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‘Mighty Ducks’, ‘Little Nicky’ Writer Was Born In Utica!

Skip Bolen, Getty Images
Skip Bolen, Getty Images

Did you know that the man behind the ‘Flying V’ was born in Utica?

Steven Brill was born in Utica in 1962, before heading off to college to study film, theater and acting.

According to his IMDB page, Brill is responsible for a ton of really funny comedies.

First off though, Brill is the man who brought the world ‘The Mighty Ducks’ along with their two sequels ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’ and ‘D3: The Mighty Ducks.’

He is credited as a writer on all three movies and also appeared in small roles – remember the lawyer Emilio Estevez was competing with in the beginning of The Mighty Ducks? That’s Steven Brill.

Brill has a lot of other iconic movies under his belt too.

Here’s a small list of his other work in Hollywood that you may recognize:


  • The Mighty Ducks Trilogy
  • Little Nicky
  • Heavyweights
  • Ready To Rumble


  • Heavyweights
  • Little Nicky
  • Mr. Deeds
  • Without A Paddle
  • Drillbit Taylor

You may also recognize him from his smaller parts like as Glen’s buddy in ‘The Wedding Singer’ and a few others too!

How cool is that?

What are your favorite movies by Steven Brill?

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