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.
Born November 16, 1964 (1964-11-16) (age 52)
Other names Jeffery Pinkner
Occupation Writer, producer
Years active 1996–present

Jeff Pinkner (born c. 1964) is an American television writer and producer.

Life and career[edit]

He 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]


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.[4][5] After the conclusion of season four, Pinkner left the series.[6] Episodes he contributed to include:



Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
1998 Ally McBeal Yes Writer (1 episode)
1998–2000 Profiler Yes Writer (3 episodes)
1999 Ally Yes Writer
1999–2000 Early Edition Yes Writer (3 episodes), story editor
2000 The $treet Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); co-producer
2001 The Beast Yes Writer
2001–2006 Alias Yes Yes Yes Writer (12 episodes); producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer
2006–2007 Lost Yes Yes Writer (4 episodes), executive consultant
2007–2008 October Road Yes Consulting producer
2008–2012 Fringe Yes Yes Writer (26 episodes)
2015–present Zoo Yes Yes Co-creator; writer (3 episodes)


Year Title Credit Notes
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Screen Story and Screenplay by With Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and James Vanderbilt
2016 The 5th Wave Screenplay by With Akiva Goldsman and Susannah Grant, based on the novel by Rick Yancey
2017 Jumanji Screenplay by
TBA Creature from the Black Lagoon Screenplay by In development; based on Creature from the Black Lagoon


  1. ^ Werthheimer, Linda (May 20, 2006). "Dramas Edge Reality Out of New TV Season". National Public Radio. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  3. ^ Sneider, Jeff (September 28, 2012). "Marc Webb to direct 'Spider-Man 2'". Variety. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Jensen, Jeff (September 11, 2009). "Fall TV 2009: Fringe". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ Trechak, Brad (April 10, 2008). "Lost producer goes to the Fringe". AOLTV. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ 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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