Danny Zuker

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Danny Zuker
OccupationTelevision Writer / Producer
Years active1990–present
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Danny Zuker
OccupationTelevision Writer / Producer
Years active1990–present

Daniel "Danny" Zuker is an American television writer and producer. Zuker graduated from Syracuse University in 1986, where he was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity.[1][2] He is best known for his Emmy Award winning work as an executive producer of ABC's Modern Family.[3] Zuker has worked in various capacities, on a variety of TV shows, including Just Shoot Me, Grace Under Fire, and Roseanne. Zuker resides in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife and three children.[citation needed].

Per the broadcast on 4/17/2013, Zuker also started out as an intern on "The Howard Stern Show".

7 Tips To Keep Your Job[edit]

In May 2012, Zuker gave the keynote address at the graduation convocation of his alma mater, the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.[4]

During his speech, Zuker shared his 7 Tips to keep a job:[5]

  1. Brush Your Teeth [and try to smell pleasant in general]
  2. Don’t Be a Jerk [no matter how good you are, people will stop hiring you if you're not a nice person to have around]
  3. Be The Hero [when the opportunity to save the day presents itself, take it. Try to be the person who arrives first and leaves last]
  4. Don’t Pitch a Problem Without Pitching Solutions [There's a name for people who just pitch problems, they are called Network Executives. Try not to be that.]
  5. Sometimes it’s Ok to be Quiet [don't talk just to talk]
  6. Don’t Get Married to Your Own Idea
  7. No Clams Ever [ = a Joke or a Situation you've seen a million times before]


  1. ^ "‘Modern Family’ writer, co-producer Danny Zuker ’86 to deliver keynote at Newhouse Convocation May 12". Insidesu.syr.edu. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ "The Diamond, Fall 2012". Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0958521/
  4. ^ "Danny Zuker 2012 Newhouse Convocation Speaker". YouTube. 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  5. ^ mentorless (2012-05-18). "7 Tips To Keep Your Job From Modern Family Writer Danny Zuker". Mentorless.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 

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