Jerry Schilling is an American talent manager, producer, and actor who was born on February 6, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee.
He is best known for his association with Elvis Presley and as a member of Presley’s Memphis Mafia from the latter part of the 1960s.
Schilling has also managed other artists such as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Lisa Marie Presley.
He has worked behind the scenes on various projects, including the acclaimed 1972 documentary ‘Elvis On Tour’ and lent his expertise to such television projects as biographies on Brian Wilson and Sun Records chief Sam Phillips.
Jerry Schilling net worth
According to multiple sources, Schilling’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $2 million.
Jerry Schilling career
Schilling was associated with Elvis Presley and was a member of Presley’s Memphis Mafia from the latter part of the 1960s.
In an interview, Schilling talked about his relationship with Presley and how he stood out from his coterie of buddies by desiring to be his own man and forge a career away from Graceland.
He also talked about how the people that Presley had great successes with were creative challenges to the business atmosphere that was around, which made those business people nervous.
Schilling has written a book titled “Me and a Guy Named Elvis”.
In the book, he talks about his experiences with Presley and his relationship with Colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager.
Schilling said that the Colonel was a very complicated person and was the hardest character to write about in the book.
The Colonel did a lot of great things, but creativity wasn’t one of them.
How did jerry schilling meet Elvis Presley?
Schilling met Presley when he was playing grade-school football and made the team in Memphis, Tennessee.
They met on a local football field, and Presley was playing with his friends when he saw Jerry playing football and asked him to join in.
The two became friends and forged a close relationship that lasted from the mid-’50s until Presley’s death in 1977.
Schilling was a trusted friend and confidante who enjoyed an eyewitness take on life inside the gates of Graceland.
He has also talked about how he and Presley would go on long road trips, and Presley would pull over the bus and play football with Schilling.