James Widdoes

James Widdoes

Highest Rated: 91% National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Lowest Rated: 91% National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1953

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Tall, blond gawky James Widdoes will forever be remembered as Hoover, the chapter president of "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1977). But, since the late 1980s, he has eschewed acting for a career as a prolific director and sometimes executive producer of sitcoms. His work in the latter milieu has yielded "Dave's World" (CBS, 1993-1997) and "Can't Hurry Love" (CBS, 1995-96). Widdoes has also directed episodes of such series as "Doctor, Doctor," "Uncle Buck," "Davis Rules," "Boston Common" and "In the House." Partnered with former agent and former ABC programming executive) Jonathan Axelrod in A/W Productions, he has an overall production deal with CBS.

Highest rated movies

National Lampoon's Animal House




91% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Robert Hoover (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet 64% The Neighborhood Director 2022
85% 56% B Positive Director 2021
No Score Yet 83% Mom Director 2013-2021
67% No Score Yet Broke Director 2020
No Score Yet 76% The Goldbergs Robert (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 83% Man With a Plan Director 2019
No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Guest 2018
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Director 2006-2015
11% 0% Rob Director 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Engvall Show Director 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Director 2007
14% No Score Yet Modern Men Director 2006
27% No Score Yet Twins Director 2005-2006
No Score Yet 100% Out of Practice Director 2005
58% 100% 8 Simple Rules Director 2002-2005
64% No Score Yet All About the Andersons Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Director 2001-2003
41% No Score Yet Greetings From Tucson Director 2002
No Score Yet 72% My Wife and Kids Director 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Director 2001
57% No Score Yet Some of My Best Friends Executive Producer,
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movie Stars Executive Producer,
25% No Score Yet Talk to Me Director 2000
17% No Score Yet The Mike O'Malley Show Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star),
Executive Producer
67% No Score Yet Temporarily Yours Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Director 1997
38% No Score Yet Can't Hurry Love Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything but Love Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Dora Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1985
No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985