Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

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Birthday: 
11 June 1933, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Birth Name: 
Jerome Silberman
Height: 
179 cm
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production o... Show more »
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production of Arnold Wesker's "Roots" and followed quickly with his Broadway debut as the comic valet in "The Complaisant Lover" (both 1961), for which he won the Clement Derwent Award. His other Broadway credits included "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1963, with Kirk Douglas), "The White House" (1964, with Helen Hayes) and "Luv" (1966), but it was a 1963 Broadway production of "Mother Courage and Her Children" that altered the course of his life forever. In its cast was Anne Bancroft, who was dating Mel Brooks at the time, and the relationship established between the two men eventually led to Wilder's becoming part of Brooks' "stock company". Wilder's Actor's Studio connection may have helped him land his first feature, Bonnie and Clyde (1967), in which he drew much favourable attention in a small but memorable role as a frightened young undertaker abducted by the legendary duo. Wilder's performance as the endearingly frantic Leo Bloom in The Producers (1967) kicked off his celebrated collaboration with Mel Brooks and garnered him an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. His career gained momentum as he played a swashbuckler in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), the candy impresario of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and a sheep-smitten doctor in Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). Wilder re-teamed with Mel Brooks for the inspired lunacy of Blazing Saddles (1974) and Young Frankenstein (1974), earning his second Oscar nomination for his first-time screen-writing efforts (along with Mel Brooks) on the latter. Spurred by these triumphs, Wilder made his directorial debut (in addition to acting and starring) with The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975). His first association with Richard Pryor had come on Blazing Saddles (1974), but Richard Pryor (co-screenwriter) had lost out in his bid for the Cleavon Little role. Richard Pryor and Wilder first acted together in the highly entertaining and commercially successful Silver Streak (1976) and scored at the box office again with Stir Crazy (1980), but their later efforts were mediocre. Ironically, Hanky Panky (1982), Wilder's first of three films with his late wife Gilda Radner, originally was written to pair him with Richard Pryor again, but Richard Pryor's unavailability necessitated rewriting the part for Gilda Radner. Show less «

Gene Wilder's FILMOGRAPHY

Sesame Street - Season 50

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Will and Grace - Season 11

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Sesame Street - Season 49

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Love, Gilda

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Will and Grace - Season 10

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Sesame Street - Season 48

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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

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Will and Grace - Season 8

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Will and Grace - Season 7

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Gilmore Girls - Season 1

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Alice in Wonderland (1999)

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Another You (1991)

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

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Haunted Honeymoon

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The Woman in Red

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Stir Crazy

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Silver Streak

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Young Frankenstein

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Blazing Saddles

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

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Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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Bonnie And Clyde

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Gene Wilder'S roles

Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Jim
Jim
Eugene Grizzard
Eugene Grizzard
Willy Wonka
Willy Wonka
Skip Donahue
Skip Donahue
Dave Lyons
Dave Lyons
Mock Turtle
Mock Turtle
George
George
Larry Abbot
Larry Abbot
Dr. Ross
Dr. Ross
Teddy Pierce
Teddy Pierce
Himself
Himself
Mr. Stein
Mr. Stein