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
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Guest
J.J. Abrams (Voiced)
Himself - Film Director (segment "The New Force Behind Star Wars")
Man on the phone saying "Joey's Pizza" (Voiced)
J.J. Abrams (segment "Star Wars Auditions")
- Sold his script for _Forever Young (1992)_ (qv) for 2 million dollars.
- One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
- 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.
- His debut film _Mission: Impossible III (2006)_ (qv) is the most expensive film ever made by a first-time director.
- Is a fan of 'Howard Stern (I)' (qv), who is also a fan of of his work (particularly _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv) and _Star Trek (2009)_ (qv)) and personally called 'Artie Lange' (qv) through his agent to congratulate him on his being hired to replace 'Jackie Martling' ("The Joke Man") as a sidekick in 2002. Also gave Stern's daughters a tour of the _"Felicity" (1998)_ (qv) set.
- J.J. Abrams has been involved with several projects that avail themselves of the social theory called the "Milgram Small World Phenomenon," after the social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who conducted acquaintance path experiments. John Guare's play _Six Degrees of Separation (1993)_ (qv) (and its subsequent film adaptation) is heavily responsible for introducing to the pop culture at large the notion that everyone in the world is separated by only six other people; Abrams had a small acting role in the film version. Abrams went on to produce _"Six Degrees" (2006)_ (qv), a TV show with a premise predicated on this theory, and _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv), a TV show in which seemingly unconnected and disparate characters often end up having hidden or unknown links to each other.
- 2007 - Ranked #29 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
- Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988.