Why Famous: Known for his high quality work in the genres of action, science fiction and drama. He was the co-creator of a number of several television series, including Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe.
His work as a director includes Mission: Impossible III (2006), Star Trek (2009), its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), Super 8 (2011) and the first film in the Star Wars reboot, The Force Awakens (2015).
- 2004-09-22 "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US
- 2009-04-06 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Austin, Texas
- 2013-04-23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney
- 2015-07-09 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams
- 2015-12-14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles