Classic TV and Pop Culture blog from your pal Billy Ingram
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Ben Stiller's First Network TV Appearance
Here's a July 1974 syndicated episode of the $25,000 Pyramid where something fairly remarkable happens. Well, a couple of things, watch the whole episode it's very exciting, William Shatner and Anne Meara are the celebrity players.
But at the very end comedian Anne Meara calls her son "Benny" to come join her on stage - and sure enough Ben Stiller, 8 years old, comes running into the scene. You won't see much of him, the camera misses him at every opportunity - ironic I guess. It would be another decade before he was hired as a TV actor.