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Jerry Zucker

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.

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Mar 11, 1950 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Speed Dating
Latest Project:
Series The History of Comedy 2017-02-09
Known For
Poster of The History of Comedy
Poster of Asthma
Poster of Your Studio and You
Poster of Speed Dating
Movie Speed Dating Jerry 2022
Series The History of Comedy Himself 2017-02-09
Movie Asthma Gus' Father 2015-10-23
Movie Your Studio and You Himself 1995-02-01
Movie The Kentucky Fried Movie Various 1977-08-10