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

Average career score: 74
Highest Metascore: 87 Felicity: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 62 Almost Human: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
85 The Office: Season 3 Sep 21, 2006 Director 9.2
86 Lost: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 9.2
tbd Lost: Season 2 Sep 21, 2005 Creator / Executive Producer 9.2
tbd Lost: Season 3 Oct 4, 2006 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.7
66 Person of Interest: Season 1 Nov 24, 2011 Executive Producer 8.6
62 Almost Human: Season 1 Nov 17, 2013 Executive Producer 8.5
67 Fringe: Season 1 Sep 9, 2008 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.3
87 Felicity: Season 1 Sep 29, 1998 Writer / Director 8.1
tbd Alias: Season 3 Sep 28, 2003 Writer 8.1
76 Alias: Season 1 Sep 30, 2001 Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 8.0
tbd Alias: Season 4 Jan 5, 2005 Writer / Executive Producer 7.7
tbd Alias: Season 5 Sep 29, 2005 Creator / Executive Producer 7.5
tbd Alias: Season 2 Sep 29, 2002 Writer / Director / Executive Producer 7.1
64 Revolution: Season 1 Sep 17, 2012 Executive Producer 5.9
tbd Felicity: Season 2 Sep 26, 1999 Writer tbd
tbd Felicity: Season 3 Oct 4, 2000 Writer tbd
tbd Felicity: Season 4 Oct 10, 2001 Writer tbd