List of Inside the Actors Studio episodes

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Inside the Actors Studio is a series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. It is produced and directed by Jeff Wurtz; the executive producer is James Lipton. The program, which premiered in 1994, is distributed internationally by CABLEready and is broadcast in 125 countries around the world reaching 89,000,000 homes.[1] It is currently taped at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University's New York City campus.[2][3][4]

Many of the available episode guides conflict with one another regarding the numbering of episodes[5][6][7] and in some cases are internally inconsistent.[8] The numbering here is a complete and internally consistent list created from other available episode guides for the show.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1994)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 June 12, 1994 Alec Baldwin
2 August 14, 1994 Paul Newman
3 September 11, 1994 Stephen Sondheim
4 October 16, 1994 Sidney Lumet
5 November 13, 1994 Shelley Winters
6 Unknown Sally Field
7 Unknown Dennis Hopper
8 Unknown Arthur Miller
9 Unknown Arthur Penn
10 Unknown Estelle Parsons
11 Unknown Neil Simon
12 Unknown Sydney Pollack
13 Unknown Mary Stuart Masterson

Season 2 (1995)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 Unknown Lee Grant
2 Unknown Faye Dunaway
3 Unknown Matthew Broderick
4 Unknown Glenn Close
5 Unknown Holly Hunter
6 Unknown Ellen Burstyn
7 Unknown Jessica Lange
8 Unknown Carol Burnett
9 Unknown Christopher Walken
10 Unknown Gene Wilder
11 Unknown Stanley Donen
12 Unknown Martin Landau

Season 3 (1996)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 Unknown Mark Rydell
2 Unknown Norman Jewison
3 Unknown Nathan Lane
4 Unknown Anjelica Huston
5 Unknown Christopher Reeve
6 Unknown Matt Dillon
7 Unknown Tommy Lee Jones
8 Unknown Mike Nichols
9 Unknown Julia Roberts
10 Unknown Meg Ryan
11 Unknown Anthony Quinn
12 Unknown Willem Dafoe
13 Unknown Billy Crystal

Season 4 (1998)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 August 9, 1998 Harvey Keitel
2 August 23, 1998 Shirley MacLaine
3 September 6, 1998 Eli Wallach
4 September 13, 1998 Anne Jackson
5 September 20, 1998 Lauren Bacall
6 September 27, 1998 Martin Short
7 October 4, 1998 Anthony Hopkins
8 October 11, 1998 Danny Glover
9 October 18, 1998 Whoopi Goldberg
10 October 25, 1998 Jack Lemmon
11 November 1, 1998 Gary Sinise
12 November 8, 1998 Kathy Bates
13 November 15, 1998 Susan Sarandon

Season 5 (1998-99)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 November 22, 1998 Meryl Streep
2 November 29, 1998 John Hurt
3 December 6, 1998 Laurence Fishburne
4 December 13, 1998 Donald Sutherland
5 January 3, 1999 Ron Howard
6 January 10, 1999 Sharon Stone
7 January 17, 1999 Sean Penn
8 January 31, 1999 Robert De Niro
9 February 14, 1999 Steven Spielberg
10 Unknown Tim Robbins
11 July 11, 1999 Jennifer Jason Leigh
12 July 18, 1999 Kim Basinger
13 July 25, 1999 Ellen Barkin
14 August 8, 1999 Peter Falk
15 August 15, 1999 Jerry Lewis

Season 6 (1999-00)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 November 14, 1999 Billy Joel
2 November 21, 1999 Mary Tyler Moore
3 December 5, 1999 Sylvester Stallone
4 December 12, 1999 Tom Hanks
5 January 9, 2000 Michael Caine
6 April 9, 2000 Geena Davis
7 April 30, 2000 James Woods
8 May 7, 2000 Andy Garcia
9 July 2, 2000 Kevin Spacey
10 June 4, 2000 Philip Seymour Hoffman
11 August 6, 2000 Alan Alda
12 August 20, 2000 Harrison Ford
13 October 29, 2000 Sigourney Weaver

Season 7 (2000-01)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 November 12, 2000 Bernadette Peters
2 Unknown Val Kilmer
3 November 19, 2000 James Caan
4 December 3, 2000 Richard Dreyfuss
5 December 10, 2000 Gabriel Byrne
6 December 17, 2000 Spike Lee
7 December 17, 2000 Ed Harris
8 January 14, 2001 Ben Affleck
9 January 28, 2001 Ned Beatty
10 February 4, 2001 Mike Myers
11 February 18, 2001 Michael Douglas
12 March 11, 2001 Gwyneth Paltrow
13 April 15, 2001 Helen Hunt
14 May 6, 2001 Francis Ford Coppola
15 June 10, 2001 Robin Williams
16 July 15, 2001 Melanie Griffith
17 July 22, 2001 Antonio Banderas
18 August 6, 2001 Burt Reynolds
19 August 19, 2001 Roseanne

Season 8 (2001-02)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 September 30, 2001 Ben Stiller
2 October 14, 2001 Gene Hackman
3 October 21, 2001 Kevin Kline
4 October 28, 2001 Bruce Willis
5 November 25, 2001 Kevin Costner
6 January 13, 2002 Will Smith
7 January 27, 2002 Stockard Channing
8 February 17, 2002 Debra Winger
9 March 3, 2002 Sarah Jessica Parker
10 March 17, 2002 Ben Kingsley
11 April 7, 2002 Dennis Quaid
12 April 21, 2002 Ethan Hawke
13 May 5, 2002 Richard Gere
14 May 12, 2002 Hugh Grant
15 June 2, 2002 Samuel L. Jackson
16 June 30, 2002 Benicio del Toro
17 August 4, 2002 Vanessa Redgrave
18 August 18, 2002 Billy Bob Thornton
19 September 8, 2002 Johnny Depp

Season 9 (2002-03)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 October 6, 2002 Sissy Spacek
2 October 27, 2002 Juliette Binoche
3 November 10, 2002 Jeanne Moreau
4 November 17, 2002 Pierce Brosnan
5 December 8, 2002 Ian McKellen
6 December 15, 2002 Martin Scorsese
7 December 22, 2002 Julianne Moore
8 January 12, 2003 Edward Norton
9 February 9, 2003 Cast of The Simpsons
10 February 16, 2003 Nicolas Cage
11 March 2, 2003 Drew Barrymore
12 March 9, 2003 Renée Zellweger
13 April 13, 2003 John Travolta
14 May 4, 2003 Jeremy Irons
15 May 11, 2003 Joanne Woodward
16 May 18, 2003 Martin Sheen
17 July 20, 2003 Jeff Bridges

Season 10 (2003-04)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 September 14, 2003 John Goodman
2 October 5, 2003 Clint Eastwood
3 November 16, 2003 Cast of Will & Grace
4 December 14, 2003 Cate Blanchett
5 December 21, 2003 Jude Law
6 December 28, 2003 Naomi Watts
7 January 4, 2004 Russell Crowe
8 January 11, 2004 Tom Cruise
9 January 18, 2004 Charlize Theron
10 February 8, 2004 Diane Lane
11 February 15, 2004 Jay Leno
12 March 7, 2004 Hugh Jackman
13 March 14, 2004 Kate Winslet
14 March 21, 2004 Barbra Streisand
15 June 6, 2004 Bette Midler
16 June 20, 2004 10th Anniversary Special

Season 11 (2004-05)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 October 10, 2004 Jennifer Lopez
2 October 17, 2004 James Gandolfini
3 October 24, 2004 William H. Macy
4 October 31, 2004 George Carlin
5 November 7, 2004 Jennifer Connelly
6 November 14, 2004 Mark Wahlberg
7 November 21, 2004 Natalie Portman
8 November 28, 2004 Jamie Foxx
9 December 5, 2004 Salma Hayek
10 January 2, 2005 Morgan Freeman
11 January 9, 2005 Cameron Diaz
12 January 23, 2005 Kiefer Sutherland
13 January 30, 2005 Robert Redford
14 February 6, 2005 Colin Farrell
15 February 13, 2005 Val Kilmer - second visit
16 February 20, 2005 Owen Wilson
17 April 10, 2005 David Duchovny
18 April 24, 2005 Jane Fonda
19 June 5, 2005 Angelina Jolie
20 June 19, 2005 Cast of Everybody Loves Raymond
21 September 25, 2005 Jodie Foster
22 October 16, 2005 Elton John
23 October 23, 2005 Rosie O'Donnell
24 October 30, 2005 Michael J. Fox

Season 12 (2005-06)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 December 11, 2005 Cast of The Producers
2 December 18, 2005 Barbara Walters
3 January 8, 2006 Queen Latifah
4 January 15, 2006 Ralph Fiennes
5 January 22, 2006 Martin Lawrence
6 February 5, 2006 Liza Minnelli
7 February 12, 2006 Dave Chappelle
8 May 7, 2006 Cast of Law & Order
9 May 14, 2006 Tom Hanks - second visit
10 May 21, 2006 Don Cheadle
11 May 28, 2006 Tim Allen
12 June 18, 2006 Dustin Hoffman
13 July 9, 2006 Robert Downey, Jr.
14 July 31, 2006 Hugh Laurie
15 September 18, 2006 Teri Hatcher
16 October 2, 2006 Al Pacino

Season 13 (2006-07)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 December 11, 2006 Forest Whitaker
2 December 18, 2006 Eddie Murphy
3 January 8, 2007 Matt Damon
4 February 19, 2007 Diana Ross
5 March 12, 2007 Chris Rock
6 March 19, 2007 Mark Ruffalo
7 June 4, 2007 Julia Louis-Dreyfus
8 June 11, 2007 Kyra Sedgwick
9 August 6, 2007 Michelle Pfeiffer
10 September 17, 2007 Charlie Sheen
11 October 8, 2007 Billy Crystal - second visit
12 October 15, 2007 Anthony Hopkins - second visit
13 October 22, 2007 Alec Baldwin - second visit
14 October 29, 2007 Halle Berry
15 December 3, 2007 John Cusack

Season 14 (2008)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 May 19, 2008 Sarah Jessica Parker - second visit
2 June 16, 2008 Mike Myers - second visit
3 September 22, 2008 Brooke Shields
4 October 13, 2008 Christian Slater

Season 15 (2008-09)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 November 3, 2008 Goldie Hawn
2 November 10, 2008 James Lipton (interview conducted by Dave Chappelle)
3 December 1, 2008 Daniel Radcliffe
4 January 5, 2009 Josh Brolin
5 January 12, 2009 Laura Linney
6 January 19, 2009 Ricky Gervais
7 January 26, 2009 Conan O'Brien
8 February 2, 2009 Anthony LaPaglia
9 May 4, 2009 Denis Leary
10 May 11, 2009 Danny DeVito
11 July 27, 2009 Judd Apatow
12 August 31, 2009 Mickey Rourke
13 September 7, 2009 Jason Bateman
14 September 14, 2009 Cast of Family Guy
15 September 21, 2009 Amy Poehler

Season 16 (2009-10)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 November 9, 2009 Hilary Swank
2 November 16, 2009 Bon Jovi
3 December 21, 2009 Kate Hudson
4 March 1, 2010 James Cameron
5 May 25, 2010 Sean Combs
6 September 28, 2010 Betty White

Season 17 (2010-11)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 December 7, 2010 James Franco
2 January 10, 2011 Jim Carrey
3 February 7, 2011 Colin Firth
4 March 14, 2011 Bradley Cooper
5 June 7, 2011 Cast of Modern Family
6 July 11, 2011 Jennifer Aniston

Season 18 (2012)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 January 31, 2012 George Clooney
2 February 10, 2012 Brad Pitt
3 April 9, 2012 Cast of Glee[9]
4 May 14, 2012 Cast of Mad Men
5 October 3, 2012 Liam Neeson

Season 19 (2013-14)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 February 13, 2013 Hugh Jackman - second visit
2 March 19, 2013 Tina Fey[10][11]
3 May 29, 2013 250th Special - Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro,
Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken and Barbara Walters, Dave Chappelle, and more.[12]
4 September 19, 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal
5 November 7, 2013 Cast of Arrested Development
6 December 26, 2013 Bruce and Laura Dern
7 February 19, 2014 Amy Adams[13][14]

Season 20 (2014-15)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 February 20, 2014 Matthew McConaughey[14]
2 March 27, 2014 Cast of How I Met Your Mother
3 September 22, 2014 Mariska Hargitay
4 October 5, 2014 Sting
5 February 12, 2015 Neil Patrick Harris
6 June 18, 2015 Jim Parsons

Season 21 (2015-16)[edit]

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No. Air Date Guest
1 October 22, 2015 Sarah Silverman
2 November 25, 2015 Bryan Cranston
3 December 17, 2015 Steve Carell
4 January 7, 2016 Jeff Daniels
5 February 11, 2016 Cast of The Walking Dead
6 2016 TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lipton takes readers inside ‘Inside the Actors Studio’". Msnbc.com. Oct 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ WARREN BERGER (March 14, 1999). "All the School's a Stage; Stars Talk Shop and the Film Community Listens". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ JAMES BARRON (September 22, 1996). "The Studio, A Place Of Legends". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Carnicke, Sharon Marie (2008). Stanislavsky in focus: an acting master for the twenty-first century. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). p. 52. ISBN 0-415-77496-9. 
  5. ^ "Inside the Actors Studio (a Titles & Air Dates Guide)". epguides.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Inside the Actors Studio episodes". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Inside the Actors Studio — Episode Guide". tv.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  8. ^ "Official Site". BravoTV.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  9. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (2012-03-29). "'Glee' Gang Going 'Inside the Actors Studio' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. ^ Eichel, Molly (March 13, 2013). "Tina Fey to appear on 'Inside the Actors Studio'". philly.com. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ Lange, Maggie (March 22, 2013). "Inside the Actor's Studio Interview with Tina Fey's Sarah Palin [Video]". Indie Wire. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Inside the Actors Studio: 250th Episode". Zap2it. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ a b Ng, Philiana (January 30, 2014). "Matthew McConaughey, Amy Adams Set 'Inside the Actors Studio' Specials". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 

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