Jun. 27th, 1966
New York City, New York, USA
J.J. Abrams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1999 - The Suburbans
1996 - Diabolique
1993 - Six Degrees of Separation
1991 - Regarding Henry
Guest TV Roles
Man on the phone saying "Joey's Pizza" (Voiced)
- His debut film _Mission: Impossible III (2006)_ (qv) is the most expensive film ever made by a first-time director.
- 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.
- In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $17 million.
- Has three children with wife Katie: Henry (b. 1998), Gracie (b. 1999) and August (b. 11 January, 2006).
- He once worked as a home inspector in the San Fernando Valley with Jay Fesler and Dan Johnson.
- Sold his script for _Forever Young (1992)_ (qv) for 2 million dollars.
- While he was writing scripts in college, he used the 'Alvin Sargent' (qv) screenplay to _Ordinary People (1980)_ (qv) as a guide.
- 2007 - Ranked #29 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.