Jon Povill (born August 29, 1946) is an American scriptwriter and television producer. He wrote the first two drafts of the screenplay for Total Recall in the 1970s, and then took up a position on the attempted Star Trek: Phase II, becoming Story editor, and penning the episode "The Child", which would later be remade as a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. He was ultimately credited as associate producer on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
He worked as a script consultant and producer on Sliders (writing the episodes "Luck of the Draw", "El Sid" and "Obsession") and penned an episode of The Outer Limits in 1998.
Jon has two sons, Andrew and Sean.
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