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Born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, legendary director/writer/producer David Zucker, along with legendary brother Jerry (Ghost, 1990) Zucker and equally legendary 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... 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 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 (10 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:

I think we grew up thinking that the funniest things on TV were the old, serious movies. I always liked the Marx Brothers, but the thing that always made us laugh were movies like Zero Hour. That's what inspired us. See more »

Trivia:

He worked with Lloyd Bochner in The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and his son Hart Bochner in High School High (1996). See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

zucknuckle

Star Sign:

Libra

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