James Frawley

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Born: 09/28/1936 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Director (70)

A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

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All That Glitters 1968 - 1969, 1976 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1992 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Central Park West 1968 - 1969, 1978 - 1979, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1988, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Columbo 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Crime & Punishment 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Earth 2 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Ed 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Jack & Jill 1978 - 1979, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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John Grisham's The Client 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 1966 - 1988, 1991 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Kate Brasher 1968 - 1969, 1976 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1968 - 1969, 1976 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Magnum, P.I. 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1988, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Mr. Merlin 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1981 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Second Noah 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Shark 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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South Beach 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Spy Game 1968 - 1969, 1976 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Sweet Justice 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Tales of the Gold Monkey 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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That Girl 1966 - 1988, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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That's Life 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Big Easy 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Devlin Connection 1968 - 1969, 1978 - 1979, 1982 - 1983, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Division 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Eddie Capra Mysteries 1978 - 1979, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Fugitive 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Monkees 1966 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The New Mike Hammer 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Texas Wheelers 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Ugliest Girl in Town 1968 - 1969, 1978 - 1979, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Thieves 1966 - 1988, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Tough Cookies 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Vengeance Unlimited 1966 - 1988, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Wizards and Warriors 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1984, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Nancy Drew 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Murder: A Self-Portrait 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Murder, Smoke and Shadows 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Sex and the Married Detective 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Further Adventures 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Adams Apple 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Fraternity Vacation 1985 (Movie)

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Steel Collar Man 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Outlaws 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Wishman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

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The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

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The Orphan and the Dude 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Kid Blue 1972 (Movie)

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The Christian Licorice Store 1970 (Movie)

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Another Midnight Run (Movie)

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Assault and Matrimony (TV Show)

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Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Show)

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Harrison: Cry of the City (TV Show)

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Mr. Headmistress (TV Show)

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas (TV Show)

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Secret Life of Archie's Wife (TV Show)

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Sins of the Mind (TV Show)

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Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (TV Show)

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The Great American Traffic Jam (TV Show)

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The Outlaws (Movie)

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The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Show)

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The Three Stooges (TV Show)

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Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Show)

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Actor (9)

American Gothic 1968 - 1969, 1971 - 1979, 1982 - 1987, 1991 - 2002, 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Another Midnight Run 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Saint 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Bulba 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Muppet Movie 1979 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

McHale's Navy 1962 - 1966 (TV Show)

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Ladybug, Ladybug 1963 (Movie)

Truck Driver (Actor)

The Troublemaker 1963 (Movie)

Sol/Sal/Judge Kelly (Actor)

Another Midnight Run (Movie)

Man in Airport (Actor)
Producer (1)

Three Moons Over Milford 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

EDUCATION

The Actors Studio

Carnegie Mellon

Drama Major

The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

Milestones

2009

Final directorial effort on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- )

2002

Executive producer on "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999-2005)

2002

Directs pilot for "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002

1981

First of 12 episodes of "Cagney and Lacey" (CBS, 1981-1988

1979

Director, "The Muppet Movie"

1970

Directs his first feature, "The Christian Licorice Store"

1966

Makes television directing debut with "The Monkees" (NBC

1963

First feature film, "Ladybug Ladybug" for director Frank Perry

1961

Founding member of The Premier improv group with Buck Henry

1961

First television appearance in the special "Seasons of Love" (ABC)

1960

Broadway debut in "Becket"

Bonus Trivia

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Jim Henson built a Muppet caricature of Frawley to express his appreciation for the director's work on "The Muppet Movie" (1979). The Frawley Muppet can be seen during the finale of the film.

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Frawley also appeared briefly in "The Muppet Movie" as a waiter at the El Sleezo Café, where Kermit meets Fozzie Bear.

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Was a follower of Baba Ram Dass

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Ten of the pilots he directed to television were later made into television series

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In 1969, Frawley directed and co-produced a pilot for an ABC series based on "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with Stefanie Powers in the Holly Golightly role.

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