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James Lipton was born on 19 September 1926, in Detroit, Michigan USA, to Betty, a teacher of Russian-Jewish descent, and Lawrence Lipton, a journalist, writer and theater publicity director, of Polish-Jewish descent. He is a writer, lyricist, actor, choreographer, academic and producer, possibly best known for creating and hosting the television series “Inside the Actors Studio”.

So just how wealthy is James Lipton? Sources state that Lipton has acquired a wealth of over $6 million, as of early 2017, amassed through his involvement in art, academy and entertainment industry.

James Lipton Net Worth $6 million

Lipton’s parents divorced when he was six years old, and he was raised by his mother. He attended Detroit’s Central High School, and then enrolled at Wayne State University, but dropped out a year later and joined the US Air Force. He eventually entered New York University, where he studied movie/TV production and directing. Lipton’s talents had been recognized in his early years – by his teens, he had already written both poetry and fiction, but due to his family struggling with finances, he was forced to seek ‘proper’ work, landing a job as a newspaper copy boy for The Detroit Times when he was 13. He also pursued an acting career to pay the bills, working in the Catholic Theater of Detroit and in radio. He eventually began training in the theatrical arts, such as modern dance, ballet and voice. He studied acting with the acclaimed Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and Robert Lewis.

Lipton’s first radio gig came in the early ’40s, landing the recurring role of Dan Reid on WXYZ Radio’s series “The Lone Ranger”. He made his Broadway debut in 1951, with a role in Lillian Hellman’s play “The Autumn Garden”. The same year he made his foray into television, appearing in the series “Pulitzer Prize Playhouse” and “Armstrong Circle Theater”. In 1953 he landed a role in the television soap opera “Guiding Light”, playing Dr. Dick Grant a part he would play for the next ten years, paving his way to fame and earning a decent income. He also wrote scripts for the series, establishing a writing reputation as well, which led him to write for other popular soap operas, such as “Another World”, “The Best of Everything”, “Return to Peyton Place”, “The Edge of Night” and “Capitol”.

Lipton has also written many other projects, such as the lyrics for the musicals “Nowhere to Go But Up” and “Sherry!”, and for several Bob Hope Specials. All contributed to his net worth.

As for the big screen, Lipton made his film debut in the 1953 film “The Big Break” and much later expanded his film work by adding two voice roles in the 2008 films “Bolt” and “Igor”. Meanwhile, he made appearances in a number of television series, reinforcing his popularity and increasing his wealth.

In 1994 he founded the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City and became its dean. Serving as the home base of ‘method acting’, the school created a class called Inside the Actors Studio, where Lipton would interview experienced actors, directors and writers, for the benefit of drama students. He then turned the program into a television series of the same name, serving as the its writer, executive producer and host. The show has aired on Bravo, and featured numerous major names in Hollywood, so becoming a great success and winning 12 Emmy Awards, thus enabling Lipton to reach a high level of fame and to earn a sizable fortune.

Speaking about his producing career, Lipton has worked on projects such as “Mirrors”, which he adapted from his own novel, and on a number of Bob Hope Specials. He has also produced Broadway performances, such as “The Mighty Gents”, “Monteith & Rand” and “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, further improving his wealth.

Lipton’s choreographic skills have also earned him good money. He has served as a ballet choreographer for the American Ballet Theater, and also choreographed “Charlot” for the ballet theater, and for Moliere’s play “The Doctor In Spite of Himself”.

Additionally, Lipton has authored a number of books, including “An Exaltation of Larks”, and “Mirrors”.

In his personal life, in 1954 he married actress Nina Foch, divorcing her in 1959. As of 1970 Lipton has been married to model and real estate broker Kedakai Turner.

Louis James Lipton information

Louis James Lipton information

Birth date: September 19, 1926
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Profession:Writer, Producer, Actor
Education:The New School, New York University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Kedakai Turner (m. 1970), Nina Foch (m. 1954–1959)
Parents:Lawrence Lipton, Betty Weinberg
Movies:Bolt, Another World, Capitol, Inside the Actors Studio, The Simpsons, The Best of Everything, The Hamptons (2002)

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the Actors StudioTV Series 3 episodes, 1994 - 2005 written by - 12 episodes, 1998 - 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 1996 - 2008
Inside the Actor's Studio Jennifer Lopez2004TV Series writer
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris1989TV Special
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza1987TV Movie
CapitolTV Series head writer - 8 episodes, 1984 - 1987 written by - 2 episodes, 1987
Copacabana1985TV Movie television story and teleplay
Mirrors1985TV Movie novel / screenplay
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis1982TV Movie written by
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope... at Sea1979TV Movie
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV Special
The Doctors1972TV Series 6 episodes
Return to Peyton Place1972TV Series head writer
The Best of Everything1970TV Series head writer
Another World1965TV Series written by - 171 episodes
The United States Steel Hour1960TV Series 1 episode
The Edge of Night1956TV Series 1968-1969
Guiding Light1952TV Series head writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the Actors StudioTV Series executive producer - 18 episodes, 1994 - 2015 associate producer - 1 episode, 2003
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris1989TV Special executive producer
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV Special executive producer
Bob Hopes High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza1987TV Movie executive producer
Mirrors1985TV Movie producer
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis1982TV Movie executive producer
American Dance Machine Presents a Celebration of Broadway Dance1981TV Movie producer
Bob Hope on the Road to China1979TV Movie producer
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV Special executive producer
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala1977TV Movie executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fan Girl2015TV MoviePrincipal (voice)
Arrested Development2004-2013TV SeriesWarden Stefan Gentles
Suburgatory2012TV SeriesDr. Richard Rohl
Bolt2008The Director (voice)
According to Jim2008TV SeriesDevil
Bewitched2005James Lipton
Cold Squad2005TV SeriesUniform Cop
The Goldbergs1954TV SeriesLotzi
Inner Sanctum1954TV SeriesTony
You Are There1953TV SeriesMichelangelo
Guiding Light1953TV SeriesDr. Dick Grant
The Big Break1953Marty
CBS Television Workshop1952TV Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre1951TV Series
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1951TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV Special lyricist
The Best of Everything1970TV Series composer: theme music - 1970

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV Special lyrics: "Comedy Ain't No Joke" / music: "Comedy Ain't No Joke"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV Special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside the Actors Studio1994-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 NHL Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Informational Series or Special (uncredited)
America's Got Talent2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2013TV SeriesHimself
Now with Alex Wagner2013TV SeriesHimself
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself2012DocumentaryHimself
Glee2012TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2012TV SeriesHimself - Boardroom Advisor
Rachael Ray2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2002-2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2010TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2009TV SeriesHimself
Söndagsparty med Filip och Fredrik2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Reciting a Rap Song
The Heyman Hustle2009TV SeriesHimself
Igor2008Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2008TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Up to the Minute2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself ("Inside the Actor's Studio: The Brady Bunch")
The 50th Annual New York Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
2006 Women's World Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Joey2006TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Inside the Actors Studio'
Great Things About the Holidays2005TV MovieHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
James Lipton Takes on Three2005Video documentary shortHimself
Open Access2004TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Da Ali G Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Hamptons2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon2002Video documentary shortHimself
Contender: Mastering the Method2001Video documentary shortHimself - Host, Inside The Actor's Studio
Bouillon de culture2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Today1967TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality Show HostInside the Actors Studio (1994)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Christian Barcellos (executive producer)
· Shawn Tesser (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (producer)
2007Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1997CableACECableACE AwardsTalk Show SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Caroline Kaplan (series producer)
· Michael Kostel (producer)
· John Servidio (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (co-producer/director)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Shawn Tesser (produced by)
· Jeff Wurtz (produced by)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Shawn Tesser (produced by)
· Jeff Wurtz (produced by)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality HostInside the Actors Studio (1994)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Series or SpecialInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Shawn Tesser (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (producer)
2014PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Shawn Tesser
· Jeff Wurtz
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Shawn Tesser
· Jeff Wurtz
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer)
· Shawn Tesser (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (producer)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer)
· Sabrina Fodor (produced by)
· Jeff Wurtz (produced by)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer)
· Sabrina Fodor (produced by)
· Jeff Wurtz (produced by)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer)
· Sabrina Fodor (produced by)
· Jeff Wurtz (produced by)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SpecialInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Alice Siess (producer)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Sabrina Fodor (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (producer)
· Alice Siess (producer)
2005PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Non-Fiction TelevisionInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Jeff Wurtz
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Nonfiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Alice Siess (producer)
· John Servidio (producer)
· Michael Kostel (producer)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction Series (Traditional)Inside the Actors Studio (1994)· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Michael Kostel (producer)
· John Servidio (producer)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational)Inside the Actors Studio (1994)· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Michael Kostel (producer)
· John Servidio (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational)Inside the Actors Studio (1994)· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Michael Kostel (producer)
· John Servidio (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Michael Kostel (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
· John Servidio (producer)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer for bravo)
· Vienna Steiner (executive producer for bravo)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Christian Barcellos (executive producer)
· Vienna Steiner (executive producer)
· Michael Kostel (producer)
· John Servidio (producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Michael Kostel
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
· Vienna Steiner (executive producer)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Eileen Lanci
· John Servidio
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Michael Kostel
· John Servidio
· Vienna Steiner
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational SeriesInside the Actors Studio (1994)· Michael Kostel (producer)
· Caroline Kaplan (series producer)
· Jeff Wurtz (director)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Music and LyricsHappy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC (1988)· Cy Coleman (composer/lyricist)
1974Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsBest Writing for a Drama SeriesThe Doctors (1963)· Eileen Pollock
· Robert Pollock


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#Fact
1Humorously claims his wife Kedaki doesn't allow him to get a tattoo.
2His paternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants and his maternal grandparents were Russian Jews.
3Played Dan Reid, the Lone Ranger's nephew on the radio program in the 1940s out of WXYZ in Detroit.
4Attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
5Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
6Lipton's Inside the Actors Studio (1994) TV show is incorporated as a non-profit and all of its proceeds go to the Actors Studio and the university where it is based. The show has been a success in both ratings and artistically, having earned twelve Emmy nominations.
7In his book "An Exaltation of Larks" he lists the popular and obscure phrases that describe groups of things (ie, a gaggle of geese, a murder of crows and, of course, an exaltation of larks). The book has been in print continuously since 1968.
8Recently recovered the score to his musical "Sherry!" which he wrote in 1967. It is a musical adaptation of The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). The score was feared to have been lost in a fire but was instead sent to the wrong storage facility and ended up at the Library of Congress with the other contents of the storage unit. A concert version cast album has been produced and is now available. The featured performers are Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Carol Burnett, Christine Baranski, Tommy Tune and Mike Myers.
9His father Lawrence Lipton was a prominent beat generation writer, the author of "Holy Barbarians". His mother was Betty Weinberg. James is an only child.
10Does all of the research (the famed blue cards) for the Inside the Actors Studio (1994) interviews himself which usually takes about two weeks. While being dean of the Actors Studio Drama School he did this research after his administrative day job at the school.
11He studied acting for two-and-a-half years with Stella Adler, four years with Howard Clurman and two years with Robert Lewis.
12Was the creator and executive producer for President Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala, the first presidential inaugural gala to be televised. Also the producer of twelve Bob Hope birthday specials.
13In each of his interviews for Inside the Actors Studio (1994) he asks the famed "10 questions", which are adopted from the famous French television host Bernard Pivot. - 1. What is your favorite word? - 2. What is your least favorite word? - 3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? - 4. What turns you off? - 5. What is your favorite curse word? - 6. What sound or noise do you love? - 7. What sound or noise do you hate? - 8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? - 9. What profession would you not like to do? - 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?.
14He was formerly the dean of Actors Studio Drama School of New York's New School University for ten years. He now has the title of Dean Emeritus.
15Is a member of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)
16He can speak French and Latin.
17He is an only child.


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#Trademark
1Ending every interview with the 10 question survey.
2His slow and smooth speaking style.

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