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Thomas Schlamme was born on May 22, 1950 in Houston, Texas, USA as Thomas David Schlamme. He is a producer and director, known for The West Wing (1999), Sports Night (1998) and Tracey Takes On... (1996). He has been married to Christine Lahti since September 4, 1983. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

The West Wing Producer
(1999-2006)
Sports Night Producer
(1998-2000)
(1996-1997)

Filmography

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 2017-2021 Snowfall (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- Fight or Flight (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Sleeping Dogs (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Betrayal (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Through a Glass, Darkly (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Say a Little Prayer (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020 A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014-2015 Manhattan (TV Series) (executive producer - 23 episodes)
- Jupiter (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Brooklyn (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Human Error (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Behold the Lord High Executioner (2015) ... (executive producer)
- 33 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Doubt (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Boyfred (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 The Frontier (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Pan Am (TV Series) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
- 1964 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Romance Languages (2012) ... (executive producer)
- New Frontiers (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Diplomatic Relations (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Secrets and Lies (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Self Help (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Best Man (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Family Business (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Cohen and Donovan (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Ben and Vivian (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (executive producer)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2005 Invasion (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Legacy (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Stand by Me (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Under the Influence (2005) ... (executive producer)
- A Child of God (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Friends with Benefits (2005) ... (executive producer)
  The West Wing (TV Series) (executive producer - 88 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (consulting producer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- The Dogs of War (2003) ... (consulting producer)
- 7A WF 83429 (2003) ... (consulting producer)
- Twenty Five (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Commencement (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Life on Mars (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2002 The West Wing Documentary Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1998-2000 Sports Night (TV Series) (executive producer - 45 episodes)
- Quo Vadimus (2000) ... (executive producer)
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Bells and a Siren (2000) ... (executive producer)
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Arsenio (TV Series) (consulting producer - 1 episode)
- Overtime (1997) ... (consulting producer)
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- 1976 (1997) ... (producer)
- Secrets (1997) ... (producer)
 1996 The Best of Tracey Takes on... (TV Movie) (producer)
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Gift of Amazing Grace (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Bette Midler: Art or Bust! (Video documentary) (producer)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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Spouse:

Christine Lahti  (3 children)

Relatives:

Tristan Alexander Tavernier (niece or nephew)
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Personal Quote:

Probably, the way I ended up in this business was because of air-conditioning. I was a big jock in high school; it was Houston, hot and humid, and tough to do two-a-day practices in football. The theater department [in high school] had the only air-conditioned class. I met someone there, a teacher called Cecil Pickett, who was enormously influential. And from that point on, I started to formulate... See more »

Trivia:

He has visited the White House several times and, during the Clinton administration, once stayed the night in the Lincoln Bedroom. He drew on observations of White House staffers made during this visit to inspire the visual and behavioral style of the fictional staffers in The West Wing (1999), which he co-created with Aaron Sorkin. See more »

Nickname:

Tommy

Star Sign:

Gemini

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