Jerry Zucker

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Born: 11 Μάρτιος 1950
Age: 69
Zodiac sign: Farm-Fresh zodiac pisces.png Pisces
IMDb ID: nm0958387
TMDb ID: 3415
Top 5 genres
  1. Comedy (2)
  2. Music (1)

Jerry Zucker is an American movie director known for his role in directing comedy spoof films, and the hit film Ghost.

Zucker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Charlotte (d. 2007) and Burton Zucker, who was a real estate developer. He graduated from Shorewood High School.

Zucker's early career work started with Jim Abrahams and brother David Zucker at the Kentucky Fried Theatre on Pico Blvd in West Los Angeles where they honed their comedic skills doing skits in front of a live audience. From there the three went on and together co-directed Airplane! in 1980 and then went on to do Top Secret! in 1984, and Ruthless People in 1986. In 1990, he lent his directorial skills to the dramatic genre with Ghost, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Recent directorial efforts of Zucker's include the 2001 film Rat Race (which re-teamed him with Ghost star Whoopi Goldberg).

Like his brother David Zucker, Jerry often cast his mother, Charlotte (who died in 2007), and his sister, Susan Breslau, in small roles in his films. Along with Jim Abrahams, the Zuckers constitute the "ZAZ" team of directors.

Filmography

Director

Cinema

YearOriginal titleGreek titleIMDbMyMDb
1984Top Secret!Άκρως... τρελό και απόρρητο7.29
1980Airplane!Μια απίθανη... απίθανη πτήση7.8

Writer

Cinema

YearOriginal titleGreek titleDirectorIMDbMyMDb
1984Top Secret!Άκρως... τρελό και απόρρητοJim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker
7.29
1980Airplane!Μια απίθανη... απίθανη πτήσηJim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker
7.8


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