Writer / Producer & Emmy Award winner: Lost, Dark Crystal ....
Is a prolific writer of television, movies, comic books, essays, and interactive media best known as one of the Emmy Award-winning producers of Lost (Outstanding Drama Series, 2005) and Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Outstanding Children's Program, 2020) and as creator of the comic book and ABC Family television series The Middleman.
Javi’s recent credits include executive-producing The Witcher, co-executive-producing Cowboy Bebop and consulting on Raising Dion - all for Netflix - as well as writing and producing for the first season of Blood and Treasure at CBS, and From at Epix.
Javi is also co-host and co-creator (with fellow writer/producer/Puerto Rican, Jose Molina) of the Children of Tendu podcast, an educational series which aims to teach newcomers how to navigate the entertainment industry with decency and integrity.
As part of his ongoing efforts to support and encourage emerging writers, Javi participates in the WGA's Mentor program, he also taught (with Jose Molina) a monthly seminar for mid-level writers at the Writers Guild, and worked to institute the Grillo-Marxuach Family Scholarship, which provides financial aid and mentorship to students attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Masters Degree in Screenwriting with a focus on the Latinx experience, as well as a scholarship for undergraduate creative writing majors at Carnegie Mellon University.
Additionally, Javi's book of essays "Shoot This One" - a dishy, frequently far-too-revealing, but mostly helpful and informative, memoir of his 20 years in the television industry - is currently available in paperback and Kindle. A sequel, titled “Shoot That One” - including his internet-breaking memoir of the creation of Lost and the heretofore unseen “mean” version of his “11 Laws of Showrunning” has also been unleashed upon the public.
After graduating with a B.A. in creative writing and cultural studies from Carnegie Mellon University and earning an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Javi began his career as a Primetime Series executive at NBC, working on current shows and drama development.
In addition to creating and show-running The Middleman - based on his series of graphic novels - Javi's work as writer/producer includes the Emmy, Golden Globe, Writers Guild and Television Critics Association Award-winning, American Film Institute honoree Lost, and Boomtown; which was also honored by the American Film Institute, earned George Foster Peabody and TCA awards, and was nominated for the Golden Globe.
Javi has also sold original pilots to CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, The WB, Sci-Fi (and SyFy), and TNT, worked as writer, or writer/producer, on The Shannara Chronicles,The 100, Helix, Charlie’s Angels, Medium, The Pretender, Charmed, The Chronicle, seaQuest 2032, and Jake 2.0. and written scripts for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Dead Zone and Dark Skies.
His feature film work includes rewrites for The Weinstein Company, Michael DeLuca Productions, CBS Films, and an adaptation of the Brian Wood Rob G. graphic novel the couriers for Intrepid Pictures. Additionally, Grillo-Marxuach has created several short films, music videos and works for the stage.
Concurrent to his work on Lost, Javi worked as a producer and performer on “The Lost Experience,” a Clio Award-winning multi-media interactive game that explained the mysteries of the television series over a series of web pages, blogs, podcasts, internet videos, television commercials, radio broadcasts, newspaper and magazine articles, live events - and even a best-selling novel.
In addition to four full-length “The Middleman” graphic novels, Javi wrote the mini-series “Annihilation: Super-Skrull” and “Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith,” for Marvel Comics as well as “Cylon Apocalypse,” a comic mini-series based on the classic “Battlestar Galactica” TV series for Dynamite Entertainment.
Javier Grillo-Marxuach is Puerto Rican, born and raised. His name is pronounced "HA-VEE-AIR GREE-JOE MARKS-WATCH."