University of Southern California
Produced "Super 8"
Produced "Star Trek"
Co-founded production company Bad Robot Productions
Joined Gerber Pictures, where he helped develop TNT's Emmy-nominated movie "James Dean."
On his relationship with J.J. Abrams: "We’ve been friends since…it’s going on like 25 years because we made movies when we were kids and I was one of those kids who made Super 8 movies when I was a kid...and really only started getting to be better friends after college when he was done. But suffice it to say, we’d always been friends and did not actually start working together until "Alias"...And so J.J. asked me in kind of the middle of season 1 of "Alias" if I would come in and help him block cuts and I didn’t know what the h*ll I was doing. I had no interest in television but you know, your friend’s asking. So I thought I would go in and I ended up staying...And it wasn’t until after "Alias" was done and "Lost" was up and running that we had made a deal for television at Warner Brothers and a deal for features at Paramount and really kind of set up the company as we had always talked about." (2009) http://collider.com/entertainment/interviews/article.asp?aid=11851&tcid=1