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Jim Abrahams  (born 10 May 1944) is an American movie director and writer. Abrahams was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin, to a Jewish family, and attended Shorewood High School.[1] He is known for the spoof movies that he co-wrote and produced with brothers Jerry Zucker and David Zucker, such as Airplane! (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay) and The Naked Gun series. The team of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (also referred to as "ZAZ") really began when the three men grew up together in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Abrahams later produced movies on his own such as Big Business, and further honed his skills in parody with Hot Shots! and its 1993 sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux. He now lives in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jim Abrahams  (born 10 May 1944) is an American movie director and writer. Abrahams was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin, to a Jewish family, and attended Shorewood High School.[1] He is known for the spoof movies that he co-wrote and produced with brothers Jerry Zucker and David Zucker, such as Airplane! (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay) and The Naked Gun series. The team of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (also referred to as "ZAZ") really began when the three men grew up together in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Abrahams later produced movies on his own such as Big Business, and further honed his skills in parody with Hot Shots! and its 1993 sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux. He now lives in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1944-05-10

Place of Birth Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • James S. "Jim" Abrahams

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2006 Scary Movie 4Screenplay
1998 Jane Austen's Mafia!Screenplay
1993 Hot Shots! Part DeuxCharacters
1993 Hot Shots! Part DeuxScreenplay
1991 Hot Shots!Author
1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of FearWriter
1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Writer
1984 Top Secret!Screenplay
1982 Police Squad!(1 episode)Writer
1980 Airplane!Author
1977 The Kentucky Fried MovieWriter

Directing

1998 Jane Austen's Mafia!Director
1997 ...First Do No HarmDirector
1993 Hot Shots! Part DeuxDirector
1991 Hot Shots!Director
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy CarmichaelDirector
1988 Big BusinessDirector
1986 Ruthless PeopleDirector
1984 Top Secret!Director
1980 Airplane!Director

Production

1994 The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final InsultExecutive Producer
1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of FearProducer
1990 Cry-BabyExecutive Producer
1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!Executive Producer
1984 Top Secret!Executive Producer
1982 Police Squad!(6 episodes)Producer
1980 Airplane!Executive Producer

Acting

2015 Kareem: Minority of One
1991 Oscar as Postman
1988 Coming to America as Face on Cutting Room Floor
1983 Cocaine Blues as Himself
1980 Airplane! as Religious zealot #6

Creator

1982 Police Squad!Creator

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