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James L. Brooks


James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Lawrence Brooks. He is a writer and producer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and As Good as It Gets (1997). He was previously married to Holly Holmberg Brooks and Marianne Catherine Morrissey. See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 45 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Simpsons
The Simpsons Writer
(1989-2018)
The Simpsons Movie
(2007)
As Good as It Gets
(1997)
Terms of Endearment
(1983)

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 1989-2018 The Simpsons (TV Series) (developed by - 629 episodes)
- Episode #30.1 (2018) ... (creator)
- Treehouse of Horror XXVIII (2017) ... (creator)
- Whistler's Father (2017) ... (creator)
- Springfield Splendor (2017) ... (creator)
- The Serfsons (2017) ... (creator)
 2016 Planet of the Couches (TV Movie) (creator)
 2014 The Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video) (creator)
 2014 The Lego Movie (character: Milhouse Van Houten - uncredited)
 2012 The Longest Daycare (Short) (written by)
 2010 How Do You Know (written by)
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (based on the television series "The Simpsons" developed by - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 2004 Spanglish (written by)
 1997 As Good as It Gets (screenplay)
 1994 De Sylvia Millecam Show (TV Series) (original script - 3 episodes)
- U bent mijn moeder (1994) ... (original script - uncredited)
- Nieuwe buren (1994) ... (original script - uncredited)
- Goed nieuws is geen nieuws ... (original script - uncredited)
 1994 I'll Do Anything (written by)
 1994 Virtual Bart (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
  The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series) (created by - 80 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (written by - 5 episodes, 1987 - 1990)
- Episode #4.23 (1990) ... (creator)
- Arms Control (1990) ... (creator)
- Her First Grownup (1990) ... (creator)
- Who Is He? (1990) ... (creator)
- Episode #4.19 (1990) ... (creator)
 1987 Broadcast News (written by)
 1983 Terms of Endearment (screenplay)
  Taxi (TV Series) (created by - 114 episodes, 1978 - 1983) (written by - 1 episode, 1978)
- Simka's Monthlies (1983) ... (creator)
- A Grand Gesture (1983) ... (creator)
- Jim's Mario's (1983) ... (creator)
- Tony's Baby (1983) ... (creator)
- Arnie Meets the Kids (1983) ... (creator)
 1977-1982 Lou Grant (TV Series) (created by - 114 episodes)
- Charlie (1982) ... (creator)
- Victims (1982) ... (creator)
- Beachhead (1982) ... (creator)
- Suspect (1982) ... (creator)
- Unthinkable (1982) ... (creator)
 1980 Carlton Your Doorman (TV Short) (character)
 1979-1980 The Associates (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes)
- Inferno (1980) ... (creator)
- Tucker's Co-Op (1980) ... (creator)
- The Out of Town Trip (1980) ... (creator)
- A Date with Johnny (1980) ... (creator)
- The Party (1980) ... (creator)
 1979 Starting Over (screenplay)
 1978 Cindy (TV Movie) (written by)
  Rhoda (TV Series) (created by - 110 episodes, 1974 - 1978) (written by - 2 episodes, 1974)
- Martin Swallows His Heart (1978) ... (creator)
- The Date in the Iron Mask (1978) ... (creator)
- Earl's Helping Hand (1978) ... (creator)
- Brenda Runs Away (1978) ... (creator)
- The Total Brenda (1978) ... (creator)
  Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series) (created by - 168 episodes, 1970 - 1977) (written by - 6 episodes, 1970 - 1977)
- The Last Show (1977) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Lou Dates Mary (1977) ... (creator)
- Mary's Big Party (1977) ... (creator)
- Mary's Three Husbands (1977) ... (creator)
- Murray Ghosts for Ted (1977) ... (creator)
 1975-1977 Phyllis (TV Series) (based on a character created by - 48 episodes)
- A Baby Makes Six (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- The Apartment (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- The Elopement (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- Audrey's New Life (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
- Dan's Ex (1977) ... (based on a character created by)
  Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers (TV Series) (created by - 15 episodes, 1974 - 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1974)
- From Russia with Lust (1975) ... (creator)
- The Groupie (1974) ... (creator)
- Just the Ticket (1974) ... (creator)
- All's Well That Ends (1974) ... (creator)
- Maid in the Snow (1974) ... (creator)
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
  Room 222 (TV Series) (created by - 113 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Jason and Big Mo (1974) ... (creator)
- Cry Uncle (1974) ... (creator)
- MPG (1973) ... (creator)
- El Greco to Jason (1973) ... (creator)
 1973 Going Places (TV Short)
 1969 My Friend Tony (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Encounter (1969) ... (writer)
 1968 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Job (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Youth Takes Over (1968) ... (written by - as Jim Brooks)
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Perfect Separation (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 Good Morning, World (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pot Luckless (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Emmett's Brother-in-Law (1968) ... (written by)
- The Mayberry Chef (1968) ... (written by)
  Accidental Family (TV Series) (1 episode, 1967) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Making of a Vegetarian (1967) ... (as Jim Brooks)
- Hot Kid in a Cold Town (1967) ... (teleplay - as Jim Brooks)
 1966-1967 That Girl (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman (1967) ... (written by - as Jim Brooks)
- Rain, Snow and Rice (1967) ... (written by)
- Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid (1966) ... (written by - as Jim Brooks)
 1967 Hey, Landlord (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sharin' Sharon (1967) ... (written by)
 1965-1966 Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Enterprise in Action (1966) ... (writer)
- The Odyssey of the Automobile (1965) ... (writer)
- And Away We Go (1965) ... (writer)
 1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Blabbermouth (1966) ... (written by)
- It Might as Well Be Spring as Not (1966) ... (written by)
 1965 October Madness: The World Series (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Men in Crisis (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Halsey vs Yamamoto (1965) ... (writer)
- Kennedy vs Khrushchev (1965) ... (writer)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (13 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Thanks (18 credits)
Show Show Self (53 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage play "Brooklyn Laundry" (1990) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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 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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I saw Annie Hall (1977) with a group of people working in comedy and television. We were all stunned. Stunned. It was like watching a spaceship land. That something that funny could also be that beautiful. See more »

Trivia:

Directed nine different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger, John Lithgow, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear. Nicholson, MacLaine and Hunt won Oscars for their performances in one of Brooks' movies (Nicholson twice). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Jack Nicholson, Albert Brooks See more »

Nickname:

Jim

Star Sign:

Taurus

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