|Name Jim Abrahams|
Role Movie director
|Spouse Nancy Abrahams|
|Full Name James S. Abrahams|
Born May 10, 1944 (age 79) (1944-05-10) Shorewood, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Film director, film producer, screenwriter
Children Joseph Abrahams, Charlie Abrahams, Jamie Abrahams
Parents Norman S. Abrahams, Louise M. Abrahams
Siblings Alice Gruenberg, Jane Butenhoff
Movies Airplane!, Hot Shots!, Top Secret!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The Naked Gun: From the Files
Similar People David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Hays, Pat Proft
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James S. Abrahams (born May 10, 1944) is an American movie director and writer.
Life and career
Abrahams was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin, the son of Louise M. (née Ogens), an educational researcher, and Norman S. Abrahams, a lawyer. His family was Jewish; he attended Shorewood High School.
He may be best 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. He directed 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.
Abrahams and his wife, Nancy (née Cocuzzo) co-founded The Charlie Foundation To Help Cure Pediatric Epilepsy.