James Lawrence Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is a producer, writer, and film director. James L. Brooks was born on May 9, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as James Lawrence Brooks. He first appears as a still in the The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular, although here he is portrayed as fat, wealthy tycoon … He is a writer and producer, known for Broadcast News (1987), As Good as It Gets (1997) and Terms of Endearment (1983). One of the few producer/director/writers to handle both movie and TV assignments with … James L. Brooks, executive producer of The Simpsons, says he has been asked by Fox to make a second feature film version of the 25-year-old animated Fox series, though he …

His notable credits included the films Terms of Endearment (1983) and Broadcast News (1987) and the long-running TV show The Simpsons. See full bio » He is best known for producing classic TV shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Simpsons, Rhoda, Taxi, and The Tracey Ullman Show. James L. Brooks is a famous writer for TV shows. James L. Brooks, American screenwriter, director, and producer who was especially known for character-driven ensemble work that blended warm humor with genuine dramatic sentiment. He was previously married to Holly Holmberg Brooks and Marianne Catherine Morrissey.