Since the 1970s, American television director Jim “Jimmy” Burrows, born James Edward Burrows on December 30, 1940, has gone by the stage name Jimmy Burrows. More than 50 television pilots have been directed by Burrows, and he is a co-creator of Cheers.
Co-founder of 3 Sisters Entertainment, which is well known for its Will & Grace and Caroline in the City shows. NBC’s Crowded marked Burrows’ 1,000th television episode in 2016 when he directed it.
James Burrows has an estimated net worth of $600 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. Astonished but not shocked by “Friends'” universal appeal and re-discovery with each new generation, he watches it over and over again.
James Edward Burrows was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 1940. In addition to being a successful director, author, and composer, Abe’s father was also an accomplished actor.
For Abe’s work, the family relocated to New York City as a child. As a child, James attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City, then went on to Oberlin College and Yale University’s Drama School.
His father’s television show hired him as a dialogue coach after he graduated from Yale. On the theatrical adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s he also worked for a brief time.
Mary Tyler Moore as Holly Golightly
in the film. The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show both employed James to direct episodes when he first approached Mary about working for her firm, MTM Enterprises.
Glen and Les Charles were two of James’ coworkers at MTM
Enterprises. The Charles brothers hired Jimmy to direct 76 episodes of their new show Taxi.
Co-creating Cheers in 1982 with Les and James made it one of the most popular and profitable TV series ever. Director James was responsible for a total of 237 out of the show’s total 275 episodes.
Even if Jimmy Burrows doesn’t appear in the movie, he’s still making $100 every minute in residuals. It’s $144,000 a day if it’s true, or $50 million per year if it’s a story. There’s something fishy about this deal. He is, nonetheless, one of Hollywood’s most successful people.
As previously mentioned, he has a 610 million USD fortune. Almost all of that money has come from his television work. He still receives about $20 million in residual income each year. Since most of the television shows he has directed and produced are already in syndication, his residual income is so high. Over 100 countries around the world are watching his television shows, which have been dubbed into 50 different languages.