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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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9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Armageddon Producer
(1998)
Transformers Producer
(2007)

Filmography

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  Armored (producer) (announced)
 2025 A Quiet Place III (producer) (announced)
  Little America (executive producer) / (producer) (pre-production)
  The Raid (producer) (pre-production)
  Apartment 7A (producer) (post-production)
 2022 Ambulance (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2021 The Forever Purge (producer - produced by)
 2020/II Songbird (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2020 A Quiet Place Part II (producer - produced by)
 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)
 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 - produced by)
 2018 A Quiet Place (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2017 Horror at the Cecil Hotel (TV Mini Series documentary) (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 - produced by)
 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 - produced by)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (executive producer)
 2013 Occult (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013 Pain & Gain: The A Game - Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2013/I The Purge (producer - produced by)
 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 - produced by)
 2005 The Amityville Horror (producer)
 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (producer)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (producer - produced by)
 1998 Armageddon (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Directed Chicago video "Chasin' the Wind". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Parents:

Bay (Markowitz), Harriet | Bay, Sheldon James

Relatives:

Bay, Lisa (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

His most offensive criticism: Roger Ebert on Pearl Harbor (2001). He commented on TV that bombs don't fall like that. Does he actually think we didn't research every nook and cranny of how armor-piercing bombs fell? He's watched too many movies. He thinks they all fall flat - armor-piercing bombs fall straight down, that's the way it was designed! But HE's on the air pontificating and giving the ... See more »

Trivia:

Such is the intensely busy and chaotic nature of his film sets, the cast and crew generally refer to it as "Bayhem". See more »

Trademark:

Intense slow motion shots of characters See more »

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