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Jerry Zucker

Jerry Zucker was born on March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Airplane! (1980), Ghost (1990) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Janet Zucker since May 1987. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Airplane! Producer
Ghost Director
Top Secret!
Top Secret! Producer
Police Squad!
Police Squad! Producer


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 2013 Dear Dumb Diary (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Mental (producer)
 2011 Friends with Benefits (producer)
 2010/I Fair Game (producer)
 2002 Unconditional Love (producer)
 2001 Rat Race (producer)
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (producer - produced by)
 1995 First Knight (producer)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds (producer)
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (executive producer)
 1993 My Life (producer)
 1992 Brain Donors (executive producer)
 1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (executive producer)
 1987 Our Planet Tonight (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Top Secret! (executive producer)
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi) (1982) ... (executive producer)
- The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand) (1982) ... (executive producer)
- Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) (1982) ... (executive producer)
 1980 Airplane! (executive producer)
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All those zany comedies have instilled a sense of pace in me. See more »


Brother of Susan Breslau and David Zucker. See more »


Frequently works with Pat Proft, Jim Abrahams and his brother, David Zucker. See more »

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