Jerry Lewis was born Joseph Levitch, March 16, 1926 is an American comedian actor, film producer, as an innovative filmmaker, Lewis is credited with inventing Video Assist System cinematography.screenwriter, director and singer. He is best known for his slapstick humor in movies, television, stage and radio.
He was born Joseph Levitch in Newark, New Jersey, to Russian Jewish parents. His father, Daniel Levitch, was a master of ceremonies and vaudeville entertainer who used the professional name Danny Lewis' mother, Rachel Levitch, was a pianist for a radio station.
Lewis was portrayed by Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes in 2002 made or TV movie Martin and Lewis. The film portrays Lewis' partnership with Dean Martin.Hayes met Lewis on the set of TV movies and continued to receive a Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor.