J.J. Abrams

Biography: JJ ABRAMS Creator & Executive Producer Screenwriter of such films as Armageddon, Forever Young, and Regarding Henry, J.J. Abrams made his first step into television with Imagine Television and Touchstone Television's series Felicity, which ran for 4 seasons (1998 - 2002). He was the show's co-creator and executive producer, and he also co-wrote the theme song and made his directorial debut with a two-part episode in the series' first season. Those days J.J. Abrams serves as creator and executive producer of Alias and Lost. In Alias J.J. wrote and directed the pilot and season one's finale, and composed the series' theme music as well. He is the creator, writer and executive producer of Lost. He also wrote and directed 2 episodes. Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, Abrams developed a passion for movies at the age of eight when his grandfather took him on the Universal Studios Tour. That night, J.J. asked his father if he could use his Super 8mm camera to make his own films and, after much cajoling, his father conceded.

Over the next 10 years, Abrams made countless amateur films, which he entered in various student film festivals, winning a number of awards. It was through these festivals that, at age 13, Abrams met Matt Reeves, his collaborator on Felicity.

Abrams attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York where, during his senior year, he teamed with a friend to write a feature film treatment. Purchased by Touchstone Pictures, the treatment was the basis for Taking Care of Business, Abrams' first produced film, which starred Charles Grodin and James Belushi. He followed that up with Regarding Henry starring Harrison Ford, and Forever Young starring Mel Gibson. Abrams then collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay on the summer 1998 blockbuster Armageddon.
His feature producing credits include The Pallbearer, directed by Reeves, and the independent film The Suburbans with Jennifer Love Hewitt. He was an actor in the movies Six Degrees of Separation and Diabolique. In 2001 Abrams co-wrote and produced Joy Ride, for Twentieth Century Fox, directed by John Dahl. He continues to balance both film and television.

Abrams, his wife and their two young children divide their time between Los Angeles and Maine.

J.J. Abrams' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 83 Star Trek
Lowest Metascore: 27 The Suburbans
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
12 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
83 Star Trek May 7, 2009 Director / Producer 8.0
75 Joy Ride Oct 5, 2001 Producer / Written By 8.5
73 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Dec 16, 2011 Producer / Writer 7.6
72 Star Trek Into Darkness May 15, 2013 Director / Producer 7.8
72 Super 8 Jun 10, 2011 Director / Producer / Written By 7.3
68 Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show Oct 31, 2014 Himself tbd
66 Mission: Impossible III May 5, 2006 Director / Written By 7.1
65 Infinitely Polar Bear TBA Executive Producer tbd
64 Cloverfield Jan 18, 2008 Producer 6.2
57 Morning Glory Nov 10, 2010 Producer 6.6
42 Armageddon Jul 1, 1998 Screenplay 6.0
27 The Suburbans Oct 29, 1999 Producer tbd
tbd Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Dec 18, 2015 Director / Producer / Writer tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible 5 Dec 25, 2015 Producer tbd