James Lipton

James Lipton drew out compelling, deeply personal, and inspirational stories from the biggest names in show business to benefit aspiring actors and filmmakers. Lipton began his entertainment career as a student of the ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1926 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Inside the Actors Studio 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Glee 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suburgatory 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bolt 2008 (Movie)

Voice of The Director (Actor)

Igor 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Himself (Actor)

Great Things About the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Da Ali G Show 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Silver Theater 1949 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (13)

Inside the Actors Studio 1994 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Happy Birthday, Bob -- 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years With NBC 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mirrors 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Super Birthday Special 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Loretta Lynn: The Lady... The Legend 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (4)

Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Writer

The Best of Everything 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Creator

Capitol (TV Show)

Writer

Copacabana (TV Show)

Screenplay

Biography

James Lipton drew out compelling, deeply personal, and inspirational stories from the biggest names in show business to benefit aspiring actors and filmmakers. Lipton began his entertainment career as a student of the performing arts, and his deep passion and innate talent eventually brought him to the forefront of any project he undertook, from the bright lights of Broadway to the hectic schedule of daytime television. Lipton further propelled his career as a television producer responsible for Bob Hope's star-studded birthday specials, "Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala" (CBS, 1977), and the critically acclaimed talk show "Inside the Actors Studio" (Bravo, 1994- ). Lipton created the series based around a graduate-level acting program he founded in New York City. "Inside the Actors Studio" featured Lipton's interviews with the most prominent figures in entertainment and included a Q&A portion with the student audience. The hit series even garnered a hilarious "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) spoof with Will Ferrell's deadpan impersonation of the stoic and monotone host. Yet with all the hoopla surrounding the long-running show, "Inside the Actors Studio" was Lipton's master class in entertainment and a lasting gift from a true industry trailblazer.

Relationships

Nina Foch Actor

Wife
Married June 12, 1954 Divorced Feb. 2, 1959

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