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Damon Lindelof
Damon
Date of Birth April 24, 1973 (age 40)
 
Origin Teaneck, NJ, USA
 
Job(s) Creator
Executive producer
Head Writer
Co-host of podcast
 
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Damon Lindelof was one of the show's creators and executive producers, and was the head writer of the show. He co-hosted the Official Lost Podcast with Carlton Cuse.

Background

After creating the characters, the overall storyline, and the first two episodes of Lost along with J.J. Abrams, Lindelof has taken over as the head writer of the show, since Abrams has numerous other projects on his plate. Damon's previous experience includes being the writer of episodes of MTV's Undressed, Nash Bridges, Wasteland, Crossing Jordan, and Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk (2006), a comic book miniseries; his first television writing job was with Wasteland. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Lindelof is an avid Star Wars fan, as is Abrams.

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Damon Lindleof planking his hatch coffee table.


Lindelof produced the 2009 Star Trek film which was directed by Abrams. In April 2009, it was announced that he would write the sequel to the film with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

Work on Lost

Damon Lindelof is credited as a writer on the following episodes of Lost:

Season 1 Season 2
Season 3 Season 4
Season 5 Season 6


He also wrote the mobisodes "Arzt & Crafts" and "Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack". Another mobisode, "The Envelope", was co-written with J.J. Abrams (and was actually a deleted scene from "A Tale of Two Cities").

He and Carlton Cuse have also provided narration for five clip shows: "Lost Survivor Guide", "Lost: The Answers", "Lost: Destiny Calls", "Lost: A Journey in Time" and "Lost: The Final Journey"

Awards

Trivia

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Lindelof's hand as Locke in "?"
  • Lindelof had one moment on screen in Lost, in the episode "?". His hand played the role of Locke's hand when flicking a light switch. (Official Lost Podcast transcript/May 26, 2006)
  • In "Through the Looking Glass", Lindelof voices the captain on Jack's plane flight apologizing for the turbulence.
  • In 2007 it was reported that Lindelof, along with J.J. Abrams, was set to pen the script for the film or television adaptation of The Dark Tower by Stephen King, [1] [2] but Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment took over the project in 2010. [3]
  • Lindelof appeared on the May 6, 2005 20/20 "Lost Special" (S26 E1396).
  • At Comic-Con 2008, a fan asked Lindelof which episode was his favorite out of all episodes of Lost he has co-written. Lindelof's answer was the Season 1 finale episodes "Exodus, Part 1" and "Exodus, Part 2". His least favorite episode is "Homecoming".
  • Lindelof and fellow executive producer Carlton Cuse made Time magazine's 2010 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, listed at number eleven in the artists category. [4]
  • Damon Lindelof had a small cameo on House, as a character kicked in the groin by Olivia Wilde. [5]

Personal quotes

"There are occasions where we basically say “What was Juliet's husband's first name?”, and if Gregg (Nations) is not sitting in his office we will log into Lostpedia to get that answer." - On Lostpedia


"Sometimes we get frustrated ourselves and decide it's time to download a big chunk of mythology. And then the audience says, 'I find this confusing and alienating and too weird.' So then we pull back, and they say, 'You're not giving us enough'." - On trying to satisfy the audience of Lost


"Here's what you won't see: Globetrotters, zombies, the guy Meredith Grey didn't choose, coconut radios, Laura Palmer, Jack laughing, Desmond running naked through the jungle, the Others' annual talent show, buttons, timers, electromagnetic anomalies, Cylons, cyclones, or clones, nanobots, Captain Jack Sparrow, and time travel." -- On the Season 3 premiere


"And considering I have now read Bad Twin, Gary Troup got exactly what he deserved." -- On the Identity of Turbine man


"I will probably be dragged through the streets and burned in effigy if fans have to wait another year for 'Lost' to come back. And who could blame them? Public sentiment may have swung toward the guild for now, but once the viewing audience has spent a month or so subsisting on 'America's Next Hottest Cop' and 'Celebrity Eating Contest,' I have little doubt that the tide will turn against us." -- On the effects of the WGA strike


"The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced." -- Featured on the back of recent reprints of the graphic novel 'Watchmen'


Media appearances

Print

  • New York Times - September 12, 2008 - The beat goes on: A night out with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
  • Emmy Magazine - Issue 5, 2008 - "Vic, Vice and Virtue" - article authored by Damon Lindelof about The Shield

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