David Zucker

David Zucker

Highest Rated: 97% Airplane! (1980)

Lowest Rated: 4% Scary Movie V (2013)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1947

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

With his younger brother Jerry and childhood pal Jim Abrahams, writer-producer-director David Zucker was responsible for a series of hilarious spoofs of a wide swath of popular movie genres. After forming a comedy troupe in college, the trio made their film debut with the cult classic, "The Kentucky Fried Movie" (1977), which featured a string of vignettes. But it was their next spoof, "Airplane!" (1980), that marked their first major hit and established the three as an influential comedic force. After "Airplane," the Zuckers and Abraham made an attempt at television with "Police Squad!" (ABC, 1982) before returning to the big screen with "Top Secret!" (1984). With the trio going their separate ways, Zucker began making more mainstream movies, directing "Ruthless People" (1986) and the successful film franchise, "The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!" (1988), which revitalized the Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) character from "Police Squad" and spawned two hit sequels. From there, Zucker directed "BASEketball" (1998) and flew solo to direct the romantic comedy "My Boss' Daughter" (2003). On his own, Zucker breathed new life into the "Scary Movie" franchise, directing the third and fourth installments. Zucker remained, along with his two cohorts, a true pioneer of the spoof comedy.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
4% 38% Scary Movie V Screenwriter,
Producer
$32M 2013
12% 47% An American Carol Director,
Writer,
Producer
$7M 2008
17% 32% Superhero Movie Director $25.9M 2008
35% 51% Scary Movie 4 Director $90.7M 2006
35% 54% Scary Movie 3 Director $110M 2003
8% 23% My Boss's Daughter Director $15.5M 2003
72% 64% Phone Booth Producer $46.6M 2002
42% 74% BASEketball Director,
Writer
$7M 1998
19% 37% High School High Producer $21M 1996
44% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Producer $48M 1995
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Producer,
Screenwriter
$48.1M 1994
56% 65% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear Director,
Screenwriter
$84.3M 1991
88% 84% The Naked Gun Director,
Executive Producer,
Screenwriter
$77.9M 1988
93% 72% Ruthless People Director $70.9M 1986
75% 80% Top Secret! Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1984
97% 89% Airplane! Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1980

TV

Credit
96% 69% The Good Fight Executive Producer 2017-2021
87% 76% The Terror Producer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flipside With Michael Loftus Guest 2016
90% 79% Police Squad! Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1982

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