James Burrows
James Burrows
James Burrows
General Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1940-12-30) December 30, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
TV director/producer
Appearances/Series information
Involved with: Night Court
Job on series: directed "All You Need Is Love" (Series pilot)

James Edward Burrows (born December 30, 1940) directed the pilot episode for Night Court, "All You Need Is Love". A veteran Hollywood producer and director who has been working in television since the 1970s, James has directed for many shows including:

  • 1970s - The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhoda, Laverne & Shirley, Taxi.
  • 1980s - Cheers (which he also co-created), The Hogan Family, Night Court
  • 1990s - Wings, Frasier, Friends, NewsRadio, Caroline in the City, Will & Grace.
  • 2000s - The Class, Back to You, The Big Bang Theory, Single White Millionaire

Burrows directed all 194 episodes of the NBC-TV sitcom Will & Grace, which is a directing record.

James has made cameo appearances in several of the shows for which he has directed and/or produced. He also appears as a television director in the 2005 HBO series The Comeback. Burrows played himself on the series. Burrows has been nominated for fifteen Directors Guild of America awards, and for an Emmy Award every year since 1980, excluding 1997.

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