Jim Kouf

Biography

Jim Kouf (born July 24, 1951) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout (1987). Jim co-wrote Rush Hour starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker for New Line in 1998, Snow Dogs starring Cuba Gooding and James Coburn in 2002, and Taxi staring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in 2004. He has also worked in television, producing and writing with David Greenwalt for Angel (WB) and writing and producing on The Handler (CBS). In 2004 his last Disney release was National Treasure which Jim wrote and starred Nicolas Cage, directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. National Treasure 2, which is based on his characters, was released in 2007. Jim has also Executive Produced and written for the CBS TOUCHSTONE/DISNEY series Ghost Whisperer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, during its first two seasons. In 2011 Jim has written TV Pilots for Fox Cable (Buck) and NBC (Grimm). In March of 2011 Jim produced the pilot for Grimm in Portland, Oregon with his partners David Greenwalt, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. He is presently working on Grimm, the series for NBC, filming in Portland. Filmography The Boogens (with David O'Malley) (1981) (credited as "Bob Hunt") Wacko (with David Greenwalt, Dana Olsen and Michael Spound) (1982) Pink Motel (1982) White Water Rebels (1983) (TV) (also Co-Producer) Utilities (with David Greenwalt) (1983) Class (with David Greenwalt) (1983) Last of The Great Survivors (1984) (TV) Up the Creek (1984) American Dreamer (with David Greenwalt) (1984) Secret Admirer (with David Greenwalt) (1985) Shaker Run (with Henry Fownes and Bruce Morrison) (1986) Miracles (1986) (also Director) Stakeout (1987) (also Producer) The Hidden (1987) (credited as "Bob Hunt") Disorganized Crime (1989) (also Director) Another Stakeout (1993) Operation Dumbo Drop (with Gene Quintano) (1995) Gang Related (1997) (also Director/Producer) Rush Hour (with Ross LaManna) (1998) Snow Dogs (with Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg and Phillip Halprin) (2002) Angel (2000–2001) (TV) The Handler (2003) (TV) Taxi (with Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon) (2004) National Treasure (with The Wibberleys) (2004) Ghost Whisperer (2006–2007) (TV) A Fork in The Road (2010) (also Director) Grimm (2011-present) (TV) (also Co-creator) Money for Nothing (2012)

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Birth Place

Hollywood, California, USA

Birth Date

7/24/1951
Known For
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Wacko

Prisoner (as M. James Kouf Jr.)

Starring In
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Wacko

Prisoner (as M. James Kouf Jr.)

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