Widdoes, James 1953- (Jamie Widdoes)

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Widdoes, James 1953- (Jamie Widdoes)


Born November 15, 1953, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of William Pierce (a real estate salesman) and Barbara (an arts administrator; maiden name, Landauer) Widdoes; married Brooks Hendrie (a retailer), December 29, 1979; children: Charles Landauer, Sumner Dickinson. Education: New York University School of the Arts, B.F.A., 1976.


Agent—Alan Berger, Artists Management Group, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 519, Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2604; United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Seventh Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Office—c/o Phyllis Carlyle, Abrams Artists & Associates, PO Box 207, Fort Washington, PA 19034-0207.


Actor, director, and producer.

Awards, Honors:

Theatre World Award, 1983, for Is There Life after High School?; Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series, 2004, for 8 Simple Rules … for Dating My Teenage Daughter.


Stage Appearances:

(Debut) The New Amen Show, Diners Playhouse, Lexington, KY, 1974.

Frank Lippencott, Wonderful Town, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1977.

Mike Conner, The Philadelphia Story, Megaw Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980.

Charlie, Charlie's Aunt, La Mirada Civic Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982.

Is There Life After High School?, Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Film Appearances:

Robert Hoover, Chapter President Delta House, National Lampoon's Animal House, Universal, 1977.

Disco Beaver from Outer Space (also known as National Lampoon's Disco Beaver from Outer Space), 1978.

Victor, Shadows in the Storm, 1988.

Alain Smithee, Chantamania: The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Damonica (video), 1994.

Assistant District Attorney Robert Hoover, Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update (video), Universal, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dave Thatcher, Blood Feud, 1983.

Charlie Wickham, Charley's Aunt, 1983.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Jamie Widdoes) Brian Tucker, The Time of Their Lives, CBS, 1987.

Behind the Movies: Animal House, NBC, 2001.

Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House, Spike, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Robert Hoover, Delta House, ABC, 1979.

Brad Lincoln, Park Place, CBS, 1980-81.

Stan Pembroke, Charles in Charge, CBS, 1984-85.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Claude Vandermeer, "Vintage Steele," Remington Steel, NBC, 1983.

Bruce Ennis, AfterMASH, 1983.

Simon and Simon, CBS, 1985.

George Burns' Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

My Town, ABC, 1985.

Super Password, 1985.

Chad, "Hurricane: Parts 1 and 2," Night Court, 1986.

Brian, "The Time of Their Lives," CBS Summer Playhouse, 1987.

Big Willie, Dave's World, CBS, 1993.

Man, "Mom's Away: Part 2," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2001.

Larry, "Letting Go," My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2001.

Don Tobin, "My Two Padres," Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2002.

Don Tobin, "Work Ethic," Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2002.

Don Tobin, "Christmas," Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2002.

"Animal House," VH-1 Behind the Movie, VH1, 2002.

Don Tobin, "Sibling Rivalry," Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Back Together, CBS, 1983.

Television Work; Series:

Director and executive producer, Dave's World, CBS, 1993-96.

Television Director; Pilots:

Andrea, CBS, 1993.

Gail O'Grady, Fox, 1996.

Housebroken, The WB, 1997.

Manhattan Man, Fox, 1997.

American Pie, NBC, 1997.

King of New York, Fox, 1998.

Wake Up!, CBS, 1998.

Kristin, NBC, 2001.

Reba, The WB, 2001.

Sun Gods, ABC, 2002.

In My Opinion, The WB, 2002.

The Mayor, The WB, 2003.

Like Cats and Dogs (also known as Cats & Dogs), UPN, 2004.

In the Game, ABC, 2005.

Dirtbags, Fox, 2006.

The Beast, Fox, 2007.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Manhattan Man, Fox, 1997.

Wake Up!, CBS, 1998.

Once Around the Park, 2003.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

A Day With, Fox, 1995.

Television Director; Specials:

American Pie, NBC, 1997.

The Win Awards, PAX, 2005.

Television Director; Episodic:

Just the Ten of Us, 1988.

Anything But Love, 1989.

Doctor Doctor, 1989.

Uncle Buck, CBS, 1990.

Davis Rules, ABC, 1991.

Harry and the Hendersons, 1991.

Camp Wilder, ABC, 1992.

Delta, CBS, 1992.

Empty Nest, NBC, 1992.

Flying Blind, Fox, 1992.

Vinnie and Bobby, Fox, 1992.

Home Free, NBC, 1993.

Wild Oats, Fox, 1994.

Muddling Through, 1994.

Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995.

The Crew, Fox, 1995.

In the House, UPN, 1995.

Boston Common, NBC, 1996.

Something So Right, ABC, 1996 and 1998.

Temporarily Yours (also known as Temp Yours, Temp Mine), CBS, 1997.

Working, NBC, 1997.

Brother's Keeper, ABC, 1998.

Getting Personal, Fox, 1998.

Holding the Baby, Fox, 1998.

Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), 1998.

The Mike O'Malley Show, NBC, 1999.

Movie Stars, The WB, 1999.

Chicks, 1999.

Daddio, NBC, 2000.

(As Jamie Widdoes) Madigan Men, ABC, 2000.

Talk to Me, ABC, 2000.

Cursed (also known as The Weber Show), 2000.

Kristin, 2001.

The King of Queens, CBS, 2001-2003.

Some of My Best Friends, CBS, 2001.

The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

My Wife and Kids, ABC, 2001-2002.

Greetings from Tucson, The WB, 2002.

8 Simple Rules … for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2002-2005.

All About the Andersons, The WB, 2003.

Out of Practice, CBS, 2005.

Modern Men, The WB, 2005-2006.

Twins, The WB, 2005-2006.

Two and a Half Men, CBS, 2006-2007.

Til Death, FOX, 2006-2007.

According to Jim, ABC, 2007.

Television Executive Producer; Episodic:

Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995.

Brother's Keeper, ABC, 1998.

Movie Stars, The WB, 1999.

Some of My Best Friends, CBS, 2001.

The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

All About the Andersons, The WB, 2003.

8 Simple Rules … for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2004.



The Yearbook: An "Animal House" Reunion, 1998.