Currently, Barclay is executive producer and principal director of FX’s highest rated series ever, Sons of Anarchy, which aired season five in 2012. and is currently in production on season six. Unusual for a series in its fifth season, Sons of Anarchy continues to rise in the ratings.
Between seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Barclay returned to directing music videos: helming LL Cool J's "Take It". Also, Barclay is currently developing a feature film biopic about the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan starring Viola Davis, which he will direct and produce. In addition, Barclay recently served his fourth term as First Vice-President of the Directors Guild of America.
Paris Barclay (born June 30, 1956) is an American television director and producer, and the President of the Directors Guild of America. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner and is currently among the busiest single-camera television directors. He is married to Christopher Mason. The couple has two sons, William and Cyrus, they adopted from the Los Angeles foster care system. Barclay and Mason, who works as an executive in the food industry, married in 2008, after 10 years together.
Barclay was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He attended La Lumiere School, a private college preparatory boarding school in La Porte, Indiana. On scholarship, he was one of the first African-Americans to attend the school. Barclay then went on to Harvard College, where he was extremely active in student musical theatre productions and the a cappella singing group the Harvard Krokodiloes. During his four years there, he wrote 16 musicals, including the music for two of the annual Hasty Pudding shows.
Sons of Anarchy Season 1
Synopsis: Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town of Charming, California against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal
Supporting actors: Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Johnny Lewis, Maggie Siff, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker, Taylor Sheridan, Dayton Callie, Keir O'Donnell, James Carraway, Taryn Manning, Jay Karnes, Nicholas Guest, Michael Swiney, Michele Boyd, David Hill, Karen Lew
Season year: 2008
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Executive producer: John Linson
Amazon: Sons of Anarchy Season 1
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