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Buck Henry


Buck Henry was born on December 9, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Buck Henry Zuckerman. He is a writer and actor, known for The Graduate (1967), Get Smart (2008) and To Die For (1995). He is married to Sally. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Graduate
The Graduate Writer
(1967)
Get Smart
Get Smart Writer
(2008)
To Die For
To Die For Writer
(1995)
Catch-22
Catch-22 Writer
(1970)

Filmography

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  Get Smart 2 (characters) (announced)
 2014 The Humbling (screenplay)
 2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 2008 Get Smart (characters)
 2001 Town & Country (written by)
 1996 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The High Andes to Patagonia (1996) ... (writer)
 1995 To Die For (screenplay)
 1995 Get Smart (TV Series) (characters - 7 episodes)
- Liver Let Die (1995) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Wurst Enemies (1995) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Passenger 99 (1995) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Shoot Up the Charts (1995) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Goodbye Ms. Chip (1995) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wake Me When I'm Dead (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 Protocol (screenplay)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1980 First Family
 1980 The Nude Bomb (characters)
  Quark (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1977)
- Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... (creator)
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 2 (1978) ... (creator)
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 1 (1978) ... (creator)
- Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) ... (creator)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ficus (1978) ... (creator)
 1975 The Owl and the Pussycat (TV Movie)
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin (screenplay)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (screenplay)
 1971 Is There Sex After Death? (uncredited)
 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat (screenplay)
 1970 Catch-22 (screenplay)
  Get Smart (TV Series) (created by - 138 episodes, 1965 - 1970) (story editor - 46 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (written by - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1966)
- I Am Curiously Yellow (1970) ... (creator)
- Do I Hear a Vaults? (1970) ... (creator)
- Hello, Columbus - Goodbye, America (1970) ... (creator)
- What's It All About, Algie? (1970) ... (creator)
- Smartacus (1970) ... (creator)
 1968 Candy (screenplay)
 1967 The Graduate (screenplay)
  Captain Nice (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1967) (creator - 1 episode, 1967)
- Is Big Town Burning? (1967) ... (written by)
- The Man Who Flies Like a Pigeon (1967) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1964 The Troublemaker (original story) / (screenplay)
 1963 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (1963)
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Premier (1961)
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Show Show Self (58 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Ira Levin's play, "No Time for Sergeants," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, with Wynn Pearce in the cast. Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan were directors. See more »

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2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[about writer Edward Adler, a longtime friend] He was the most lovable guy I guess I ever met in my life. I don't know anyone who knew Eddie that didn't want to protect him, because he always seemed like an innocent. Eddie was a great example of someone who always lived close to the ground, so to speak. He wandered through life with his eye and his ear on a kind of New York that doesn't exist ... See more »

Trivia:

Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award). See more »

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