Thomas Schlamme

  • Birth Name: Thomas David Schlamme
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Producer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Went to high school with Brent Spiner and Randy Quaid.
  • Formed his own commercial production company in 1980.
  • Wife Christine Lahti and eldest son Wilson appeared in his feature film directorial debut, Miss Firecracker, in 1989.
  • Directed the pilot episode of Spin City, starring Michael J. Fox, in 1996.
  • Frequent collaborator of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, beginning with their work together on the series Sports Night.
  • Widely recognized within the television industry for his frequent use of the storytelling technique known as the "walk and talk."

Awards

  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Program: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2016, Directors Guild of America Awards — Robert B. Aldrich Service Award: Winner
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Joseph Schlamme — Son
  • Christine Lahti — Wife
  • Wilson Lahti Schlamme — Son
  • Emma Schlamme — Daughter

College

  • University of Texas, College of Communication, Austin, Texas, United States (BS, 1972)
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