Jerry Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King of Queens (1998). Other television parts soon followed. Jerry was then cast in the independent feature, Cross Bronx (2004), which premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. Jerry attended New Utrecht High School.