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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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The Other Guys Producer
(2010)
Vice Producer
(2018)
The Big Short Writer
(2015)
Ant-Man Writer
(2015)

Filmography

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  Bad Blood (producer) (announced)
  Crook County (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Fresh (producer) (pre-production)
  The Menu (producer) (pre-production)
 2021 Kings of America (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (executive producer)
  Don't Look Up (producer) (filming)
 2020 Untitled Lakers Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2020 537 Votes (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2020 Motherland: Fort Salem (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Witchbomb (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Coup (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Citydrop (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Mother Mycelium (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Up Is Down (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019-2020 Dead to Me (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Where Do We Go From Here (2020) ... (executive producer)
- It's Not You, It's Me (2020) ... (executive producer)
- It Had to Be You (2020) ... (executive producer)
- If Only You Knew (2020) ... (executive producer)
- You Don't Have To (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 Robbie (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Robbie vs. Janie's Husband (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Ava vs. Danielle (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Piano Chicken (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Sugar Town (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Robbie vs. Tight Pants Tom (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Succession (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- This Is Not for Tears (2019) ... (executive producer)
- DC (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Dundee (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Return (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Argestes (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Hustlers (producer - produced by)
 2013-2019 Drunk History (TV Series) (executive producer - 62 episodes)
- Bad Blood (2019) ... (executive producer)
- S.O.S. (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Behind Enemy Lines (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Whistleblowers (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Good Samaritans (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2017-2019 I'm Sorry (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- New York vs. LA (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Miss Diana Ross (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Sophie's Choice (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Little Louse on the Prairie (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Small of My Back (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Booksmart (executive producer)
 2019 This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- A Global Corruption Tour (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Is Money Bullshit? (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Death Episode (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Counterfeiting Kills Economies (And Helps Them Too) (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Assissted Living (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2018 Holmes & Watson (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2018/I Vice (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017-2018 I Love You, America (TV Series) (executive producer - 21 episodes)
- Sturgill Simpson (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Bill Maher (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Gavin Newsom (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Cory Booker (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Dolores Huerta (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2018 The Chris Gethard Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)
- Stop Apologizing For Your Dream (2018) ... (executive producer)
- New York Vs. The World (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Call It Forward (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Pot Brownie Roulette (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Survive the Apocalypse (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Ibiza (producer)
 2018 LA to Vegas (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Training Day (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Jack Silver (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Bernard's Birthday (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Overbooked (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Parking Lot B (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 No Activity (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Deep Sea Fishing (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Night 35 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Daddy's Home 2 (producer - produced by)
 2017/I The House (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017 Oh Lucy! (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)
 2014-2015 Bad Judge (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Case Closed (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Lockdown (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Naked and Afraid (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Face Mask Mom (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Communication Breakdown (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Mission Control (TV Movie) (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)
 2013 Assistance (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Undroppable (Video documentary) (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)
 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)
 2011 Fully Loaded (executive 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 short) (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)
 2010 Carpet Bros (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2010) ... (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 short) (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)
 2009 Alyssa Milano's Evolution: Jersey Shore (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2009 Land of the Lost (executive producer)
 2009 A Gaythering Storm (Video short) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2009 You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (TV Special) (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 Good Cop, Baby Cop (Video short) (producer)
 2007/I The Procedure (Short) (producer)
 2007/I The Landlord (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:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Funny or Die | 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:

Although his work at Saturday Night Live (1975) was mainly as a writer and director, he made several appearances on the show, usually as an over-sized, obnoxious audience member who heckles the host or cast members until the stars verbally or physically attack him. McKay had auditioned for Saturday Night Live (1975) as an actor, while he was still with the Second City Improv but didn't make the ... See more »

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Often begins his movies with a quote See more »

Nickname:

Ghost Panther

Star Sign:

Aries

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