- Was drafted after college and spent several years touring Germany.
- Co-created the TV show Get Smart with Mel Brooks.
- Met his wife Sally when she worked as Mike Nichols' secretary.
- The first person to host Saturday Night Live five times.
- Co-directed 1978's Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty, becoming the second duo to be nominated for Best Director in Oscar history.
- 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
- 1978, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
- 1973, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Winner
- 1968, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy: Winner
- 1968, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: Nominee
- 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: Winner
- 1971, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Drama: Nominee
- 1971, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Comedy: Nominee
- 1969, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
- 1967, Oscar — Best Writing (Screenplay--based on material from another medium): Nominee
- 1978, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
- Sally Henry — Wife
- Ruth Taylor — Mother
- Paul Stuart Zuckerman — Father
- Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (1952)
- Birth Name: Buck Henry Zuckerman
- Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
- Profession: Writer, Actor
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