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James Lipton

James Lipton is an actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, and is a producer for stage and television projects. He is most known for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio (1994), where successful and prominent actors discuss their craft for the benefit of acting students. James ... See full bio »
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  Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1994 - 2005) (written by - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2008)
- Ricky Gervais (2009) ... (written by)
- Laura Linney (2009) ... (written by)
- Goldie Hawn (2008) ... (writer)
- Sarah Jessica Parker (2008) ... (written by)
- John Cusack (2007) ... (written by)
 2004 Inside the Actor's Studio Jennifer Lopez (TV Series) (writer)
  Capitol (TV Series) (head writer - 8 episodes, 1984 - 1987) (written by - 2 episodes, 1987)
- Episode #1.1270 (1987) ... (head writer) / (written by)
- Episode #1.1269 (1987) ... (head writer) / (written by)
- Episode #1.1268 (1987) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 23 December 1986 (1986) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 19 December 1986 (1986) ... (head writer)
 1985 Copacabana (TV Movie) (television story and teleplay)
 1985 Mirrors (TV Movie) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1978 Happy Birthday, Bob (TV Special)
 1972 Return to Peyton Place (TV Series) (head writer)
 1970 The Best of Everything (TV Series) (head writer)
 1964 Another World (TV Series) (head writer - 1965)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series) (1968-1969)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series) (head writer)
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Show Show Actor (14 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (41 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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