James Lipton is an American writer, composer and actor. He is also an executive producer, writer and host of the Bravo cable TV series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in the year 1994. In the year 2008,he provided the voice for the Director in the Disney animation film Bolt. He played "himself" as Brain Wash interviewer of acting teacher for sweet monster Eva in Paris-Vietnam animated Igor. He has acted in movies like The Big Break, Bewitched. His other TV shows are Mirrors, Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza.