Bryan Burk

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Bryan Burk
Bryan Burk in 2021 A.jpg
Burk in 2021
Born (1968-12-30) December 30, 1968 (age 53)
OccupationFilm producer, television producer, actor
Years active1994–present

Bryan Burk (born December 30, 1968) is an American film and television producer.

He is mostly known for producing movies in collaboration with J. J. Abrams, including the Star Trek reboot series, the Mission: Impossible films Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the TV series Alias, Lost, Fringe, and Person of Interest. His only work outside of producing was co-writing the Fringe episode "There's More Than One of Everything".


Born to a Jewish family,[1] Burk is a graduate of USC's School of Cinema-Television in 1991.[2] He began his career working with producers Brad Weston at Columbia Pictures, Ned Tanen at Sony Pictures and John Davis at FOX. In 1995, he joined Gerber Pictures, where he developed TNT's Emmy-winning James Dean.[3]

Together with J. J. Abrams, he founded the production company Bad Robot Productions in 2001.[4] As Executive Vice President of the company, Burk serves as executive producer for all of their television and film productions.

In 2009, Burk co-wrote the story of the season one finale of Fringe, "There's More Than One of Everything", with Akiva Goldsman, while Jeff Pinkner and J. H. Wyman wrote the teleplay.

He frequently collaborates with a tightly knit group of film professionals which include J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Adam Horowitz, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Edward Kitsis, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Jeff Pinkner.[1]


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Year Title Notes
2004–2010 Lost
2005 The Catch Pilot
2006–2007 What About Brian
Six Degrees
2008–2013 Fringe Also writer (Episode "There's More Than One of Everything")
2009 Anatomy of Hope Pilot
2010 Undercovers
2011–2016 Person of Interest
2012 Alcatraz
Shelter Pilot[7]
2012–2014 Revolution
2013–2014 Almost Human
2014 Believe
2015 Dead People Pilot[8]
2016 11.22.63 [9]
Roadies [10]
2016–present Westworld [11]



  1. ^ a b Variety Magazine: "Abrams keeps it all in the fan family - J.J. and his collaborators conquer Hollywood" By Cynthia Littleton October 16, 2009 |"We’re all self-deprecating short Jews, with the exception of Bob Orci”
  2. ^ "Fall Movie Preview 2015". USC School of Cinematic Arts. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bryan Burk Bio". Fox Broadcasting Company. Archived from the original on December 16, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  4. ^ Warner, Tyrone (May 11, 2010). "J. J. Abrams not worried about writer's block on Fringe". CTV. Archived from the original on July 26, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "On The Set, - Box Office ... Abrams Wraps The Cellar, Tom Hiddleston Finishes I Saw the Light & More". December 15, 2014. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Chitwood, Adam (January 14, 2016). "10 Cloverfield Lane Is the Title of J. J. Abrams' Secret Bad Robot Movie". Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2012). "CW Picks Up 3 More Drama Pilots Including J. J. Abrams & Mark Schwahn's Shelter". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2015). "Andrew J. West To Play The Lead In CW Pilot 'Dead People' From Bad Robot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Hulu Original "11.22.63" Premieres Presidents Day 2016". The Futon Critic. October 30, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  10. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (October 14, 2015). "Showtime Gives Series Pickup to Cameron Crowe-J. J. Abrams Comedy Roadies". Variety. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  11. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (August 9, 2015). "Westworld First Trailer: HBO Teases Series With Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 25, 2015.

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