Jerry Zucker - Famous Actor

Jerry Zucker Net Worth

$40,000,000

Jerry Zucker, the famous American film director, has accumulated a net worth of $40 million dollars. He is renowned for his work in directing spoof films such as the classic comedy Airplane! and the dramatic hit Ghost.

Key facts:

  • Jerry Zucker is an American film director known for directing spoof films such as the 198 film Airplane! and the dramatic film Ghost.
  • Zucker's early career began at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he was part of a comedy troupe called Kentucky Fried Theater, which included his brother David Zucker and Jim Abrahams.
  • Zucker, along with Abrahams and David Zucker, collaborated on twenty films between 1977 and 2008, including hits like Top Secret! and Ruthless People.
  • Zucker's comedies have been critically acclaimed and ranked at the top of Entertainment Weekly's list of best comedy films.
  • The American Film Institute (AFI) ranked Airplane! as the #10 comedy film of all time.

Basic Information About Jerry Zucker

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm Producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Television producer, Actor
Net worth$40,000,000
Date of birth1950-03-11 (74 years old)
Place of birthMilwaukee
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksSee David Zucker
Frequently works with Pat Proft, Jim Abrahams and his brother, David Zucker.
SpouseJanet Zucker - (May 1987 - present)Β (2 children)
GenderMale
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Jerry Zucker win?


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Jerry Zucker awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
BAFTA Film Award - Best ScreenplayNomineeAirplane!1981
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Comedy Adapted from Another MediumWinnerAirplane!1981
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeGhost1991
Readers' Choice Award - Best Foreign Language FilmWinnerGhost1991
Rosa de Sant Jordi Audience Award - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerGhost1991
OFTA TV Hall of Fame - Television ProgramsWinnerPolice Squad!2014

Jerry Zucker roles

Movie / Series Role
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Writer
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Writer
Top Secret!Director
Top Secret!Writer
Top Secret!German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)
Airplane!Director
Airplane!Writer
Airplane!Ground Crewman #1
GhostDirector
Rat RaceDirector
First KnightDirector
The Kentucky Fried MovieWriter
The Kentucky Fried MovieTechnician #3 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Man (segment "Nytex P.M.") / Beaver (segment "Courtroom") / Hands (segment "Fixative")
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final InsultWriter
Ruthless PeopleDirector
The Naked Gun 2Β½: The Smell of FearWriter
Police Squad!Director
Police Squad!Writer
Police Squad!Writer

Jerry Zucker's Quotes

  • I love technology, and I love new gadgets. I can no longer figure out how to use any of them, but I love them.
  • It's Moore's Law, everything will be obsolete in 10 years - I'll be obsolete in 10 years!
  • All those zany comedies have instilled a sense of pace in me.
  • But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine.
  • My greatest thrill was the day Mad magazine spoofed 'Ghost.'

Interesting Facts about Jerry Zucker

  1. Son of Charlotte Zucker and Burton Zucker.
  2. Brother of Susan Breslau and David Zucker.
  3. Father, with Janet Zucker, of son Bob Zucker and daughter Kate Zucker.
  4. Brother-in-law of Danielle Zucker and William Breslau.
  5. Gave the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the spring of 2003.
  6. Uncle of Sarah Zucker, Charles Zucker, Jeremy Breslau and Benji Breslau.

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