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Born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, director/writer/producer David Zucker, along with brother Jerry (Ghost, 1990) Zucker and longtime friend, Jim (Hot Shots, 1991) Abrahams, has established himself among Hollywood's (or at least Wisconsin's) most successful filmmakers. Starting out after college, with a borrowed video tape deck ... See full bio »

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

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Airplane! Writer
(1980)
Scary Movie 4 Director
(2006)
Top Secret! Writer
(1984)

Filmography

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 2019 Mossad (creative consultant)
 2013 Scary Movie V (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 The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (television series: "Police Squad") / (written by)
 1993 For Goodness Sake (Short)
 1991 The Naked Gun 2 1/2: 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)
 1987 Our Planet Tonight (TV Movie)
 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 Kentucky Fried Movie (written by)
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Other Works:

Panelist at the 2004 Liberty Film Festival, Hollywood, California. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

David | Kentucky Fried Theatre
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think that came out of watching all those serious movies for all that time. If you watch a movie like Zero Hour, Sterling Hayden is pretty funny, and so are the guys in the cockpit. See more »

Trivia:

Uncle of Bob Zucker, Kate Zucker, Jeremy Breslau and Benji Breslau. See more »

Trademark:

David and Jerry's mother is frequently cast in a small role See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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