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Overview (1)

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Jerry Zucker was born on March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Airplane! (1980), Ghost (1990) and Top Secret! (1984). He has been married to Janet Zucker since May 1987. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Janet Zucker (May 1987 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently works with Pat Proft, Jim Abrahams and his brother, David Zucker.

Trivia (6)

Brother of Susan Breslau and David Zucker.
Father, with Janet Zucker, of son Bob Zucker and daughter Kate Zucker.
Brother-in-law of Danielle Zucker and William Breslau.
Gave the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the spring of 2003.
Uncle of Sarah Zucker, Charles Zucker, Jeremy Breslau and Benji Breslau.

Personal Quotes (9)

I love technology, and I love new gadgets. I can no longer figure out how to use any of them, but I love them.
It's Moore's Law, everything will be obsolete in 10 years - I'll be obsolete in 10 years!
All those zany comedies have instilled a sense of pace in me.
But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine.
My greatest thrill was the day Mad magazine spoofed 'Ghost.'
People keep asking if I believe in ghosts. If you're talking about poltergeists and weird, supernatural phenomena, not really.
The most frustrating thing is that I want to always buy the best thing, the thing that does the most stuff.
My 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?'
[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.

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