Jeff Pinkner graduated from Northwestern University in 1987 and Harvard Law School in 1990. He spent five years writing/producing J.J. Abrams’ hit ABC spy series Alias, becoming showrunner in the series’ final two seasons. He then helped create the Emmy and Golden Globe winning ABC series Lost, working as executive producer in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, Pinkner began developing the Fox science fiction series Fringe, serving as co-showrunner through the show’s fourth season.
On the feature side, Pinkner co-wrote Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: the Next Level, starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karan Gillan, as well as co-writing The Amazing Spiderman 2 starring Andrew Garfield and Venom starring Tom Hardy.
Pinkner remains active in television where he writes and produces under the Midnight Radio banner with his partners André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and Scott Rosenberg. Most recently he executive produced Cowboy Bebop starring John Cho for Netflix, as well as executive producing and showrunning From for MGM and EPIX. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. His notable awards and nominations include Emmy, WGA, AFI, People’s Choice, and Hugo Awards.