A Tribute to One of the Greatest Secondary Characters of All Time

The world was once again graced with blue news this morning via actor Ben Stiller’s twitter, as he announced his father Jerry Stiller has passed away from natural causes. The late actor began his career in the 1950s, garnering very small roles on one off episodes that didn’t really amount to anything. It wasn’t until 1993 when finally Jerry was able to show everyone the comedic genius he was, cementing himself as one of the best secondary characters in sitcom history. As short tempered Frank Costanza On Seinfeld , he gave us some unforgettable quotable’s like “Serenity Now” and “Festivus for the rest of us”. Quite possibly his best moment though was the infamous Jay Buhner outburst directed at Larry David, whom was playing the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Although only appearing in under 30 episodes Jerry stole the show in almost every scene he had, and truly complimented the shows dynamic of characters perfectly. After Seinfeld he went on to play other great roles such as Arthur Spoon on The King of Queens, and Maury Ballstein in both of the Zoolander movies. The world lost a good one, Rest In Peace Jerry.

Here are some all time great clips from Frank Costanza to leave you on a positive note…

Published by Fran Cava

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