J.J. Abrams is one of the producers for Cloverfield. He is the creator of the TV series Felicity, Alias and Lost, and the director of the movies Mission: Impossible 3 and Star Trek.


Abrams then collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay on the summer 1998 blockbuster, Armageddon. In 2001 he co-wrote and produced the film Joy Ride. In 1998 he made his first foray into television with Felicity, which ran for four seasons on The WB, serving as the show's co-creator (with Matt Reeves) and executive producer. Under his production company, Bad Robot, Abrams created and executive-produced ABC's Alias and is co-creator (with Damon Lindelof) and executive producer of Lost. He is also executive producer of What About Brian and Six Degrees, also on ABC.

Abrams contributed in the writing process in Superman Flyby. He made his feature directorial debut in 2006 with Mission: Impossible 3, starring Tom Cruise and is also directing the upcoming 11th Star Trek movie. Abrams is also the producer of the 2008 monster movie, Cloverfield.

In addition to writing and directing, he composed the theme music for Alias and co-wrote the theme song for Felicity. He is also working to help adapt the Dark Tower Series by American author Stephen King, to film.

Abrams signed deals with Warner Bros. for new television shows and Paramount Pictures for new films worth around $50 million.


In 2005 Abrams received Emmys for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for the Lost pilot[1], as well as Outstanding Drama Series for Lost[1]. He is also an Emmy nominee for his Alias pilot script[1] and his Lost pilot script (co-written with Lindelof) [1]. Abrams won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Drama Series for Lost.


  • Taking Care of Business (1990), writer
  • Regarding Henry (1991), writer
  • Forever Young (film) (1992), writer
  • Gone Fishin' (film) (1997), co-writer
  • Armageddon (film) (1998), writer
  • Joy Ride (2001), writer, producer
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006), director, co-writer
  • Cloverfield (2008), producer
  • Star Trek (film) (2009), director, producer
  • Untitled Cloverfield Sequel (TBA), producer [2]
  • The Dark Tower (TBA), co-writer, producer[2]
  • Untitled Hunter Scott Project (TBA), director


  • Felicity (1998-2002), co-creator, writer, executive producer, director
  • Alias (TV series) (2001-2006), creator, writer, executive producer, director
  • Lost (TV series) (2004-Present), co-creator, writer, executive producer, director
  • What About Brian (2006-2007), executive producer
  • Six Degrees (2006-2007), executive producer
  • The Office (U.S. TV series) (US Version)(2007), guest director
  • Boundaries (television) (2008), executive producer
  • Fringe (TV series) (2008), co-creator, writer, executive producer[3]


  • 2002 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (Alias) [1]
  • 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Drama Series (Lost) [1]
  • 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Directing for A Drama Series (Lost) [1]
  • 2005 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (Lost) [1]
  • 2006 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series - Drama (Lost)
  • 2007 Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Television Series - Drama (Lost)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved on 2008-02-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.J. Abrams on Star Trek and Cloverfield 2. (February 23, 2008). Retrieved on 2008-02-23.
  3. Adalian, Josef (October 4, 2007). Fox scares up J.J. Abrams' 'Fringe'. Variety. Retrieved on 2007-10-04.

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