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David Zucker was born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Airplane! (1980). He has been married to Danielle Zucker since May 1997. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2013 Lego Airplane!: Part 1 (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 2013 Scary Movie 5 (written by)
 2008 An American Carol (written by)
 2000 H.U.D. (TV Movie)
 1998 BASEketball (written by)
 1996 High School High (written by)
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (television series: "Police Squad") / (written by)
 1993 For Goodness Sake (Short)
 1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (television series "Police Squad") / (written by)
 1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (television series "Police Squad") / (written by)
 1984 Top Secret! (written by)
  Police Squad! (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1982) (written by - 1 episode, 1982)
- Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) (1982) ... (creator)
 1980 Airplane! (written for the screen by)
 1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie (written by)
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Other Works:

The March 16, 2001 draft of the screenplay for My Boss's Daughter (2003) lists David Zucker and Peter Tilden as writers. Tilden is not credited in the final film and Zucker only received a directing credit. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

David | Kentucky Fried Theatre

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Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie, but in our experience, we realized there's also a component of luck involved in this business. We had absolutely the most competent people in the studio working on the release and ad campaign. See more »


One son, Charles born 2000. See more »


Frequently casts Leslie Nielsen and Lloyd Bridges See more »



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