STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,823 this week

James Downey (I)


James Downey is a writer and producer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Billy Madison (1995) and There Will Be Blood (2007). See full bio »

IMDb Picks: September

Are you ready for the return of "This Is Us"? We are! See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about.

Visit IMDb Picks

Patton Oswalt Helps You Win Your Emmys Pool

Patton Oswalt is here with all the predictions you need for the major categories at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

See our Emmys predictions

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Wayne's World 2
Tue, Sep 18 7:30 PM EDT on IFC (082)
Billy Madison
Sat, Sep 29 6:00 PM EDT on IFC (082)

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 150 people
updated 7 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 people
created 22 Jul 2015
 
a list of 15 people
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 149 people
created 07 Jan 2017
 
a list of 147 people
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 people
created 27 Nov 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of James Downey's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Saturday Night Live
(1977-2016)
Billy Madison
Billy Madison Principal
(1995)
There Will Be Blood
(2007)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (19 credits)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (35 episodes, 1977 - 2013) (writer - 339 episodes, 1977 - 2013) (head writer - 177 episodes, 1985 - 1995) (written by - 17 episodes, 1978 - 2016) (additional sketch - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2014) (additional sketches - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1998)
- Larry David/The 1975 (2016) ... (written by)
- Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande (2014) ... (additional sketch)
- Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) ... (written by)
- Miley Cyrus (2013) ... (written by)
- Tina Fey/Arcade Fire (2013) ... (written by)
  Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2009) (writer - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2012)
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... (as Jim Downey)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (as Jim Downey)
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... (as Jim Downey)
 2008 Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 (TV Special) (new material)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary)
 1998 The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Special) (special material)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (written by)
 1982-1984 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (head writer - 46 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 July 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 11 June 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 19 April 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 22 March 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 28 February 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special)
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Actor (13 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jim Downey
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Wrote all of his "SNL" sketches with a pen and a pad. He does not like to write on typewriters or computers. See more »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed