James Burrows
James Burrows

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Name: James Burrows
Occupation: Director
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 30, 1940
Age: 82
Birth Place: Los Angeles, United States
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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James Burrows

James Burrows was born on December 30, 1940 in Los Angeles, United States (82 years old). James Burrows is a Director, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out James Burrowsnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Veteran television director with more than 50 TV pilots to his name who co-created the NBC series Cheers. James Burrows directed every episode of Will & Grace and is also notable for directing Taxi, Friends and Frasier, among numerous other classic sitcoms.


NBC aired a tribute called Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows in February of 2016. James Burrows was nominated for an Emmy Award every year between 1980 and 2005, except for 1997, on his way to winning 10 of them in addition to 4 Directors Guild of America Awards out of 15 nominations.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$600 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

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James Burrows Real Estate

Personal Life and Real Estate: Jim Burrows has been marred to his one-time hairstylist, Debbie Easton, for many years. He was previously married to Linda Solomon. He has three daughters and a stepdaughter from those relationships.

In 2015, James and Debbie paid $4.2 million for a 1-bedroom apartment in New York City. They listed the apartment for sale in 2017 for $6.75 million.

Their primary residence is a 13,000 square-foot palatial mansion in LA's Bel Air neighborhood which they bought in 2004 for $12 million. The property expands 4.5 acres. They previously owned a 250+ acre farm in Millbrook, New York which they sold in 2011 for $15 million.

Before Fame

James Burrows is an alumus of Oberlin College and Yale School of Drama. James Burrows worked as a dialogue coach on O.K. Crackerby! before becoming an assistant stage manager for the play Holly Golightly where he met Mary Tyler Moore.

Biography Timeline


While working in theater, Burrows wrote Moore and her then husband Grant Tinker seeking a job at their production company, MTM Enterprises. In 1974, Tinker hired Burrows as a director for MTM Enterprises where he directed episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show. Tinker asked director Jay Sandrich, known for his work directing The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later The Cosby Show and The Golden Girls, to serve as a mentor to Burrows.


Burrows co-created Cheers with brothers Glen and Les Charles. The Charles brothers were also former employees of MTM Enterprises and served as producers on the series Taxi where Burrows worked as in-house director for 76 episodes. Burrows and the Charles brothers wanted to create a show where they could have more control. Cheers premiered on NBC on September 30, 1982. Although Cheers initially struggled in the ratings, the series became a hit, running 275 episodes over eleven seasons. Burrows directed all but 35 of those 275 episodes.


In 1998, Burrows directed a Chicago-based production of the 1939 comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner starring John Mahoney.


Burrows has had cameo appearances in several of the shows for which he has directed. In the first season of Friends, Burrows appeared in the episode "The One with the Butt" as the director of the film in which the character Joey Tribbiani is cast as Al Pacino's "butt double". He also appears as a television director named Jimmy in the 2005 HBO series The Comeback. Burrows played himself on the series. An episode of Scrubs, "My Life in Four Cameras", had a character named Charles James in honor of Cheers creators Burrows and Glen and Les Charles. It was previously asserted in Sitcoms: the 101 Greatest TV Comedies of All Time (2007) that Burrows served as the silhouette of the customer who knocks on the door in the final scene of Cheers, but Burrows himself refuted this claim on episode 9 of the NewsRadio-themed podcast Dispatches from Fort Awesome, revealing that the actual "Man Who Knocks" was agent Bob Broder.


Over the course of his career, Burrows has been nominated for fifteen Directors Guild of America awards, and for an Emmy Award every year between 1980 and 2005, excluding 1997. Burrows has won ten Emmy Awards and four Directors Guild of America Awards. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrated Burrows' forty-year career by hosting a panel in his honor on October 7, 2013.


Burrows has directed over 1,000 episodes of television, a milestone he achieved in November 2015 with the NBC sitcom Crowded. To celebrate Burrows' achievement, NBC aired a special tribute on February 21, 2016, titled Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows featuring cast reunions from many of the series Burrows has directed such as Cheers, Taxi, Friends, Frasier, The Big Bang Theory, Will & Grace and Mike & Molly. In January 2020, Andy Fisher and Burrows won the Directors Guild of America Award for Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Specials for Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons.

Family Life

James Burrows was married to Linda Solomon from 1981 to 1993 with whom he had three children. James Burrows later married Debbie Easton. James Burrows is the son of playwright and director Abe Burrows.

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