- Also Known As:
- Jimmy, Jim
- Date of Birth:
- December 30, 1940
- Los Angeles
James Burrows (born James Edward burrows in Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1940) is a TV director who began working in television in his 30s, and just recently directed his thousandth episode on NBC’s new comedy, Crowded. He attended Oberlin College, followed by the graduate program of the Yale School of Drama. His introduction to TV was as an assistant stage manager on the play Holly Golightly — and he was introduced to Mary Tyler Moore. He later ended up as a director on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as The Bob Newhart Show. He was mentored by Jay Sandrich. Then his big break came when he co-created Cheers, which premiered in September 1982; he directed all 240 of the 275 episodes. His other credits went on to include basically every huge sitcoms: Wings, Fraiser, Friends, Taxi, Mike and Molly, 3rd Rock from the Son, Partners, and The Big Bang Theory — just to name a few.
Best Known For:
James Burrows is best known for being a TV director.
James Burrows was married briefly to Linda Solomon, but now is married to Debbie Easton, a celebrity hairstylist; together they live in Manhattan. He has a step-daughter and three daughters.