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Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, comedian, and actor. McKay has a comedy partnership with Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay also founded their comedy website Funny or Die through their production company Gary Sanchez Productions. ... See full bio »

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 2017 The House (producer) (post-production)
  Back to Our Future (Documentary) (executive producer) (filming)
  Daddy's Home 2 (producer) (announced)
 2016 AC Green: Iron Virgin (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2015-2016 The Chris Gethard Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- Under the Sea Prom (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Slam Dunks and Slam Poetry (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Diddy Episode (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Quit Your Job (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Bring It Home (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2016 The Boss (producer)
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby (executive producer)
 2015 Daddy's Home (producer)
 2013-2015 Drunk History (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Space (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Las Vegas (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Inventors (2015) ... (executive producer)
- New Mexico (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Los Angeles (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 2015 A Deadly Adoption (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015 Get Hard (producer)
 2015 Sleeping with Other People (producer)
 2014 Mission Control (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Bad Judge (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Face Mask Mom (2014) ... (executive producer)
- What Is Best in Life? (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Judge and Jury (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Knife to a Gunfight (2014) ... (executive producer)
- One Brave Waitress (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Yes Men Are Revolting (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Welcome to Me (producer)
 2014 Tammy (producer)
 2014 The Spoils of Babylon (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- So Sweet the Bells (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Age of the Bastard (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Foundling (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2009-2013 Eastbound & Down (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Chapter 25 (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 24 (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 23 (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Chapter 20 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (producer)
 2013 Assistance (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Undroppable (Video documentary) (producer)
 2012 The Beast and the Angel (Documentary short) (producer)
 2012 The Campaign (producer)
 2012 The Dictator (executive producer)
 2012 Casa de mi Padre (producer)
 2012 Bachelorette (producer)
 2010-2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- Episode #2.10 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.7 (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2011 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Tila Tequila (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Bruce Willis (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Sean Penn (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Brick Novax's Diary (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Fully Loaded (executive producer)
 2010 Big Lake (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Interview (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Chris Falls in Love (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Chris Is Mayor for 24 Minutes (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Therapy (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Jeremy Gets Caught (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Virginity Hit (producer)
 2010 The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video (Video short) (executive producer)
 2010 The Other Guys (producer)
 2010 Drunk History (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Drunk History Vol. 6: Featuring John C. Reilly (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Drunk History Vol. 5: Featuring Will Ferrell (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Alyssa Milano's Evolution: Jersey Shore (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2010 Carpet Bros (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Land of the Lost (executive producer)
 2009 A Gaythering Storm (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2009 Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short) (producer)
 2008 Ron Howard's Call to Action (Video short) (producer)
 2008 Green Team (Video short) (producer)
 2008 Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad (Video short) (executive producer - as Adam 'Ghost Panther' McKay)
 2008 Step Brothers (executive producer)
 2007/I The Landlord (Short) (producer)
 2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop (Video short) (producer)
 2007/I The Procedure (Short) (producer)
 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (executive producer)
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Appeared in the video, "Good Cop, Baby Cop". The video also featured Will Ferrell as "Angel", a suspected killer, and his daughter (with wife Shira Piven), Pearl McKay, as the "Lieutenant". According to the video, it is Pearl's "farewell performance". (2007) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Adam 'Ghost Panther' McKay | Adam Mckay | Aaron Zimmerman

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

[paying homage to vintage comedies] Scattershot, ensemble comedy in which it's all different kinds of comedy - it's absurd, it's edgy, it's dry - that's my favorite kind of stuff. 'Airplane!' was the one for me. I was in sixth grade, and I remember going to see that movie seven times and just tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard. 'Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot' - I've had ... See more »

Trivia:

Brother-in-law of Jeremy Piven. Son-in-law of Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven. See more »

Trademark:

Often begins his movies with a quote See more »

Nickname:

Ghost Panther

Star Sign:

Aries

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