Jerry Paris

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Birthday
25, 1925
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Mar 31, 1986 (60)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1925
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Mar 31, 1986 (60)

About

Jerry Helper, the Petries' next-door neighbor on the Dick Van Dyke show who also directed many of the episodes of the series, Happy Days.

Before Fame

He studied at New York University and UCLA, and trained at the Actors Studio after a sting in the Navy during World War II.

Trivia

Beginning on Broadway in bit roles, he moved to television, starting with uncredited parts and moving to buddy roles that he exemplified on the Dick Van Dyke show.

Family Life

He had three children with wife, Ruth Benjamin.

Associated With

He and Celeste Holm appeared together on a Broadway production of Anna Christie, one of his only two Broadway drama roles.

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