James Burrows

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James Burrows
  • Birth Name: James Edward Burrows
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/30/1940, Capricorn
  • Profession: Director; producer
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James Burrows Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • James Burrows Relationships:
  • Carin Smith Kinsel - Stepmother
  • Laurie Burrows Grad - Sister
  • Abe Burrows - Father
  • Debbie - Wife
  • Ruth Levinson Burrows - Mother
  • James Burrows Awards:
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (BA in Government, 1962); Yale University, New Haven, CT (MFA in Theatre, 1965)

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