Robert K. Weiss is an American film and television producer. His productions include films by director John Landis, producer Lorne Michaels, and the “Z. A. Z.” team of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. He also co-created the science-fiction TV series Sliders. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Weiss has also been the Vice Chairman of the X Prize Foundation since 1996.

In the film Blues Brothers 2000, the name of Robert K. Weiss is mentioned in a speech by Elwood Blues as the final name in a long list of legendary blues artists.


  • Kentucky Fried Movie (1977): producer, actor
  • The Blues Brothers (1980): producer
  • Police Squad! (TV series, 1980): producer
  • Doctor Detroit (1983): producer
  • The Compleat Al (made for video, 1985): producer, writer, director (videos "Dare to Be Stupid," "Like a Surgeon," "One More Minute", "This is The Life")
  • Dragnet (1987): producer
  • Amazon Women on the Moon (1987): producer, director (segments "Murray in Videoland", "Amazon Women on the Moon", "Silly Paté", "Video Pirates", "First Lady of the Evening", "Titan Man")
  • The Naked Gun (1988): producer, second unit director, actor (uncredited)
  • UHF (1989): actor
  • Crazy People (1990): producer, second unit director, actor
  • Nothing But Trouble (1991): producer, actor
  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991): producer, second unit director, actor
  • Weird Science (TV series, 1994–1997): executive producer
  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994): producer, second unit director, actor
  • Sliders (TV series, 1995–2000): co-creator, executive producer (season 1), second unit director (Pilot), executive consultant (seasons 2–3)
  • Tommy Boy (1995): executive producer, actor
  • Black Sheep (1996): executive producer
  • A Night at the Roxbury (1998): executive producer
  • Superstar (1999): executive producer
  • The Ladies Man (2000): executive producer
  • Scary Movie 3 (2003): producer
  • Scary Movie 4 (2006): producer
  • Scary Movie 5 (2008): producer

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