Javier Grillo-Marxuach

Javier Grillo-Marxuach


10/28/1969, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Birth Name

Javier Grillo-Marxuach



Also Known As

Javier, Javier Grillo-Marxauch, Javi
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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1969, Javier Grillo-Marxuach (pronounced "HA-VEE-AIR GREE-JOH MARX-WATCH") always had it in him to be a writer. Growing up Javier Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.A in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies, from there he went to USC's school of…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: My favorite author is Philip K. Dick. his troubled, messed-up mind may be the most fun place to visit in the universe.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: Not everybody is a primetime television writer and I don't mean that in a condescending way, it's a profession but I think that writing is a great creative outlet, even if you're not a writer professionally.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: To me, more than any story, the real accomplishment of season two is that we've worked up to and expanded upon season one.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach (referring to Lost): One of the things a lot of people expect when you have as good a first year as we did, is for there to be a decline in the quality of the show, or the writing, or the conceptual ability of the show.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach (referring to Lost): This year has been an extraordinary season.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to the characters on "Lost") They are going to be in a very difficult situation that's strange even by "Lost" standards.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "Lost") By the time we start the third season there's going to be a lot of 'entangling' that the characters will have become a part of.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "Lost") To stay strong for the second year has been incredibly satisfying, an I'm sad to let it go, but hopefully I will be involved in some other stuff that's equally wonderful, so I'm excited about the future.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: "The Pretender" was a really great show, I genuinely believe that. It's a cosmic injustice that it's not still on.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "The Chronicle") A show that I loved, more than anything I've done in my life. It was the most fun that I've ever had.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "The Pretender") I learned how to make characters who are only there for one episode likable, with some depth.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "Charmed") I kept pitching the tentacle buffalo monkey episode. They just didn't want to do it, I don't know why. Ray fights the tentacle buffalo monkey! Who wouldn't pay to see that?

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: I don't think that the level of success of sci-fi is any different now from what it was in the 80s. I think that because of the Internet and fandom, people who like it are able to band together and keep shows on the air longer.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to science fiction) It's a genre for people who like to think, it's a genre of ideas, it's a genre that tends to be very intelligent and have cool flights of fancy.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "lost") Personally, if I were stuck on some deserted island, I'd probably prefer to be stuck with a bunch of geeks.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "boomtown") I can't believe they hired me. Let's see, we're gonna do a hard-edged cop show, let's hire a guy who did "Charmed."

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: I was your typical chubby kid nerd and I'd sit around and draw things and eventually there are only so many nice things you can draw, you have to start drawing creepy things. You get bored of drawing nice things.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to his comic "Middleman") It is crucial that the characters be believable and lovable, that the danger be real and the villains present a true threat.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: You wind up learning as much in failure as you do in success. But learning from success is better than learning from failure.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: There's nothing to be not grateful or excited about.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "Middleman", Javier's comic) It's an absolute and complete labor of love.

    • Javier Grillo-Marxuach: (referring to "Lost") I'm sad that I have to leave this behind.

  • Through wit and originality, Javi pens his personal signature on each line, every time.

    Javi Grillo-Marxuach masterfully balances suspense, humor and intellect through complex character creation presented in pure, delightfully straight-forward prose. His writing draws his audience in and holds them, loyally, scene-by-scene. Through wit and originality, Javi pens his personal signature on each line, every time. I have been a fan of Medium from the start, however, I didn't discover until today that Javi contributes as a writer. Needless to say, I was not at all surprised, but, rather hitting my palm to my head sighing, "of course!" There was a comfortable familiarity with the dialogue that was readily apparent from the start . . . Javi!moreless
  • trhg

    He is a great actor because he is indeed talented and he worked on the very famous TV show called Lost but to many of his fans sadly he left that show to work on another Show called Medium also he does his own comic book that it is called The Middle Man and many more he is also a famous Puerto Rican actor know by his fans and people from his country also in many different things of his job and all. He is also a person... just like me and he expands his career across television and in books too.moreless