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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 Divinyls. His work won him recognition and a number of MTV award ... See full bio »

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Armageddon Producer
(1998)
The Rock Director
(1996)

Filmography

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 2022 Untitled Transformers Project (executive producer) (announced)
  Little America (executive producer) / (producer) (pre-production)
  Songbird (producer) (filming)
 2021 The Forever Purge (producer) (post-production)
 2020 A Quiet Place Part II (producer)
 2018-2019 The Purge (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- 7:01am (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Hail Mary (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Before the Sirens (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Should I Stay or Should I Go (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Happy Holidays (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 6 Underground (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2018-2019 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Persona Non Grata (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Strongman (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Dios y Federación (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Blue Gold (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Dressed to Kill (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018/I Bumblebee (producer - produced by)
 2014-2018 The Last Ship (TV Series) (executive producer - 54 episodes)
- Commitment (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Courage (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Honor (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Somos la Sangre (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Air Drop (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The First Purge (producer)
 2018 A Quiet Place (producer - p.g.a.)
 2017 Horror at the Cecil Hotel (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Intertwined (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Girl in the Water Tank (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Room 1402 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (executive producer)
 2014-2017 Black Sails (TV Series) (executive producer - 38 episodes)
- XXXVIII. (2017) ... (executive producer)
- XXXVII. (2017) ... (executive producer)
- XXXVI. (2017) ... (executive producer)
- XXXV. (2017) ... (executive producer)
- XXXIV. (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil (producer - produced by)
 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)
 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 - produced by)
 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:

(1998-99) TV commercial: Directed Nike "Alpha Project" See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 10 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on what made him choose Kate Beckinsale for Pearl Harbour] I didn't want someone who was too beautiful. Women feel disturbed when they see someone's too pretty. I'm not saying Kate's not pretty. . . [she] is very funny, could hang with the guys. She's not so neurotic about everything, like some actresses. When you look at Titanic, Kate Winslet is pretty, but not overwhelmingly beautiful. That ... See more »

Trivia:

Michael was adopted when he was two weeks old, by Harriet (Markowitz) and Sheldon James "Jim" Bay, who raised him. He has a sister, Lisa Bay. See more »

Trademark:

Uses shots of aircraft against a setting sun, especially helicopters (Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Transformers (2007)). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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