Thomas Schlamme

Thomas Schlamme

Highest Rated: 93% A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (2020)

Lowest Rated: 50% You So Crazy (1994)

Birthday: May 22, 1950

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

One of the top TV directors since the mid-1980s, Thomas Schlamme functions equally well in sitcoms or dramas, sacrificing plot for yucks in the former while relishing the more complex lighting and camera angles required by the latter. Over the years, he has developed an easily identified kinetic style and cinema verite quality, perhaps best exemplified by his Emmy-nominated direction of "Ambush," the live episode kicking off the 1997-1998 season of NBC's medical drama "ER."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 89% A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote Director,
Executive Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet 40% Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Director - 1995
50% 86% You So Crazy Director $10.2M 1994
51% 68% So I Married an Axe Murderer Director $9.0M 1993
No Score Yet 82% Crazy From the Heart Director - 1991
75% 51% Miss Firecracker Director $646.9K 1989

TV

Credit
87% 86% Snowfall Executive Producer 2017-2019 2021-2022
87% 73% The Plot Against America Director 2020
96% 93% The Americans Director 2018
82% 79% When We Rise Director 2017
91% 93% Manhattan Executive Producer 2015
70% 72% Pan Am Executive Producer,
Director
2011-2012
52% 43% Mr. Sunshine Executive Producer,
Director
2011
88% 95% Parenthood Director 2010
80% 88% Invasion Director 2005
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Executive Producer,
Director
2004-2005
75% 95% The West Wing Director,
Executive Producer
1999-2003
90% 100% Sports Night Director,
Executive Producer
1998-2000
100% 83% The Larry Sanders Show Director 1998
44% No Score Yet Ink Director 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tracey Takes On ... Director 1996
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Director 1993-1996
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Director 1996
86% No Score Yet Almost Perfect Director 1996
No Score Yet 83% The Wonder Years Director 1991-1992