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James Downey (I)


James Downey is a writer and producer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Billy Madison (1995) and There Will Be Blood (2007). See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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(1977-2020)
Billy Madison Principal
(1995)
(2007)
Wayne's World 2 Jeff Wong
(1993)

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  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (35 episodes, 1977 - 2013) (writer - 340 episodes, 1977 - 2020) (head writer - 177 episodes, 1985 - 1995) (written by - 17 episodes, 1978 - 2016) (additional sketch - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2014) (additional sketches - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1998)
- RuPaul/Justin Bieber (2020) ... (writer: Weekend Update)
- Larry David/The 1975 (2016) ... (written by)
- Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande (2014) ... (additional sketch)
- Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) ... (written by)
- Miley Cyrus (2013) ... (written by)
  Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (TV Series) (3 episodes, 2009) (writer - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2012)
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... (as Jim Downey)
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... (as Jim Downey)
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... (as Jim Downey)
 2008 Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 (TV Special) (new material)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Special) (uncredited)
 2000 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Special documentary)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Special documentary)
 1998 The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Special) (special material)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video) (written by)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (written by)
 1982-1984 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (head writer - 47 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 July 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 11 June 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 19 April 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 22 March 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 28 February 1984 (1984) ... (head writer)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special)
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Wrote for Saturday Night Live (1975) for 30 seasons. See more »

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