James Burrows

James Burrows

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Birthday: Dec 30, 1940

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

One of the most celebrated directors in television comedy history, James Burrows earned numerous Emmys for his crisp, fast-moving direction on such iconic series as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77), "Taxi" (ABC/NBC, 1978-83), "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-93), which he also co-created, and "Will and Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006), among countless others. Burrows brought a quick-witted, theatrical pace to half-hour comedies that elevated them beyond the standard gags and banter to short plays that resonated with audiences beyond their weekly time slot. As a result, he became the go-to guy for both new and established shows to bring an element of style, wit and class to their seasonal lineup. In doing so, Burrows was among the most honored television directors in the medium's history and one of the few television directors average viewers recognized by name.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 34% Partners Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet More Than Friends Director - 1978

TV

Credit
87% 60% B Positive Director 2020
74% No Score Yet Will & Grace Jimmy Burrows (Guest Star),
Director,
Executive Producer
2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coronation Street Ali Neeson (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 64% The Neighborhood Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
62% 53% Superior Donuts Director 2017
No Score Yet 81% Man With a Plan Director 2016-2017
No Score Yet 59% Mike & Molly Director 2016 2010-2012
No Score Yet 58% 2 Broke Girls Director 2016 2011
47% 46% The Millers Director 2013-2015
73% 91% The Comeback Himself (Guest Star) 2014
13% 67% Friends With Better Lives Director 2014
22% 41% Sean Saves the World Executive Producer 2013-2014
17% 88% Partners Director 2012
0% 50% $..! My Dad Says Director 2010
65% No Score Yet Better With You Director 2010
6% No Score Yet Romantically Challenged Executive Producer,
Director
2010
24% No Score Yet Gary Unmarried Director,
Executive Producer
2008-2010
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Director 2007
40% No Score Yet Back to You Director 2007
44% No Score Yet The Class Executive Producer,
Director
2006-2007
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Executive Producer,
Director
1998-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stones Director 2004
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Director 2003
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Director 2000
0% No Score Yet Stark Raving Mad Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Lives of Men Director 1998
46% No Score Yet Jesse Director 1998
8% No Score Yet Conrad Bloom Director 1998
70% No Score Yet George & Leo Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Director 1997
93% 94% Frasier Director 1993-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pearl Director 1996
95% No Score Yet NewsRadio Director 1995-1996
78% 95% Friends Director (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Director,
Executive Producer
1992 1982-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Director 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Director 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Ties Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associates Director 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Director 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Maintenance Man (Guest Star),
Director
1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Director 1974-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1974

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