Paul Maslansky

Paul Marc Maslansky (born November 23, 1933) is a film producer and writer best known for the Police Academy movies.

Paul Maslansky
Maslansky in 1999
Paul Marc Maslansky

(1933-11-23) November 23, 1933
OccupationProducer, writer
Years active1964–present

Early life

Maslansky was born in Rego Park, New York on November 23, 1933. He played jazz for a living while briefly attending law school in New York. He graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1954.[1]


Maslansky has 41 film credits as producer or executive producer. His first production credit was for 1964's Castle of the Living Dead, which starred Christopher Lee. Initially, Maslansky used his middle initial in his credits, though this was later dropped. Maslansky worked throughout the 1960s and 1970s as producer, notable credits include Race with the Devil, Damnation Alley, Cactus Jack, and Love Child.

Maslansky was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the 1978 series King.

Maslansky had a breakthrough hit with Police Academy in 1984. From a budget of $4.1 million, the film grossed $155 million and spawned a movie franchise and television series Police Academy: The Series, which Maslansky wrote.[2]

He frequently made cameo appearances in the Police Academy movies.

Maslansky's notable credits following Police Academy include 1985's Return to Oz, 1990's The Russia House and Fluke in 1995.

Maslansky has the Lenfest Center for the Art's 'Maslansky Rehearsal Hall' in Lexington named after him.[1]


  1. "Paul Maslansky '54". Washington and Lee University. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. Paul Maslansky at Box Office Mojo
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