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Jim Abrahams was born on May 10, 1944 in Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984) and Police Squad! (1982). He is married to Nancy Cocuzzo. See full bio »

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Fri, Aug 19 10:15 AM PDT on HBO2 (512)
Top Secret!
Sun, Aug 21 3:18 AM PDT on HBOC (515)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Airplane! Writer
(1980)
Top Secret! Writer
(1984)
Police Squad! Writer
(1982)
Hot Shots! Writer
(1991)

Filmography

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 2020 Boom and Topper: Safari Hunters (written by)
 2006 Scary Movie 4 (screenplay)
 1998 Mafia! (written by)
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (television series: "Police Squad")
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux (characters) / (written by)
 1991 Hot Shots! (written by)
 1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (television series Police Squad)
 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) (created by - 6 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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Alternate Names:

Kentucky Fried Theatre

Spouse:

Nancy Cocuzzo
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Trivia:

Son of Louise Ogens Abrahams and Norman Abrahams. Brother of Alice Gruenberg and Jane Butenhoff. Father of Joseph, Jamie and Charlie. First cousin of Kate Ogens Siegler, Andy Ogens and Dan Ogens. See more »

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Frequently works with David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Pat Proft See more »

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