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.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Mossad Writer - 2019
4% 38% Scary Movie V Screenwriter,
$32.0M 2013
12% 48% An American Carol Director,
$7.0M 2008
16% 32% Superhero Movie Director $25.9M 2008
34% 51% Scary Movie 4 Director $90.7M 2006
35% 54% Scary Movie 3 Director $110.0M 2003
8% 23% My Boss's Daughter Director $15.5M 2003
71% 64% Phone Booth Producer $46.6M 2002
41% 74% BASEketball Director,
$7.0M 1998
19% 37% High School High Producer $21.0M 1996
46% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Producer $48.0M 1995
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Producer,
$48.1M 1994
58% 65% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear Director,
$84.3M 1991
86% 84% The Naked Gun Director,
Executive Producer
$77.9M 1988
93% 72% Ruthless People Director $70.9M 1986
76% 80% Top Secret! Director,
Executive Producer
- 1984
97% 89% Airplane! Director,
Executive Producer
- 1980


95% 69% The Good Fight Executive Producer 2017-2022
No Score Yet 89% Impractical Jokers Self 2020
87% 77% The Terror Producer 2018
90% 86% Police Squad! Executive Producer,