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David Zucker was born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984) and The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991). He has been married to Danielle Zucker since May 1997. They have two children. See full bio »

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

Known For

Airplane!
Airplane! Writer
(1980)
Top Secret!
Top Secret! Writer
(1984)
BASEketball
BASEketball Writer
(1998)

Filmography

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 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) (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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Show Show Actor (9 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
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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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Personal Quote:

Tim Burton is underrated. I loved Big Fish, loved that movie, think it's the best movie of the year, hands down. Really impressed with that. See more »

Trivia:

Father, with Danielle Zucker, of daughter Sarah Zucker and son Charles Zucker. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

zucknuckle

Star Sign:

Libra

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