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J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams

Highest Rated: 100% For the Love of Spock (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 27, 1966

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

An inventive screenwriter and television producer who transformed himself into one of Hollywood's biggest feature directors, J.J. Abrams created some of television's most watched shows while simultaneously making huge blockbuster movies. Though he had a rather inauspicious start writing the scripts for "Taking Care of Business" (1990) and "Regarding Henry" (1991), Abrams made his first dent in the cultural zeitgeist with the hit drama "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002). Abrams truly began making his mark with the spy drama "Alias" (ABC, 2001-06), which turned lead actress Jennifer Garner into a star and helped resurrect a foundering ABC network. He went on to help create the cult phenomenon "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010), a mysterious sci-fi thriller wrapped inside a stirring character drama that attracted a loyal audience, all of whom tried to decipher the previous night's episode. When he left the series during the height of its run, Abrams ventured into feature film directing with the well-received "Mission: Impossible III" (2006). He also paid homage to the classic '80s films of his hero Steven Spielberg with "Super 8" (2011), which audiences and critics hailed as one of Abrams' most engaging efforts in a career already rife with crowd-pleasing entertainment. It was his reboot of the famed franchise "Star Trek" (2009) that launched his blockbuster career in earnest and foretold of even greater things to come, including the 2013 announcement that he landed the coveted director's job on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), which went on to overtake "Avatar" (2009) as the highest-grossing film in history (not adjusted for inflation). In September 2017, Abrams' return to the Star Wars universe was confirmed when it was announced that he would replace the departing Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of 2019's "Star Wars Episode IX."

Highest rated movies

Six Degrees of Separation
Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Diabolique

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible 8 Producer - 2023
52% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$515.2M 2019
97% 94% Love, Antosha Self $19.9K 2019
81% 66% Overlord Producer $21.7M 2018
97% 88% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Producer $220.1M 2018
21% 42% The Cloverfield Paradox Producer - 2018
91% 42% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Executive Producer $620.2M 2017
No Score Yet 14% Opening Night Fan Event Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Executive Producer - 2017
100% 82% For the Love of Spock Self - 2016
86% 80% Star Trek Beyond Producer $158.8M 2016
90% 79% 10 Cloverfield Lane Producer $72.1M 2016
93% 85% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$123 2015
94% 87% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Director - 2015
67% 61% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show Self - 2014
82% 71% Infinitely Polar Bear Executive Producer $1.4M 2014
84% 89% Star Trek Into Darkness Director,
Producer
$228.8M 2013
93% 76% Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol Producer $209.4M 2011
81% 75% Super 8 Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$127.0M 2011
72% 64% Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Unknown (Character) $638.5K 2011
No Score Yet 66% Trek Nation Unknown (Character) - 2010
55% 51% Morning Glory Producer $31.0M 2010
94% 91% Star Trek Director,
Producer
$257.7M 2009
78% 68% Cloverfield Producer $80.0M 2008
71% 69% Mission: Impossible III Director,
Writer
$133.4M 2006
74% 65% Joy Ride Writer,
Producer
$22.0M 2001
0% 22% The Suburbans Producer $5.8K 1999
38% 73% Armageddon Writer $201.6M 1998
18% 34% Diabolique Video photographer (Character) $16.5M 1996
45% 18% The Pallbearer Producer $5.7M 1996
88% 71% Six Degrees of Separation Doug (Character) $6.3M 1993
57% 53% Forever Young Screenwriter $55.0M 1992
43% 63% Regarding Henry Screenwriter $41.0M 1991

TV

Credit
53% 48% Lisey's Story Executive Producer 2021
85% 75% The Simpsons Unknown (Guest Voice) 2021
88% 64% Lovecraft Country Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Lovecraft Country HD Executive Producer 2020
77% 81% Little Voice Executive Producer 2020
81% 78% Westworld Executive Producer 2016 2018 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2011 2013 2019
88% 79% Castle Rock Executive Producer 2018-2019
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet 72% Nightcap Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2017
35% 86% Roadies Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Geeking Out Guest 2016
92% 76% Person of Interest Executive Producer 2011-2016
83% 88% 11.22.63 Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Unknown (Character),
Guest
2012-2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Unknown (Character),
Guest
2011 2013 2015
39% 79% Believe Executive Producer 2014
67% 66% Revolution Executive Producer 2012-2014
69% 83% Almost Human Executive Producer 2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2009 2013
90% 77% Fringe Executive Producer 2008-2013
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2012
60% 38% Alcatraz Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
39% 50% Undercovers Executive Producer 2010
85% 91% Lost Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2004-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition Guest 2009
42% 0% Six Degrees Executive Producer 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Brian Executive Producer 2006-2007
86% 90% Alias Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
2001-2006
No Score Yet 60% Felicity Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
1998-2002