Jerry Stiller was questioned by NYPD for filming Ben Stiller walking to school

Ben Stiller dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Thursday, where he talked about his dad, Jerry Stiller’s obsession with filming him.

”My dad, he was always recording and always filming,” said Stiller. “He gave me my first Super 8 camera. He would film us all the time. He was also very overprotective.”

While Ben has made appearances on Jerry’s television shows and Jerry’s made appearances in Ben’s movies, this footage was just a father capturing a memorable moment.

“When I decided I was going to walk to school by myself for the first time is when I was in third grade, he followed me in a car,” Stiller recalled. “Shot footage of me walking to school on my own.”

Even though Jerry’s Seinfeld character Frank Costanza couldn’t stand his son George Costanza, Jerry’s real-life obsession with his son was nearly criminal.

“Literally, when he was doing that, a cop stopped him,” Stiller recalled. “Hey, listen, the cops were very vigilant at that time.”

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BEN STILLER: My dad was-- he was always recording and always filming. He gave me my first Super 8 camera and got me into making movies. And he would film us all the time. And he was also very overprotective.

- Ben Stiller dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday, where he talked about his dad Jerry Stiller's obsession with filming him.

BEN STILLER: When I decided that I was going to go walk to school by myself for the first time when I was like in third grade, he followed me in a car and shot footage of me walking to school on my own.

- While Ben has made appearances on Jerry's shows and Jerry has made appearances in Ben's movies, this was just a father capturing a memorable moment.

BEN STILLER: This is literally me thinking that I'm on my own by myself in New York City, but Jerry Stiller is in a car with a Super 8 camera filming me.

- Even though Jerry's character Frank Costanza couldn't stand his Seinfeld son George Costanza, Jerry's real life obsession with his son was nearly criminal.

BEN STILLER: Literally, when he was doing that, a cop stopped him and said, why are you-- why are you filming that child?

JIMMY KIMMEL: That's good-- that's a good thing. Hey, listen, the cops were very--

BEN STILLER: Yeah, they were on it.

JIMMY KIMMEL: They were vigilant at that time.