Jeffrey Jacob ˝J.J.˝ Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor, and composer.
He is well known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction.
Abrams wrote and produced feature films before co-creating the television series Felicity (1998–2002).
He also created Alias (2001–2006) and co-created Lost (2004–2010), Fringe (2008–2013), Undercovers (2010) and produced the television series Person of Interest (2011–present), Alcatraz (2012) and Revolution (2012–present), among others.
His directorial film work includes two Star Trek films – Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – along with Mission: Impossible III (2006), Super 8 (2011), and Star Wars: Episode VII (2015), the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Abrams produced the films Cloverfield (2008), Morning Glory (2010), and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011).
Many of the films he has directed or produced are distributed by Paramount Pictures, while his television series were co-produced by either Warner Bros.
Television or Touchstone Television.
Abram’s frequent creative collaborators include writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, composer Michael Giacchino, cinematographer Daniel Mindel, and editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.