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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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Known For

Transformers
Transformers Producer
(2007)
Armageddon
Armageddon Producer
(1998)

Filmography

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 2019 Transformers 7 (executive producer) (announced)
 2019 Bad Boys 4 (producer) (announced)
 2018 The Purge 4 (producer) (announced)
 2018 Transformers 6 (producer) (announced)
 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)
  Bumblebee (producer) (announced)
  Little America (producer) (announced)
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil (producer - produced by)
 2014-2016 The Last Ship (TV Series) (executive producer - 34 episodes)
- Don't Look Back (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Resistance (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Legacy (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Scuttle (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Paradise (2016) ... (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed "Crash Test/G-Class" commercial for Mercedes-Benz. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Transformers (2007)] Well, it's just, you know, listen, it's like...I didn't want to make the boxy characters, you know? Think about it, 30 feet in the air in the real world, just boxes, you know and it'd just look more fake, you know? And by adding more doo-dads, you know, stuff on the...stuff. Stuff on the robots, more car parts, and...you know you can just make it look more real. See more »

Trivia:

Since the age of 26, Bay has won every major commercial directing award, including the Gold and Silver Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He also won the Grand Prix Clio for Commercial of the Year for his "Got Milk/Aaron Burr" commercial, which also won him the Museum of Modern Art Award for Best Campaign of the Year. See more »

Trademark:

Destruction of famous locations/landmarks; e.g. Alcatraz (The Rock), New York and Paris (Armageddon), Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor), The Pyramids (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen); Chicago (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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