Pat Proft

Pat Proft

Highest Rated: 86% The Naked Gun (1988)

Lowest Rated: 4% Scary Movie V (2013)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1947

Birthplace: Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA

A former stand-up comic, Pat Proft became one of the most successful purveyors in Hollywood of low brow, sight-gag humor, as part of the creative teams behind such feature film franchises as "Police Academy" (1984), "The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!" (1991), and "Hot Shots!" (1991). Proft broke into TV as a performer on "The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour" (ABC, 1973). He was a regular with Joey and Ray Heatherton on "Joey & Dad" (CBS, 1975), but soon after found steadier work as a writer for other performers. He was on the writing staff of "The Jim Stafford Show" (ABC, 1975), as well as ABC's revival of "The Smothers Brothers Show" (1975). Proft worked on specials for Cher, Bob Hope, and Ringo Starr, and also wrote for Cher's short-lived variety series (CBS, 1975-76). Even when Proft was performing again, it was usually secondary to his writing duties. He was a writer and performer on "Van Dyke and Company" (NBC, 1976) and both co-starred in and wrote for "Detective School," a short-lived ABC sitcom in 1979. TV work petered out in 1980, with Proft producing and writing two short-lived series, "Marie" (CBS) and "Buckshot" (ABC). He also appeared in a small role in the 1979 NBC TV-movie "Fast Friends."



4% 38% Scary Movie V Screenwriter $32.0M 2013
34% 51% Scary Movie 4 Writer $90.7M 2006
35% 54% Scary Movie 3 Writer $110.0M 2003
19% 56% Wrongfully Accused Director,
$9.6M 1998
7% 24% Mr. Magoo Writer $21.4M 1997
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Screenwriter $48.1M 1994
58% 63% Hot Shots! Part Deux Executive Producer,
$38.6M 1993
58% 65% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear Screenwriter $84.3M 1991
85% 65% Hot Shots! Executive Producer,
$68.3M 1991
86% 84% The Naked Gun Screenwriter $77.9M 1988
76% 83% Real Genius Writer,
$130.8K 1985
57% 64% Police Academy Screenwriter - 1984
54% 56% Bachelor Party Screenwriter - 1984


90% 87% Police Squad! Writer 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Writer 1976