingalone’s hand-held camera, in a notable single take, major themes emerging, in Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1993.
Great Santini, The (1979) - Welcome Home, Colonel Introducing the family of the title character (Robert Duvall as the Marine pilot “Bull” Meechum), Blythe Danner as mom Lillian, Michael O’Keefe as Ben (representing Pat Conroy from his autobiographical novel), with Lisa Jane Persky, Brian Andrews and Jullie Anne Haddock, early in The Great Santini, 1979.
Great Santini, The (1979) - Would You Like To Be Killed In Action? En route to his new post at Beaufort, South Carolina, 1962, Robert Duvall as Marine Col. “Bull” Meechum (title character), Michael O’Keefe his son Ben, the substantially autobiographical character from the Pat Conroy novel, Blythe Danner as wife Lillian, in The Great Santini, 1979.
Great Santini, The (1979) - Squirt A Few Probably the best-known scene, Robert Duvall as the title character, Marine pilot “Bull” Meechum, Michael O’Keefe as his son, based on the author Pat Conroy from his novel, Blythe Danner as mother Lillian, the family watching a one-on-one challenge, South Carolina ca. 1962, in The Great Santini, 1979.
Great Santini, The (1979) - You're Probably Wondering Why I Attacked You Reporting to his new post in South Carolina, 1962, belligerent Marine pilot Col. Meechum (Robert Duvall) attacks unsuspecting Atchley (Bennett Liss), thinking he was surprising his old buddy, fellow officer Hedgepath (Paul Mantee), in The Great Santini, 1979, from the Pat Conroy novel.
Bespoke Overcoat, The (1956) - An Old Man Is An Old Man London tailor Morrie (David Kossoff) with the ghost of friend Fender (Alfie Bass), whom he just buried with the overcoat he’d made for him before he was taken ill, who explains his contempt for Ranking (Alan Tilvern), for whom he worked as a clerk, Jack Clayton directing, in The Bespoke Overcoat, 1956.
Bespoke Overcoat, The (1956) - You're A Good Tailor Opening director Jack Clayton’s adaptation of the play by Wolf Mankowitz, suggested by a Gogol story, the 1956 Academy Award winner for Best Short Subject, David Kossoff as underpaid London jewish tailor Morrie, from The Bespoke Overcoat, co-starring Alfie Bass.
Hakuchi (a.k.a. The Idiot, 1951) - They Call It Epileptic Dementia Substantially faithful to the Dostoyevsky novel, to which the text refers, though re-set by writer-director Akira Kurosawa in post-WWII Japan, Masayuki Mori is the title character Kameda, Toshiro Mifune his more worldly new friend Akama, opening Hakuchi. a.k.a The Idiot, 1951.
Hakuchi (a.k.a. The Idiot, 1951) - How Do You Know Me? Kameda (Masayuki Mori, title character), having seen her photo, is stupefied upon meeting Takeo (Setsuko Hara), who has been sold in marriage to Kayama (Minoru Chiaki), who introduces his family (Eiko Miyoshi, Noriko Sengoku, Kuninori Kodo) in Akira Kurosawa's Dostoyevsky adaptation, Hakuchi, 1951.

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Family

Philip Adler
Father
General manager. Worked at the Group Theater.
Pauline Adler
Mother

Companions

Dolores Parker
Wife
Divorced.
Cathy Rice
Wife
Dancer, choreographer.

Bibliography