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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 Daddy's Home 2 (producer) (post-production)
 2017 The House (producer) (completed)
 2017 LA>Vegas (TV Series) (executive producer) (post-production)
  Bad Blood (producer) (announced)
  Crook County (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Succession (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Toni Erdmann (producer) (announced)
 2017 Oh Lucy! (executive producer)
 2013-2016 Drunk History (TV Series) (executive producer - 33 episodes)
- Shit Shows (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Hamilton (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Food (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Landmarks (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Election Special (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2016 The Chris Gethard Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Fight for the Fish (2016) ... (executive producer)
- One Man's Trash (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Comedy Plus Time (2016) ... (executive producer)
- A Nice Family Dinner (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth Might Be Out There (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 AC Green: Iron Virgin (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The Boss (producer)
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby (executive producer)
 2015 Daddy's Home (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 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)
 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:

Sequels are desperate. We're cooler than that. We kind of thought, 'Wait a minute. If we do a sequel, we'll have enough cred from the first movie that we could do crazy-ass shit. We won't have to establish new characters and story and jump right into what we want to do.' The second part was, 'Can we make a good sequel?' There are a lot of flat comedy sequels...'Can we make a sequel that doesn't ... See more »

Trivia:

An alumni of the Second City Improv Company in Chicago. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Will Ferrell See more »

Nickname:

Ghost Panther

Star Sign:

Aries

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