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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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8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 2019 Transformers 7 (executive producer) (announced)
 2018 Bumblebee (producer) (post-production)
 2018 The Purge: The Island (producer) (filming)
 2018 A Quiet Place (producer) (filming)
 2017 Tom Clancy's 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)
- Somos la Sangre (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Fog of War (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Warriors (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Commitment (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Casus Belli (2018) ... (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: les origines (producer - produced by)
 2016 Ninja Turtles 2 (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 Projet Almanac (producer)
 2014/II Ouija (producer)
 2014 Ninja Turtles (producer)
 2014 American Nightmare 2: Anarchy (producer)
 2014 Transformers: L'âge de l'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 American Nightmare (producer)
 2013 No pain no 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 3: La face cachée de la lune (executive producer)
 2011 Numéro Quatre (producer)
 2009 Transformers - La revanche (executive producer)
 2009 Vendredi 13 (producer)
 2009 Les cavaliers de l'Apocalypse (producer)
 2009 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 Hitcher (producer)
 2005/I Pissed (consulting producer)
 2005 The Island (producer)
 2005 Amityville (producer)
 2003 Massacre à la tronçonneuse (producer)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (producer)
 1998 Armageddon (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Directed "Crash Test/G-Class" commercial for Mercedes-Benz. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Lots of sci-fi movies are much ado about nothing. What I liked about [The Island (2005)] is that it's a universal thing: we all want to live longer. But how selfish would you be to achieve that? You could get a liver, a heart, kidneys, essential things. But I wanted to show people going for things that were just so crass, like fresh skin for a face-lift. For some woman who doesn't want to go ... 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:

Is known for his high grossing action-packed movies. All of his movies have grossed more than $100 million, except Bad Boys (1995) and The Island (2005). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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