Gerald Isaac Stiller (June 8, 1927 – May 10, 2020) was an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. He later played George Costanzas' father Frank, on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens. Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller, with whom Stiller co-starred in the films Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid and Zoolander 2. Stiller frequently played frantic and angry, yet contemplative and sympathetic characters.