James Duff (writer)

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James Duff
Born (1955-09-03) September 3, 1955 (age 64)
New Orleans, Louisiana
OccupationPlaywright, television series creator
SpousePhillip 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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Duff is married to actor Phillip P. Keene, who plays Buzz Watson on The Closer and Major Crimes.[2]

Writing credits[edit]

Producing credits[edit]

Directing credits[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Hale, Mike (August 12, 2012). "The New Boss, Not the Same as the Old Boss 'Major Crimes' Replaces 'The Closer' on TNT". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Greg. ""Major Crimes" cast member Phillip Keene marries". Greg In Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2014.

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