John Shiban is
John Shiban
a writer and producer who regularly worked on The X-Files television series, as well as the short-lived spin-off series The Lone Gunmen. With fellow writers Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz, he was partly responsible for creating The Lone Gunmen series.

After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Batchelor of Arts degree in English Literature, Shiban earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute, where he was chosen as the institute's candidate for the Paramount Fellowship and was also honored with the Mary Pickford Scholarship for writing.

In 1995, Shiban began his career with The X-Files as an uncredited staff writer in the series' third season. On most of the episodes he contributed to as a writer, Shiban co-wrote with Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz. He also wrote several episodes of The Lone Gunmen series, again mostly with Gilligan and Spotnitz, and served as executive producer throughout the entirety of that short-lived series. After this, he worked on Harsh Realm, a television series created by The X-Files' creator, Chris Carter.

Since the conclusion of The X-Files television series in 2002, Shiban has worked on Star Trek: Enterprise, Supernatural and Threat Matrix. He also made the film Rest Stop.

He has one son, Jerry, with his wife, Janet.


In the second movie of X-Files franchise, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the name "Shiban" can clearly be seen on Mulder's cell phone, moments before Mulder becomes distracted by doing so and consequently crashes the car he is driving.


The X-FilesEdit

Episode Credit
Season 3
"The Walk" Writer
"Teso Dos Bichos"
Season 4
"El Mundo Gira" Writer/Story Editor
"Leonard Betts" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"Memento Mori" (writer w/ Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"Herrenvolk Story Editor
"The Field Where I Died
"Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man
"Paper Hearts
"Never Again
"Tempus Fugit
"Small Potatoes
"Zero Sum
Season 5
"Christmas Carol" (Writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz) Writer/Co-Producer
"Emily" (Writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"Travelers" (Writer w/ Frank Spotnitz)
"All Souls" (Teleplay w/ Frank Spotnitz)
"The Pine Bluff Variant"
"Redux" Co-Producer
"Redux II"
"Unusual Suspects"
"The Post-Modern Prometheus"
"Kill Switch"
"Bad Blood"
"Patient X"
"The Red and the Black"
"Mind's Eye"
"Folie à Deux"
"The End"
Season 6
"Dreamland" (Writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz) Writer/Producer
"Dreamland II" (Writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"S.R. 819"
"Monday" (Writer w/ Vince Gilligan)
"Milagro" (Story with Frank Spotnitz)
"Three of a Kind" (Writer w/ Vince Gilligan)
"Field Trip" (Teleplay with Vince Gilligan)
"The Beginning" Producer
"How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"
"Terms of Endearment"
"The Rain King"
"Two Fathers"
"One Son"
"Agua Mala"
"The Unnatural"
Season 7
"The Amazing Maleeni" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz) Writer/Supervising Producer
"Theef" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"The Sixth Extinction" Supervising Producer
"The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati"
"The Goldberg Variation"
"Signs and Wonders"
"Sein Und Zeit"
"First Person Shooter"
"En Ami"
"all things"
"Brand X"
"Hollywood A.D."
"Fight Club"
"Je Souhaite"
Season 8
"Badlaa" Writer/Co-Executive Producer
"Within Co-Executive Producer
"Via Negativa
"The Gift
"Per Manum
"This is Not Happening
"Three Words
Season 9
"Underneath" Director/Writer/Executive Producer
"Jump the Shark" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz) Writer/Executive Producer
"Release" (story with David Amann)
"Nothing Important Happened Today" Executive Producer
"Nothing Important Happened Today II"
"Lord of the Flies"
"Trust No 1"
"John Doe"
"Audrey Pauley"
"Scary Monsters"
"Sunshine Days"
"The Truth"

The Lone GunmenEdit

Episode Credit
"Pilot" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan, Frank Spotnitz and Chris Carter) Writer/Executive Producer
"Bond, Jimmy Bond" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"Eine Kleine Frohike"
"Diagnosis: Jimmy"
"The Cap'n Toby Show" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"All About Yves" (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz)
"Like Water for Octane" Executive Producer
"Three Men and a Smoking Diaper"
"Madam, I'm Adam"
"Planet of the Frohikes"
"Maximum Byers"
"Tango de los Pistoleros"
"The Lying Game"

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