J.J. Abrams

27 Jun 1966

Producer, Writer, Director, Actor

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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Filmography (29 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Overlord
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, War
Role: Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Producer
(movie, 2018)
···The Cloverfield Paradox
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Producer
(movie, 2017)
···Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Role: Producer
(movie, 2017)
···Tour De Pharmacy
Genre: Comedy, TV Movie
Role: Actor
(movie, 2017)
···The Disaster Artist
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2016)
···Star Trek Beyond
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Producer
(movie, 2016)
···10 Cloverfield Lane
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2016)
···11.22.63
Genre: History, Thriller, Drama
Role: Producer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Force
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2013)
7.6Star Trek Into Darkness
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Producer
(movie, 2011)
8.1Super 8
Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2010)
···Morning Glory
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 2009)
8.4Star Trek
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2008)
···Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Cloverfield
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Producer
(movie, 2006)
···Mission: Impossible III
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2001)
···Joy Ride
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1998)
···Armageddon
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Writer
(movie, 1997)
···Gone Fishin'
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Writer
(movie, 1996)
···The Pallbearer
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1996)
···Diabolique
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Video Photographer #2)
(movie, 1993)
···Six Degrees of Separation
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Doug)
(movie, 1992)
···Forever Young
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Regarding Henry
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1990)
···Taking Care of Business
Genre: Comedy
Role: Writer