LACo Dept. of Mental Health | Paris Barclay
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Paris Barclay is a two-time, Emmy Award-winning director and producer for some of television’s most original and acclaimed series. His credits include NYPD Blue, ER, The West Wing, Lost, The Good Wife, CS I, NCIS: Los Angeles, House, Glee and the Steven Spielberg-produced seriesSmash.
Recently, Barclay has been an executive producer and the principal director for F/X’s Sons of Anarchy. Prior to Sons of Anarchy, he executive produced and directed HBO’s In Treatment.
During the Profiles of Hope interview, Barclay spoke candidly about his childhood in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and how he began to drink alcohol in grade school. “My grandparents drank a lot and I was obsessed with that. I romanticized that, having drinks as a child,” he said. By the time he got to middle school, he was sent to a private boarding school in Indiana to improve his academics but found himself surrounded by other students who drank. “Going to prep school indoctrinated me to drinking,” Barclay added.
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