Paris Barclay - 1990's


Paris began his successful career in television with an episode of Angel Street. His arrival coincided with John Wells' debut as an executive producer.

Barclay directed Shawn and Marlon Wayans' first feature film, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), and the HBO movie, The Cherokee Kid (1996).

After directing episodes of ER, Paris directed and eventually became a producer of NYPD Blue. In three years there, Barclay would receive two Emmy Awards for best Directing—the second of which was for the episode titled "Hearts and Souls"—a farewell to Jimmy Smits' character Bobby Simone that has been ranked one of TV Guide's 100 Best Episodes of All Time.

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