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Buck Henry

1930-12-09 New York City, New York, USA

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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.


Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Cat Owner 2015-03-13
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Actor 2014-12-12
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Himself 2013-05-20
Passion for Snow Narrator 2013-02-09
A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "The Pursuit of Happiness") 2013-08-28
Steve Martin: The Television Stuff 2012-09-18
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011-09-03
A Bird of the Air Duncan Weber 2011-09-23
It Came from Kuchar Self 2009-09-22
American Swing Himself 2008-01-01
Students of The Graduate Interviewee 2007-09-11
The Last Shot Lonnie Bosco 2004-09-24
Serendipity Customer at Bloomingdales (uncredited) 2001-10-05
Town & Country Suttler 2001-04-27
Lisa Picard Is Famous Buck Henry 2000-05-14
Breakfast of Champions Fred T. Barry 1999-02-13
1999 Mr. Goldman 1998-01-01
The Real Blonde Dr. Leuter 1998-02-27
Playboy: The Story of X Himself - Narrator 1998-01-01
Curtain Call Charles Van Allsburg 1998-12-05
Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space The Priest 1996-01-01
Shotgun Freeway self 1995-03-01
To Die For Mr. H. Finlaysson 1995-09-22
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Dr. Dreyfus 1994-05-13
Short Cuts Gordon Johnson 1993-09-05
Grumpy Old Men Snyder 1993-12-25
The Lounge People Lewis Louis 1992-01-01
The Graduate at 25 Interviewee 1992-01-01
Keep the Change Smitty 1992-06-09
The Player Buck Henry 1992-04-03
Mastergate Clay Fielder 1992-11-01
Defending Your Life Dick Stanley 1991-03-22
The Linguini Incident Cecil 1991-05-01
Tune in Tomorrow... Father Serafim 1990-10-26
Rude Awakening Lloyd 1989-08-16
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself 1989-09-24
Aria Preston 1987-05-27
Steve Martin Live Himself 1984-09-06
Eating Raoul Mr. Leech 1982-03-24
First Family Father Sandstone 1980-12-25
Gloria Jack Dawn 1980-10-01
Old Boyfriends Art Kopple 1979-03-22
Heaven Can Wait The Escort 1978-06-28
The Absent-Minded Waiter Bernie Cates 1977-01-01
The Man Who Fell to Earth Oliver Farnsworth 1976-03-18
The Day of the Dolphin Man Standing Outside Women's Club (uncredited) 1973-12-19
Taking Off Larry Tyne 1971-05-17
Nedostaje mi Sonja Henie Doctor 1971-01-20
Is There Sex After Death? Dr. Louise Manos 1971-10-24
Catch-22 Lt. Col. Korn 1970-06-24
The Owl and the Pussycat Man Looking Through Doubleday's Bookstore (uncredited) 1970-11-03
The Secret War of Harry Frigg Stockade Commandant 1968-02-29
Candy Mental Patient 1968-12-17
The Graduate Taft Hotel Desk Clerk 1967-12-21
The Troublemaker T. R. Kingston 1964-06-22
Segal Himself