Willard Miller Huyck, Jr.
September 8, 1945
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
Gloria Katz (m. 1969–2018)
|Awards||National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay |
1973 American Graffiti
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay
1973 American Graffiti
Academy Award Nomination for Best Original Screenplay American Graffiti
Huyck and Lucas met as students at the film school of the University of Southern California, and became members of Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope group of filmmakers. Along with his wife Gloria Katz, Huyck worked on writing the screenplays of films including American Graffiti, Lucky Lady, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Radioland Murders, and performed uncredited work on the original Star Wars. He also directed four films he co-wrote with Gloria Katz: Messiah of Evil, French Postcards, Best Defense, and Howard the Duck.
Huyck married Katz in 1969. They remained married until her death in 2018. They had one daughter, Rebecca, born in 1983.
- The Devil's 8 (with John Milius and James Gordon White) (1969)
- Messiah of Evil (with Gloria Katz) (1973) (also Director)
- American Graffiti (with Gloria Katz) (1973)
- Lucky Lady (with Gloria Katz) (1975)
- French Postcards (with Gloria Katz) (1979) (also Director)
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (with Gloria Katz and George Lucas) (1984)
- Best Defense (with Gloria Katz) (1984) (also Director)
- Howard the Duck (with Gloria Katz) (1986) (also Director)
- Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (with Gloria Katz) (1989) (TV)
- Radioland Murders (with Gloria Katz, Jeff Reno and Ron Osborn) (1994)
- Secrets of a Hollywood Nurse (with Gloria Katz) (2008) (TV)
- "Willard Huyck". The New York Times.
- James, Caryn (August 1, 1986). "Howard the Duck (1986) SCREEN: FROM GEORGE LUCAS, 'HOWARD THE DUCK'". The New York Times.
- Laurent Bouzereau. Star Wars - The Annotated Screenplays.
- "Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Starkiller (Revised Fourth Draft)".
- "Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck's Best Defense Against Critics Is Their Screenwriting Track Record" By Donald G. McNeil Jr. August 20, 1984 People Magazine accessed 22 April 2015
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