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      Jim Kouf

      Jim Kouf

      Highest Rated: 89% Stakeout (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Taxi (2004)

      Birthday: Jul 24, 1951

      Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA

      Writer/producer Jim Kouf is best known for his action-packed, star-studded features. He broke into film in 1981 as a co-writer on the forgotten indie comedy "Utilities." The next year, he expanded to producing with the wacky neighbor comedy "Pink Motel." His breakthrough came in 1987 with the buddy cop action-comedy "Stakeout," which teamed the curmudgeonly Richard Dreyfuss with a mustachioed Emilio Estevez. The movie was a hit, leading to "Another Stakeout," a sequel that added upcoming comedienne Rosie O'Donnell to the mix. Balancing his writing wit with his producing prowess, Kouf churned out the screenplay for the Disney comedy-adventure "Operation Dumbo Drop" while executive producing "Con Air," the high-flying Nicolas Cage action flick. It wasn't long before Kouf's action-scripting abilities became his trademark. He penned the culture clash comedy smash "Rush Hour," which co-starred martial arts master Jackie Chan and motor-mouth Chris Tucker, as well as another Cage vehicle, the globetrotting adventure "National Treasure." Since 2000, his producing career has shifted into television, where he served as a consulting producer on the vampire saga "Angel" and the paranormal-themed drama "Ghost Whisperer." Kouf has also contributed several scripts to each series. In 2010, Kouf tried his hand at writing and directing, with the independent crime comedy "A Fork in the Road."


      GANG RELATED, Tupac Shakur, director Jim Kouf, James Belushi, 1997, (c)Orion Pictures GANG RELATED, Tupac Shakur, director Jim Kouf, James Belushi, 1997, (c)Orion Pictures



      59% 51% Money Monster Screenwriter $41.0M 2016
      No Score Yet 35% A Fork in the Road Director,
      - 2010
      9% 43% Taxi Writer $36.6M 2004
      25% 40% Snow Dogs Screenwriter $81.2M 2002
      62% 78% Rush Hour Writer $141.2M 1998
      58% 75% Con Air Executive Producer $101.1M 1997
      50% 65% Gang Related Director,
      $5.9M 1997
      28% 29% Operation Dumbo Drop Screenwriter $24.7M 1995
      16% 28% Another Stakeout Producer $20.1M 1993
      58% 64% Kalifornia Executive Producer $1.8M 1993
      58% 65% Indian Summer Producer $14.7M 1993
      67% 63% White Fang Executive Producer $34.6M 1991
      43% 58% Disorganized Crime Director $7.4M 1989
      89% 56% Stakeout Screenwriter $65.4M 1987
      75% 73% The Hidden Writer $9.7M 1987
      No Score Yet 38% Miracles Director - 1986
      33% 64% Secret Admirer Producer - 1985
      29% 50% Class Screenwriter - 1983


      89% 90% Grimm Executive Producer 2011-2017
      No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Writer 2006-2007
      73% No Score Yet The Handler Writer 2003
      87% 90% Angel Writer 2000-2001