J.J. Abrams


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Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill Mazursky teamed up to write a feature film, which ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 26 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Lost Producer
(2004-2010)
Star Trek Producer
(2009)

Filmography

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  Half-Life (producer) (announced)
  Justice League Dark (producer) (announced)
  Kolma (producer) (announced)
  Portal (producer) (announced)
  They Both Die at the End (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
  Your Name (producer) (announced)
 2023 Untitled Star Trek Sequel (producer) (announced)
  Aporia (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Demimonde (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
  My Glory Was I Had Such Friends (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Zatanna (producer) (pre-production)
 2023 Batman: Caped Crusader (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... (executive producer)
 2023 Mission: Impossible 8 (producer) (filming)
  Lou (producer) (post-production)
  Fledgling (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2021 UFO (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Lisey's Story (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Lisey's Story (2021) ... (executive producer)
- No Light, No Spark (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Now You Must Be Still (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Good Brother (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Jim Dandy (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Full Circle (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Rewind 1921 (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Jig-a-Bobo (2020) ... (executive producer)
- I Am. (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Meet Me in Daegu (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Challenger: The Final Flight (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Nothing Ends Here (2020) ... (executive producer)
- A Major Malfunction (2020) ... (executive producer)
- HELP! (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Space For Everyone (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Little Voice (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Sing What I Can't Say (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Sea Change (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Ghost Light (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Tell Her (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Quick, Quick Slow (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2020 Westworld (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- Crisis Theory (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Passed Pawn (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Decoherence (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Genre (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Mother of Exiles (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Spyjinx (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Castle Rock (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Clean (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Caveat Emptor (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Dirty (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Word (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Mother (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Glare (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Wrong Mans (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2018 Overlord (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2018 Mission: Impossible - Fallout (producer - produced by)
 2018 The Cloverfield Paradox (producer - produced by)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (executive producer)
 2017 100 Years (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 America Divided (TV Series documentary) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (producer)
 2016 Roadies (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Load Out (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Corporate Gig (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The All Night Bus Ride (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Carpet Season (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Longest Days (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (producer)
 2011-2016 Person of Interest (TV Series) (executive producer - 103 episodes)
- Return 0 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- .exe (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Synecdoche (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Day the World Went Away (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Sotto Voce (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Day in Question (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Soldier Boy (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Eyes of Texas (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Moon Shot (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Race for the Prize (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pittsburgh Astrobotic (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (producer - produced by)
 2015 Dead People (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (producer - produced by)
 2014 Believe (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Perception (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Prodigy (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Sinking (2014) ... (executive producer)
- White Noise (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Defection (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2014 Revolution (TV Series) (executive producer - 37 episodes)
- Declaration of Independence (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Memorial Day (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Tomorrowland (2014) ... (executive producer)
- S#!& Happens (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Austin City Limits (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2014 Almost Human (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Straw Man (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Beholder (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Disrupt (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Perception (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Unbound (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (executive producer)
 2013 Kre-O Star Trek (Short) (producer)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (producer)
 2008-2013 Fringe (TV Series) (executive producer - 100 episodes)
- An Enemy of Fate (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Liberty (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Boy Must Live (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Anomaly XB-6783746 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Black Blotter (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Shelter (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Tommy Madsen (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Garrett Stillman (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Webb Porter (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Sonny Burnett (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Ames Bros. (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2012 Undercovers (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Reason (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Dark Cover (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Key to It All (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Funny Money (2010) ... (executive producer)
- A Night to Forget (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (producer - produced by)
 2011 Super 8 (producer)
 2010 Morning Glory (producer)
 2004-2010 Lost (TV Series) (executive producer - 117 episodes)
- The End Part 2 (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The End (2010) ... (executive producer)
- What They Died For (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Across the Sea (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Candidate (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2009 The People Speak (Documentary) (co-producer)
 2009 Star Trek D·A·C (Video Game) (executive producer: Bad Robot Interactive - as Jeffrey Jacob Abrams)
 2009 Star Trek (producer)
 2007-2008 Lost: Missing Pieces (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- So It Begins (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- The Envelope (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Jin Has a Temper-Tantrum on the Golf Course (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack. (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Tropical Depression (2007) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 2008 Cloverfield (producer)
 2006-2007 Six Degrees (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- A Simple Twist of Fate (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Objects in the Mirror (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Surstromming or a Slice (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Ray's Back (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Sedgewick's (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2007 What About Brian (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- What About Calling All Friends... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About Secret Lovers... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About All That Glitters... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About Strange Bedfellows... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About Temptations... (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2001-2006 Alias (TV Series) (executive producer - 105 episodes)
- Reprisal (2006) ... (executive producer)
- All the Time in the World (2006) ... (executive producer)
- No Hard Feelings (2006) ... (executive producer)
- I See Dead People (2006) ... (executive producer)
- 30 Seconds (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2005 The Catch (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 The Animated Alias: Tribunal (Video short) (executive producer)
 1998-2002 Felicity (TV Series) (executive producer - 84 episodes)
- Felicity Interrupted (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Back to the Future (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Spin the Bottle (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Power of the Ex (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Time Will Tell (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Joy Ride (producer)
 1999 The Suburbans (producer)
 1996 The Pallbearer (producer - as Jeffrey Abrams)
 1992 Forever Young (executive producer - as Jeffrey Abrams)
 1991 Regarding Henry (co-producer - as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Other Works:

DVD commentary: Provided audio commentary on Lost: Pilot: Part 1 (2004) with Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 17 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

JJ Abrams | Jeffrey Jacob Abrams | Jeffrey Abrams

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Katie McGrath  (3 children)

Children:

Henry Abrams | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time. See more »

Trivia:

He has been involved with several projects that advance the social theory called the "Milgram Small World Phenomenon", named after social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who conducted acquaintance path experiments. John Guare's play "Six Degrees of Separation" (and its film adaptation Six Degrees of Separation (1993)) is in large part responsible for introducing to popular culture at large the ... See more »

Trademark:

[Cold opening] A suspenseful sequence before the opening credits used to pull the audience directly into the story (Mission: Impossible III (2006), Star Trek (2009)). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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