Buck Henry

Screenwriter / Film Director / Actor | * 12/09/1930 († 89, 01/08/2020) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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-writer for Mike Nichols's The Graduate (1967) for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He also appeared in Nichols' Catch-22 (1970), Herbert Ross' The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), and Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? (1972). In 1978, he co-directed Heaven Can Wait (1978) with Warren Beatty receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. He later appeared in Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life (1991), and the Robert Altman films The Player (1992) and ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Buck Henry

Writers Guild of America Awards Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
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Movies with Buck Henry as Actor(57)

as himself2023 Segal
as Cat Owner2015 Kiss Kiss Fingerbang
as Self - Reader (segment "The Pursuit of Happiness")2013 A Fuller Life
as himself2012 Casting By
as Duncan Weber2011 A Bird of the Air
as himself2009 It Came from Kuchar
as himself2008 American Swing
as Lonnie Bosco2004 The Last Shot
as Suttler2001 Town & Country
as Customer at Bloomingdales (uncredited)2001 Serendipity
as himself2000 Lisa Picard Is Famous
as Fred T. Barry1999 Breakfast of Champions
as Mr. Goldman1998 1999
as Self - Host1998 Playboy: The Story of X
as Charles Van Allsburg1998 Curtain Call
as Dr. Leuter1998 The Real Blonde
as TV Producer1995 Harrison Bergeron
as himself1995 Shotgun Freeway
as Mr. H. Finlaysson1995 To Die For
as Dr. Dreyfus1994 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
as Gordon Johnson1993 Short Cuts
as Snyder1993 Grumpy Old Men
as himself1992 'The Graduate' at 25
as Smitty1992 Keep the Change
as himself1992 The Player
as Clay Fielder1992 Mastergate
as Lewis Louis1992 The Lounge People
as Dick Stanley1991 Defending Your Life
as Father Serafim1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
as Lloyd Stool1989 Rude Awakening
as Preston1987 Aria
as Various characters1985 The Best of John Belushi
as Mr. Leech1982 Eating Raoul
as Jack Dawn1980 Gloria
as Father Sandstone1980 First Family
as Art Kopple1979 Old Boyfriends
as The Escort1978 Heaven Can Wait
as Bernie Cates1977 The Absent-Minded Waiter
as Oliver Farnsworth1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth
as Man Standing Outside Women's Club (uncredited)1973 The Day of the Dolphin
as Larry Tyne1971 Taking Off
as Doctor1971 I Miss Sonia Henie
as Dr. Louise Manos1971 Is There Sex After Death?
as Man Looking Through Doubleday's Bookstore (uncredited)1970 The Owl and the Pussycat
as Lt. Col. Korn1970 Catch-22
as Mental Patient (uncredited)1968 Candy
as Stockade Commandant1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
as Room Clerk1967 The Graduate
as T. R. Kingston1964 The Troublemaker

TV Shows/Series with Buck Henry as Actor(17)

as Fred2010 Hot in Cleveland
as Dick Lemon2006 30 Rock
as Dadbert (voice)1999 Dilbert
as Leonard1998 Will & Grace
as George1989 Tales from the Crypt
as Dr. Victor Rudman1988 Murphy Brown
as Himself - Presenter1980 Great Railway Journeys
as Mr. Dantley1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Buck Henry as Crew(18)

Writing/Screenplay2014 The Humbling
Writing/Characters2008 Get Smart
Writing/Writer2001 Town & Country
Writing/Screenplay1995 To Die For
Writing/Screenplay1984 Protocol
Directing/Director1980 First Family
Writing/Writer1980 First Family
Directing/Director1978 Heaven Can Wait
Writing/Screenplay1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Writing/Screenplay1972 What's Up, Doc?
Directing/Director1971 I Miss Sonia Henie
Writing/Writer1971 I Miss Sonia Henie
Writing/Screenplay1970 The Owl and the Pussycat
Writing/Screenplay1970 Catch-22
Writing/Screenplay1968 Candy
Writing/Screenplay1967 The Graduate
Writing/Screenplay1964 The Troublemaker
Writing/Original Story1964 The Troublemaker

TV Shows/Series with Buck Henry as Crew(9)

Writing/Writer1977 Quark
Creator/Creator1977 Quark
Production/Executive Producer1967 Captain Nice
Writing/Writer1967 Captain Nice
Creator/Creator1967 Captain Nice
Writing/Writer1966 ABC Stage 67
Writing/Writer1965 Get Smart
Creator/Creator1965 Get Smart

Full Name: Buck Henry
Born: Tuesday, 12/09 1930 (December) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 01/08 2020 (January) in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Dartmouth College, Choate Rosemary Hall
Member of: Writers Guild of America, West
Mother: Ruth Taylor
Other names for Buck Henry (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Henry Zuckerman"
"Buck Henry Zuckerman"
Buck Henry frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (19x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Will Forte (17x, Actor)
Rachel Dratch (17x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (15x, Actor)
Albert Brooks (10x, Actor)
Amy Poehler (9x, Actress)
Tina Fey (9x, Actress)
Darrell Hammond (9x, Actor)
Steve Martin (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8991, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 02/18/2024