Jeff Pinkner

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Jeff Pinkner
Jeff Pinkner by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Pinkner at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornNovember 16, 1964 (1964-11-16) (age 58)
Other namesJeffrey Pinkner
OccupationWriter, producer
Years active1996–present

Jeff Pinkner (born November 16, 1964) is an American television and movie writer and producer.

Life and career[edit]

Born to a Jewish family,[1] Pinkner graduated from Pikesville High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1983, Northwestern University in 1987, and Harvard Law School in 1990.[citation needed] He is known for his work on Alias where he served as executive producer. In 2006 and 2007, he worked as an executive producer and writer for the mystery series Lost.[2] The Lost writing staff, including Pinkner, were nominated for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the second and third seasons of Lost.[3] In 2010, he has an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV.[4]

Pinkner wrote Columbia Pictures's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 script with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The film starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and was directed by Marc Webb. It opened in the U.S. May 2014.[5]

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 Bryan Burk.[1]


In 2008, Pinkner began developing the FOX science fiction series Fringe, along with co-creators Alex Kurtzman, J. J. Abrams and Roberto Orci. Pinkner served as co-showrunner, executive producer, and writer (titles he shared with J. H. Wyman) through the show's fourth season.[6][7] After the conclusion of season four, Pinkner left the series.[8] Episodes he contributed to include:




Year Title Writer Producer Notes
1998 Ally McBeal Yes Episode "Once In A Lifetime"
1998–2000 Profiler Yes Episodes "The Monster Within", "Inheritance" and "Besieged"
1999 Ally Yes
1999–2000 Early Edition Yes Episodes "Blowing Up Is Hard to Do", "Fatal Edition, Part 1" and "Blind Faith";
Also story editor
2000 The $treet Yes Co-producer Episodes "Closet Cases" and "Miracle on Wall Street"
2001 The Beast Yes
2001–2006 Alias Yes Yes Wrote 12 episodes;
Also supervising producer and co-executive producer
2006–2007 Lost Yes Executive Episodes "The Glass Ballerina", "Not in Portland", "The Man from Tallahassee" and "Catch-22";
Also executive consultant
2007–2008 October Road Consulting
2008–2012 Fringe Yes Executive Wrote 26 episodes
2015–2017 Zoo Yes Executive Episodes "First Blood", "Fight or Flight" and "That Great Big Hill of Hope";
Also co-creator
2016 Transylvania Executive
2017 Salamander Yes Executive
2017-2019 Knightfall Executive
2018 Everything Sucks! Executive
Origin Executive
2019 Limetown Executive
2020 High Fidelity Executive
2021 Cowboy Bebop Executive
TBA Citadel Yes Executive
2022-Present From Executive


  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. ^ Werthheimer, Linda (May 20, 2006). "Dramas Edge Reality Out of New TV Season". National Public Radio. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
  4. ^ Schneider, Michael (2010-04-19). "Mega new deal for "Fringe" exec producer Jeff Pinkner". Variety. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  5. ^ Sneider, Jeff (September 28, 2012). "Marc Webb to direct 'Spider-Man 2'". Variety. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  6. ^ Jensen, Jeff (September 11, 2009). "Fall TV 2009: Fringe". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  7. ^ Trechak, Brad (April 10, 2008). "Lost producer goes to the Fringe". AOLTV. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (June 19, 2012). "'Fringe' Co-Showrunner Jeff Pinkner Exits for Final Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 30, 2013.

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