Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an American film and television writer, producer, as well as comic book writer. He is best known throughout his work within the Marvel Comics universe, such as "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "Iron Fist", "Legion", "Luke Cage", "Dare Devil", and many more. He is currently an Executive Producer for FOX's The Gifted.
Jeph was born on January 29, 1958 in Stamford, Connecticut. He is of Jewish descent. He first showed interest in comic books at a young age, he even began collecting comic books as a teen. His stepfather was a vice-president at Brandeis University, where Jeph met one of his later mentors and greatest comic book writing influences, Elliot Maggin, a well known writer. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's degree in film.
His filmmaking debut was his collaboration with Matthew Weisman in writing the script of the Teen Wolf film, not to be confused with the MTV television series. Following the release of the film on August 23, 1985, he and Weisman collaborated once more in writing the script of Commando, an action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
From there, he land several more extensive jobs, like writing and producing for television series such as "LOST", Smallville". and "Heroes", which was nominated for both a Emmy Award and a Saturn Award.
- The author of numerous comic books including Superman for All Seasons and Batman: The Long Halloween.
- The graphic Superman novel; A Superman for all Seasons was cited as a major inspiration for the CW television show, Smallville, a show that Jeph joined during the second season.
- He's been nominated for and won several awards, such as 1998 Best Limited Series for Batman: The Long Halloween, 1999 Best Writer for Superman For All Seasons, 2002 Best Reprint Graphic Album for Batman: Dark Victory to name a few.