James Frawley (born September 29, 1936) is an American director and actor, and a member of the Actors Studio since at least 1961. Frawley was born in Houston, Texas.

His only role in a Disney-related production so far was the greasy waiter at The El Sleezo Cafe in The Muppet Movie. He also directed the film and five episodes of the Buena Vista Television series Grey's Anatomy.