Zak Penn Net Worth

Zak Penn Net Worth is
$10 Million

Zak Penn Biography

Zak Penn net worthy of: Zak Penn can be an American director and screenwriter who includes a net well worth of $10 million. Zak Penn was created in NY in 1968. As a writer Penn spent some time working on the films Last Actions Hero, Politically Correct Party Pets, Inspector Device, Behind Enemy Lines, X-Males 2, Incident at Loch Ness, Suspect Zero, Elektra, Fantastic Four, X-Males: The Last Stand, The Grand, The Incredible Hulk, and Avengers Assemble. His upcoming tasks are the Karate Kid 2, Prepared Participant One, and Pacific Rim 2. He developed the tv screen series Alphas which he also wrote from 2011 to 2012. Penn also served as executive maker for the series Alphas and it series Ozzy & Drix from 2003 to 2004. He also produced the movies Osmosis Jones, Incident at Loch ness, and The Grand. In 2004 he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Ozzy & Drix. As an actor he offers starred in the films Politically Correct Party Pets, Celebrity Maps, Chuck & Buck, and Osmosis Jones. Penn directed the films Incident and Loch Ness and The Grand.

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Quick Facts

Full NameZak Penn
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 1, 1968
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor
EducationWesleyan University
ParentsArthur Penn
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, ALMA Award for Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
MoviesThe Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2, Atari: Game Over, Incident at Loch Ness, Elektra, The Grand, Last Action Hero, Behind Enemy Lines, PCU, Suspect Zero, Inspector Gadget, Osmosis Jones, Star Maps, Chuck & Buck, Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound
TV ShowsAlphas

Interesting Facts

1 Earliest known memory is of the Watergate break-in.
2 Graduated from Wesleyan University in 1990.


1 [his experience co-writing the original draft of Last Action Hero (1993)] The weird thing is that The Simpsons (1989) inspired it in the first place....We thought, 'If this show can destroy genres even as it embraces them, why can't we do it in live action?' But somewhere along the way, the movie got lost. And nobody came out smelling like a rose. (...) We dubbed it 'Reverse Purple Rose' after we realised it was the opposite of Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), where a character comes out of the screen into the real world. (...) We rented every action movie we could think of and made a checklist. Does the second-most evil bad guy die before or after the most evil bad guy? Does the hero have a Vietnam buddy? It was fun, although watching Steven Seagal movies one after another can be soul-crushing. (...) [The premiere] was not a pleasant experience. People kept saying, 'Did you do all those fart jokes?' 'No, no, that wasn't me.' 'Why did you have a kid thrown off a roof in the opening sequence? It made my kid cry.' 'I didn't write that!' [Empire 2012]
2 If you want to do only what you want, be prepared to make no money. If you want to get paid, you're going to have to do something that people want to see. And I've tried pretty hard to balance those two things without getting angry. It's not like, I'm an important artist so I deserve to be rich and do whatever I want to do.
3 ...if you get a bunch of cynical people making a big-budget Hollywood movie, the irony is it doesn't work. [referring to his experience with 'The Last Action Hero']


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form The Avengers (2012) Joss Whedon (story/screenplay/director)
2004 New American Cinema Award Seattle International Film Festival Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Bradbury Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America The Avengers (2012) Joss Whedon (screenplay/director)
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Ozzy & Drix (2002) Sander Schwartz (executive producer)

Peter Farrelly (executive producer)

Bobby Farrelly (executive producer)

Alan Burnett (producer/writer)

Ron Myrick (producer)

Bradley Thomas (producer)

Del Barras (director)

Dennis Woodyard (director)

Ginny McSwain (director)
2004 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form X2 (2003) Bryan Singer (story/director)

Michael Dougherty (screenplay)

Dan Harris (screenplay)

David Hayter (story/screenplay)
2002 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted) Behind Enemy Lines (2001) David Veloz
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Last Action Hero (1993) Shane Black

David Arnott

Adam Leff (story)
1994 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay Last Action Hero (1993) Shane Black

David Arnott

Adam Leff (story)



Ready Player One 2018 screenplay post-production
The Karate Kid 2 screenplay announced
Avengers Assemble in the Playroom 2012 Video short story - uncredited
Alphas TV Series creator - 23 episodes, 2011 - 2012 written by - 2 episodes, 2011 story - 1 episode, 2011 teleplay - 1 episode, 2011
The Avengers 2012 story
The Incredible Hulk 2008 screen story / screenplay
The Grand 2007 written by
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 written by
X-Men: The Official Game 2006 Video Game screenplay & story
Fantastic Four 2005 Video Game
Elektra 2005 written by
Suspect Zero 2004 screenplay / story
Incident at Loch Ness 2004 written by
X2 2003 story
Behind Enemy Lines 2001 screenplay
Inspector Gadget 1999 screenplay
PCU 1994 written by
Last Action Hero 1993 Video Game characters
Last Action Hero 1993 story


Alphas 2011 TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
The Grand 2007 producer
Ozzy & Drix 2003-2004 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Incident at Loch Ness 2004 producer
Osmosis Jones 2001 producer


On Story 2013 TV Series
Dakota 2012 TV Series Baseball Cap
Hero Factor 2008 TV Series
Osmosis Jones 2001 Emergency Room Doctor #3
Chuck & Buck 2000 Josh Weintraub
Star Maps 1997 Carmel County Writer
PCU 1994 Bathroom Patron


Alphas 2012 TV Series consultant - 3 episodes
Charlie's Angels 2000 script revisions - uncredited
Antz 1998 story consultant


Atari: Game Over 2014 Documentary
The Grand 2007
Incident at Loch Ness 2004


The Brothers Grimsby 2016 special thanks
Rescue Dawn 2006 special thanks
Star Maps 1997 special thanks


The Insiders on TheLipTV 2015 TV Series Himself
Atari: Game Over 2014 Documentary Himself - Narrator
Conversations with Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Advice for New Screenwriters 2010 Video documentary short Himself
More Tales from the Script 2010 Video documentary Himself
Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller 2009 Video documentary Himself
Tales from the Script 2009 Documentary Himself
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Screenwriter, X2 & X-Men: The Last Stand
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
X-Men: The Excitement Continues 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Incident at Loch Ness 2004 Himself (Crew of Discovery IV)

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