Jun. 27th, 1966
New York City, New York, USA
J.J. Abrams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
2009 - Blood, Boobs and Beast
1999 - The Suburbans
1996 - Diabolique
1993 - Six Degrees of Separation
1991 - Regarding Henry
1990 - Taking Care of Business
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Director
Himself - Guest
J.J. Abrams (Voiced)
Himself - Film Director (segment "The New Force Behind Star Wars")
J.J. Abrams (segment "Star Wars Auditions")
Man on the phone saying "Joey's Pizza" (Voiced)
- Gave _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv) star 'Jennifer Garner (I)' (qv) a pink bicycle for her birthday. She would often greet the production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars.
- His debut film _Mission: Impossible III (2006)_ (qv) is the most expensive film ever made by a first-time director.
- Sold his script for _Forever Young (1992)_ (qv) for 2 million dollars.
- He says he got the job directing _Mission: Impossible III (2006)_ (qv) after 'Tom Cruise' (qv) watched early episodes of _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv) on DVD and loved them. The two started hanging out together and Cruise offered him the job.
- One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
- He has discussed wanting to be more involved in the 3rd season of _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv) (interminently with his film schedule) because he hasn't been directly involved in the show since the 6th episode of the first season.
- While he was writing scripts in college, he used the 'Alvin Sargent' (qv) screenplay to _Ordinary People (1980)_ (qv) as a guide.
- Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988.