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A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and The Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award ... See full bio »

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Armageddon Producer


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 2019 Bad Boys 4 (producer) (announced)
 2019 Transformers 7 (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Transformers 6 (producer) (announced)
 2017 Friday the 13th (producer) (pre-production)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 Jack Ryan (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Untitled Miami Project (TV Movie) (executive producer) (completed)
  The Purge 4 (producer) (announced)
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil (producer - produced by)
 2014-2016 The Last Ship (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Minefield (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Devil May Care (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Shanzhai (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Rising Sun (2016) ... (executive producer)
- A More Perfect Union (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2016 The Purge: Election Year (producer)
 2016 Billion Dollar Wreck (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- The Gold Rush (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Lure of the Republic (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Mystery Deepens (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Price of Gold (2016) ... (executive producer)
- How It Went Down (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 13 Hours (producer)
 2014-2015 Black Sails (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- XVIII. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XVII. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XVI. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XV. (2015) ... (executive producer)
- XIV. (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Project Almanac (producer)
 2014/II Ouija (producer)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (producer)
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy (producer)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (executive producer)
 2013 Pain & Gain: The A Game - Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Occult (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013/I The Purge (producer)
 2013 Pain & Gain (producer)
 2012 Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Uncharted Territory: NASA's Future Then and Now (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (executive producer)
 2011 I Am Number Four (producer)
 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (producer)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (executive producer)
 2009 Friday the 13th (producer)
 2009 Horsemen (producer)
 2009 The Unborn (producer)
 2007 From Script to Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 Our World (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Their War (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 Transformers (executive producer)
 2007 The Hitcher (producer)
 2005/I In the Blink of an Eye (consulting producer)
 2005 The Island (producer)
 2005 The Amityville Horror (producer)
 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (producer)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (producer)
 1998 Armageddon (producer)
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TV commercials: Directed "Toy Store" commercial for Isuzu. See more »

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6 Interviews | 9 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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I love it when people get really mean and call you a 'hack'. It's like, don't they see how well these movies are doing? They make an impression around the world. I met this guy in Bali who lives in a hut with a TV, and he loved The Rock (1996). That means something, doesn't it? See more »


Was offered the chance to direct Red Dragon (2002) but turned it down. Job went to Brett Ratner. See more »


Is known for his high grossing action-packed movies. All of his movies have grossed more than $100 million, except Bad Boys (1995) and The Island (2005). See more »

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Why Does Michael Bay still get jobs?!!?!? natedogs212000
Michael Bay is the Nickelback of movies! Ldotdo1
do you think hes the worst director ever? toenaile
Stop overexaggerating. estylerk
All this hate on Bay is entertaining moviemusicforever
hate this guy The_Legend3
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