Jerry Sroka

Jerry Sroka

Class: 1964Inducted: 2024

Jerry can be seen in the new film, OUR (almost completely true) LOVE STORY, that he wrote and produced with his wife, Mariette Hartley. They had previously produced Dog Years, written by Jerry’s son Warren and available on Amazon.

Jerry’s career began in children’s theatre in Eatontown. Where he played mostly witches. Short witches.

After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared in the Columbia Pictures film version of Godspell, and on the Broadway and Boston stage productions. He wrote and appeared in the long running DYING FOR LAUGHS at the Santa Monica Playhouse. It has been published by Samuel French has been produced in Georgia, Connecticut. and N.Y.

He has appeared at the Woodstock Playhouse , The Gristmill Playhouse, Playhouse on the Mall, The Eastside Playhouse, Sullivan Street Playhouse and City Center in N.Y.

Some of his TV appearances include, Shameless, Shake It Up, Seinfeld, West Wing, Providence, Ally McBeal, Philly, Murder One, Murphy Brown, Ellen, Star Trek, Oh Baby, Murder One, The Jamie Foxx Show, Step by Step, Sisters and The Division. His voice can heard on The Family Guy, The Life and Times of Tim, Antz, The Wild Thornberrys and The Brothers Flub.

He has donated his time to the Bethel Baptist Church in Orange NJ directing a production of A Raisin in the Sun.

He was a board member of the Los Angeles chapter of the ASFP (The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). He went to Washington and met with Congressmen and Senators lobbying for more support for suicide prevention. He was elected to the Screen Actors Guild in New York where he served as 4th National Vice President and later in Los Angeles. He served on several national contract committees and is a member of the Actors Fund, which helps performers in need. He is a a longtime member of Doctors Without Borders, Viet Nam Veterans, World Wildlife Fund, The Southern Poverty Law Center, St. Josephs Indian School and Greenpeace. He has two children and three grandchildren.