Plot: Set in Boston, the FBI’s Fringe Division started when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized “fringe” scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, peter, to help in an investigation of an airline disaster that defied human logic. After the defining case was solved and furthermore revealed to be one of a series of unusual incidents linked together, the unlikely trio – supervised by Special Agent Phillip Broyles and assisted by Astrid Farnsworth was formed.

Rating:  TV-14

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

Episode Runtime: 46 minutes 

Network: Fox

On TV: 2008–2013 (5 Seasons – 100 Episodes)


Joe Chappelle
Brad Anderson
Fred Toye
Jeannot Szwarc
Charles Beeson
Dennis Smith
Akiva Goldsman
Jeffrey G. Hunt
David Straiton
Paul A. Edwards
Paul Holahan
Tom Yatsko
Jon Cassar
Miguel Sapochnik
P.J. Pesce
J.H. Wyman

J.J. Abrams
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
J.H. Wyman
Jeff Pinkner
Akiva Goldsman
Graham Roland
Alison Schapker
Josh Singer
J.R. Orci
Robert Chiappetta
Glen Whitman
Monica Breen
David Fury
David H. Goodman
David Wilcox
Matt Pitts
Ashley Miller
Zack Stentz
Ethan Gross
Julia Cho
Brad Kane
Zack Whedon
Jeff Vlaming
Jason Cahill
Andrew Kreisberg

Executive producer – J.J. Abrams
Executive producer – Bryan Burk
Producer / co-producer – Tamara Isaac
Consulting producer / executive producer – Alex Kurtzman
Consulting producer / executive producer – Roberto Orci
Executive producer – Jeff Pinkner
Producer / co-producer – Tanya M. Swerling
Executive producer / co-executive producer – J.H. Wyman
Consulting producer – Akiva Goldsman
Producer / co-executive producer – Kathy Lingg
Co-executive producer / supervising producer – Reid Shane
Executive producer / co-executive producer – Joe Chappelle
Co-executive producer – Alison Schapker
Co-producer – Vladimir Stefoff
Producer / co-producer – Athena Wickham
Co-executive producer / supervising producer – Josh Singer
Co-executive producer – David Wilcox
Co-executive producer – Monica Breen
Consulting producer / supervising producer – J.R. Orci
Co-executive producer – David Fury
Co-producer / supervising producer – Graham Roland
Associate producer – Noreen O’Toole
Associate producer – Jay Worth
Producer – Robert M. Williams Jr.
Producer – Ashley Miller
Producer – Zack Stentz
Supervising producer – Jeff Vlaming
Co-executive producer – David H. Goodman
Co-producer – Brad Kane
Co-executive producer – Brooke Kennedy
Producer – Fred Toye
Consulting producer – Jason Cahill
Co-executive producer – Felicia D. Henderson
Consulting producer – John Litvack
Consulting producer – Darin Morgan
Co-executive producer – Andrew Kreisberg
Producer – Brad Anderson
Producer – Paul A. Edwards
Associate producer – Amanda Lencioni

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Cast / Fringe Unit Personnel

Olivia Dunham

Played by: Anna Torv
Profession: FBI Special Agent

Peter Bishop

Played by: Joshua Jackson
Profession: Jack-of-all-trades, FBI Special Agent

Walter Bishop

Played by: John Noble
Profession: Research Scientist

Phillip Broyles

Played by: Lance Reddick
Profession: Senior FBI Agent, Senior Fringe Agent

Nina Sharp

Played by: Blair Brown
Profession: Former Executive Director, Massive Dynamic

William Bell

Played by: Leonard Nimoy
Profession: Massive Dynamic founder

Astrid Farnsworth

Played by: Jasika Nicole
Profession: FBI Agent