Roberto Orci

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Roberto Orci
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Orci at WonderCon, February 28, 2009
Born (1973-07-20) July 20, 1973 (age 41)
Mexico City, Mexico
Other names Robert Orci, Rob Orci, Bob Orci
Occupation Screenwriter, film producer, television producer

Roberto Gaston Orci (born July 20, 1973[citation needed]) is a Mexican-American film and television writer and producer.

Life and career[edit]

Orci was born in Mexico City, to a Mexican father and a Cuban mother. His mother Immigrated to the United States with her parents after Fidel Castro came to power.[1] He is the older brother of screenwriter-producer J. R. Orci. He was raised in Canada, Texas, and Los Angeles. He met his longtime friend and collaborator Alex Kurtzman when both were 17-year-old students at Crossroads, a privately funded school in Santa Monica, California. Orci went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin.[2]

Orci's producing credits include Star Trek, The Legend of Zorro, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Cowboys & Aliens. He is the co-creator, along with Alex Kurtzman and J. J. Abrams, of the Fox science fiction series Fringe, on which he served as a producer.[3]

The Hollywood Reporter listed Orci as one of the 50 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood of 2007.[4] Both Orci and Kurtzman confirmed to Variety that they're no longer going to work together on other film projects but will still work together only on TV projects.[5]

In May 2014, Skydance and Paramount Pictures announced that Orci was to direct the third installment of the Star Trek reboot franchise,[6] but on December 5, 2014 it was announced he would not be directing the film. He remains as co-writer and producer.[7][8][9]


Orci has had several instances of run-ins with fans and critics alike. In response to a fan upset over Star Trek Into Darkness, Orci said: "Shitty Dodge. STID has infinetly more social commentary than Raiders in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!"[10] He later apologized.[11]

Orci also spoke out on his Twitter account about 9/11 conspiracy theories, calling all those who didn't think the attacks were an inside job as "coincidence theorists". He has since deleted his account.[12]


Year Film Credit Notes
2005 The Island co-writer
The Legend of Zorro co-writer
2006 Mission: Impossible III co-writer
2007 Transformers co-writer
2008 Eagle Eye producer
2009 Watchmen co-writer uncredited script polish
Star Trek co-writer and executive producer
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen co-writer
The Proposal executive producer
2011 Cowboys & Aliens co-writer, producer
2012 People Like Us co-writer, producer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer, producer
Now You See Me producer
Ender's Game producer
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-writer, executive producer[13]
2016 Now You See Me: The Second Act producer Filming
2016 The Mummy producer[14]
TBA Star Trek 3 co-writer, producer[6][7]
Van Helsing producer[14]

Television credits[edit]

Year TV Program Credit Notes
1997-1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys writer, co-executive producer
1999-2000 Xena: Warrior Princess writer, co-executive producer, creative consultant
2000 Jack of All Trades writer, executive producer
2001-2006 Alias writer, supervising producer, co-executive producer, executive producer
2004 The Secret Service co-creator, co-writer, executive producer pilot
2008-2013 Fringe co-creator, writer, executive producer, consulting producer
2010–present Transformers: Prime executive producer
2010–present Hawaii Five-0 developer, writer, executive producer
2011 Locke & Key co-creator, co-writer, executive producer pilot
Exit Strategy co-creator, co-writer, executive producer pilot
2013–present Sleepy Hollow co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
2014 Matador co-creator, co-writer, executive producer
2014 Scorpion executive producer


  1. ^ Pascale, Anthony (1 July 2010). "Star Trek Writer Roberto Orci Reveals Personal Connection To Spock". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Schoeneman, Deborah (31 July 2009). "A Night Out With Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Singer, Matt (6 May 2014). "Partners: the massive, brief collaboration of Kurtzman and Orci". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "THR’s Latino Power 50". Latin Gossip. 31 July 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Splitting Up on Bigscreen (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (13 May 2014). "Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 28 December 2014 
  7. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (5 December 2014). "Roberto Orci Will No Longer Direct 'Star Trek 3'". Variety. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (5 December 2014). "Roberto Orci Beaming Off ‘Star Trek’ As Director". Deadline. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Faraci, Devin (5 December 2014). "STAR TREK 3 May Be Saved As Orci Exits". Badass Digest. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Bailey, Jason (9 September 2013). "‘Star Trek’ Writer’s Comments-Section Meltdown Proves Creators Need to Leave Angry Fans Alone". Flavorwire. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Caron, Nathalie (9 September 2013). "Roberto Orci says he's sorry for telling Star Trek fans to #@&! off". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Bunch, Sonny (14 May 2014). "The Director of the Next ‘Star Trek’ Film, Roberto Orci, Is a 9/11 Truther". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  13. ^ Fleming, Mike (24 April 2012). "Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Re-Writing Sequel To ‘Amazing Spider-Man’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Universal Signs Kurtzman And Orci; Pair Takes On ‘The Mummy’ And ‘Van Helsing’". Deadline Hollywood. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

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