James Burrows has a net worth of $600 million dollars as a prominent American television director and producer.
Jim Burrows has directed more than 1,000 television programs as of this writing. He is known for directing a number of television shows, including Frasier, Will & Grace, Taxi, Friends, and Cheers, which he co-created. He’s earned 11 Emmy Awards as of this writing.
Burrows, James Edward, was born in Los Angeles on December 30, 1940. Abe, his father, was a well-known director, screenwriter, and composer. James and his family relocated to New York City when he was a child due to Abe’s employment. James went to the High School of Music and Art in New York, then Oberlin College, and finally Yale School of Drama.
Jim went to Los Angeles after graduating from Yale and took a job as a dialogue coach on one of his father’s television shows. He also worked on a theatre adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s for a short time. Mary Tyler Moore portrayed Holly Golightly. Years later, James contacted Mary to inquire about working for her firm, MTM Enterprises and was quickly engaged to direct episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show.
James met brothers Glen and Les Charles while working for MTM Enterprises. Jimmy was hired to direct 76 episodes of Taxi, which the Charles brothers were producing at the time.
Glen, Les, and James co-created the sitcom Cheers in 1982, which went on to become one of television’s most popular and successful sitcoms. 237 out of 275 episodes were directed by James.
Jimmy Burrows, according to Hollywood folklore, earns $100 every minute from residuals alone, every minute of the day. If that’s real, and it’s possible it’s just a myth, that’s $144,000 per day… $50 million per year. It appears to be wild and unbelievable. He is, however, without a doubt one of Hollywood’s most successful figures.
Frasier, Friends, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dharma & Greg, and Will & Grace were just a few of the many television success comedies directed by him in the 1990s. He directed a number of television shows between 2000 and 2010, including Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, and Friends with Better Lives. Burrows has also appeared in a few of the shows he directed as a guest actor.
Between 1980 and 2005, with the exception of 1997, he was nominated for fifteen Directors Guild of America awards and an Emmy award every year. He has won ten Emmy Awards as of this writing. Burrows is also recognized for increasing the number of cameras used in typical multi-camera television production from three to four. He’s also noted for his comedic timing and for using more advanced lighting in television studio shoots.
Life in General
For many years, Jim Burrows has been married to Debbie Easton, his one-time hairstylist. Linda Solomon had been his former wife. From those relationships, he has three daughters and a stepdaughter.
A one-bedroom condo in New York City cost James and Debbie $4.2 million in 2015. They offered $6.75 million for the apartment in 2017.
They bought a 13,000 square-foot magnificent property in LA’s Bel Air neighborhood for $12 million in 2004. The land is 4.5 acres in size. In 2011, they sold a 250-acre farm in Millbrook, New York for $15 million. They own TWO properties in the highly-exclusive Wellington Community in Florida, an equestrian community that has Bill Gates among its neighbors.
A property in Laguna Beach, California, cost James and Debbie $15 million in 2021. They also bought a $3.3 million home in La Quinta, California, at the same time they bought the Laguna home.