James Edward Burrows, sometimes known as Jim Burrows, is an Emmy-winning American television director. He has directed over 50 television pilots and co-created the long-running television series Cheers.
James Burrows, possibly the most iconic, respected and talented television directors of all time, is in the building! Actually, I'm in HIS building, aka the NBC/Universal lot, aka the set of Will & Grace. You know James, aka Jimmy, aka Jim, from these TV shows: Cheers Taxi Friends Will and Grace The Mary Tyler Moore Show Man with a Plan Mike & Molly 2 Broke Girls The Big Bang Theory The Millers Newsradio Wings The Hogan Family Gary Unmarried Rhoda Lou Grant The Bob Newhart Show Laverne & Shirley The Comeback Jim is now a guest on the iconic interview series Inside the Actors Studio. He's interviewed by his Cheers and Frasier star and longtime friend Kelsey Grammer. I saw it being filmed. You can see it on Ovation TV. Catch it here: https://www.ovationtv.com/inside-the-actors-studio/ In this master class, Jim breaks down his iconic TV series. You'll get inside scoop. You'll learn a lot. You'll be in awe of him, I think -- just as I am. He shares stories on: Playing "Hey, Butt Double" on Friends Characters we've never seen, like: Vera on Cheers Maris on Frasier Lars on The Mary Tyler Moore Show Carlton the Doorman on Rhoda He talks about relationships with: Lisa Kudrow David Schwimmer Matt LeBlanc Courtney Cox Jennifer Aniston Matthew Perry Michael Patrick King Cloris Leachman Andy Kaufman Tony Clifton Danny DeVito Marilu Henner Tony Danza Steven Spielberg Martin Scorsese Mary Tyler Moore Edward Albee Debra Messing Eric McCormack Jim gives advice on: ambition, drive and luck Hollywood connections getting your foot in the door ENJOY! In the meantime, connect with me here: Insider news - ReallyFamousPodcast.com/contact Instagram - @karamayerrobinson Facebook - @karamayerrobinson Twitter - @kara1to1 Enjoy these extra treats: Jim Burrows's video Q&A - YouTube.com/reallyfamous Behind-the-scenes photos - ReallyFamousPodcast.com # Donate $1 or $3 or $10 to Really Famous and get a shout-out from me on the show: Patreon.com/reallyfamous or ReallyFamousPodcast.com/donate # Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson. Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons
Emmy-winning director James Burrows talks about the importance of the "straight man," the influence of his legendary dad Abe Burrows, the societal impact of "Will & Grace" and the winning formulas behind "Taxi," "Cheers," "Friends" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Also, Andy Kaufman comes to dinner, Woody Harrelson changes the game, Norman Lear writes a fan letter and James meets John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Groucho Marx. PLUS: Sydney Pollack! Remembering Ruth Gordon! The comedy of Patchett and Tarses! The generosity of Jay Sandrich! And James directs the "All in the Family" reboot! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emmy winning director James Burrows joins The Road to Cinema Podcast to share his thoughts on directing some of the most acclaimed half hour multi-camera comedies in American television history. Among the many hits include: 'Cheers', 'Frasier', 'Friends', 'The Big Bang Theory', '2 Broke Girls', and 'Will & Grace' which is preparing a return to NBC in the near future.
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