Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: June 30, 1956
Birth Place: Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States
Full Name: Paris K.C. Barclay

Paris Barclay is a director on ABC's Scandal.

About Edit

Paris K.C. Barclay is an American television director and producer, and writer. He is currently serving his second term as the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner.

Career Edit

Two-time Emmy winner Paris Barclay, one of television's most successful and honored directors, is the President of the Directors Guild of America. Throughout his illustrious career in TV, Paris has directed nearly 150 episodes of television, including NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, Lost, CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, House, Glee, Smash, The Good Wife, and most recently the new series Extant and Manhattan. For the past four seasons, Paris has been an Executive Producer and the principal director of Sons of Anarchy.

He helmed the highly rated season premieres of Sons for seasons 4, 5, 6, and 7 - with the recent 7th season premiere ranking as the highest rated episode in FX history. Paris is currently in production on the 7th and final season. Paris has won two Emmy Awards for his direction of NYPD Blue and has received six additional Emmy nominations for producing and directing, three of which are for directing Glee episodes "Wheels," "Diva," and "100."

In 2016, Paris joined the Shondaland family by directing an episode of ABC's critically acclaimed show, Scandal, created/produced by Shonda Rhimes, starring Kerry Washington.

He recently completed the first season of FOX's, Pitch, from writer/creators Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria and up and comer Kylie Bunbury in the title role. In spring 2017, Paris Barclay was tapped to direct and executive produce the CBS pilot, Perfect Citizen, a legal drama written and executive produced by former The Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk. Perfect Citizen stars Noah Wyle, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie Szostak, Adrienne Warren, Shanley Caswell, and Lenny Platt.

Scandal Directing Credits Edit

Season 5 Edit

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