James Wong

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Name: James Wong
Also Known As: one half of The Wongs
Occupation: writer, producer, director, showrunner
Medium: films, television
Works: The X-Files, MillenniuM, Space: Above and Beyond, Final Destination, Dragon Ball
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James Wong is a writer on The X-Files and MillenniuM. In addition, he wrote scripts for the Final Destination movies, The One, Willard and the remake of Black Christmas. He co-created Space: Above and Beyond together with Glen Morgan. He is married to Teena Wong with three children.


He had his breakthrough as a screenwriter with his writing partner Glen Morgan with The X-Files. At the end of the second season, they left the series to realize their own project, Space: Above and Beyond. The series, however, was dropped after a season, and so Morgan & Wong returned to the X-Files on time for the fourth season. After a year, they left away again and took care of the second season of the series Millennium, also from Ten Thirteen. At the end of the second season the ways of Morgan / Wong and Carter separated, and the two authors created their first major feature film Final Destination, which was so successful that 5 sequels have been produced by now.

In 2001, Wong directed the movie The One, which he also produced. He also produced the Glen Morning movie Willard and together they created a 2006 remake of the horror movie Black Christmas. The 2009 real film version of the manga and anime franchise Dragonball has been Wong's most recent directorial work.

Since 2011 he has worked as a writer and co-executive producer for American Horror Story.

Fannish Engagement

Wong had and account and logged into the Official X-Files Message Board when it was hosted at Delphi as WONG once:

"Immediately, 25 questions: are you James Wong?" said Mr. Jacobson of Delphi. "It was like an Elvis sighting."

A New Species of Couch Potato Takes Root

Morgan and Wong can be considered controversial in the X-Files fandom. On the one side, the episodes written by the team are praised for their quality and severeness (see Home),[1] on the other side, especially shipper are not happy with the way Mulder and Scully's relationship is treated in episodes penned by the Brothers Wong (see Never Again, The Field where I died). Together they created the fan favourites Langly, Frohike and Byers, better known as The Lone Gunmen which were introduced in the first-season episode E.B.E..

Wong attended with Glen Morgan and his brother Darin Morgan the The X-Files 20th Anniversary Reunion panel at SDCC 2012.

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