Paris Barclay

Paris Barclay

Highest Rated: 31% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Lowest Rated: 31% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1956

Birthplace: Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA

Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois in 1956, Paris Barclay attended the prestigious La Lumiere School on a scholarship, and was one of the first African American students to attend the school. He would go on to attend Harvard University before graduating into the professional world. After a short stint as a copywriter for an ad agency, Barclay opened his own business and began cultivating relationships with musical artists. He started directing music videos for artists like Janet Jackson and LL Cool J in 1990, and within a few years, he was directing film and television projects as well, memorably directing Marlon Wayans in his first feature film, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996). He became an executive producer and frequent director on the acclaimed series "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005), and soon after co-created and produced the series "City of Angels" (CBS, 2000-02). Barclay would go on to produce and direct the critically lauded "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010), and later became the executive producer and chief director for "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-2014). In 2013, Barclay was elected president of the Director's Guild of America, making him the first African American and openly gay person to hold the position. Always moving forward with new and exciting ideas, Barclay would next executive produce the historical epic series "The Bastard Executioner" (FX, 2015) as well as the sports drama "Pitch" (Fox, 2016-17).




No Score Yet 72% Pedro Executive Producer - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Time Director - 2002
No Score Yet 60% The Cherokee Kid Director - 1996
No Score Yet 86% America's Dream Director - 1996
31% 80% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Director $18.5M 1996


No Score Yet 45% Station 19 Executive Producer,
88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Director 2017
93% 83% Pitch Executive Producer 2016
46% 61% The Bastard Executioner Executive Producer 2015
87% 90% Sons of Anarchy Executive Producer,
2008 2013-2014
77% 63% Extant Director 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Director 2009 2014
79% 83% Last Resort Director 2013
100% 82% The Chicago Code Director 2011
90% 53% In Treatment Director,
Executive Producer
0% 100% Miami Medical Director 2010
No Score Yet 72% NCIS: Los Angeles Director 2009-2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Director 2007 2009
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Director 2008
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Director 2003 2005-2008
91% 88% Monk Director 2007-2008
85% 91% Lost Director 2007
90% 96% House Director 2005
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Director 2005
75% 95% The West Wing Director 2000-2002
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Executive Producer,
83% 83% NYPD Blue Director 1997-1999
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star),