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Really Famous with Kara Mayer Robinson

Nov 25, 2019

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:

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


In the meantime, connect with me here:

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Enjoy these extra treats:

Jim Burrows's video Q&A -

Behind-the-scenes photos -


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Celebrity interview by Kara Mayer Robinson.

Music - Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech - Creative Commons