James L. Brooks

Writer | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
The Simpsons (1989-2018) | The Simpsons Movie (2007) | As Good as It Gets (1997)
AWARDS 
Won 3 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 70 nominations More »
AKA 
Chains Hell Brooks | James 'Bemused But Bloodthirsty' Brooks | James 'Bemused but Bloodthirsty' Brooks | James 'Dangerous Though Cuddly' Brooks | James 'Even More Dangerous Than He Looks' Brooks | James 'Give Me Gluten!' Brooks | James 'Ha-Ha The Truth is Unknowable' Brooks | James 'Ha-Ha the Truth Is Unknowable' Brooks | James 'Haha The Devil Bought Facebook' Brooks | James 'Haha the Devil Bought Facebook' Brooks | James 'I'm Scared in Real Life' Brooks | James 'I'm Voting For The Candidate You're Most Scared Of' Brooks | James 'Just One Hug' Brooks | James 'The Tooth Fairy Is a Criminal' Brooks | James 'The Tooth Fairy is a Criminal' Brooks | James 'What's Grim About the Reaper?' Brooks | James 'You Have No Idea How Much You Frighten Me' Brooks | James 'You're Scared Enough' Brooks | James 'Your Scared Enough' Brooks | James Hell Brooks | James L. "I'm Thinking of You Naked" Brooks | James L. 'I'm Thinking of You Naked' Brooks | James L. 'What Isn't Scary?' Brooks | James Brooks | Jim Brooks | Maims Hell Brooks | Veins Hell Brooks | The Truth is Unknowable' Brooks James 'Ha-Ha  Less
NICKNAME  
Jim
BORN 
May 9, 1940 (age 77)
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer (developed by) ( 4 episodes, 2017–  ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 2017–  )  Less 2017–  4 Released
    • Episode #30.1 (2018) Writer (developed by)  Less
    • Haw-Haw Land (Jan 7, 2018) Executive Producer, Writer (developed by)  Less
    • Gone Boy (Dec 10, 2017) Writer (developed by)  Less
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Past Film & Video (37 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (41 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer (developed by) ( 628 episodes, 1989–2017 ) , Executive Producer ( 627 episodes, 1989–2017 ) , Executive Creative Consultant ( 623 episodes, 1989–2017 ) , Lyrics ("Spider Pig") ( 2 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Writer ("Spider Pig") ( 2 episodes, 2015–2017 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 1989–2017 628
    • Singin' in the Lane (Nov 19, 2017) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer (developed by)  Less
    • The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be (Nov 12, 2017) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer (developed by)  Less
    • Grampy Can Ya Hear Me (Nov 5, 2017) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer (developed by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Planet of the CouchesPlanet of the Couches (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (developed by)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Trumptastic VoyageTrumptastic Voyage (TV Movie) Executive Producer (uncredited)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Special Thanks ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Dugg & LemmyThe Adventures of Dugg & Lemmy (TV Series) Very Special Thanks ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for What About JoanWhat About Joan (TV Series) Producer ( 21 episodes, 2000–2001 )  Less 2000–2001 21
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  • Primary photo for The CriticThe Critic (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 2000–2001 ) , Executive Creative Consultant ( 10 episodes, 2000–2001 )  Less 2000–2001 10
    • Pearl Harbor (Sep 14, 2001) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer  Less
    • Broadway (Jun 20, 2001) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer  Less
    • Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes (May 22, 2001) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The CriticThe Critic (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 23 episodes, 1994–1995 ) , Executive Creative Consultant ( 19 episodes, 1994–1995 )  Less 1994–1995 23
    • I Can't Believe It's a Clip Show (May 21, 1995) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer  Less
    • Dukerella (May 14, 1995) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer  Less
    • Frankie and Ellie Get Lost (May 7, 1995) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Related by BirthRelated by Birth (TV Short) Executive Producer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for PhenomPhenom (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 22 episodes, 1993–1994 ) , Executive Consultant ( 22 episodes, 1993–1994 )  Less 1993–1994 22
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  • Primary photo for De Sylvia Millecam ShowDe Sylvia Millecam Show (TV Series) Writer (original script) ( 3 episodes, 1994 )  Less 1994 3
    • Goed nieuws is geen nieuws Writer (original script) (uncredited)  Less
    • U bent mijn moeder (Mar 14, 1994) Writer (original script) (uncredited)  Less
    • Nieuwe buren (Mar 7, 1994) Writer (original script) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Best of the Tracey Ullman ShowThe Best of the Tracey Ullman Show (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for The Tracey Ullman ShowThe Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 80 episodes, 1987–1990 ) , Executive Producer ( 80 episodes, 1987–1990 ) , Writer ( 5 episodes, 1987–1990 )  Less 1987–1990 80
    • Episode #4.23 (May 12, 1990) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Arms Control (May 5, 1990) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Her First Grownup (Apr 28, 1990) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Ratings GameThe Ratings Game (TV Movie) Special Thanks (as Jim Brooks)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for TaxiTaxi (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 114 episodes, 1978–1983 ) , Executive Producer ( 112 episodes, 1978–1983 ) , Executive Consultant ( 66 episodes, 1978–1981 ) , Executive Creative Consultant ( 42 episodes, 1981–1983 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978–1983 114
    • Simka's Monthlies (Jun 15, 1983) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • A Grand Gesture (May 25, 1983) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Jim's Mario's (May 18, 1983) Executive Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Lou GrantLou Grant (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 114 episodes, 1977–1982 ) , Executive Consultant ( 24 episodes, 1978–1979 ) , Executive Producer ( 22 episodes, 1977–1978 )  Less 1977–1982 114
    • Charlie (Sep 13, 1982) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Victims (Aug 30, 1982) Writer (created by)  Less
    • Beachhead (May 24, 1982) Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Carlton Your DoormanCarlton Your Doorman (TV Short) Writer (character)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The AssociatesThe Associates (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 13 episodes, 1979–1980 ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 1979–1980 ) , Executive Consultant ( 2 episodes, 1979–1980 )  Less 1979–1980 13
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  • Primary photo for RhodaRhoda (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 110 episodes, 1974–1978 ) , Executive Producer ( 73 episodes, 1974–1977 ) , Executive Consultant ( 37 episodes, 1977–1978 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 1974 ) , Story Editor ( 2 episodes, 1974 ) , Subway Passenger ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974–1978 110
    • Brenda Runs Away (1978) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Earl's Helping Hand (1978) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Martin Swallows His Heart (1978) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for CindyCindy (TV Movie) Creative Consultant, Producer, Writer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 168 episodes, 1970–1977 ) , Executive Producer ( 162 episodes, 1970–1977 ) , Script Consultant ( 24 episodes, 1972–1973 ) , Writer ( 6 episodes, 1970–1977 ) , Producer ( 6 episodes, 1970 ) , Rabbi ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1970–1977 168
    • The Last Show (Mar 19, 1977) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Lou Dates Mary (Mar 12, 1977) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Mary's Big Party (Mar 5, 1977) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for PhyllisPhyllis (TV Series) Writer (based on a character created by) ( 48 episodes, 1975–1977 )  Less 1975–1977 48
    • A Baby Makes Six (Mar 13, 1977) Writer (based on a character created by)  Less
    • The Apartment (Mar 6, 1977) Writer (based on a character created by)  Less
    • The Elopement (Feb 27, 1977) Writer (based on a character created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Paul Reynold (segment "Audience Research") ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
    • Elliott Gould/Anne Murray (Jan 10, 1976) Paul Reynold (segment "Audience Research") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Paul Sand in Friends and LoversPaul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 15 episodes, 1974–1975 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1974 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974–1975 15
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  • Primary photo for Thursday's GameThursday's Game (TV Movie) Producer, Writer  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Room 222Room 222 (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 113 episodes, 1969–1974 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969–1974 113
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  • Primary photo for Going PlacesGoing Places (TV Short) Writer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Class of '55Class of '55 (TV Movie) Producer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for My Friend TonyMy Friend Tony (TV Series) Story Editor ( 1 episode, 1969 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969 2
  • Primary photo for The Doris Day ShowThe Doris Day Show (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Mayberry R.F.D.Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for My Three SonsMy Three Sons (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Good Morning, WorldGood Morning, World (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for The Andy Griffith ShowThe Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1968 )  Less 1968 2
  • Primary photo for Accidental FamilyAccidental Family (TV Series) Story Editor ( 6 episodes, 1967 ) , Writer ( 1 episode, 1967 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 7
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  • Primary photo for That GirlThat Girl (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1966–1967 )  Less 1966–1967 3
  • Primary photo for Hey, LandlordHey, Landlord (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Time-Life Specials: The March of TimeTime-Life Specials: The March of Time (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 1965–1966 )  Less 1965–1966 3
  • Primary photo for My Mother the CarMy Mother the Car (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1966 )  Less 1966 2
  • Primary photo for October Madness: The World SeriesOctober Madness: The World Series (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Men in CrisisMen in Crisis (TV Series) Writer ( 2 episodes, 1965 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 2
Self (53 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (3 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Hollywood's Best Film DirectorsHollywood's Best Film Directors (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode )  Less 2009–2016
  • Primary photo for Inside the Actors StudioInside the Actors Studio (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
    • The Simpsons (Feb 9, 2003) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster YearsTwentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
Other (4 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
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