Zucker, Jerry

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Zucker, Jerry Gender: M
Jerry G. Zucker
born on 11 March 1950 at 05:43 (= 05:43 AM )
Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 43n02, 87w54
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°20' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°12 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 05°42'


American film producer and director who began producing movies with brother Dave Zucker, then went on to his own productions of "Ghost,"1990, "First Knight," 1995, and "My Best Friend's Wedding," 1997. He was co-executive producer of the TV series "Police Squad."

He grew up in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, where he and brother Dave read "Mad" magazine with their sister Susan. His mother Charlotte was a junior high school teacher and dad Burton a real estate developer. He and Dave enrolled in film courses at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where they produced, among other things, a parody of "Midnight Cowboy" titled "12:05 Cowboy."

In 1971, he and Dave formed Kentucky Fried Theater with their friend Jim Abrahams, which mixed videotape parodies and live skits. They played in Madison for a year, then went to standing-room-only crowds in Los Angeles for five years. In 1977, they turned their material into the John Landis directed "Kentucky Fried Movie." Their partnership resulted in some of the daffiest, most commercially successful comedies, such as "Airplane," 1980 and "The Naked Gun," 1988. With the exception of 1984's "Top Secret," their films were big hits at the box office, but after "Ruthless People,"1986, the brothers dissolved the trio with Abrahams and amicably parted, each going off on his own.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Abrahams, Jim S. (born 10 May 1944)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 (Release of film, "Airplane")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Film, "Naked Gun")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 (Serious film, "Ghost")

Source Notes

Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C. 4/1995


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of three)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Worked with brother Dave)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Police Squad)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter, successful comedies)