James Duff (writer)

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James Duff
Born (1955-09-03) September 3, 1955 (age 59)
Occupation Playwright and TV series creator
Nationality American
Spouse Phillip P. Keene (2013-present)

James Duff (born September 3, 1955) is an American television writer, producer and director. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and has written plays and television screenplays. He is credited as the creator of the TV series The Closer and Major Crimes.

He is married to Phillip P. Keene, who plays Buzz Watson on The Closer and Major Crimes.[1]

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Duff was nominated for an Emmy Award for his screenplay for the television movie Doing Time on Maple Drive. He scored a single Edgar Allan Poe Awards nomination in 2007 with Mike Berchem.