February 4, 1971
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After school, Kitsis travelled with Horowitz to Los Angeles. They initially started working as assistants and messengers until landing a job writing scripts for the remake of Fantasy Island. It was cancelled after 13 episodes, but they went on to write for both Felicity and Popular, before joining Lost halfway into the first season.
Kitsis and Horowitz joined the crew of Lost midway through the first season as a writer and producer team in 2005. They were promoted to supervising producers for the second season in fall 2005. Kitsis, Horowitz and the writing staff won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2006 ceremony for their work on the first and second seasons. They were promoted to co-executive producers for the third season in the 2006-2007 television season. They returned as a co-executive producers and writers for the fourth season in 2008. Kitsis and Horowitz were nominated for the WGA Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2009 ceremony for their work on the fourth season of Lost. They were promoted to executive producers for the fifth season in 2009. The writing staff was nominated for the WGA award for Best Dramatic Series again at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the fifth season. Kitsis and Horowitz remained as executive producers and regular writers for the sixth and final season in 2010.
Kitsis also wrote Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the film Tron, with his partner Horowitz and wrote with the same co-writer the book for Universal Pictures future project "Ouija Board".
Kitsis and Horowitz are the creators of the fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time, which began airing on ABC October 23, 2011. The show focuses on a town which is actually a parallel world populated by fairytale characters who are unaware of their true identity. The two came up with concept seven years prior joining the staff of Lost, but wanted to wait until it ended before they focused on this project. He also co-created the Once Upon a Time spin-off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, along with partner Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin and "Once" writer and Consulting Producer, Jane Espenson. The series, which began airing on ABC October 10, 2013, focuses on Alice searching for her true love, a genie named Cyrus, who is being kept from her by the Red Queen and Aladdin villain, Jafar, in a post-cursed Wonderland.
He frequently collaborates with a tightly knit group of film professionals which include J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Adam Horowitz, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Bryan Burk.
In May 2002, it was announced that he was engaged to Jennifer Susman, a 1999 TV and film graduate of the University of Texas. They married on March 29, 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Film & Television
|1995||Clueless||no||no||no||assistant to Adam Schroeder|
|1998||Fantasy Island||no||yes||no||Episode: "Superfriends"|
|1999-2001||Popular||no||yes||no||Writer of 8 episodes|
|2001-2002||Felicity||no||yes||yes||Writer of 2 episodes/Producer of 14 episodes|
|2002-2003||Birds of Prey||no||yes||yes||Writer of 5 episodes/Producer of 9 episodes|
|2003||Black Sash||no||yes||yes||Writer of 1 episode/Consulting Producer of 3 episodes|
|2004||One Tree Hill||no||yes||no||Episode: "What Is and What Should Never Be"|
|2004-2005||Life as We Know It||no||yes||yes||Writer of 1 episode/Producer of 4 episodes|
|2005-2010||Lost||Template:No||Template:Yes||Template:Yes||Writer of 21 episodes (2005-2010)|
Producer of 8 episodes (2005)
Supervising Producer of 23 episodes (2005-2006)
Co-Executive Producer of 35 episodes (2006-2008)
Executive Producer of 32 episodes (2009-2010)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (2008-2010)
Nominated – Producers Guild Awards for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama (2007-2011)Nominated – Writers Guild Awards for Dramatic Series (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)
|2005||Confessions of an American Bride||no||yes||no||Television Movie|
|2007-2008||Lost: Missing Pieces||no||yes||yes||Miniseries|
Writer of 1 episode/Co-Executive Producer of 13 episodes
|2010||TRON: Legacy||no||yes||no||Screenplay / Story|
|2011-2018||Once Upon a Time||yes||yes||yes||Creator of 156 episodes|
Writer of 41 episodes
Executive Producer of 143 episodes
Nominated – TV Quick Award for Best New Drama (with Adam Horowitz) (2012)
|2012||TRON: Uprising||no||yes||yes||Writer of 2 episodes/Consulting Producer of 1 episode|
|2012||Once Upon a Time: Magic is Coming||yes||no||yes||Television Special; Executive Producer|
|2013-2014||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||yes||yes||yes||Creator of 13 episodes|
Writer of 3 episodes
Producer of 7 episodes
|2013||Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic||yes||no||yes||Television Special; Executive Producer|
|2013||Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland||yes||no||yes||Television Special; Executive Producer|
|2014||Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming||yes||no||yes||Television Special; Executive Producer|
|2016||Dead of Summer||yes||yes||yes||Creator of 10 episodes|
Writer of 4 episodes
Executive Producer of 4 episodes
|2020||Amazing Stories||no||no||yes||Executive Producer of 1 episode|
|TBA||Untitled Beauty and the Beast series||yes||yes||yes||Executive Producer|