James Burrows - Rotten Tomatoes

James Burrows

Lowest Rated:   43% Robin Hood (2010)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary
  • Director
2019
88% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'
  • Director
2019
67% U Want Me 2 Kill Him?
  • Ryan Robins
2014
43% Robin Hood
  • Feral Child
$105.3M 2010
79% Eden Lake
  • Harry
2008
No Score Yet Partners
  • Director
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
74% Will & Grace
2017
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2000
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2019
  • Guest
  • 2019
88% Love, Lies & Records
2017
  • Simon
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Man With a Plan
2016
  • Director
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
  • Director
  • 2017
32% Crowded
2015-2016
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
47% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
13% Friends With Better Lives
2014
  • Director
  • 2014
22% Sean Saves the World
2013-2014
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
73% The Comeback
2005-2014
  • Himself Jimmy
  • 2014
  • 2005
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2007
17% Partners
2012
  • Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet Vera
  • Charlie
  • 2012
0% $#* ! My Dad Says
2010-2011
  • Director
  • 2010
0% 100 Questions
2010
  • Director
  • 2010
6% Romantically Challenged
2010
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2010
24% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
40% Back to You
2007-2008
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • 2008
  • 2007
44% The Class
2006-2007
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • 2007
  • 2006
25% Courting Alex
2006
  • Director
  • 2006
14% Four Kings
2006
  • Director
  • 2006
25% Teachers
2006
  • Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
65% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Director
  • 2003
28% Bram and Alice
2002
  • Director
  • 2002
45% Madigan Men
2000
  • Director
  • 2000
8% Ladies Man
1999-2001
  • Director
  • 1999
0% Stark Raving Mad
1999-2000
  • Director
  • 1999
7% Conrad Bloom
1998
  • Director
  • 1998
46% Jesse
1998-2000
  • Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
  • Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Union Square
1997-1998
  • Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Caroline in the City
1995-1999
  • Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
  • Director
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
93% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
17% Fired Up
1997-1998
  • Director
  • 1997
70% George & Leo
1997-1998
  • Director
  • 1997
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
  • Director
  • 1997
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
  • Director
  • 1996
54% Hudson Street
1995-1996
  • Director
  • 1995
79% Friends
1994-2004
  • Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Creator
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
73% Flying Blind
1992-1993
  • Director
  • 1992
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • Director
  • 1991
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
  • Director
  • 1990
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • Director
  • 1987
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Hogan Family
1986-1991
  • Director
  • 1986
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • Director
  • 1985
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
  • Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Rhoda
1978
  • Director
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet Lou Grant
1977-1982
  • Director
  • 1977
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
  • Director
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Phyllis
1975-1977
  • Director
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
  • Director
  • Maintenance Man
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
  • Director
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet Silent Witness
  • Actor
38% The Secret Lives of Men
1998
  • Director

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