James D. Brubaker (born March 30, 1937) is an American film producer, production manager, and film actor. Brubaker was born in Hollywood, California, to Margaret Hayes Brubaker and Dudley Sutton Brubaker. Brubaker is of German and Swiss descent and has no siblings. Brubaker had won the 1999 Directors Guild of America Award (DGA) for the film Gia. Brubaker was nominated for the 1998 Primetime Emmy Award for the television movie Gia. He is also credited as James Brubaker or Jim Brubaker. James currently resides in Beverly Hills. He has three children who have all followed his footsteps by becoming involved with the film industry.