Jerry Zucker Net Worth

Jerry Zucker Net Worth

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Jerry Zucker net worth: Jerry Zucker is an American film director that has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Produced March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jerry Zucker is well known for his part in directing spoof films including the 1980 film Airplane! in addition to the spectacular film Ghost. Zucker’s early career began in the University of Wisconsin in Madison in a comedy troupe called Kentucky Fried Theater, comprised of Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker’s brother David Zucker. The trio went on to co-direct Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984) and Ruthless People (1986). Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (or ZAZ, as they coined it) collaborated on twenty movies between 1977 and 2008, including such films as An American Christmas Carol (a David Zucker film) and Jane Austin’s Mafia! (a Jim Abraham film). Zucker’s comedies happen to be critically acclaimed and rated on top of Entertainment Weekly’s list of finest comedy films. The American Film Institute (AFI) rated Airplane! as #10. The Zucker brothers had a penchant for giving their mother Charlotte Zucker (who perished in 2007) and their sister, Susan Breslau, modest parts in their films.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 11, 1950
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Profession:Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Television producer, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Janet Zucker (m. 1987)
Children:Kate Zucker, Bob Zucker
Parents:Charlotte Zucker, Burton Zucker
Siblings:David Zucker, Susan Breslau
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Interesting Facts

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


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently works with Pat Proft, Jim Abrahams and his brother, David Zucker.
2See David Zucker


Quotes

#Quote
1[Giving a commencement speech to students at the University of Wisconsin in 2003] Nobody else is paying as much attention to your failures as you are. You're the only ones who are obsessed with the importance of your own life. To everyone else, it's just a blip on the radar screen, so just move on.
2My problem is that I like technology, but I always have to ask myself, 'Now wait a minute, will I actually have any use for this?'
3The most frustrating thing is that I want to always buy the best thing, the thing that does the most stuff.
4People keep asking if I believe in ghosts. If you're talking about poltergeists and weird, supernatural phenomena, not really.
5My greatest thrill was the day Mad magazine spoofed 'Ghost.'
6But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine.
7All those zany comedies have instilled a sense of pace in me.
8It's Moore's Law, everything will be obsolete in 10 years - I'll be obsolete in 10 years!
9I love technology, and I love new gadgets. I can no longer figure out how to use any of them, but I love them.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004AFI Filmmaker AwardUS Comedy Arts Festival· David Zucker
· Jim Abrahams
1991Readers' Choice AwardMainichi Film ConcoursBest Foreign Language FilmGhost (1990)
1991Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Ghost (1990)
1991ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year
1989Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAComedy Filmmakers of the Year· David Zucker
· Robert K. Weiss
· Jim Abrahams
1981WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Comedy Adapted from Another MediumAirplane! (1980)· Jim Abrahams
· David Zucker

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Comedy/Musical PictureMy Best Friend's Wedding (1997)· Ronald Bass
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalMy Best Friend's Wedding (1997)· Ronald Bass
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorGhost (1990)
1991HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationGhost (1990)· Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesPolice Squad! (1982)· David Zucker (writer)
· Jim Abrahams (writer)
1981BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ScreenplayAirplane! (1980)· Jim Abrahams
· David Zucker


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Dumb Diary2013TV Movie executive producer
Mental2012producer
Friends with Benefits2011producer
Fair Game2010/Iproducer
Unconditional Love2002producer
Rat Race2001producer
My Best Friend's Wedding1997producer
First Knight1995producer
A Walk in the Clouds1995producer
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994executive producer
My Life1993producer
Brain Donors1992executive producer
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991executive 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

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Airplane!: Part 12013Short characters - uncredited
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994television series "Police Squad"
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991television series Police Squad
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988television series "Police Squad" / written by
Top Secret!1984written by
Police Squad!TV Series 5 episodes, 1982 written by - 1 episode, 1982
Airplane!1980written for the screen by
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jerusalem, I Love Youannounced
Rat Race2001
First Knight1995
Ghost1990
Ruthless People1986
Top Secret!1984
Police Squad!1982TV Series 1 episode
Airplane!1980

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Asthma2014Gus' Father
Top Secret!1984German Soldier in Prop Room (uncredited)
Airplane!1980Ground Crewman #1
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977Technician #3 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Man (segment "Nytex P.M.") / Beaver (segment "Courtroom") / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Secret!1984lyrics: "SPEND THIS NIGHT WITH ME"
All You Need Is Cash1978TV Movie producer: "Courtroom Theme From The Kentucky Fried Movie"

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979second unit director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Comedy Blips2011TV Series grateful acknowledgment
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'2009Documentary special thanks
Martian Child2007special thanks
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag1997the producers and director wish to thank
The Unknown Marx Brothers1993TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Ever 80s Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Romantic Movies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies2006TV MovieHimself
Greatest Movie Love Scenes2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Airplane: Long-Haul Version2005Video documentaryHimself - Co-writer / Co-director
Biography2004TV Series documentary
Making 'Rat Race'2001Video short documentaryHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Your Studio and You1995ShortHimself (uncredited)
The Midnight Special1974TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Collector's Edition2011TV SeriesMan (segment "Nytex P.M.")

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