Buck Henry

Buck Henry

  • Born on
    • December 9th, 1930
  • Died on
    • January 8th, 2020
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.

Starring Buck Henry on Plex

  • Aria


Acting (30 Credits)

2011A Bird of the Air as Duncan Weber
2004The Last Shot as Lonnie Bosco
2001Town & Country as Suttler
2000Lisa Picard Is Famous as Buck Henry
1999Breakfast of Champions as Fred T. Barry
1998It All Came True as Charles Van Allsburg
1997The Real Blonde as Dr. Leuter
1995To Die For as Mr. H. Finlaysson
1993Grumpy Old Men as Snyder
1993Even Cowgirls Get the Blues as Dr. Dreyfus
1993Short Cuts as Gordon Johnson
1992The Player as Buck Henry
1991The Linguini Incident as Cecil
1991Defending Your Life as Dick Stanley
1990Tune in Tomorrow... as Father Serafim
1989Rude Awakening as Lloyd
1987Aria as Preston
1982Eating Raoul as Mr. Leech
1980Gloria as Jack Dawn
1980First Family as Father Sandstone
1978Heaven Can Wait as The Escort
1977The Absent-Minded Waiter as Bernie Cates
1976The Man Who Fell to Earth as Oliver Farnsworth
1973The Day of the Dolphin as Man Standing Outside Women's Club (uncredited)
1971Taking Off as Larry Tyne
1970Catch-22 as Lt. Col. Korn
1970The Owl and the Pussycat as Man Looking Through Doubleday's Bookstore (uncredited)
1968The Secret War of Harry Frigg as Stockade Commandant
1968Candy as Mental Patient
1967The Graduate as Taft Hotel Desk Clerk

Director (2 Credits)


Writer (2 Credits)



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