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Buck Henry
Birth name Buck Henry Zuckerman
Born December 9, 1930 (age 76)
New York, New York, Flag of United States United States

Buck Henry Zuckerman (born December 9, 1930 in New York, New York) is an American actor, writer and director, best known for his work in television, film, comedy, and satire. December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ...


Henry is the son of Ruth Taylor, a silent film actress. He went to boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he worked on the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine. Choate Rosemary Hall   Choate Rosemary Hall is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... The Dartmouth Jack OLantern (sometimes spelled Jack-O-Lantern) was founded at Dartmouth College in 1908. ...


From 1959 to 1962, he pretended to be 'G. Clifford Prout', president of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, as part of an elaborate hoax by comedian Alan Abel. The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, or SINA [pron. ... Alan Abel (b. ...


He was a cast member on TV programs such as The New Steve Allen Show (1961), That Was The Week That Was (1964-65), and Quark (1978), a show for which he also wrote. He was a co-creator and writer for Get Smart (1965-70), with Mel Brooks, and Captain Nice (1967). From 1975 to 1980, he hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live 10 times (it became a tradition that he hosted the last show of the year, as he was considered one of the easiest hosts to work with). He recently appeared on the television show Will and Grace (2005). For other uses, see Television (disambiguation). ... Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American musician, comedian and writer instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... That Was The Week That Was, also known as TW3, was a satirical television comedy programme that aired on BBC Television in 1962 and 1963. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Quark was an unusual NBC television sitcom, based on a science fiction theme, starring Richard Benjamin. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Get Smart was an American comedy television series that satirized the secret agent genre, which was quite popular in the mid-1960s. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky on June 28, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, writer, director and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies or, as he says, spoofs. // Born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York to Russian-Jewish parents Maximillian Kaminsky... Captain Nice was a comedy TV series that ran from January-May 1967 on NBC. Riding the tide of the camp superhero craze of the 1960s, the shows premise involved police chemist Carter Nash, a mild-mannered mamas boy who discovered a secret formula that, when taken, transformed... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Will & Grace is an American television situation comedy focusing on Will Truman, a gay attorney and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm. ...


Henry has appeared in more than 40 films including Catch-22 (1970), Taking Off (1971), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Gloria (1980), Eating Raoul (1982), Aria (1988), Tune In Tomorrow (1990), Defending Your Life (1991), The Player (1992), and Grumpy Old Men (1993). His Broadway credits include the 2002 revival of Morning's at Seven. Catch-22 is a 1970 film, adapted from the book of the same name by Joseph Heller. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Taking Off is a song by the British goth pop band The Cure. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... The Man Who Fell to Earth is a 1976 film directed by Nicolas Roeg about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Gloria is a 1980 film which tells the story of a gangsters girlfriend who goes on the run with a young boy who is being hunted by the mob for information he may or may not have. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Eating Raoul was a 1982 film comedy about a married couple living in Hollywood who eventually take to killing people for their money. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the musical term aria. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tune in Tomorrow is a film directed by Jon Amiel released in 1990 starring Barbara Hershey. ... DVD cover of Defending Your Life (1991) Defending Your Life is a 1991 comedy fantasy movie about the afterlife. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Player (1992) is a movie that tells the story of Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), a Hollywood studio executive who believes he is being blackmailed by a screenwriter whose script he once rejected. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 Warner Bros. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Poster for the 2002 Broadway revival Mornings at Seven is a play by Paul Osborn. ...


His many writing credits include Candy (1968, adaptation), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970, adaptation), What's Up, Doc? (1972, adaptation), The Day of the Dolphin (1973) (with a role as the voice of the dolphin), Protocol (1984), and To Die For (1995). He shared an Oscar nomination for his screenplay, The Graduate (1967), a film in which he made a cameo appearance. This article is on the 1968 film. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The Owl and the Pussycat is a 1970 romantic comedy film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal Categories: | | | ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Whats Up, Doc? is a screwball comedy from 1972, directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan ONeal, and Madeline Kahn (in her first full-length film role). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Day of the Dolphin is a science fiction, thriller film released in 1973. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Protocol is a 1984 motion picture starring Goldie Hawn and Chris Sarandon. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0595269397), and directed by Gus Van Sant. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols based on the novel of the same name by Charles Webb. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Recurring Characters on SNL

  • Howard, a sadistic stunt coordinator
  • Marshall DiLaMuca, one of the Nerds
  • Mr. Dantley, the straight man and frequent customer to Samurai Futaba's (John Belushi) many businesses.
  • Uncle Roy, a single, pedophilic babysitter who disguises his attempts at molesting his charges (played by Gilda Radner and Laraine Newman) as games.

John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy award winning American actor, comedian and singer most notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House and The Blues Brothers. ... Gilda Radners Live From New York LP cover Gilda Susan Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian and actress, from Los Angeles, California. ...

Celebrity Impersonations on SNL

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