John Shiban

John Shiban

Highest Rated: 100% Alien Raiders (2008)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 8, 1962

Birthplace: USA

The American Film Institute doesn't get as much ink as USC and UCLA for Hollywood success stories, but it produces them all the same. In fact, it was after earning a B.A. at UCLA that John Shiban continued on to a Master's in screenwriting at AFI, where he was honored with a Paramount Fellowship and Mary Pickford Scholarship. He barely missed a beat after his training, joining the sci-fi drama about two FBI agents probing the world of oddity in "The X-Files" as a staff writer and eventually becoming a producer. Shiban's TV writing career has remained virtually uninterrupted since then as a writer-producer with the virtual reality wargame simulation drama "Harsh Realm," the " X-Files" spinoff "The Lone Gunmen," the prequel series "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Supernatural," following two brothers desperately trying to find their father while battling inexplicable evils, and more. In 2009, Shiban reunited with his former "X-Files" co-producer Vince Gilligan on the AMC drama "Breaking Bad," centered around a high school chemistry teacher with criminal inclinations, working as a writer-producer on Season Two and as a consulting producer on Season Three. He followed this with yet another episodic stint, the sci-fi "Torchwood" about an institution investigating the extraterrestrial. Shiban is very much a small screen-focused artist, with but a few minor feature film credits interspersed throughout his very impressive TV resume.




No Score Yet 22% Rest Stop: Don't Look Back Producer - 2008
100% 34% Alien Raiders Producer - 2008
No Score Yet 57% Otis Producer - 2008
0% 29% Rest Stop Director - 2006
No Score Yet 26% Frankenstein Executive Producer,
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Point Dume Screenwriter - 1995


81% 89% Ozark Executive Producer 2020 2022
72% 81% NOS4A2 Director 2019-2020
61% 60% Scream Consulting Producer 2015-2016 2019
98% 96% Better Call Saul Director 2016-2018
37% 88% Shut Eye Executive Producer 2017
73% 89% Hell on Wheels Executive Producer 2011-2012 2015-2016
96% 97% Breaking Bad Director,
93% 74% Supernatural Writer 2005-2007
33% No Score Yet Threat Matrix Writer 2003
55% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Writer 2002-2003
74% 86% The X-Files Director,
38% No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen Executive Producer 2001