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      Buck Henry

      Buck Henry

      Highest Rated: 100% Taking Off (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Town & Country (2001)

      Birthday: Dec 9, 1930

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      After limited success as a stage actor, writer Buck Henry established himself as a sketch writer and performer in 1960s television before writing scripts for some of cinema's most seminal films. Henry first found screen success on "The New Steve Allen Show" (ABC, 1961) and "That Was the Week That Was" (NBC, 1964-65) before joining forces with Mel Brooks to create "Get Smart" (NBC/CBS 1965-1970), the popular and Emmy Award-winning screwball sitcom that lived a long fruitful life in syndication for generations. During the spy comedy's run, Henry wrote the script for Mike Nichols' iconic film, "The Graduate" (1967), which earned him his first Academy Award nomination. He continued to pen engaging films like "Catch-22" (1970) and "What's Up Doc?" (1972), while directing Warren Beatty in "Heaven Can Wait" (1978), only to find himself slipping with the unwatchable "First Family" (1980) and the routine Goldie Hawn comedy, "Protocol" (1984). Henry shifted focus from putting pen to paper in order to concentrate on performing, which included hosting "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) over 10 times, while serving as a rotating host for the failed late night talker, "The Late Show" (NBC, 1984), and a recurring stint on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990). Henry regained his stature as one of Hollywood's top screenwriters with "To Die For" (1995), only to get pulled into the disaster known as "Town & Country" (2001), which showed that his career had as many moments of sharp disappointment as it did of unadulterated genius.

      Highest rated movies

      Taking Off
      Defending Your Life
      Short Cuts
      It Came From Kuchar
      To Die For
      Eating Raoul
      The Graduate


      TAKING OFF, Buck Henry, 1971 TAKING OFF, Buck Henry, Audra Lindley, Paul Benedict, 1971 THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, Buck Henry, 1976 HEAVEN CAN WAIT, Buck Henry, 1978. (c) Paramount Pictures. CATCH-22, Buck Henry, Martin Balsam, 1970 CATCH-22, Martin Balsam (L), Richard Benjamin (R), Buck Henry (bgrd), 1970 FIRST FAMILY, Buck Henry, 1980. (c) Warner Bros.. CATCH-22, Austin Pendleton, Orson Welles, Martin Balsam, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Norman Fell, Alan Arkin, 1970 DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, Albert Brooks, Buck Henry, 1991, (c)Geffen Pictures CATCH-22, Martin Balsam, Buck Henry, Richard Benjamin, 1970 CATCH-22, Martin Balsam, Buck Henry, Orson Welles, Austin Pendleton, 1970, military THE TROUBLEMAKER, Tom Aldredge, Buck Henry, 1964 THE TROUBLEMAKER, Joan Darling, Buck Henry, 1964 THE LINGUINI INCIDENT, David Bowie (standing left), standing center to right: Rosanna Arquette, Buck Henry, Andre Gregory, 1991, © Academy Entertainment THE LINGUINI INCIDENT, from left: Andre Gregory, Rosanna Arquette, Buck Henry, 1991, © Academy Entertainment TAKING OFF, Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Tony Harvey, Georgia Engel, 1971 DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, Buck Henry, Albert Brooks, 1991 SHORT CUTS, Huey Lewis, Fred Ward, Buck Henry, 1993. (c) Fine Line Features. RUDE AWAKENING, Buck Henry, Andrea Martin, Cindy Williams, Robert Carradine, 1989, (c)Orion Pictures THE LINGUINI INCIDENT, from left, Buck Henry, Andre Gregory, 1991, ©Academy Entertainment



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Cat Owner (Character) - 2015
      53% 28% The Humbling Screenwriter - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Passion For Snow Narrator - 2013
      30% 57% A Bird of the Air Duncan Webster (Character) $10.2K 2011
      89% 76% It Came From Kuchar Unknown (Character) - 2009
      62% 32% The Last Shot Lonnie Bosco (Character) $463.7K 2004
      13% 14% Town & Country Suttler (Character),
      $6.7M 2001
      44% 40% Famous Self $112.5K 2000
      25% 31% Breakfast of Champions Fred T. Barry (Character) $175.4K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 1999 Mr. Goldman (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Charles Van Allsburg (Character) - 1998
      40% 27% I'm Losing You Phillip Dagrom (Character) $12.7K 1998
      34% 37% The Real Blonde Dr. Leuter (Character) $355.5K 1997
      89% 65% To Die For Mr. H. Finlaysson (Character),
      $20.5M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shotgun Freeway: Drives Through Lost L.A. Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 82% Harrison Bergeron TV producer (Character) - 1995
      64% 74% Grumpy Old Men Snyder (Character) $69.3M 1993
      95% 88% Short Cuts Gordon Johnson (Character) $6.1M 1993
      No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Smitty (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lounge People Lewis Louis (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 76% The Linguini Incident Cecil (Character) - 1992
      98% 83% Defending Your Life Dick Stanley (Character) $16.2M 1991
      50% 53% Tune in Tomorrow... Father Serafim (Character) - 1990
      19% 49% Rude Awakening Lloyd Stool (Character) $2.4M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Before Dawn Unknown (Character) - 1988
      54% 48% Aria Preston (Character) - 1987
      86% 71% Eating Raoul Mr. Leech (Character) - 1982
      93% 79% Gloria Jack Dawn (Character) - 1980
      20% 11% First Family Father Sandstone (Character),
      - 1980
      53% 36% Old Boyfriends Art Kopple (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strong Medicine Unknown (Character) - 1979
      85% 68% Heaven Can Wait The Escort (Character),
      - 1978
      80% 69% The Man Who Fell to Earth Oliver Farnsworth (Character) $81.8K 1976
      89% 88% What's Up, Doc? Screenwriter - 1972
      100% 84% Taking Off Larry Tyne (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 50% Is There Sex After Death? Dr. Louise Manos (Character) - 1971
      82% 64% The Owl and the Pussycat Man Looking Through Doubleday's Bookstore (uncredited) (Character),
      - 1970
      81% 76% Catch-22 Lt. Col. Korn (XO/Roman policeman) (Character),
      - 1970
      40% 47% Candy Screenwriter - 1968
      86% 90% The Graduate Hotel Desk Clerk (Character),
      $285.8K 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Troublemaker T. R. Kingston (Character),
      - 1964


      61% 84% Franklin & Bash Judge Henry Dinsdale (Guest Star) 2013
      78% 85% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mr. Morton (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 89% Hot in Cleveland Fred (Guest Star) 2011
      78% 92% 30 Rock Dick Lemon (Guest Star) 2007 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopeless Pictures Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dilbert Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character),
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1976-1980
      No Score Yet 79% Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star),