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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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  Bad Blood (producer) (announced)
  Toni Erdmann (producer) (announced)
  Crook County (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Untitled Adam McKay Project (TV Series documentary) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Motherland (TV Movie) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2019 Booksmart (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Vice (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Assissted Living (TV Movie) (executive producer) (completed)
 2018 Succession (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Nobody Is Ever Missing (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Pre-Nuptial (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Prague (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Austerlitz (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Which Side Are You On? (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/I 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)
 2013-2018 Drunk History (TV Series) (executive producer - 37 episodes)
- Drunk Mystery (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Underdogs (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Heroines (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Drunk History Christmas Special (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Shit Shows (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2017 No Activity (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2017 Daddy's Home 2 (producer)
 2017 I Love You, America (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Meghan Phelps-Roper (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 I'm Sorry (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Off The Charts (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Weekend Alone (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Butt Bumpers (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Divorce Fantasy (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Too Slow (2017) ... (executive producer)
 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 - 9 episodes)
- Naked and Afraid (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Face Mask Mom (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Communication Breakdown (2014) ... (executive producer)
- What Is Best in Life? (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Judge and Jury (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) (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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Other Works:

Appeared in the video, "The Landlord Out Takes". The video also featured Will Ferrell, his wife Shira Piven and their daughter, Pearl McKay (a toddler). (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:

[on performing comedy] Well, you kind of start with the premise of 'it makes us laugh', and there's a bit of checking in with the crowd. Will [Ferrell] and I write our own sense of humor. We've been doing it for a long time so there is some adjustment going on that we're not conscious of. There's some awareness that there's an audience that is going to see it. You're not completely out there. You... See more »

Trivia:

Throughout 2000 and 2001, McKay made several short films for Saturday Night Live (1975). Actors such as Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Patrick McCartney, Jerry Minor, Tracy Morgan, Chris Parnell, Andy Richter, Horatio Sanz, Molly Shannon and Ben Stiller have appeared in his SNL shorts. In 2004, McKay directed his first full feature film, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron ... See more »

Trademark:

Often begins his movies with a quote See more »

Nickname:

Ghost Panther

Star Sign:

Aries

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