James D. Parriott

American film director

James D. Parriott (born (1950-11-14)November 14, 1950, in Denver, Colorado) is an American writer, director, and producer, with his own self named production company.


He created the series: Voyagers!, Misfits of Science, Forever Knight, Educating Matt Waters, The American Embassy and Defying Gravity.

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In addition to numerous awards won by series he has created or produced, Parriott himself has been nominated for a number of awards, and has won three; the Writers Guild of America TV Award (2006 & 2007), and the Producers Guild of America Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic series (2007).



Film Writer Director Executive
Voyager from the Unknown (1982) Yes
Heart Condition (1990) Yes Yes
Rag and Bone (1997) Yes Yes Yes
Good (1998) Yes


Television Creator Writer Director Producer Supervising producer Executive producer Coexecutive producer Show runner Special Thanks
The Six Million Dollar Man (1975) Yes
The Invisible Man (1975–1976) Yes
Gemini Man (1976) Yes
The Bionic Woman (1976–1978) Yes Yes
The American Girls (1978) Yes Yes
The Incredible Hulk (1977–1978) Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Legend of the Golden Gun (1979) Yes Yes
From Here to Eternity (1980) Yes
Nick and the Dobermans (1980) Yes Yes
Alex and the Doberman Gang (1980) Yes Yes
The Seal (1981) Yes Yes
Fitz and Bones (1981) Yes
Voyagers! (1982–1983) Yes Yes Yes
Hawaiian Heat (1984) Yes
Misfits of Science (1985–1986) Yes Yes Yes
Island Sons (1987) Yes Yes
Nick Knight (1989) Yes Yes
Forever Knight (1992–1996) Yes Yes
Staying Afloat (1993) Yes
Bodyguards (1995 pilot) Yes Yes Yes
The Invaders (1995) Yes
Educating Matt Waters (1996) Yes Yes
Dark Skies (1996–1997) Yes Yes
Rag and Bone (1998 pilot) Yes Yes
Action (1999) Yes
Tucker (2001) Yes
Push, Nevada (2002) Yes Yes
Yes Yes
The American Embassy (2002) Yes Yes Yes
The Partners (2003) Yes
Threat Matrix (2003) Yes Yes
Grey's Anatomy (2005–2006) Yes Yes Yes
Ugly Betty (2006–2007) Yes Yes
Defying Gravity (2009) Yes
Covert Affairs (2010–2014) Yes

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