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Michael Bay

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor | * 02/17/1965 (57) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
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Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. He is best known for making big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic cinematography and visuals, and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions. The films he has produced and directed, which include Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001) and the Transformers film series (2007–present), have grossed over US$7.8 billion worldwide, making him one of the most commercially successful directors in history. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production house which has remade horror films, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005), ()
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Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a film director and producer. He is best known for directing high-budget action films characterized by fast edits, polished visuals and substantial use of practical effects. His films, which include "The Rock" (1996), "Armageddon" (1998), "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and entries in the "Bad Boys" (1995-2003) and "Transformers" (2007-2017) series, have grossed over three billion dollars worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a.k.a. The Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness; he is co-chair and part-owner of the special effects house Digital Domain; and he co-owns Platinum Dunes, a production company which has remade horror movies including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), "Friday the 13th" (2009) and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (2010).

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Thriller | Science Fiction

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Movies with Michael Bay as Actor(17)

as Wedding MC2020 Bad Boys for Life
as Reporter #4 (voice) (uncredited)2019 6 Underground
as Truck Passenger2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction
as himself2011 A Man's Story
as Guy Flicked by Megatron (uncredited)2007 Transformers
as himself2007 Their War
as himself2007 Our World
as Crappy Car Driver2003 Bad Boys II
as Photographer2000 Coyote Ugly
as Frat Boy1999 Mystery Men
as NASA Scientist (uncredited)1998 Armageddon

TV Shows/Series with Michael Bay as Actor(4)

as himself2012 The Neighbors
as himself1997 Taff

Movies with Michael Bay as Crew(67)

Production/Executive Producer2023 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Production/Producer2022 Untitled A Quiet Place Spin-Off
Production/Producer2022 The Raid
Directing/Director2022 Duke Nukem
Production/Producer2022 Inherit the Earth
Production/Producer2022 A Quiet Place Part III
Directing/Director2022 Ambulance
Production/Producer2022 Ambulance
Production/Producer2022 Apartment 7A
Production/Producer2021 Meet Jimmy
Production/Executive Producer2021 Little America
Production/Producer2021 A Quiet Place Part II
Production/Producer2021 Life on Mars
Directing/Director2021 Black 5
Production/Producer2021 Black 5
Production/Producer2021 The Rising
Directing/Director2021 Lobo
Production/Producer2021 The Forever Purge
Production/Producer2021 I Am Yours
Production/Producer2020 Songbird
Directing/Director2019 6 Underground
Production/Producer2019 6 Underground
Production/Producer2018 The First Purge
Production/Producer2018 A Quiet Place
Production/Producer2018 Bumblebee
Directing/Director2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Production/Executive Producer2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Production/Executive Producer2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Production/Producer2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil
Production/Producer2016 The Purge: Election Year
Production/Producer2015 Project Almanac
Directing/Director2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction
Production/Producer2014 Ouija
Production/Producer2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Production/Producer2014 The Purge: Anarchy
Production/Producer2013 The Purge
Directing/Director2013 Pain & Gain
Production/Producer2013 Pain & Gain
Production/Producer2011 I Am Number Four
Directing/Director2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Production/Executive Producer2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Production/Producer2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Production/Producer2009 Horsemen
Production/Executive Producer2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Production/Producer2009 The Unborn
Production/Producer2009 Friday the 13th
Directing/Director2007 Transformers
Production/Executive Producer2007 Transformers
Production/Producer2007 The Hitcher
Directing/Director2005 The Island
Production/Producer2005 The Island
Production/Producer2005 The Amityville Horror
Directing/Director2003 Bad Boys II
Production/Producer2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Directing/Director2001 Pearl Harbor
Production/Producer2001 Pearl Harbor
Directing/Director1998 Armageddon
Production/Producer1998 Armageddon
Directing/Director1996 The Rock
Directing/Director1995 Bad Boys
Crew/Second Unit1993 Indecent Proposal
Crew/Production Intern1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark

TV Shows/Series with Michael Bay as Crew(5)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Purge
Production/Executive Producer2014 The Last Ship
Production/Executive Producer2014 Black Sails
Crew/Production Office Assistant1984 Night Court

Additional Information

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Full Name: Michael Bay
Born: Wednesday, 02/17 1965 (February) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 57 years + 130 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Wesleyan University, Crossroads School
Other names for Michael Bay (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Майкл Бэй"
"麥可·貝"
"マイケル・ベイ"
"마이클 베이"
"مايكل بي"
"ไมเคิล เบย์"
Michael Bay frequently works together with these people:
Andrew Form (29x, Crew)
Bradley Fuller (28x, Crew)
James DeMonaco (20x, Crew)
Steve Jablonsky (20x, Crew)
John Krasinski (17x, Actor)
Kenny Bates (15x, Crew)
Ethan van der Ryn (14x, Crew)
Matthew Cohan (13x, Crew)
Erik Aadahl (13x, Crew)
Roger Barton (11x, Crew)
Jacques Jouffret (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:862, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/15/2022