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Douglas Kenney (1946–1980)


Though almost completely unknown, this man was one of the originators of a highly popular and groundbreaking new form of comedy and satire. After working on the Harvard Lampoon as an undergraduate, Douglas C. Kenney co-founded the National Lampoon magazine and the National Lampoon Radio Hour. Kenney had originally collaborated at Harvard with friend,... See full bio »

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(age 33) in Kauai, Hawaii, USA

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Known For

Caddyshack Writer
(1980)
Heavy Metal Regolian (segment "Captain Sternn")
(1981)
What If...? Writer
(2009)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (6 credits)
 2009 What If...? (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (written by)
 1988 Caddyshack II (characters)
 1980 Caddyshack (written by)
  Delta House (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Matriculation of Kent Dorfman (1979) ... (creator)
- Hoover and the Bomb (1979) ... (creator)
- Campus Fair (1979) ... (creator)
- The Blotto Who Came to Dinner (1979) ... (creator)
- The Fall of Dean Wormer (1979) ... (creator)
 1978 National Lampoon's Animal House (written by)
 1973 National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert (Video) (writer - uncredited)
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 1981 Heavy Metal
Regolian (segment "Captain Sternn") (voice)
 1980 Caddyshack
Al Czervik's Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1977 Between the Lines
Doug Henkel
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 1981 Modern Problems (executive producer - as Douglas C. Kenney)
 1980 Caddyshack (producer)
 1973 National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert (Video) (executive producer - uncredited)
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 2017 The History of Comedy (TV Series documentary)
- Making Fun (2017)
 2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (Documentary)
Himself - Lampoon Founder (as Doug Kenney)
 2009 Caddyshack: The Inside Story (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1998 The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion (Video documentary)
Himself - Writer / 'Stork' (as Doug Kenney)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Douglas C. Kenney | Doug Kenney
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Trivia:

Wrote a manuscript for a book entitled "Teenage Commies From Outer Space". He threw the entire thing away after getting very negative feedback from long-time friend and partner, Henry Beard. See more »

Trademark:

As a writer, Kenney specialized in teen angst, and '50s/early-'60s Americana

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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