James Wong

James Wong

Friends since high school, the pair studied film together at Loyola Marymount University before landing jobs as production assistants for producer Sandy Howard. They began writing screenplays together and had one produced--"The Boys Next Door" (1985), a chilling account of suburban anomie turned deadly, starring Charlie Sheen and Maxwell Caulfield directed by Penelope Spheeris--before hitting a prolonged dry spell.Morgan and Wong segued to TV and landed jobs as writers and story editors for "Knightwatch" (ABC, 1988), a short-lived crime drama. They honed their skills under the auspices of Stephen J. Cannell Productions working variously as writers, story editors and producers on "21 Jump Street," "Booker" (both Fox, 1989-90), "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1990-91) and "The Commish" (ABC, 1991-93). Morgan and Wong truly blossomed on "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-95) where they enhanced their reputation for emphasizing character as their primary story-engine. In addition, they demonstrated their skill at delicately balance emotion and humor within their scenes.Morgan and Wong followed up by venturing out on their own as the creators and executive producers of "Space: Above and Beyond" (Fox, 1995-96), a military sci-fi adventure series inspired by the sensibility of WWII movies. Of course, they also took on a considerable chunk of the writing chores.