Duff, James 1955–

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Duff, James 1955–


Original name, Daryl Wayne Rogers; born September 3, 1955, in New Orleans, LA; father, a retail executive.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Jeff Melnick, Eighth Square Entertainment, 606 North Larchmont, Suite 307, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Career: Writer and producer.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement in writing in a miniseries or special, 1992, for Doing Time on Maple Drive; some sources cite a DramaLogue Award for A Quarrel of Sparrows.


Television Work; Series:

Supervising producer, Popular, The WB, 1999–2001.

Co-executive producer, Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001, UPN, 2002.

Producer, American Dreams (also known as Bandstand, Miss American Pie, and Our Generation), NBC, 2002–2005.

Creator and executive producer, The D.A., ABC, 2004.

Creator and executive producer, The Closer, TNT, 2005–.

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Betrayed: A Story of Three Women, ABC, 1995.

Television Work; Pilots:

Creator and co-executive producer, Long Island Fever, ABC, 1995.

Co-executive producer, Texas Graces, CBS, 1996.

Creator and executive producer, The Closer, TNT, 2005.

Involved with other pilots.

Film Work:

Producer, The War at Home, Buena Vista, 1996.


Teleplays; with Others; Series:

Supervising writer, Popular, The WB, 1999–2001.

Teleplays; Movies:

Doing Time on Maple Drive (also known as Faces in the Mirror), Fox, 1992.

Without a Kiss Goodbye (also known as Falsely Accused and The Laurie Samuels Story), CBS, 1993.

Betrayed: A Story of Three Women, ABC, 1995.

(With Dominick Dunne) 919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's "919 Fifth Avenue"), 1995.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"The Brain Game," Popular, The WB, 2001.

"Fortunate Son," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2001.

"Mary Charity," Popular, The WB, 2001.

"My Best Friend's Wedding," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

"Leader of the Pack," Wolf Lake, UPN, 2002.

"The Plague Year," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

"The Understudy," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

The D.A., ABC, multiple episodes in 2004.

The Closer, TNT, multiple episodes, beginning in 2005.

Teleplays; Pilots:

Long Island Fever, ABC, 1995.

The Closer, TNT, 2005.

Wrote the unaired pilot for Wolf Lake, CBS and UPN. Involved with other pilots, including The Travel Agency.


A Song for You, 1993.

The War at Home (based on his stage play), Buena Vista, 1996.

Writings for the Stage:

The War at Home, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1984, produced as Home Front, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1984–85, published by Dramatists Play Service, adapted as a screenplay for the film The War at Home, Buena Vista, 1996.

A Quarrel of Sparrows, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1993, and other venues, including the Court Theatre in the Los Angeles area, published by Samuel French, 1994.

Author of the children's plays Bremen Town Musicians, The Firebird, and The Golden Goose.