JAMES WONG @Botanygeek

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Born April 20, 1959 (age 56) Hong Kong Occupation Producer, writer, director Years active 1985–present

 

James “Jim” Wong (Chinese: 黃毅瑜; Jyutping: Wong4 Ngai6 Jyu4; born April 20, 1959) is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director. His and directed and wrote episodes of The X-Files and Millennium. He is the co-creator and co-writer, along with Glen Morgan of Space: Above and Beyond.

In film he has directed Final Destination 1 & 3, The One, and the remakes of Willard Dragonball Evolution and Black Christmas along with writing partner Glen Morgan.

Wong was born in Hong Kong, and moved to the United States along with his family at age 10 to San Diego, California. During his youth, he met his future writing partner Glen Morgan at El Cajon Valley High School. Later on, he went to Loyola Marymount University, joining a comedy improv group. Originally seeking a major in engineering, he later switched to a film major after seeing Apocalypse Now at the Cinerama Dome. After graduating, he landed a job as an assistant to Sandy Howard. During this time, both Wong and Morgan wrote screenplays, eventually having one.

James Wong is married to Teena Wong, with whom he has three children. They reside in California.

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