Ben Stiller’s movies and TV shows
Ben Stiller made his acting debut in a 1986 episode of the TV series Kate & Allie titled “Too Late to Rebel.” He made his film debut in the 1987 movie Hot Pursuit, in which he played the character Chris Honeywell. That year, he also landed a role in the film Empire of the Sun, starring Christian Bale. By 1989, Stiller joined Saturday Night Live as a writer but left just five weeks after starting the job. In 1992, Stiller began hosting The Ben Stiller Show. He remained the host until the show ended in 1995.
From 2004 to 2007, Stiller had a recurring role in the series Curb Your Enthusiasm. He appeared in four episodes as himself. He next recurring role was in the TV series Arrested Development, in which he played the character Tony Wonder from 2005 to 2019. During that time, he also played Joe Rutherford on Burning Love from 2012 to 2013. His other acting roles include appearances in Reality Bites, There’s Something About Mary, Zoolander, and The Royal Tenenbaums.
Ben Stiller’s highest-grossing films
As of this writing, Stiller’s highest-grossing film is Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, with worldwide box office earnings of more than $746 million. This includes more than $216 million in domestic earnings and more than $530 million internationally.
His other high-grossing films include Madacascar, with more than $556 million in worldwide box office earnings, Night at the Museum, with more than $579 million in worldwide box office earnings; and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, with more than $599 million in worldwide box office earnings.
Ben Stiller said Jerry Stiller was funny until the end
During an interview with The New Yorker, Stiller said he was grateful that he and his sister, Amy Stiller, were able to spend time with their father. “My sister and I were able to be with him,” he told the publication. “And, just due to the fact that he didn’t have a coronavirus-related illness, and he had been ailing for a while, we were able to be with him, which I’m very, very grateful for.”
Although his father was ill, Stiller notes he remained funny until the end of his life. “The last week or two were tougher for him,” said Stiller. “But he went peacefully, and he had a sense of humor, for sure, until the end. I hesitate to call it a sense of humor. He was just funny, and so he was always himself. He was almost 93, and I think his body was kind of at that point where it was time.”
How Ben Stiller’s net worth could change
The passing of Jerry Stiller will likely mean an increase in Ben’s net worth. As of this writing, Ben has a net worth of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates. At the time of his death, Jerry had a net worth of $14 million.
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