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J.J. Abrams

Highest Rated:   100% For the Love of Spock (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Suburbans (1999)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
A prominent writer/producer of Hollywood features who later went on to make a name for himself as the creator of such popular small-screen hits as Felicity and Alias, J.J. Abrams has managed the rare feat of finding success in the all-too-often mutually exclusive worlds of both film and television. It was at the age of eight that the wide-eyed youth first discovered his love of film while on a Hollywood studio tour with his grandfather, and when the pair returned home, Abrams convinced his father to let him try his hand at filmmaking with the family's Super-8 camera. During the following decade, the young auteur grew increasingly comfortable behind the camera, and he continued to turn out his impressive amateur films at an exhausting rate. Later attending New York's Sarah Lawrence College and teaming with a close friend to pen a feature-film treatment, Abrams got his first taste of success when the screenplay was eventually adapted into the James Belushi comedy Taking Care of Business. In the following years, Abrams' career continued to gain momentum as he penned screenplays for such features as Regarding Henry, Forever Young, and Gone Fishin', and it was during this period that the ambitious screenwriter also began to try his hand at producing. As Abrams subsequently began to branch out by producing features that he had no hand in writing, such as The Pallbearer and The Suburbans, he also continued to write by contributing to the screenplay for Michael Bay's Armageddon. Abrams next made his first foray into television as the writer and creator of the hit television series Felicity -- which also found the tireless Abrams stepping into the director's chair for the first time in his professional career. As the series progressed, he was publicly vocal about his frustrations regarding the limitations of the series, and after joking that the series would be more interesting if the titular character had a secret life as a spy, the seed was planted for his most popular effort to date. Premiering on television in 2001, Abrams' second small-screen effort, Alias, told the story of a beautiful young international spy's efforts to battle the evil Alliance of 12 while attempting to find a balance between her secret and social lives. Not only did Alias immediately connect with television viewers, but it also found Abrams growing increasingly into his own as a writer and director. Three years later, Abrams had yet another hit on his hands as the writer/producer/director of Lost, which had the dubious distinction of being the most expensive television pilot ever produced. A haunting tale of a group of airplane-crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island, Lost stood alongside Desperate Housewives as one of the hits that kept the faltering ABC network afloat, picking up Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. Back in the world of film, fans were no doubt surprised when it was announced that Abrams would be returning to the world of features to direct the eagerly anticipated action sequel Mission: Impossible 3, which would serve as his feature-film directorial debut.Abrams would continue writing for TV over the coming years, penning the thriller series Undercovers, and the sci-fi series Fringe. He would also wear various combinations of the writer, producer, and director hats simultaneously for a number of projects, such as the hotly anticipated first-person monster movie Cloverfield in 2008, the massively successful Star Trek in 2009, and the drama/thriller/fantasy movie Super 8 in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible 6
  • Producer
2018
No Score Yet God Particle
  • Producer
2017
100% For the Love of Spock
  • Actor
2016
84% Star Trek Beyond
  • Producer
2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Secrets of The Force Awakens: Chapter 3
  • Actor
2016
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear
  • Executive Producer
2015
67% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
  • Actor
2014
86% Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Producer
  • Director
2013
94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • Producer
2011
82% Super 8
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2011
56% Morning Glory
  • Producer
2010
95% Star Trek
  • Director
  • Producer
2009
77% Cloverfield
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet Blood, Boobs & Beast
  • Actor
2007
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2006
73% Joy Ride
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2001
0% The Suburbans
  • Producer
1999
39% Armageddon
  • Screenwriter
1998
4% Gone Fishin'
  • Screenwriter
1997
42% The Pallbearer
  • Producer
1996
12% Diabolique
  • Video Photographer
1996
88% Six Degrees of Separation
  • Doug
1993
53% Forever Young
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
1992
44% Regarding Henry
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Delivery Boy
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
36% Roadies
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Le don
2014
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
36% Undercovers
2010
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Co-creator
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
79% 11.22.63
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Alcatra
  • Producer
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
  • Appearing
68% Revolution
2012-2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet 11/23/63
2015
  • Producer
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Director
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
89% Westworld
2015-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011
  • Executive Producer
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
69% Almost Human
2013-2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
58% Alcatraz
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing

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