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Buck Henry

Buck Henry (born Henry Zuckerman; December 9, 1930 – January 8, 2020) was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. Henry's contributions to film included, his work as a co-director on Heaven Can Wait (1978) alongside Warren Beatty, and his work as a co-writer for Mike Nichols's The Graduate (1967) and Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? (1972). His long career began on television with work on shows with Steve Allen in The New Steve Allen Show (1961). He went on to co-create Get Smart (1965-1970) with Mel Brooks, and hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times from 1976 to 1980. He later guest starred in such popular shows as Murphy Brown, Hot in Cleveland, Will & Grace, and 30 Rock. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate (1967) and for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait (1978) alongside Warren Beatty. Description above from the Wikipedia article Buck Henry, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 9, 1930 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Troublemaker 1964-06-22
Latest Project:
Movie Segal 2022
Known For
Poster of Kiss Kiss Fingerbang
Poster of To Die For
Poster of Short Cuts
Poster of The Graduate
Movie Segal Himself 2022
Movie Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Cat Owner 2015-03-13
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Actor 2014-12-12
Movie Passion for Snow Narrator 2013-02-09
Movie A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "The Pursuit of Happiness") 2013-08-28
Movie Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Himself 2013-05-20
Series Franklin & Bash Unknown 2011-06-01
Movie The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011-09-03
Movie A Bird of the Air Duncan Weber 2011-09-23
Series Hot in Cleveland Fred 2010-06-16
Movie It Came from Kuchar Self 2009-09-22
Movie American Swing Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Students of The Graduate Interviewee 2007-09-11
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie The Last Shot Lonnie Bosco 2004-09-24
Movie Town & Country Suttler 2001-04-27
Movie Lisa Picard Is Famous Buck Henry 2000-05-14
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mr. Morton 1999-09-20
Series Dilbert Dadbert (voice) 1999-01-25
Movie Breakfast of Champions Fred T. Barry 1999-02-13
Movie 1999 Mr. Goldman 1998-01-01
Movie The Real Blonde Dr. Leuter 1998-02-27
Movie Playboy: The Story of X Himself - Narrator 1998-01-01
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Movie Curtain Call Charles Van Allsburg 1998-12-05
Movie Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space The Priest 1996-01-01
Movie Shotgun Freeway self 1995-03-01
Movie To Die For Mr. H. Finlaysson 1995-09-22
Movie Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Dr. Dreyfus 1994-05-13
Movie Short Cuts Gordon Johnson 1993-09-05
Movie Grumpy Old Men Snyder 1993-12-25
Movie The Lounge People Lewis Louis 1992-01-01
Movie The Graduate at 25 Interviewee 1992-01-01
Movie Keep the Change Unknown 1992-06-09
Movie Mastergate Clay Fielder 1992-11-01
Movie The Player Buck Henry 1992-04-03
Movie Defending Your Life Dick Stanley, Daniel's substitute attorney 1991-03-22
Movie The Linguini Incident Cecil 1991-05-01
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself 1989-09-24
Movie Rude Awakening Lloyd 1989-08-16
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Movie Aria Preston 1987-05-27
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Series The New Show Unknown 1984-01-13
Movie Steve Martin Live Himself 1984-09-06
Movie Eating Raoul Mr. Leech 1982-03-24
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie Gloria Jack Dawn 1980-10-01
Series Great Railway Journeys Himself - Presenter 1980-10-23
Movie First Family Father Sandstone 1980-12-25
Movie Old Boyfriends Art Kopple 1979-03-22
Movie Heaven Can Wait The Escort 1978-06-28
Movie The Absent-Minded Waiter Bernie Cates 1977-01-01
Movie The Man Who Fell to Earth Oliver Farnsworth 1976-03-18
Series Saturday Night Live Mr. Dantley 1975-10-11
Movie I Miss Sonia Henie Doctor 1971-01-20
Movie Taking Off Larry Tyne 1971-05-17
Movie Is There Sex After Death? Dr. Louise Manos 1971-10-24
Movie Catch-22 Lt. Col. Korn 1970-06-24
Movie The Secret War of Harry Frigg Stockade Commandant 1968-02-29
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Candy Mental Patient 1968-12-17
Movie The Graduate Taft Hotel Desk Clerk 1967-12-21
Movie The Troublemaker T. R. Kingston 1964-06-22