Javier Grillo-Marxuach

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Grillo-Marxuach at the 2008 Comic-Con International

Javier "Javi" Grillo-Marxuach (About this sound listen ), born October 28, 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a television screenwriter and producer, and podcaster, known for his work as writer and producer on the first two seasons of the ABC television series Lost, as well as other series including Charmed and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Early life[edit]

Grillo-Marxuach received a BA in 1991 from Carnegie Mellon.[1] While there he was active as an actor, writer and director with Scotch'n'Soda,[2] the theatrical club for non-theater majors that also counts composer Stephen Schwartz, author Iris Rainer Dart and actor Frank Gorshin among its notable alumni. Grillo-Marxuach also wrote a weekly pop-culture column for the campus newspaper, The Tartan.[3]

He has an MFA from USC and (as of 2015) sponsors a fellowship there for MFA students who demonstrate an interest or facility with Hispanic language and culture.[4]


Grillo-Marxuach joined the crew of Lost as a supervising producer and writer for the first season in 2004. He returned as a supervising producer and writer for the second season in 2005. The writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first and second seasons.[5] The writing staff were nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series again at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second and third seasons.[6]

In 2006, he left the Lost team,[7] and began working as a co-executive producer for Medium, as well as entering the world of comics with his own Viper Comics title, The Middleman. He also wrote the 2006 Annihilation - Super-Skrull limited series for Marvel Comics, part of the company's Annihilation event,[8] and the Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith limited series for the 2007 Annihilation: Conquest follow-up project.[9] He is also writer of Dynamite Entertainment's four-issue limited series Classic Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse.

In 2008 the ABC Family picked up his television series The Middleman, for which he is the writer and producer. The series was not picked up for second season due to poor ratings.

In 2010, a pilot for Department Zero[10] was moved to active production by ABC. The pilot is based upon work by Jonathan Maberry.

As of 2015, Grillo-Marxuach is a co-executive producer of the SyFy channel's series Helix.[11]

Grillo-Marxuach has also served as a writer and co-executive producer of The 100,[12] and is currently writing the pilot for a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, where he will also serve as co-executive producer.[13]

Episodes written[edit]


Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
1995–1996 SeaQuest DSV Yes Writer (3 episodes)
1996 Dark Skies Yes Writer (1 episode)
1996–1997 The Pretender Yes Writer (3 episodes); story editor
1997 Van Helsing Chronicles Yes Yes Creator (pilot); supervising producer
1998 Three Yes Writer (2 episodes); executive story editor
1998–2000 Charmed Yes Yes Writer (7 episodes); executive story editor; co-producer
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Yes Writer (1 episode)
2001–2002 The Chronicle Yes Yes Writer (6 episodes); producer
2002 The Dead Zone Yes Writer (1 episode)
2003 Boomtown Yes Yes Writer (1 episode); producer
2003–2004 Jake 2.0 Yes Yes Writer (3 episodes); supervising producer
2004–2005 Lost Yes Yes Writer (7 episodes); supervising producer
2006–2008 Medium Yes Yes Writer (8 episodes); co-executive producer
2008 The Middleman Yes Yes Creator; writer (2 episodes)
2011 Charlie's Angels Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); consulting producer
2014–2015 Helix Yes Yes Writer (4 episodes); co-executive producer
2016 The 100 Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-executive producer


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.hss.cmu.edu/realgrad_Grillo-Marxuach.html
  2. ^ http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/creativity/2009/fall/one-of-a-kind.shtml
  3. ^ http://thetartan.org/2006/10/16/pillbox/lost
  4. ^ http://cinema.usc.edu/scholarships/
  5. ^ "Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  6. ^ "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  7. ^ Grillo-Marxuach, Javier (February 22, 2006). "Leaving the island...". Retrieved 2006-03-22. 
  8. ^ The Fantastic Four-In-One: Javier Grillo-Marxuach talks "Super-Skrull", Comic Book Resources, January 4, 2006
  9. ^ The Kree With No Name?: Grillo-Marxuach talks "Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith", Comic Book Resources, April 16, 2007
  10. ^ Grillo-Marxuach, Javier (May 24, 2010). "ABC Puts 5 Projects In Active Development". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  11. ^ http://okbjgm.squarespace.com
  12. ^ "About". the grillo-marxuach experimental design bureau. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  13. ^ "NBC's 'Xena' Reboot Finds Writer in 'Lost' Alum". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 

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