Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American producer, writer, director, composter, occasional actor and well established geek among TV and film buffs. Like many blockbuster filmmakers, it is of no surprise that he also once encounter the wrath of RiffTrax at one point or another.
While often working with writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindeleof, actors Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Karl Urban, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Emerson and Greg Grunberg, and music composer Michael Giacchino, Abrams has become noted (sometimes to mixed reception) due to his huge referencing of various blockbusters which clearly seek to echo the likes of George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and more. After co-writing and producing for films such as Regarding Henry, The Pallbearer, Gone' Fishin, Armageddon and Joy Ride (with Paul Walker), Abrams found his voice in the world of television. There, Abrams became the show runner for hit shows such as "Felicity", "Alias" (with Jennifer Garner), "Lost", "Fringe" (with John Noble), "Undercovers", Jonathan Nolan's "Person of Interest", "Alcatraz" (with Sam Niell), "Revolution", "Almost Human" and "Believe".
In addition the on-going television resume, Abrams became a hit movie director and producer on the reignited yet ongoing Mission: Impossible film series featuring actor Tom Cruise; the reimagined Star Trek film series; The Goonies and E.T. inspired adventure film Super 8; the homage to found footage horror films and giant Godzilla-styled monster movies, Cloverfield and The Force Awakens, which is the first of many sequels to the original Star Wars trilogy.