Zak Penn Net Worth

Zak Penn Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Zak Penn net worth is
$10 Million

Zak Penn Wiki Biography

Zak Penn is an American screenwriter and director. Penn wrote and directed Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand, and co-wrote the script for X-Men: The Last Stand. With Michael Karnow, Penn is the co-creator of the TV series Alphas on the Syfy network.

Full NameZak Penn
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 1, 1968
Place Of BirthNew Jersey, United States
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Producer, Writer, Television Producer, Actor, Film Director
EducationWesleyan University
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsArthur Penn
NicknamesZachery Penn
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
MoviesThe Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2, Atari: Game Over, Incident at Loch Ness, Elektra, The Grand, Last Action Hero, Behind Enemy Lines, PCU, Suspect Zero, Inspector Gadget, Osmosis Jones, Star Maps, Chuck & Buck, Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound
TV ShowsAlphas
1[his experience co-writing the original draft of Last Action Hero (1993)] The weird thing is that The Simpsons (1989) inspired it in the first place....We thought, 'If this show can destroy genres even as it embraces them, why can't we do it in live action?' But somewhere along the way, the movie got lost. And nobody came out smelling like a rose. (...) We dubbed it 'Reverse Purple Rose' after we realised it was the opposite of Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), where a character comes out of the screen into the real world. (...) We rented every action movie we could think of and made a checklist. Does the second-most evil bad guy die before or after the most evil bad guy? Does the hero have a Vietnam buddy? It was fun, although watching Steven Seagal movies one after another can be soul-crushing. (...) [The premiere] was not a pleasant experience. People kept saying, 'Did you do all those fart jokes?' 'No, no, that wasn't me.' 'Why did you have a kid thrown off a roof in the opening sequence? It made my kid cry.' 'I didn't write that!' [Empire 2012]
2If you want to do only what you want, be prepared to make no money. If you want to get paid, you're going to have to do something that people want to see. And I've tried pretty hard to balance those two things without getting angry. It's not like, I'm an important artist so I deserve to be rich and do whatever I want to do.
3...if you get a bunch of cynical people making a big-budget Hollywood movie, the irony is it doesn't work. [referring to his experience with 'The Last Action Hero']
1Earliest known memory is of the Watergate break-in.
2Graduated from Wesleyan University in 1990.


Ready Player One2018screenplay post-production
The Karate Kid 2screenplay announced
Avengers Assemble in the Playroom2012Video short story - uncredited
AlphasTV Series creator - 23 episodes, 2011 - 2012 written by - 2 episodes, 2011 story - 1 episode, 2011 teleplay - 1 episode, 2011
The Avengers2012story
The Incredible Hulk2008screen story / screenplay
The Grand2007written by
X-Men: The Last Stand2006written by
X-Men: The Official Game2006Video Game screenplay & story
Fantastic Four2005Video Game
Elektra2005written by
Suspect Zero2004screenplay / story
Incident at Loch Ness2004written by
Behind Enemy Lines2001screenplay
Inspector Gadget1999screenplay
PCU1994written by
Last Action Hero1993Video Game characters
Last Action Hero1993story


Alphas2011TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
The Grand2007producer
Ozzy & Drix2003-2004TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Incident at Loch Ness2004producer
Osmosis Jones2001producer


On Story2013TV Series
Dakota2012TV SeriesBaseball Cap
Hero Factor2008TV Series
Osmosis Jones2001Emergency Room Doctor #3
Chuck & Buck2000Josh Weintraub
Star Maps1997Carmel County Writer
PCU1994Bathroom Patron


Alphas2012TV Series consultant - 3 episodes
Charlie's Angels2000script revisions - uncredited
Antz1998story consultant


Atari: Game Over2014Documentary
The Grand2007
Incident at Loch Ness2004


The Brothers Grimsby2016special thanks
Rescue Dawn2006special thanks
Star Maps1997special thanks


The Insiders on TheLipTV2015TV SeriesHimself
Atari: Game Over2014DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Conversations with Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Advice for New Screenwriters2010Video documentary shortHimself
More Tales from the Script2010Video documentaryHimself
Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller2009Video documentaryHimself
Tales from the Script2009DocumentaryHimself
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Screenwriter, X2 & X-Men: The Last Stand
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
X-Men: The Excitement Continues2006Video documentary shortHimself
Incident at Loch Ness2004Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)

Won Awards

2013HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormThe Avengers (2012)
2004New American Cinema AwardSeattle International Film FestivalIncident at Loch Ness (2004)

Nominated Awards

2013Bradbury AwardScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaThe Avengers (2012)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class Animated ProgramOzzy & Drix (2002)
2004HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormX2 (2003)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingLast Action Hero (1993)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ScreenplayLast Action Hero (1993)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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