While James Widdoes
is now a highly-regarded executive producer and television director,
he may be best remembered for his role as Hoover in the smash film
"National Lampoon's Animal House." He also starred with Scott Baio
in the CBS sitcom Charles
in Charge, and has been seen in other films and television series.
In addition, he was the recipient of the coveted Theater World Award
for his Broadway debut in the musical, "Is There Life After High
School?" He also appeared in the Broadway revival of "The Caine
After a successful
acting career, Widdoes moved behind the camera to direct episodic
television. He has directed more than 200 sitcom episodes including
the pilots of "Dave's World," "Boston Common," "In The House," "The
Wayans Brothers," "Two Guys and a Girl," "Something So Right," "Getting
Personal," "Holding the Baby," "Brother's Keeper" and "Movie Stars."
His other credits include this season's "The Weber Show" and the
In 1992, Axelrod
teamed with James Widdoes and began executive producing half-hour
comedies, including "Dave's World," which ran from 1993-1997; "Can't
Hurry Love" with Nancy McKeon; the TGIF comedy "Brother's Keeper";
and The WB's "Movie Stars."