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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | unknown
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27 June 2003 (Germany) See more »
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 33 nominations See more »
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Hit or miss, with a good (if full of himself) interviewer See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 39)

James Lipton ... Himself - Host / ... (244 episodes, 1994-2015)
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Series Directed by
Jeff Wurtz (16 episodes, 1996-2009)
 
Series Writing credits
James Lipton (17 episodes, 1994-2009)

Series Produced by
Michael Kostel .... producer (97 episodes, 1995-2004)
Alice Siess .... associate producer / producer (75 episodes, 2000-2005)
Jeff Wurtz .... producer (23 episodes, 2005-2013)
James Lipton .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-2015)
Vienna Steiner .... executive producer (17 episodes, 1998)
Sabrina Fodor .... producer (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jeremy Kareken .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2002-2006)
Gina Angelone .... producer (12 episodes, 1995)
Jasmin Proios Gammon .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Servidio .... producer (8 episodes, 1998-2004)
Shawn Tesser .... producer (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Eileen Lanci .... associate producer / producer (5 episodes, 1998-2001)
Julie Schwarz .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Frances Berwick .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Shepard .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Christian Barcellos .... executive producer: Bravo (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Caroline Kaplan .... series producer (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti (20 episodes, 1994-2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jeffrey Burns (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jeff Wurtz (15 episodes, 1994-2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michele O'Callaghan .... makeup artist / makeup / ... (9 episodes, 1994-2007)
Amy Tagliamonti .... makeup / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2003-2006)
Laurie Lambardi .... make-up / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Audrey Da Costa .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yoko Fumoto .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Stan Schnier .... production manager (8 episodes, 1998-2005)
Bob Conover .... production manager (6 episodes, 1998-2004)
Patrick Burns .... production manager (4 episodes, 2006-2009)
 
Series Art Department
Joey DePaolo .... stagehand (15 episodes, 2004-2006)
George Xenos .... scenic design (6 episodes, 1998-2004)
Patrick Moran .... stagehand (5 episodes, 2005)
Mark Johnston .... graphic design (4 episodes, 2001-2007)
Jeff Rochstein .... graphics (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Tim Cereste .... sound mixer / audio (13 episodes, 1994)
Alex Kushman .... audio (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Jason Zampino .... utility (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bob Aldridge .... audio engineer (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jeff Rochstein .... post audio / post audio mixer (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Spyros Poulos .... audio / dialogue editor / ... (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Brian Kase .... audio (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
Rand Gamble .... sound (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Deb Patten .... audio assist (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Joe Pajkowski .... audio assist / audio assistant (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Steve Giampaolo .... audio assist / audio assistant (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Kevin Hartman .... house audio (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Liz Ip .... audio assist (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Visual Effects by
David Byrd .... graphic design (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bierne Lowery .... graphic design (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Thomas Wiener .... graphic design (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark Johnston .... graphic design (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
J.M. Hurley .... video engineer / senior video controller (140 episodes, 1994-2009)
Tim Cereste .... senior video / video engineer (99 episodes, 1994-2004)
Andris Kasparovics .... lighting director (55 episodes, 1999-2002)
Katherine Ray .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Howard Heitner .... jib operator (13 episodes, 2012-2015)
Jim Nassetta .... camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 1999-2005)
Kevin Collins .... camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Bill Scammon .... camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Jeffrey Burns .... lighting director / lighting designer (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Pete Forrest .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Stan Pressner .... lighting designer (4 episodes, 1998-2001)
Scott Herde .... camera / camera operator (4 episodes, 1999-2003)
Pahu Van Riel .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2001-2004)
Eric Espeut III .... camera utility (4 episodes, 2005)
Jay Kulick .... jib operator / camera operator (4 episodes, 2006-2009)
Doug Schneider .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2006-2009)
Mark Britt .... jib operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
John Lott .... lighting board operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Dave McCarrie .... tape operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Lance Harkins .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Scott E. Pegg .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Peterson .... electric / electrician (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Rich Houseman .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jeff Steiner .... electric (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Don Wood .... electric (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steve Long .... video utility (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Daniel McKenna .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kevin Roche .... camera (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Keith Anderson .... video engineer (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
Matt Nieski .... second electric (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Simon Miles .... lighting director (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Laurent Legall .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Amy Leland .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
Guy Du Quesnay .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2013-2016)
Jill Rizzi .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2001-2004)
Ryhaan Cannock .... videotape operator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Toni Santoli .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Music Department
Chris Robertson .... music and media licensing (225 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jim Bruening .... music editor (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Angelo Badalamenti .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Other crew
Daniel Shepard .... production associate (59 episodes, 2006-2015)
Jordan Gosnell .... production assistant / stage manager (28 episodes, 2007-2014)
Jeremy Kareken .... researcher / research associate (27 episodes, 2001-2009)
Lisa Rosado .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2007-2012)
Bob Reynolds .... assistant: to Mr. Lipton / assistant to executive producer / ... (9 episodes, 2001-2009)
Sam Sibble .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
Daniel McKenna .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
George Schak .... technical manager (6 episodes, 1998-2005)
Teague Clements .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Lisa Monroig .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Maher Kheirbek .... production assistant / production intern (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dana Marcolina .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bill Hochhaus .... technician / technical crew (4 episodes, 1994-2004)
Joseph Carney .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jasmin Proios Gammon .... photo researcher / photo research (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Joy Besozzi .... theatre manager (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
John Fistos .... technical director: Pace University / technical director (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Beth Rooney .... stage manager (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jay Johnson .... engineer in charge (4 episodes, 2009)
Tim Cereste .... video engineer (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
Mark Altman .... maintenance engineer (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Frank Bourassa .... utility (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tamaris Canals .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Wasmer .... researcher (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Daniel Byron Spangler .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
Nikoo Yahyazadeh .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
Ed Lavin .... utility (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Russell Muccigrosso .... utility (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
David Watson .... director of cultural events: Pace University (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jeff Zorrilla .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Michelle LaBarbera .... assistant stage manager (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Eileen Lanci .... research supervisor (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jim Washburn .... utility (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Eddie Bartolomei .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
Tom Perley .... engineer in charge (2 episodes, 1999)
Jared Abramson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Brian Donovan .... engineer in charge / maintenance engineer (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Stacey Torello .... utility (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Grégory Santerre .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2002)
Pedro Mallol .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Thom Caska .... production assistant / production intern (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
August Barber .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Stephen J. Friedman .... president: Pace University (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Daniel Shepard .... production associate (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Robert Brotzman .... engineer / utility (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gus Arvanitopolous .... utility (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Thanks
Jane Arginteanu .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
James Douglas .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Hyung-Ki Joo .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Marilyn Kamen .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Max Loubiere .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Claire Mercuri .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Gretchen Roberts .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Dorothy Stone .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Joseph Stone .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Sharon Stone .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 1999)
Cate Blanchett .... acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2003)
John Cusack .... photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2007)
Sam Ash .... special thanks (1 episode, 2009)
Christian Barcellos .... acknowledgment: for Bravo (1 episode, 2009)
Frances Berwick .... acknowledgment: for Bravo (1 episode, 2009)
Patrick Harbron .... acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2009)
Rich Hardcastle .... acknowledgment: photographs courtesy of (1 episode, 2009)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Inside the Actors Studio: The Craft of Theatre and Film" - USA (first season title)
"Actors Interview" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
65 min | 60 min (including commercials)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Brazil:Livre

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gene Hackman had the distinction of being the 100th guest on the series. Hackman's good friend, Dustin Hoffman would later be the 200th guest to appear.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): For every guest James Lipton is inconsistent on which acting credit is noteworthy to acknowledge.See more »
Quotes:
[regarding Lipton's guest appearance on "The Simpsons," in which Ranier Wolfcastle appears on "Inside the Actor's Studio," gets into character as McBain, and shoots Lipton]
James Lipton:Would it have been too much trouble for you to go out and get a prop gun?
Harry Shearer:[as Ranier Wolfcastle] I'm not the prop man. I'm the actor!
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Hit or miss, with a good (if full of himself) interviewer, 13 September 2005
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

James Lipton would be really just a good Film and acting professor at the New School in New York City (it may be a different school now) if not for his show Inside the Actors Studio, where he brings on a different big name actor (and occasionally the infamous director, comedian, or even TV show cast or musician) and interviews them about the process. It ends then with his 'questions', which usually bring out hilarious responses, then leading to the students asking questions.

It's hard sometimes to watch the show to not think of Will Ferrel's dead-on imitation of Lipton from SNL; there is something to Lipton that is full-of-himself, that he's so honored to be interviewing these highly revered celebrities and actors about their craft. Sometimes this is a worthy place to be that he's in; interviews with Robert De Niro, Meryl Street, Martin Scorsese, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spiebgerg are very worthwhile to hear from. But sometimes the questions asked by the students themselves end up having some more worth, as they're the ones who will want to know more for their lives than Lipton; also, some of the interviewees are either still on their way in their careers, or make you scratch you head thinking 'why is HE on the show'? But for the most part, it is a consistently interesting program past the overly serious and sad points, and for film buffs it is always of some fascination to hear their favorites speak about the craft and the process and the actors they work with. Sometimes it is a little too full of bull, but then that is countered with the funnier guests (people like George Carlin and the cast of the Simpsons have appeared).

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