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Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder
Photo: John Mathew Smith & from Laurel Maryland, USA / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

Birth Date

June 11, 1933


August 29, 2016


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Brown / Grey

Eye color

Light Blue


5 ft 10½ in | 179 cm


70 kg | 154 lbs

Shoe size

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Gene Wilder was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, on June 11, 1933, was an American actor.

Young Gene Wilder first started his career on stage, with local theatre community, at the age of 13.

He began his professional acting career in production of "Twelfth Night" in role as Second Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Complaisant Lover" (1961) in role as Hotel Valet, at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

He made his big screen debut in biographical crime film Bonnie and Clyde (1967) in role as Eugene Grizzard.

He got his television debut in anthology series of televised stage plays The Play of the Week (1961) in episode "The Wingless Victory", in role as Happy Penny.

Gene's breakthrough performance came as Leopold "Leo" Bloom in satirical black comedy film The Producers (1967).

He made his directorial debut with musical comedy movie The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (2013) which he also wrote and starred in lead role as Sigerson Holmes.

Gene Wilder Height and Weight

How tall was Gene Wilder and what was his weight? Gene Wilder's height was 5' 10½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 188 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 154 іn pоunds or 70 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Leopold "Leo" Bloom in satirical black comedy movie The Producers (1967).

He co-wrote and starred as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in comedy horror film Young Frankenstein (1974), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance as Willy Wonka in musical fantasy film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for his role as George Caldwell in buddy comedy thriller film Silver Streak (1976).

He was nominated for OFTA Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries for his role as The Mock Turtle in fantasy adventure movie Alice in Wonderland (1999).

Blazing Saddles (1974) satirical Western black comedy as Jim, "The Waco Kid"

Silver Streak (1976) buddy comedy thriller as George Caldwell

Stir Crazy (1980) comedy as Skip Donahue

The Frisco Kid (1979) Western comedy as Avram Belinski

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) comedy as Dave Lyons

He directed, wrote and starred as Larry Abbot in comedy horror movie Haunted Honeymoon (1986).

Start the Revolution Without Me (1970) comedy as Claude / Philippe

He directed, wrote and starred as Teddy Pierce in romantic comedy film The Woman in Red (1984).

The Little Prince (1974) fantasy musical as The Fox

He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Rudy Hickman in comedy romance film The World's Greatest Lover (1977).

Hanky Panky (1982) comedy thriller as Michael Jordon

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970) comedy as Aloysius "Quackser" Fortune

Rhinoceros (1974) comedy as Stanley

Another You (1991) comedy as George / Abe Fielding

Funny About Love (1990) romantic comedy as Duffy Bergman

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Mr. Stein in NBC sitcom Will & Grace (2002-2003).

The DuPont Show of the Week (1962-1963) NBC anthology drama series as Muller / Wilson / Reporter

Something Wilder (1994-1995) NBC sitcom as Gene Bergman


Graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1951).

Graduated from University of Iowa at Iowa City (1955), with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Studied acting at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England and HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Had Russian-Jewish ancestry.

Served in United States Army, as a medic in Pennsylvania (1956-1958).

He played Harry Berlin in a play "Luv" (1966), at Helen Hayes Theatre.

He released his memoir "Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art" in 2005.

Released novels:

My French Whore (2007)

The Woman Who Wouldn't (2008)

Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance (2013)

Gene died on August 29, 2016, Stamford, Connecticut, United States.


He was married to:

Karen Boyer (1991-2016)

Gilda Radner (1984-1989)

Mary Joan Schutz (1967-1980) he adopted her daughter, Katharine

Mary Mercier (1960-1965)


He was in a relationship with Teri Garr (1974).