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Jerry Paris (William Gerald Paris)

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Biography

San Francisco, California, USA
Glimpsed here and there throughout the 1950s in amiable acting supports on film, it was as a TV producer and director that Jerry Paris found his true calling. In front of the camera, however, most fans will remember him quite fondly as the neighborhood dentist to Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on Van Dyke's treasured TV comedy sitcom of the 60s.

He was born William Gerald Paris on July 25, 1925, in San Francisco, California. His father was a Russian immigrant; his mother, the former Esther Mohr, remarried when Jerry was a small child. Read more...

Actor

Character: Usher at Football Game

My Foolish Heart 1949

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Character: Dextro

The Wild One 1953

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Character: Ens. Barney Harding

The Caine Mutiny 1954

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Character: Mr. Harkness

About Mrs. Leslie 1954

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Character: Tommy

Marty 1955

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Character: Joe Ravens

Unchained 1955

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Character: Raymond Boyce

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956

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Character: Priest in Police Line-up

Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986

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Character: Mr. Tarlow

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Agent Martin Flaherty

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Ed Hunnicutt

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Reynolds, the Medic

Bright Victory 1951

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Character: Jim Prestwick

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Passerby Lorna Bumps on Street

The Caretakers 1963

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Character: Jay Breacher

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Dr. Jerry Helper

Pioneers of Television 2008

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Character: Allan Burke

Career 1959

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Character: Defense Lieutenant

The Great Impostor 1961

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Directing

Writing

Character: Passerby Lorna Bumps on Street

The Caretakers 1963

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