Thomas Schlamme

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Birthday
22, 1950
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
Texas

About

Award-winning TV director who developed the walk and talk directing technique: a single shot of people walking through a set and talking.

Before Fame

He founded his own production company after seven years in low-level production work.

Trivia

He directed 14 episodes, including the pilot, of The West Wing and served as the show's executive producer until 2003.

Family Life

He married the award-winning film and TV actress Christine Lahti.

Associated With

He worked extensively with Aaron Sorkin on many of his shows where his technique was perfect for Sorkin's dialogue-heavy scenes.