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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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Known For

Transformers
Transformers Producer
(2007)
Armageddon
Armageddon Producer
(1998)

Filmography

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 2019 Transformers 7 (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Bumblebee (producer) (filming)
 2018 A Quiet Place (producer) (pre-production)
 2017 Jack Ryan (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Untitled Miami Project (TV Movie) (executive producer) (completed)
  Little America (producer) (announced)
  The Purge (TV Movie) (producer) (announced)
  Transformers 8 (executive producer) (announced)
 2014-2018 The Last Ship (TV Series) (executive producer - 54 episodes)
- Warriors (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Casus Belli (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.4 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #5.3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Detect, Deceive, Destroy (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)
 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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Other Works:

Music video: Directed Richard Marx's video "Angelia". 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:

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:

Was reported to be fine and uninjured after fending off two men who attacked him demanding money--and carrying an "air conditioner" as a weapon--on the set of the latest Transformers (2007) sequel shooting in Hong Kong in October, 2013. See more »

Trademark:

Actors/characters in his films are almost uniformly shot in tight, emphatic close ups, framed under the hairline and above the chin. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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