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David Zucker was born on October 16, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Airplane! (1980). He has been married to Danielle Zucker since May 1997. They have two children.

Full NameDavid Zucker
Net Worth$600,000
Date Of BirthOctober 16, 1947
Place Of BirthMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Height1.75 m
Weight72 kg
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor
EducationShorewood High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
SpouseDanielle Zucker
ChildrenSarah Zucker, Charles Zucker
ParentsCharlotte Zucker, Burton Zucker
SiblingsJerry Zucker, Susan Breslau
AwardsWriters Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Comedy
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
MoviesAirplane!, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 5, Top Secret!, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Kentucky Fried Movie, BASEketball, Ruthless People, An American Carol, Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult, My Boss's Daughter, Superhero Movie, ...
TV ShowsPolice Squad!
Star SignLibra
1Frequently works with Pat Proft, Jim Abrahams and his own brother, Jerry Zucker.
2Often features serious conversations in the foreground and out-of-focus silly events in the background.
3David and Jerry's mother is frequently cast in a small role
4Frequently casts Leslie Nielsen and Lloyd Bridges
5Films usually feature puns, slapstick, and visual gags
1You know, OJ was a really nice guy, and he knew his lines. He was nice to everybody on the set. He got to be a better actor, I thought, with every movie.
2There would always be a vote. There were always conflicts and arguments for years and years - that's why we're not together anymore. But there was always a vote. It was always two out of three.
3Woody Allen has done some excellent serious movies, too, like Crimes And Misdemeanors. Very overlooked movie, I think, and really his best. And currently I like Big Fish!
4What I would do is a 10-minute short of some kind on video, and if it's good enough, you get it passed around town and just get some attention, so then they'll read what you have.
5Sometimes, if you really want to try something original, you step a little too far out of bounds. I mean, there's a market force that kind of unconsciously keeps you in line a little bit.
6I've always thought those guys are really funny. And I love Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and Mary.
7Tim Burton is underrated. I loved Big Fish, loved that movie, think it's the best movie of the year, hands down. Really impressed with that.
8The only one that got through was Jimmy Walker, because he plays the gas station attendant. I mean, there's nothing wrong with it, it's just that we were kind of purists at the time, and we didn't want any comedians.
9I would love to work with Adam Sandler. Because then all I'd have to do is just turn the camera on and off.
10Chevy Chase and Bill Murray - we thought those guys were funny. We love Bill Murray, but we didn't think they were right for Airplane! because it would step on the joke if there was a known comedian.
11I think that came out of watching all those serious movies for all that time. If you watch a movie like Zero Hour, Sterling Hayden is pretty funny, and so are the guys in the cockpit.
12I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire.
13I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn't hold up - it's too much plot, audiences just didn't want to hear about it.
14I 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.
15I think once we started directing separately - we each have different kinds of interests now, and the kinds of movies we want to do. I wouldn't hold your breath for that one.
16Our producer Jon Davison thought it would be a good idea to put in additional TV scenes. So, they sent me a tape of these additional TV scenes, and I watched them, and I didn't think they were that great. I didn't think it was worth putting them in.
17So, it didn't do well. But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it, they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office. Sometimes that's what happens.
18Oh yeah, I believe in God. I think there's much more evidence that there is a God than that there isn't. I don't believe that Mother Theresa and Hitler go to the same place.
19Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm, and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie together and get distribution and create a new movie genre? We started by making satires of commercials.
20It's useless to try and make rhyme or reason of it, because one guy thinks one thing and the other guy sees a whole other thing. So I try not to take them too seriously. Lately I have them screened so I only read the positive ones.
21I believe in justice, maybe not in this life, but there has to be justice. And if there isn't a God, I think it would be very depressing. I'd prefer to believe there is.
22We didn't realize it at the time, but the release date, the ad campaign and the poster are so important.
23I don't really know a lot of famous people. I've met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn't come up to me and say, 'Hi Dave!'
24It didn't happen every time for every movie. Ruthless People was a good movie, but we didn't get a good release or marketing. They completely blew the opening.
25Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.
26We're producing a movie now, 'The Onion' Movie, and it's very difficult for me to be on the set. If I'm not right in the trenches, it's very difficult for me to watch another director, because I'm not involved and it's not exciting.
27I don't think there has been any increase in sophistication in the audience. When people are aware of a concept that's easy to understand, and there's an actor who will attract them to the theater and it's a movie that's funny three-quarters of the time, it will be successful.
28I don't know if I'd want to do that anymore, because you always get bigger laughs on college campuses. So, when the film plays in front of a city audience, you've probably cut too loosely.
29I don't take reviews very seriously, but in their totality I think they are representative of how the audience feels, and of what their reaction is. There's always one guy who doesn't get it.
30Everything about it worked, and I don't mean just the movie, but in our experience, we realized there's also a component of luck involved in this business. We had absolutely the most competent people in the studio working on the release and ad campaign.
1He worked with Lloyd Bochner in The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and his son Hart Bochner in High School High (1996).
2Uncle of Bob Zucker, Kate Zucker, Jeremy Breslau and Benji Breslau.
3Converted to the Republican Party in 2004, and made several anti-Democrat political ads.
4His surname "Zucker" is German for "sugar".
5Brother-in-law of Janet Zucker and William Breslau.
6Father, with Danielle Zucker, of daughter Sarah Zucker and son Charles Zucker.
7Brother of Susan Breslau and Jerry Zucker.
8One son, Charles born 2000.
9Son of Charlotte Zucker and Burton Zucker.


Spaghetti Versus Noodleannounced
Lego Airplane!: Part 12013Short characters - uncredited
Scary Movie 52013written by
An American Carol2008written by
H.U.D.2000TV Movie
BASEketball1998written by
High School High1996written by
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994television series: "Police Squad" / written by
For Goodness Sake1993Short
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991television series "Police Squad" / written by
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988television series "Police Squad" / written by
Top Secret!1984written by
Police Squad!TV Series created by - 6 episodes, 1982 written by - 1 episode, 1982
Airplane!1980written for the screen by
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977written by


Scary Movie 52013producer
An American Carol2008producer
Superhero Movie2008producer
The Onion Movie2008producer
Phone Booth2002producer
Absolutely True2000TV Series executive producer
For Goodness Sake II1996Short executive producer
High School High1996producer
A Walk in the Clouds1995producer
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994producer
For Goodness Sake1993Short producer
Brain Donors1992executive producer
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988executive producer
Our Planet Tonight1987TV Movie executive producer
Top Secret!1984executive producer
Police Squad!1982TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Airplane!1980executive producer


Scary Movie 52013additional scenes, uncredited
An American Carol2008
Scary Movie 42006
Scary Movie 32003
My Boss's Daughter2003
H.U.D.2000TV Movie
For Goodness Sake1993Short
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988
Ruthless People1986
Top Secret!1984
Police Squad!1982TV Series 1 episode


Scary Movie 52013Packer Fan (uncredited)
Scary Movie 42006Zoltar (voice)
BASEketball1998Man with Shooting Hot Dog (uncredited)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Teleprompter Guy
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991Davy Crockett
Top Secret!1984German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)
Airplane!1980Ground Crewman #2
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977Man (segment "His New Car") / Technician #2 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Grunwald (segment "Courtroom")
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV Series


High School High1996writer: "It's Your Birthday"
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991"I GUESS I'M JUST SCREWED"
Top Secret!1984lyrics: "SPEND THIS NIGHT WITH ME"
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV Movie producer: "Courtroom Theme From The Kentucky Fried Movie"

Assistant Director

Scary Movie 52013assistant director: reshoots

Music Department

BASEketball1998executive music producer - uncredited


Scary Movie 52013additional scenes: reshoots


Ad inferos2016Short special thanks
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'2009Documentary special thanks
Traumedy Central2007special thanks
An Inconvenient Truth2006Documentary thanks
Dumb & Dumber1994special thanks
The Unknown Marx Brothers1993TV Movie documentary special thanks - as David


The Flipside with Michael Loftus2016TV SeriesHimself
O.J.: Made in America2016DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service2009TV MovieHimself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHimself
Dr. Phil2006TV SeriesHimself
Airplane: Long-Haul Version2005Video documentaryHimself - Co-writer / Co-director
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1994-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Director / Himself - Filmmaker
Making 'Scary Movie 3'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Your Studio and You1995ShortHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesMan (segment "His New Car")

Won Awards

2004AFI Filmmaker AwardUS Comedy Arts Festival
1989Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAComedy Filmmakers of the Year
1981WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Adapted from Another MediumAirplane! (1980)

Nominated Awards

1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesPolice Squad! (1982)
1981BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayAirplane! (1980)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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