J.J. Abrams

Biography

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, better known as his screen moniker J.J. Abrams, is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor and composer.  

Best known for his work in science fiction and action genres, Abrams (co-)created multiple award winning television series, including: Felicity, Alias, Lost, Fringe, Undercovers, Person of Interest and Revolution.  His film work includes the late 2000s reboots of beloved film series such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Mission: Impossible.  Many of the films he has contributed to are distributed by Paramount Pictures, while his television series are, generally, co-produced by either Warner Bros. Television or Touchstone Television. Abrams' frequent creative collaborators include writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, composer Michael Giacchino, cinematographers Daniel Mindel and Larry Fong, and editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.  

Abrams was born in New York City, but raised in Los Angeles, the son of television producer Gerald W. Abrams and executive producer Carol Ann Abrams (née Kelvin).  He attended Palisades High School and Sarah Lawrence College.  Abrams' first movie business job came at the age of 16, when he wrote music for Don Dohler's film Nightbeast.  During his senior year at college, he teamed with Jill Mazursky to write a feature film treatment later used as the basis for Taking Care of Business, Abrams' first produced film. Abrahms continues to create major television and motion picture pieces under his production company, Bad Robot, founded in 2001 with Byran Burk.   

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Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, better known as his screen moniker J.J. Abrams, is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor and composer.  

Best known for his work in science fiction and action genres, Abrams (co-)created multiple award winning television series, including: Felicity, Alias, Lost, Fringe, Undercovers, Person of Interest and Revolution.  His film work includes the late 2000s reboots of beloved film series such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Mission: Impossible.  Many of the films he has contributed to are distributed by Paramount Pictures, while his television series are, generally, co-produced by either Warner Bros. Television or Touchstone Television. Abrams' frequent creative collaborators include writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, composer Michael Giacchino, cinematographers Daniel Mindel and Larry Fong, and editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.  

Abrams was born in New York City, but raised in Los Angeles, the son of television producer Gerald W. Abrams and executive producer Carol Ann Abrams (née Kelvin).  He attended Palisades High School and Sarah Lawrence College.  Abrams' first movie business job came at the age of 16, when he wrote music for Don Dohler's film Nightbeast.  During his senior year at college, he teamed with Jill Mazursky to write a feature film treatment later used as the basis for Taking Care of Business, Abrams' first produced film. Abrahms continues to create major television and motion picture pieces under his production company, Bad Robot, founded in 2001 with Byran Burk.   

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1966-06-27

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • J. J. Abrams
  • Jeffrey Jacob Abrams

Known For

Production TV ShowsMovies

2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII … Executive Producer
2017 God Particle … Producer
2016 Star Trek Beyond … Producer
2016 10 Cloverfield Lane … Producer
2016 11.22.63 … Producer
2016 11.22.63(8 episodes) … Executive Producer
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens … Producer
2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation … Producer
2014 Believe(13 episodes) … Executive Producer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness … Producer
2012 Revolution(73 episodes) … Producer
2012 Alcatraz(14 episodes) … Executive Producer
2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol … Producer
2011 Person of Interest(92 episodes) … Executive Producer
2011 Super 8 … Producer
2010 Undercovers(14 episodes) … Producer
2010 Morning Glory … Producer
2009 Star Trek … Producer
2008 Fringe(115 episodes) … Producer
2008 Cloverfield … Producer
2006 Six Degrees(13 episodes) … Executive Producer
2006 What About Brian(29 episodes) … Executive Producer
2004 Lost(149 episodes) … Executive Producer
2001 Joy Ride … Producer
2001 Alias(105 episodes) … Executive Producer
1999 The Suburbans … Producer
1998 Felicity(87 episodes) … Executive Producer
1996 The Pallbearer … Producer
1992 Forever Young … Executive Producer
1991 Regarding Henry … Producer
1900 Mission: Impossible 6 … Producer
1900 Wunderkind … Producer
1900 Anatomy of Hope(0 episodes) … Producer
1900 Boundaries(0 episodes) … Producer

Acting

2016 For the Love of Spock as Himself
2016 50 Years of Star Trek as himself
2016 Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Director
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015 Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel as Himself
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show as Himself
2013 Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe as Himself
2011 The Greatest Movie Ever Sold as Himself
2010 Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible as himself
2009 Blood, Boobs and Beast as Himself
2007 Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed as J.J. Abrams
2005 The Colbert Report(2 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 HypaSpace(1 episode)
2002 Icons(1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 Diabolique as Video Photographer #2
1993 Six Degrees of Separation as Doug
1991 Regarding Henry as Delivery Boy

Writing

2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens … Screenplay
2011 Super 8 … Writer
2010 Undercovers(1 episode) … Writer
2008 Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead … Characters
2008 Fringe(12 episodes) … Writer
2006 Mission: Impossible III … Writer
2004 Lost(3 episodes) … Writer
2001 Joy Ride … Writer
2001 Alias(14 episodes) … Writer
1998 Felicity(23 episodes) … Writer
1998 Armageddon … Screenplay
1997 Gone Fishin' … Author
1992 Forever Young … Screenplay
1991 Regarding Henry … Screenplay
1990 Taking Care of Business … Screenplay

Directing

2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens … Director
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness … Director
2011 Super 8 … Director
2010 Undercovers(1 episode) … Director
2009 Star Trek … Director
2006 Mission: Impossible III … Director
2005 The Office(1 episode) … Director
2004 Lost(2 episodes) … Director
2001 Alias(3 episodes) … Director
1998 Felicity(2 episodes) … Director

Creator

2010 Undercovers … Creator
2008 Fringe … Creator
2004 Lost … Creator
2001 Alias … Creator
1998 Felicity … Creator
1900 Odd Jobs … Creator
1900 The Catch … Creator

Sound

1982 Nightbeast … Original Music Composer

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