Before he became an actor in 1956, James Komack gained fame as a comedian in the U.S..
He was to be seen among others in episodes of the television series Wagon Train.
Between 1958 and 1985 he stood for TV productions, such as Star Trek or The Dick Van Dyke Show, as a director behind the camera. He also directed Porky's Revenge (1985 ), a continuation of the teen comedy Porky's.
In 1976 he was nominated for his directing work on the comedy Welcome back, Kotter Emmy.
James Komack died of heart failure.