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James Lipton

James Lipton

Highest Rated: 90% Bolt (2008)

Lowest Rated: 90% Bolt (2008)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1926

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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 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.


Glee, James Lipton, 'Goodbye', Season 3, Ep. #22, 05/22/2012, ©FOX Arrested Development, Jason Bateman (L), James Lipton (R), 'Borderline Personalities', Season 4, Ep. #2, 05/26/2013, ©NETFLIX America's Got Talent, James Lipton (L), Taylor Williamson (R), 'Episode #827', Season 8, Ep. #27, 09/18/2013, ©NBC America's Got Talent, James Lipton (L), Taylor Williamson (R), 'Episode #827', Season 8, Ep. #27, 09/18/2013, ©NBC The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Carly Smithson (L), James Lipton (R), 'Season', ©NBC James Lipton at arrivals for IGOR Premiere, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, September 13, 2008. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection



90% 74% Bolt The Director (Voice) $114.1M 2008
No Score Yet 12% Mirrors Screenwriter,
- 1985
No Score Yet 83% Copacabana Screenwriter - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Break Marty (Character) - 1953


No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
75% 85% Arrested Development Warden Stefan Gentles (Guest Star) 2004-2005 2013
70% 72% Glee Himself (Guest Star) 2012
91% 90% Suburgatory Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2011-2012
85% 77% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2002 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007