McG

Film director, Music video director, Producer
A former music producer who made his mark as video director for such bands as Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth, McG segued directly to helming blockbuster movies with his feature debut, "Charlie's Angels" (2000). While some ... Read more »
Born: 08/09/1970 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Shadowhunters 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Mysteries of Laura 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Before We Go 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The DUFF 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nikita 2010 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Playing It Cool 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Supernatural 2005 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Mercy 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The O.C. 2005 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Chuck 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Pussycat Dolls Present 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Human Target 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Stay Alive 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Mountain 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fastlane 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (10)

Kevin From Work 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

3 Days to Kill 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

This Means War 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Terminator Salvation 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band: I Am Woman 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Super Bowl Halftime Film 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

Super Bowl XXXV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (5)

Terminator Salvation 2009 (Movie)

Soundtrack Executive Producer (Music Producer)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

("Glory") (Song)

Wild Things 1998 (Movie)

("Hold Your Eyes") (Song)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

song producer("Speed Home California") (Song)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

("Rivers") (Song)
Actor (1)

Charlie's Angels Uncensored 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former music producer who made his mark as video director for such bands as Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth, McG segued directly to helming blockbuster movies with his feature debut, "Charlie's Angels" (2000). While some decried the film for its lack of substance, it possessed a vibrant energy and enough campy fun to turn McG into a director to watch. But just as soon as he had emerged, McG garnered his share of criticism for the follow-up, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003), which contained plenty of eye candy, but little in the way of story logic or character development. Adding insult to injury, McG suffered public ridicule for his fear of flying, which grounded his effort to helm the long-awaited reboot of the comic book series, "Superman." Despite his rocky foray into the feature world, he found some degree of success as the executive producer on "Supernatural" (The WB/CW, 2005- ) and "Chuck" (NBC, 2007- ), the latter of which earned its share of critical acclaim, though it struggled to find a large audience. By the time he directed "Terminator Salvation" (2009), McG was ready to recapture the respect that he had first earned almost a decade prior with his debut film.

Relationships

Bridget Moynahan Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating in summer 2010

EDUCATION

University of California, Irvine

Irvine , California

Milestones

2012

Helmed "This Means War," an action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy

2010

Executive produced the action drama "Nikita" (The CW), based on the 1990 French film

2009

Directed the fourth film in the Terminator series "Terminator Salvation," starring Christian Bale as John Connor

2007

Produced The CW reality series "The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll"

2007

Executive produced the NBC series "Chuck"; also directed the pilot episode

2006

Directed Matthew McConaughey in "We Are Marshall," about the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly all of Marshall University's football team

2005

Executive produced the mystery drama series "Supernatural" (The WB, The CW)

2003

Executive produced the Fox teen drama "The O.C."

2003

Directed the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2002

Created the short-lived Fox drama series "Fast Lane"; also directed the pilot episode

2000

Teamed with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu to direct his first feature "Charlie's Angels," an updated take on the popular 1970s TV show

1999

Directed khaki-wearing line dancers to Dwight Yoakam's cover of Queen's 1979 hit "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" for a GAP advertising campaign

1997

Directed Sugar Ray's "Fly" (which he also co-wrote) and Smash Mouth's "Walking on the Sun"

1995

Produced Sugar Ray's first two albums Lemonade and Brownies and Floored

1993

Formed record label and production company G Recordings

Worked as a still photographer in the music business, shooting local bands and musicians

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