James Burrows

James Burrows

Highest Rated: 88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' (2019)

Lowest Rated: 25% Inbred (2011)

Birthday: Dec 30, 1940

Birthplace: Not Available

In 1966, was an assistant stage manager on his father's short-lived musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany's. The production starred Mary Tyler Moore, and Burrows contacted her in 1974 to get his first job as a TV director on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Was honored in 1996 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Comedy Awards. As of 2006, has received four Directors Guild of America Awards. In 1998, returned to theater after a nearly 25-year absence to direct John Mahoney in a revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company. Directed every episode of Will & Grace during its eight-season run. Appeared as himself on the 2005 TV series The Comeback. Named his production company, 3 Sisters Entertainment, after his three daughters by his first wife.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary Director 2019
88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons' Director 2019
67% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? Ryan Robins 2014
25% Inbred Tim 2011
43% Robin Hood Feral Child $105.3M 2010
79% Eden Lake Harry 2008
No Score Yet Partners Director 1982

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Will & Grace
2017
Executive Producer Director 2020
2019
2018
2017
2000
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2019
88% Love, Lies & Records
2017
Simon 2018
2017
No Score Yet Man With a Plan
2016
Director 2018
2017
2016
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
Director 2017
32% Crowded
2015-2016
Producer Executive Producer Director 2016
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Director 2016
2011
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Producer Executive Producer Director 2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Director 2015
2014
2013
9% Friends With Better Lives
2014
Director 2014
22% Sean Saves the World
2013-2014
Producer Executive Producer Director 2014
2013
72% The Comeback
2005-2014
Himself Jimmy 2014
2005
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
Director 2013
2007
17% Partners
2012
Director 2012
No Score Yet Vera
2019
Charlie 2012
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
Director 2010
0% 100 Questions
2010
Director 2010
6% Romantically Challenged
2010
Producer Executive Producer Director 2010
24% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
Producer Executive Producer Director 2010
2009
2008
40% Back to You
2007-2008
Executive Producer Director 2008
2007
44% The Class
2006-2007
Executive Producer Director 2007
2006
25% Courting Alex
2006
Director 2006
14% Four Kings
2006
Director 2006
25% Teachers
2006
Director 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Producer Executive Producer Director 2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Director 2003
29% Bram and Alice
2002
Director 2002
45% Madigan Men
2000
Director 2000
8% Ladies Man
1999-2001
Director 1999
0% Stark Raving Mad
1999-2000
Director 1999
8% Conrad Bloom
1998
Director 1998
46% Jesse
1998-2000
Director 1998
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Director 1998
1997
No Score Yet Union Square
1997-1998
Director 1998
1997
No Score Yet Caroline in the City
1995-1999
Director 1998
1997
1996
1995
93% Frasier
1993-2004
Director 1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
17% Fired Up
1997-1998
Director 1997
70% George & Leo
1997-1998
Director 1997
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
Director 1997
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Director 1996
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Director 1996
1995
54% Hudson Street
1995-1996
Director 1995
78% Friends
1994-2004
Director 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Producer Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Director 1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
73% Flying Blind
1992-1993
Director 1992
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
Director 1991
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Director 1990
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Director 1987
1984
No Score Yet The Hogan Family
1986-1991
Director 1986
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Director 1985
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Director 1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
Director 1978
1977
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Director 1977
1976
No Score Yet Phyllis
1975-1977
Director 1977
1976
1975
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Director Maintenance Man 1977
1976
1975
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Director 1976
1975
1974
No Score Yet Silent Witness
38% The Secret Lives of Men
1998
Director

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