Jerry Paris

Jerry Paris' Death

Born (Birthday) July 25, 1925

Death Date March 31, 1986

Age of Death 60 years

Cause of Death Brain Tumor

Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession TV Actor

The TV actor Jerry Paris died at the age of 60. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Jerry Helper, the Petries’ next-door neighbor on the Dick Van Dyke show who also directed many of the episodes of the series, Happy Days.

He studied at New York University and UCLA, and trained at the Actors Studio after a sting in the Navy during World War II.

Beginning on Broadway in bit roles, he moved to television, starting with uncredited parts and moving to buddy roles that he exemplified on the Dick Van Dyke show.

Personal Life

He had three children with wife, Ruth Benjamin.

He and Celeste Holm appeared together on a Broadway production of Anna Christie, one of his only two Broadway drama roles.

How did Jerry Paris die?

On March 18, 1986, Paris was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors discovered he had a brain tumor. He underwent two surgeries, but doctors were unable to remove the tumor. Paris remained hospitalized until his death on March 31 at the age of 60.