Herschel Weingrod

Screenwriter, Producer
This successful American screenwriter of comedies, many of which are remakes or adaptations of novels (i. e., "Brewster's Millions" 1985, "Pure Luck" 1991), had worked in collaboration with Timothy Harris. The ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Writer (8)

Lift 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pure Luck 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kindergarten Cop 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

My Stepmother Is An Alien 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Twins 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brewster's Millions 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trading Places 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cheaper to Keep Her 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Falling Down 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lift 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Street of Dreams (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This successful American screenwriter of comedies, many of which are remakes or adaptations of novels (i. e., "Brewster's Millions" 1985, "Pure Luck" 1991), had worked in collaboration with Timothy Harris. The Wisconsin-born Herschel A. Weingrod and his British-born partner have generally met with commercial approval for their efforts like "Twins" (1988) and "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), both of which benefited from headliner Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Falling Down" (1993), which they co-produced, also became a box-office success, but their only real critical success to date has been "Trading Places" (1983), which paired Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.

EDUCATION

National Film School

1969 - 1971

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin 1965 - 1969

Milestones

1996

Was one of four screenwriters on the combined live action/animated feature "Space Jam", starring basketball pro Michael Jordan

1993

With Harris, co-produced the box-office hit "Falling Down"

1991

Appeared on television documentary mini-series "Naked Hollywood"

1988

Received first television credit as co-executive producer (with Harris) of "Street of Dreams", based on Harris' novel "Goodnight and Goodbye"

1980

First screenplay filmed, "Cheaper to Keep Her" (co-written with Harris)

Formed Weingrod/Harris Productions a.k.a. Myrtos Productions

Met Timothy Harris in the United States after they each completed their studies in England

Bonus Trivia

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Weingrod and Harris shared a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "Trading Places" in 1983.

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