James Burrows

Highest Rated: 79% Eden Lake (2008)
Lowest Rated: 18% 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
67% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? Ryan Robins 2014
18% Inbred Tim 2011
43% Robin Hood Feral Child $105.3M 2010
79% Eden Lake Harry 2008
No Score Yet Partners Director 1982

TV

CREDIT
88% Love, Lies & Records
2017
Simon
  • 2018
  • 2017
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
Director
  • 2017
No Score Yet Man With a Plan
2016
Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
32% Crowded
2015-2016
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Director
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Executive Producer 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
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
69% The Comeback
2005-2014
Himself Jimmy
  • 2014
  • 2005
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Director
  • 2013
  • 2007
18% Partners
2012
Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet Vera
Charlie
  • 2012
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
Director
  • 2010
0% 100 Questions
2010
Director
  • 2010
9% Romantically Challenged
2010
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2010
23% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
40% Back to You
2007-2008
Executive Producer Director
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Class
2006-2007
Executive Producer Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
38% Four Kings
2006
Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet Madigan Men
2000
Director
  • 2000
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Director
  • 1996
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Director
  • 1996
  • 1995
78% Friends
1994-2004
Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Executive Producer Producer Creator Screenwriter Director
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet 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 The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Maintenance Man Director
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Director
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Silent Witness

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