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.