David Zucker Biography (1947-)

Born October 16, 1947, in Milwaukee, WI; son of Burton (a real estate developer) and Charlotte (an actress) Zucker; brother of Jerry Zucker (a director, producer, and screenwriter); married; wife's name, Danielle.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist, actor
Birth Details
October 16, 1947
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Grumwald, man, and second technician, The Kentucky Fried Movie, United Film, 1977
  • First ground crewman, Airplane! (also known as Flying High), Paramount, 1980
  • Davy Crockett, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Paramount,1991
  • Teleprompter guy, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994
  • Himself, Your Studio and You, Universal, 1995
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • (With others) Airplane! (also known as Flying High), Paramount, 1980
  • (With Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker) Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984
  • (With Abrahams and Zucker) Ruthless People, Buena Vista, 1986
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun), Paramount, 1988
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Paramount, 1991
  • For Goodness Sake, 1993
  • (Uncredited) High School High, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • BASEketball, Universal, 1998
  • The Guest, Dimension Films, 2001
  • Executive Producer
  • Airplane! (also known as Flying High), Paramount, 1980
  • (With Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker) Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun), Paramount, 1988
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Paramount, 1991
  • (With others) Brain Donors, 1992
  • Producer
  • For Goodness Sake, 1993
  • The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994
  • A Walk in the Clouds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • For Goodness Sake II, 1996
  • High School High, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • (And executive music producer) BASEketball, Universal, 1998
  • Phone Booth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Universal, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; Series
  • (With Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker) Police Squad!, ABC, 1982
  • (And creator) Our Planet Tonight, NBC, 1987
  • Also the executive producer of Absolutely True.
  • Director; Movies
  • H.U.D., 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Appeared as himself, The Directors, Encore.
  • Television Work
  • Director; Episodic
  • "A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)," Police Squad!, ABC, 1982
  • Our Planet Tonight, NBC, 1987
  • Executive Producer; Pilots
  • Our Planet Tonight, NBC, 1987
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker) The Kentucky Fried Movie, United Film, 1977
  • (With Abrahams and Zucker) Airplane! (also known as Flying High), Paramount, 1980
  • (With Abrahams, Zucker, and Martyn Burke) Top Secret!, Paramount,1984
  • (With Abrahams and Zucker) The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun), Paramount, 1988
  • (With Abrahams, Zucker, and Pat Proft) The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smellof Fear, Paramount, 1991
  • For Goodness Sake, 1993
  • The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994
  • High School High, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • BASEketball, Universal, 1998
  • Film Music
  • Songs
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Paramount, 1991
  • BASEketball, Universal, 1998
  • Song Lyrics
  • "Spend This Night with Me," Top Secret!, Paramount, 1984
  • Teleplays
  • Movies
  • H.U.D., 2000
  • Episodic
  • "A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)," Police Squad!, ABC, 1982
  • (With Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker) Police Squad! (other episodes), ABC, 1982
  • Our Planet Tonight, NBC, 1987

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