JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams ( New York , 27 of June of 1966 ) is a director and producer of film and television writer , performer and composer American, known for his work in the genres of action , drama and science fiction .

His television work is known for the co-creation of the television series Felicity (1998-2002). He also created Alias (2001-2006) and was a co-creator of Lost (2004-2010), Fringe (2008-2013), Undercovers (2010) and produced the television series Person of Interest (2011-2015) and Revolution (2012-2014. ), among other.

His film work as a director includes two films in the Star Trek saga : Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), along with Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Super 8 (2011). He also directed Star Wars, Episode VII (2015), the first film in the sequel trilogy to the Star Wars saga .

Abrams produced the films Cloverfield (2008), Morning Glory (2010), and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011).

He also played an acting role in the movie Six Degrees of Separation .


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  • 1 Biographical synthesis
  • 2 Professional career
  • 3 Filmography
    • 1 Cinema
    • 2 Television
  • 4 Filmography
    • 1 Creator
    • 2 Producer
    • 3 Screenwriter
    • 4 Composer
    • 5 Director
    • 6 Actor
  • 5 Awards
    • 1 BAFTA Awards
    • 2 Emmy Awards
    • 3 Razzie Awards
    • 4 WGA Awards
  • 6 Sources

Biographical synthesis


Abrams in 2006.

Although he was born in New York , he grew up in Los Angeles . He is the son of television producer Gerald W. Abrams and executive producer Carol Ann Abrams. Her sister is screenwriter Tracy Rosen. Abrams studied at Palisades High School and Sarah Lawrence College (in Bronxville, New York ).

Abrams is married to publicist and executive Katie McGrath and they have three children in common. They live in Pacific Palisades, in the suburbs of the city of Los Angeles (state of California).


Abrams’ first job in the movie business began when he was 16 when he wrote the music for Don Dohler’s movie Nightbeast . During his last year in college, he teamed up with Jill Mazursky to write a feature film. From there he rose in the industry and his next jobs were Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson . He also co-wrote with Mazursky the screenplay for the comedy Two Stooges starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover .

Abrams collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay on the film Armageddon (1998). That same year, he made his first foray into television with Felicity , which ran for four seasons on The WB Network, serving as the series’ co-creator (with Matt Reeves ) and executive producer. He also composed the music for the opening theme.

Under his Bad Robot production company , which he founded with Bryan Burk in 2001, Abrams created and executive produced the ABC series : Alias and is a co-creator (along with Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber ) and executive producer of Lost . As with Felicity , Abrams also composed the opening theme song for Alias and Lost .

In 2006 he served as executive producer of What About Brian and Six Degrees , also on ABC. He directed and wrote the two-part pilot for Lost , and was an active producer for the first half of the season. He made his film directorial debut in 2006 with Mission: Impossible III , starring Tom Cruise .

In the following years, he has divided his work between his two great passions, film and television and has worked in both branches in all its facets as a screenwriter, director, creator, producer, executive producer and even as a musical composer in series such as Revolution , Person of Interest, Believe and Almost Human . In the cinema he has worked on great successes such as Super 8 , Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Star Trek Into Darkness .



Year Movie director Producer Writer Actor Notes
1990 Taking Care of Business     Yes    
1991 Regarding Henry     Yes Yes Delivery boy; also co-producer
1992 Forever Young     Yes   also executive producer
1993 Six Degrees of Separation       Yes Doug
nineteen ninety six The Pallbearer   Yes     As Jeffery Abrams
nineteen ninety six Diabolique       Yes Photographer # 2
1997 Gone fishin ‘     Yes    
1998 Armageddon     Yes    
The Suburbans   Yes      
2001 Joy ride   Yes Yes    
2006 Mission: Impossible III Yes   Yes   Debut
2008 Cloverfield   Yes      
2009 Star trek Yes Yes      
2010 Morning glory   Yes      
2011 Super 8 Yes Yes Yes    
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol   Yes      
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Yes Yes      
2015 Star Wars Episode VII Yes Yes Yes   Filming
Untitled Mission: Impossible 5   Yes     Preproduction
2016 Untitled Star Trek 3   Yes     Filming


Year Program Credits Notes
1998–2002 Felicity co-creator, writer, executive producer, director, music composer  
2001–2006 Alias music creator, writer, executive producer, director, composer  
2004–2010 Lost co-creator, executive producer, writer, music composer, director  
2005 The Catch creator, executive producer pilot without transmitting
2007 The Office guest director Season 3, Episode 18
2006–2007 What About Brian Executive producer  
Six Degrees Executive producer  
2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live! guest director  
2008–2013 Fringe co-creator, executive producer, music composer, writer  
2009 Anatomy of Hope executive producer, writer, director pilot without transmitting
2010 Undercovers music co-creator, executive producer, writer, director, composer  
2011 – present Person of Interest executive producer, music composer  
2012 Alcatraz executive producer, music composer  
Shelter Executive producer pilot without transmitting
Family guy Guest star Episode: Ratings Guy
2012–2014 Revolution Executive producer  
2013–2014 Almost Human Executive producer  
2014 Believe Executive producer  



  • 2008: Fringe (television series)
  • 2004-2010: Lost (television series)
  • 2001-2006: Alias(television series).
  • 1998-2002: Felicity(television series).


  • 2011: Super 8
  • 2009: Star Trek XI (Star Trek XI)
  • 2008: Fringe (television series)
  • 2008: Anatomy of Hope (TV series)
  • 2008: Cloverfield(Cloverfield: the monster)
  • 2006-2007: What about Brian (TV series)
  • 2006-2008: Six Degreesor Six degrees of separation (television series)
  • 2004-2010: LostPerdidos or Disappeared (television series)
  • 2001-2006: Alias(television series).
  • 2001: Joy Ride (Deadly Frequency, Never Play With Strangers)
  • 1999: The Suburbans (The Suburbans)
  • 1998-2002: Felicity(television series)
  • 1996: The Pallbearer (The Undertaker, My Unknown Friend )
  • 1992: Forever Young (Forever Young)
  • 1991: Regarding Henry ( About Henry , A Second Chance)


  • 2011: Super 8
  • 2008: Fringe (television series)
  • 2006: Mission Impossible III
  • 2004, 2006: Lost (television series)
  • 2001-2006: Alias(TV series)
  • 2001: Joy Ride (Deadly Frequency, Never Play With Strangers)
  • 1998-2002: Felicity(television series)
  • 1998: Armageddon (Armageddon)
  • 1997: Gone Fishin ‘( Two Stooges Soaking )
  • 1992: Forever Young (Forever Young)
  • 1991: Regarding Henry ( About Henry , A Second Chance)
  • 1990: Taking Care of Business ( Instant Millionaire )


  • 2006: Mission Impossible III, “Song 5000” and “Groksploitation”
  • 2004: Lost , main theme
  • 2001: Alias, main theme
  • 1998: Felicity, theme song
  • 2008: Fringe , main theme


  • 2011: Super 8
  • 2009: Star Trek XI
  • 2008: Anatomy of Hope (TV series)
  • 2006: Mission Impossible III
  • 2004: Lost (Lost, Disappeared)
  • 2001-2005: Alias(TV series)
  • 1999: Felicity(television series)


  • 1999: The Suburbans ( The Suburbans )
  • 1996: Diabolique (Diabolic)
  • 1993: Six Degrees of Separation ( Six Degrees of Separation )
  • 1991: Regarding Henry ( About Henry , A Second Chance)


Bafta awards

Year Category Movie Outcome
2007 Best international series Lost Candidate

Emmy Awards

Year Category Movie Outcome
2005 Best Directing for a Drama Series Lost Winner
2005 Best drama series Lost Winner
2005 Best Script for a Drama Series Lost Candidate
2005 Best Script for a Drama Series Alias Candidate

Razzie Awards

Year Category Movie Outcome
1999 Worst script Armageddon Candidate

WGA Awards

Year Category Movie Outcome
2006 Drama series Lost Winner
2007 Drama series Lost Candidate


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