Jim Kouf

Writer/producer Jim Kouf is best known for his action-packed, star-studded features. He broke into film in 1981 as a co-writer on the forgotten indie comedy "Utilities." The next year, he expanded to producing with the ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1951

Filmography

Writer (29)

Money Monster 2016 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Money Monster 2016 (Movie)

(Story By)

A Fork in the Road 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

(Story By)

National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Taxi 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Snow Dogs 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Another Stakeout 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Another Stakeout 1993 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Disorganized Crime 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hidden 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miracles 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shaker Run 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

American Dreamer 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Class 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Up the Creek 1983 (Movie)

(From Story)

Up the Creek 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wacko 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pink Motel 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Utilities 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Utilities 1980 (Movie)

(From Story)

Last of the Great Survivors (TV Show)

Screenplay

White Water Rebels (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (11)

The Ghost Whisperer 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

The Handler 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Con Air 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Silent Fall 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Another Stakeout 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stakeout 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Class 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Pink Motel 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Save the Dog! (TV Show)

Producer
Director (5)

Grimm 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

A Fork in the Road 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Disorganized Crime 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Miracles 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

Writer/producer Jim Kouf is best known for his action-packed, star-studded features. He broke into film in 1981 as a co-writer on the forgotten indie comedy "Utilities." The next year, he expanded to producing with the wacky neighbor comedy "Pink Motel." His breakthrough came in 1987 with the buddy cop action-comedy "Stakeout," which teamed the curmudgeonly Richard Dreyfuss with a mustachioed Emilio Estevez. The movie was a hit, leading to "Another Stakeout," a sequel that added upcoming comedienne Rosie O'Donnell to the mix. Balancing his writing wit with his producing prowess, Kouf churned out the screenplay for the Disney comedy-adventure "Operation Dumbo Drop" while executive producing "Con Air," the high-flying Nicolas Cage action flick. It wasn't long before Kouf's action-scripting abilities became his trademark. He penned the culture clash comedy smash "Rush Hour," which co-starred martial arts master Jackie Chan and motor-mouth Chris Tucker, as well as another Cage vehicle, the globetrotting adventure "National Treasure." Since 2000, his producing career has shifted into television, where he served as a consulting producer on the vampire saga "Angel" and the paranormal-themed drama "Ghost Whisperer." Kouf has also contributed several scripts to each series. In 2010, Kouf tried his hand at writing and directing, with the independent crime comedy "A Fork in the Road."

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