JJ Abrams (June 27, 1966-) is a producer, writer, director and creator known for his work on Felicity, Alias, LOST, Fringe, Cloverfield, Armageddon, Mission Impossible III, the 2009 Star Trek film, its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars Episode VII. He has won several Emmys and Golden Globes during his roughly 20 years in the industry.Along with Joss Whedon and Christopher Nolan, he is considered one of the most prolific modern "genre" TV/film creators since Steven Spielberg, including by Spielberg himself, who produced Abrams' tribute to 70s/80s Spielberg sci-fi, Super 8.He likes red balls and playing with the perception of time. He hates airplanes (both LOST and Fringe have had more than one airline-related disaster—and the other stuff on the list of credits also have had aviation-related incidents).Contrary to popular belief, his involvement in LOST was marginal: He and eventually Damon Lindelof were asked to help flesh out a concept for the show when ABC chairman Lloyd Braun rejected Jeffrey Lieber's treatment, but by the time the first season started to take off, Abrams had already left to direct Mission Impossible III. Lindelof, suddenly left alone with the Showrunner burden, considered quitting too, but was convinced by former co-writer Carlton Cuse to stay. Cuse then joined the show as a second showrunner. Abrams remained an executive producer, and later briefly returned to write the season 3 premiere together with Lindelof, but as he and others stated in numerous interviews Lindelof and Cuse ran the show entirely without him.Has a similar "shepherding" role to most tv series he is involved in, including Fringe and Person of Interest, With his most hands-on projects being his movies.Has the notable distinction of being the only director (so far) tapped to helm both a Star Trek and a Star Wars movie.As of February 6th, 2013, Abrams has confirmed that he is working with the CEO of the highly acclaimed video game company Valve Software Gabe Newell to create the movie adaptation of Half-Life.
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