As of 2015, actor and comedian Jerry Lewis has produced 12 movies, most of which were released in the 1960s. His first producer credit is for "The Delicate Delinquent" in 1957 before Lewis produced eight movies from 1960 to 1969.Continue Reading
Lewis also starred in most of his productions. In "The Delicate Delinquent," Lewis plays a bumbling janitor mistaken for gang-member material who ends up graduating from a local police academy. "The Bellboy" and "Cinderfella," both from 1960, represent two well-known productions from the comedian. "The Bellboy" featured Lewis as a mute hotel worker in Miami who gets in trouble due to his frequent errors in judgment. "Cinderfella" places the comedian in a gender-bending role of a male Cinderella who must go the ball and dance with a princess despite his overbearing stepfather and stepbrothers.
Many of Lewis's productions were written and directed by Frank Tashlin. The legendary comedian also directed, as well as produced and starred in, a few films such as "The Big Mouth," "Three on a Couch" and "Which Way to the Front?"
Lewis received an executive producer credit for "The Nutty Professor" in 1996, a movie starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tom Shadyac. Lewis starred in and wrote the original movie in 1963. The venerable actor also received an executive producer credit for the sequel, "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps."Learn more about Art & Literature