John Shiban

The American Film Institute doesn't get as much ink as USC and UCLA for Hollywood success stories, but it produces them all the same. In fact, it was after earning a B.A. at UCLA that John Shiban continued on to a ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1962

Filmography

Producer (16)

Da Vinci's Demons 2001 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

Enterprise 2002 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Scream 2004 - 2005, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Consulting Producer

Supernatural 2001 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Otis 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rest Stop 2 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Torchwood 2011 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Vampire Diaries 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Gathering 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sublime 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Revelations 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Lone Gunmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harsh Realm 2000 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

Inside the X-Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Producer

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (5)

Better Call Saul 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Breaking Bad 2001 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Hell on Wheels 2004 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

The X-Files 1995 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Rest Stop (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

Legend of the Seeker 1995 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Teleplay

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

The American Film Institute doesn't get as much ink as USC and UCLA for Hollywood success stories, but it produces them all the same. In fact, it was after earning a B.A. at UCLA that John Shiban continued on to a Master's in screenwriting at AFI, where he was honored with a Paramount Fellowship and Mary Pickford Scholarship. He barely missed a beat after his training, joining the sci-fi drama about two FBI agents probing the world of oddity in "The X-Files" as a staff writer and eventually becoming a producer. Shiban's TV writing career has remained virtually uninterrupted since then as a writer-producer with the virtual reality wargame simulation drama "Harsh Realm," the " X-Files" spinoff "The Lone Gunmen," the prequel series "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Supernatural," following two brothers desperately trying to find their father while battling inexplicable evils, and more. In 2009, Shiban reunited with his former "X-Files" co-producer Vince Gilligan on the AMC drama "Breaking Bad," centered around a high school chemistry teacher with criminal inclinations, working as a writer-producer on Season Two and as a consulting producer on Season Three. He followed this with yet another episodic stint, the sci-fi "Torchwood" about an institution investigating the extraterrestrial. Shiban is very much a small screen-focused artist, with but a few minor feature film credits interspersed throughout his very impressive TV resume.

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

1989

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1989 - 1991
Graduated 1991

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