Bryan Burk

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Bryan Burk
Burk at Comic-Con 2006
Born (1968-12-30) December 30, 1968 (age 52)
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]


Feature credits[edit]

Year Program Credit Notes
2008 Cloverfield Producer
2009 Star Trek Executive producer
2010 Morning Glory Producer
2011 Super 8 Producer
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Producer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Producer
2014 Infinitely Polar Bear Executive producer
2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Producer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Producer
2016 10 Cloverfield Lane Producer [5][6]
Star Trek Beyond Producer

Television credits[edit]

Year Program Credit Notes
2001–2006 Alias co-producer
2004–2010 Lost executive producer
2005 The Catch executive producer Pilot
2006–2007 What About Brian executive producer
Six Degrees executive producer
2008–2013 Fringe executive producer, writer
2009 Anatomy of Hope executive producer Pilot
2010 Undercovers executive producer
2011–2016 Person of Interest executive producer
2012 Alcatraz executive producer
Shelter executive producer Pilot[7]
2012–2014 Revolution executive producer
2013–2014 Almost Human executive producer
2014 Believe executive producer
2015 Dead People executive producer Pilot[8]
2016 11.22.63 executive producer [9]
Roadies executive producer [10]
2016–present Westworld executive producer [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 JJ 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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