Even before his directing work on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," he was one of the busiest and most successful men in Hollywood. How much do you know about J.J. Abrams?
That's right, his first film featured one of the biggest stars in history in Tom Cruise.
"The Force Awakens" is currently the third-highest grossing film of all time.
He helped make the music for "Nightbeast," which had a budget of under $20,000.
He was born in June in New York City.
With regards to acting, his most notable appearance might be in "Saturday Night Live."
He grew up in Southern California, the perfect place to develop dreams of a Hollywood career.
Abrams has worked in dozens of different jobs since starting out in Hollywood.
Smith was a makeup artist who did famous work on films like "The Exorcist" and "The Godfather."
Abrams was also the one who came up with the idea for the little red robot that appears during credits.
He also did work on other popular shows such as "Alias" and "Felicity."
"Alias" was full of the kinds of action sequences he was looking for.
Those awards were for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
He was hooked on "Star Wars" as a child and didn’t really enjoy "Star Trek" until studio executives asked him to direct the new movie.
The Bruce Willis film was still a smash hit and made more money than any other in 1998.
He's been married to Katie McGrath since 1996; he is Jewish and she is Catholic.
As with "Star Trek," "Super 8" garnered positive reviews from both critics and audiences.
He has been an executive producer for at least 19 TV shows.
However, he was a director for one episode of "The Office."
The 2011 film starred Joel Courtney, Ellie Fannie and other well-known actors.
The HBO series is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name.
Giacchino worked on "Alias" and "Lost," among other projects that were linked to Abrams.
The movie was a blockbuster that raked in more than $380 million at the box office.
He's taken home many prizes, but so far, no Oscars.
The film starred James Belushi and Charles Grodin.
Abrams drew mostly positive reviews for his work on the franchise.
He also served as writer on 17 episodes and even teamed up to compose the theme music.
He also wrote the themes for "Almost Human" and "Revolution."
Abrams has almost always been behind the scenes of his creations.
But he didn't give up on the film entirely; instead, he was a producer.
He helped write six episodes of the show.