Jerry Stiller, ‘Seinfeld’ actor and veteran comic, dead at 92

Jerry Stiller, the comedian who was best known for his roles on "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller, his son, announced on Monday. He was 92.

"I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad," his son said in a tweet.

Stiller, who started his career in the 1950s alongside his wife Anne Meara, had a resurgence in the 90s with his iconic character, Frank Costanza on the TV show "Seinfeld."

He was known as the high strung father of George Constanza and was often seen bullying his TV son.

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Some of his well known moments include his famous Festivus celebration, as well as the phrase "Serenity now!" He earned an Emmy nomination in 1997 for his “Seinfeld” performance.

Stiller recalled that he was out of work and not the first choice for the role of Frank Costanza, father to Jason Alexander’s neurotic George.

“My manager had retired,” he said. “I was close to 70 years old, and had nowhere to go.”

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Other famed moments on "Seinfeld" include his invention of the “bro,” or "manssiere," a brassiere for men. Another episode famously saw him as a Korean War cook fearful to ever cook again after he inflicted food poisoning on his entire unit.

After "Seinfeld," Stiller co-starred as the father to Leah Remini's character, Carrie Heffernan in the sitcom "The King of Queens," which aired from 1998 to 2007. It also starred comedian Kevin James.

Ben Stiller (L) and his father Jerry Stiller(R) arrive at the Help Haiti benefit honoring Sean Penn hosted by the Stiller Foundation and The J/P Haitian Relief Organization, in New York.

Ben Stiller (L) and his father Jerry Stiller(R) arrive at the Help Haiti benefit honoring Sean Penn hosted by the Stiller Foundation and The J/P Haitian Relief Organization, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

He wrote an autobiography, “Married to Laughter,” about his 50-plus year marriage to Meara, who died in 2015. Stiller and Meara were considered a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” roughly 36 times.

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In 2001, he appeared in the hit comedy "Zoolander,"  which his son starred in and directed. He played Zoolander’s manager, Maury Ballstein.

Anne Meara (L) and Jerry Stiller (R) are photographed for 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'

Anne Meara (L) and Jerry Stiller (R) are photographed for 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' (CBS via Getty Images)

Stiller earned a drama degree at Syracuse University after serving in World War II, and then headed to New York City to launch his career. There was a brief involvement in Shakespearean theater, including a $55 a week job with Jack Klugman in “Coriolanus.”

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Stiller was considerably quieter and reflective in person than in character — although just as funny. The son of a bus driver and a housewife, Stiller grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn. His inspiration to enter show business came at age 8, when his father took him to see the Marx Brothers in the comedy classic “A Night at the Opera.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report