James E. Burrows

Television: Co-Creator/Director: Cheers. Series: Taxi; Lou Grant; Mary Tyler Moore; Frasier; Friends; Night Court; Will & Grace. MOW: More Than Friends. Feature: Partners. Stage: Castro Complex (Off Broadway); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago). Emmy Award, Comedy Direction 1980, 1981, 1983, 1991, 1994; DGA Award, Comedy Direction 1984, 1990, 1994, 2001.
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Visual History
James Burrows Interview
Visual History Interview
Veteran sitcom and pilot director and producer James Burrows (Cheers, Frasier, Taxi) discusses his vast, critically acclaimed and award-winning career directing some of the most iconic series from the 1970s to the present day.
DGA Quarterly
James Burrows
Director James Burrows has been the sole director on Will and Grace from the very beginning, and continues to demonstrate on the reboot his ability to orchestrate with elegant economy.
DGA Appreciation James Burrows
A Lifetime in Television
With 1,000 episodes of TV, including pilots for such iconic comedies as Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Friends, Will & Grace, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory, Jimmy Burrows has helped directors define the genre.
DGA Quarterly Summer 2011 Funny Business James Burrows
James Burrows
James Burrows, the legendary director of Taxi, Cheers, Will & Grace, and numerous other hits says you never know what’s going to happen on the set—and that’s what makes it fun.
Sitcom Roundtable
The Quarterly brings together six of the most accomplished sitcom directors to discuss the creative and commercial side of making funny shows.
DGA Quarterly Summer 2007
James Burrows
With series like Taxi, Cheers, Will & Grace and Frasier, James Burrows raised the sitcom to high art. His secret? Respecting the craft.
DGA Quarterly Magazine Summer 2006 TV Pilots
Directing Television Pilots
With TV getting bigger, better and more competitive, pilot directors have a lot at stake.