Ken Burns (I)

Producer | Director | Cinematographer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Central Park Five (2012) | Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997) | Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 27 nominations More »
AKA 
Kenneth Lauren Burns
BORN 
Jul 29, 1953 (age 64)
HEIGHT 
5' 7" (1.70m)

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Projects in Development (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Jack JohnsonJack Johnson (TV Mini-series) Executive Producer  Less
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for WearWear Acknowledgment  Less $30K Post-Prod
Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less Filming
Past Film & Video (19 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (27 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War (TV Series) Director ( 10 episodes, 2017 ) , Producer ( 10 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 10
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  • Primary photo for Difficult PeopleDifficult People (TV Series) Ken Burns ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson (TV Mini-series) Director ( 2 episodes, 2016 ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 2016 ) , Producer ( 2 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 2
  • Primary photo for Cancer: The Emperor of All MaladiesCancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (TV Series) Writer ( 3 episodes, 2015 ) , Executive Producer ( 3 episodes, 2015 ) , Senior Creative Consultant ( 3 episodes, 2015 )  Less 2015 3
    • Finding an Achilles Heel (Apr 1, 2015) Senior Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Ep Two: The Blind Men and the Elephant (Mar 31, 2015) Senior Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Magic Bullets (Mar 30, 2015) Senior Creative Consultant, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for The Mindy ProjectThe Mindy Project (TV Series) Ken Burns ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for The Roosevelts: An Intimate HistoryThe Roosevelts: An Intimate History (TV Series) Director ( 7 episodes, 2014 ) , Executive Producer ( 5 episodes, 2014 ) , Writer ( 5 episodes, 2014 ) , Producer ( 3 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014 7
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  • Primary photo for The AddressThe Address (TV Movie) Additional Cinematographer, Director (attached), Writer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Dust BowlThe Dust Bowl (TV Mini-series) Director ( 4 episodes, 2012 ) , Executive Producer ( 4 episodes, 2012 ) , Producer ( 2 episodes, 2012 )  Less 2012 4
    • The Hardy Ones (2012) Director, Executive Producer  Less
    • Reaping the Whirlwind (Nov 19, 2012) Director, Executive Producer, Producer  Less
    • Dust to Eat (2012) Director, Executive Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Ken Burns ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for ProhibitionProhibition (TV Mini-series) Director ( 3 episodes, 2011 ) , Executive Producer ( 2 episodes, 2011 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 3
  • Primary photo for BaseballBaseball (TV Mini-series) Writer ( 11 episodes, 1994–2010 ) , Director ( 11 episodes, 1994–2010 ) , Cinematographer ( 11 episodes, 1994–2010 ) , Musical Director ( 9 episodes, 1994 ) , Executive Producer ( 9 episodes, 1994 ) , Producer ( 3 episodes, 1994–2010 )  Less 1994–2010 11
    • The Tenth Inning: Bottom of the Tenth (Sep 29, 2010) Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Writer  Less
    • The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth (Sep 28, 2010) Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Writer  Less
    • Home (Sep 28, 1994) Cinematographer, Director, Musical Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The National Parks: America's Best IdeaThe National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-series) Director ( 6 episodes, 2009 ) , Executive Producer ( 6 episodes, 2009 ) , Producer ( 6 episodes, 2009 ) , Cinematographer ( 6 episodes, 2009 ) , Camera Operator ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 6
    • The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (Oct 2, 2009) Cinematographer, Director, Executive Producer, Producer  Less
    • Great Nature: 1933-1945 (Oct 1, 2009) Cinematographer, Director, Executive Producer, Producer  Less
    • Going Home: 1920-1933 (Sep 30, 2009) Cinematographer, Director, Executive Producer, Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Medal of HonorMedal of Honor (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The WarThe War (TV Mini-series) Co-Director ( 7 episodes, 2007 ) , Executive Producer ( 7 episodes, 2007 ) , Producer ( 7 episodes, 2007 )  Less 2007 7
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  • Primary photo for The Life and Times of Frida KahloThe Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (TV Movie) Consultant  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Horatio's Drive: America's First Road TripHoratio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (TV Movie) Cinematographer, Director, Producer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Mark TwainMark Twain (TV Movie) Cinematographer, Director, Producer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for JazzJazz (TV Mini-series) Director ( 10 episodes, 2001 ) , Producer ( 4 episodes, 2001 ) , Cinematographer ( 4 episodes, 2001 )  Less 2001 10
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  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyNot for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (TV Series) Director ( 1 episode, 1999 ) , Producer ( 1 episode, 1999 ) , Cinematographer ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999 1
    • Episode #1.1 (1999) Cinematographer, Director, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of DiscoveryLewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (TV Movie) Cinematographer, Director, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer (book)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson (TV Mini-series) Director ( 2 episodes, 1997 ) , Producer ( 2 episodes, 1997 ) , Cinematographer ( 2 episodes, 1997 ) , Senior Creative Consultant ( 2 episodes, 1997 )  Less 1997 2
    • Episode #1.2 (1997) Cinematographer, Director, Senior Creative Consultant, Producer  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (1997) Cinematographer, Director, Senior Creative Consultant, Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for The WestThe West (TV Series) Additional Cinematography ( 9 episodes, 1996 ) , Executive Producer ( 9 episodes, 1996 ) , Senior Producer ( 8 episodes, 1996 ) , Series Producer ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996 9
    • One Sky Above Us (Sep 22, 1996) Additional Cinematography, Executive Producer, Senior Producer  Less
    • Ghost Dance (Sep 22, 1996) Additional Cinematography, Executive Producer, Senior Producer  Less
    • The Geography of Hope (Sep 21, 1996) Additional Cinematography, Executive Producer, Senior Producer  Less
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  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Senior Creative Consultant ( 3 episodes, 1990 ) , Co-Producer ( 1 episode, 1990 ) , Additional Cinematographer ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 4
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  • Primary photo for The Civil WarThe Civil War (TV Mini-series) Writer ( 9 episodes, 1990 ) , Director ( 9 episodes, 1990 ) , Musical Director ( 9 episodes, 1990 ) , Executive Producer ( 9 episodes, 1990 ) , Cinematographer ( 9 episodes, 1990 ) , Music Direction ( 8 episodes, 1990 )  Less 1990 9
    • The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (Sep 27, 1990) Cinematographer, Director, Music Direction, Musical Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • War Is All Hell (1865) (Sep 27, 1990) Cinematographer, Director, Musical Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
    • Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (Sep 26, 1990) Cinematographer, Director, Music Direction, Musical Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The CongressThe Congress (TV Movie) Cinematographer, Director, Producer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Thomas Hart BentonThomas Hart Benton (TV Movie) Director, Producer  Less 1988
Self (48 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 2016–2017 )  Less 2016–2017
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy ShowThe Kennedy Show (TV Series) Himself - Documentary Filmmaker ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Fox and FriendsFox and Friends (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Face the NationFace the Nation (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Himself ( 4 episodes, 1990–2017 )  Less 1990–2017
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  • Primary photo for Jeopardy!Jeopardy! (TV Series) Himself - Clue Giver ( 5 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017
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  • Primary photo for Ken Burns: America's StorytellerKen Burns: America's Storyteller (TV Movie) Himself - Director / Producer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for CBS This MorningCBS This Morning (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 2012–2016 )  Less 2012–2016
  • Primary photo for MLB Network PresentsMLB Network Presents (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Nightly Show with Larry WilmoreThe Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (TV Series) Himself - Panelist ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
    • Ken Burns (May 5, 2016) Himself - Panelist  Less
  • Primary photo for OverheardOverheard (TV Series) Himself - interviewee ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016
    • Ken Burns (Apr 7, 2016) Himself - interviewee  Less
  • Primary photo for Good Morning AmericaGood Morning America (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Colbert ReportThe Colbert Report (TV Series) Himself - Guest / Himself - Announcer / Himself ( 7 episodes, 2005–2014 )  Less 2005–2014
    • Same to You, Pal (Dec 18, 2014) Himself - Guest (uncredited)  Less
    • Ken Burns (Apr 21, 2014) Himself - Guest  Less
    • Ken Burns (Nov 12, 2012) Himself - Announcer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Daily ShowThe Daily Show (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2007–2014 )  Less 2007–2014
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 5 episodes, 2007–2014 )  Less 2007–2014
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  • Primary photo for Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 4 episodes, 2009–2014 )  Less 2009–2014
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  • Primary photo for KatieKatie (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Good Day L.A.Good Day L.A. (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Americana Music Honors & AwardsAmericana Music Honors & Awards (TV Special) Self  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The HourThe Hour (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 8 episodes, 1994–2012 )  Less 1994–2012
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  • Primary photo for On the Dust Bowl with Ken Burns & Timothy EganOn the Dust Bowl with Ken Burns & Timothy Egan (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Lessons from the Dust Bowl with Ken BurnsLessons from the Dust Bowl with Ken Burns (TV Special) Himself - Guest  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as HimselfPlimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The American Academy of Arts and Sciences: The Heart of the MatterThe American Academy of Arts and Sciences: The Heart of the Matter (Short) Himself  Less 2012 $125K
  • Primary photo for Glue ManGlue Man (Short) Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003–2011 )  Less 2003–2011
  • Primary photo for Drinks and ConversationDrinks and Conversation (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2011 $28K
  • Primary photo for Doc TalkDoc Talk (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Prime 9Prime 9 (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2010–2011 )  Less 2010–2011
  • Primary photo for A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 1939 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Conan O'BrienLate Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 2003–2007 )  Less 2003–2007
  • Primary photo for Real Time with Bill MaherReal Time with Bill Maher (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Budapest to GettysburgBudapest to Gettysburg Self  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for WordplayWordplay Himself  Less 2006 $3.1MM
  • Primary photo for Live from Lincoln CenterLive from Lincoln Center (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Last Call with Carson DalyLast Call with Carson Daly (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Tony Danza ShowThe Tony Danza Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 100 Years of the World Series100 Years of the World Series (Video) Himself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for ESPN SportsCenturyESPN SportsCentury (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2002–2003 )  Less 2002–2003
  • Primary photo for Tribeca Film Festival PresentsTribeca Film Festival Presents (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2003 $50K
  • Primary photo for The Tim McCarver ShowThe Tim McCarver Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for Independent ViewIndependent View (TV Series) Himself  Less 2002– 
  • Primary photo for Boston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball HistoryBoston Red Sox: 100 Years of Baseball History (Video) Himself - Interviewee  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Palisades Amusement Park, a Century of Fond MemoriesPalisades Amusement Park, a Century of Fond Memories Narrator  Less 1998 $30K
  • Primary photo for The 17th Annual People's Choice AwardsThe 17th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Mini-Series  Less 1991

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