Drake Sather

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Drake Sather
Born(1959-05-24)May 24, 1959
DiedMarch 3, 2004(2004-03-03) (aged 44)
Cause of deathSuicide (gunshot)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
Glendale, California
OccupationScreenwriter, producer, actor and director
  • Krystal Sather (1989–1990)
  • Marnie Sather (1991–2004; his death)
  • Rudy Sather
  • Dallas Sather
  • Tristan Sather
  • Molly Sather

Drake Sather (May 24, 1959 – March 3, 2004) was an American stand-up comedian, an Emmy nominated television writer, and a producer, actor, and director. His credits include the film Zoolander (2001), and the TV series Dennis Miller Show, Ed, Mr. Ed, The Larry Sanders Show, NewsRadio, and Saturday Night Live.

Birth and death[edit]

Sather was born in Seattle, Washington on May 24, 1959. He graduated from Edmonds High School[1] in 1977. He died on March 3, 2004, via gunshot wound to the head, in what was ruled a suicide.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Krystal Sather from 1989–1990. He and Krystal had one child, Rudy.[3] On July 4, 1991, he married Marnie Sather.[4] They remained married until his death in 2004. He and Marnie had three children: Dallas, Tristan, and Molly.[5]

Career highlights[edit]

In 1994 he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on The Larry Sanders Show.[6] Sather wrote for Saturday Night Live[7] during the 1994–1995 season. His last credit was an unsold pilot of a television remake of Mr. Ed, for which he also served as an executive producer.[8]


  1. ^ https://www.classmates.com/yearbooks/Edmonds-High-School/213162
  2. ^ Bal, Sumeet (2004-03-19). "Pop Culture News Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.blogofdeath.com/2004/03/15/drake-sather/
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0766153/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  5. ^ Bal, Sumeet (2004-03-19). "Pop Culture News Monitor". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  6. ^ "The Larry Sanders Show". emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 13 November 2017. OUTSTANDING individual achievement in WRITING IN A COMEDY SERIES - 1994
  7. ^ Thompson, Alex (12 February 2016). "Ben Stiller Opens Up About the Death That Delayed Zoolander 2 Nearly 15 Years". esquire.com. Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved 13 November 2017. ...and racking up writing credits at Saturday Night Live..
  8. ^ Staff, Variety (16 March 2004). "Drake Sather". variety.com. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 13 November 2017. Sather's last credit was the upcoming TV comedy remake of "Mr. Ed," on which he was also an executive producer.

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