Morgan Spurlock

Director, Producer, Writer
Though it took him months to recover from consistently eating McDonald's food while making his critically acclaimed documentary "Super Size Me" (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock gained more than just 25 pounds in 30 ... Read more »
Born: 11/07/1970 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Producer (25)

Food Network/ Untitled Hannah Hart Project 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Eagle Huntress 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The HALO Effect 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Takedown 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Censored Voices 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Morgan Spurlock Presents Freedom! The Movie 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Pistol Shrimps 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rats 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Brony Tale 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Class Act 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dancing in Jaffa 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dark Horse Nation 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Web Junkie 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

One Direction: This is Us 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Day in the Life 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mansome 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Other F Word 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Freakonomics 2010 (Movie)

("A Roshanda by Any Other Name" segment) (Producer)

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chalk 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

What Would Jesus Buy? 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Third Wave 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Super Size Me 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (20)

Inside Man 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Seven Deadly Sins 2004 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mansome 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Top Chef: Masters 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Days 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in Christmas 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

McLibel 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

My Coolest Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Size Me 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Bet You Will 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (11)

W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Rats 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

One Direction: This is Us 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Mansome 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

You Don't Know Jack 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Freakonomics 2010 (Movie)

("A Roshonda by Any Other Name" segment) (Director)

CBS Evening News 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Super Size Me 2004 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mansome 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You Don't Know Jack 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Freakonomics 2010 (Movie)

Screenplay ("A Roshanda By Any Other Name" segment) (Screenplay)

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

What Would Jesus Buy? 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)
Music (1)

Super Size Me 2004 (Movie)

("Super Size" theme song) (Song)

Biography

Though it took him months to recover from consistently eating McDonald's food while making his critically acclaimed documentary "Super Size Me" (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock gained more than just 25 pounds in 30 days and a 40 percent increase in his cholesterol count - he earned critical kudos, comparisons to Michael Moore and an Oscar nomination. Prior to overnight fame, Spurlock's filmmaking pursuits led him from low-level production work, to a corporate spokesperson job, to televised sports announcing, before producing his Internet-born reality series "I Bet You Will" (MTV, 2002-03). Then, inspired by a bizarre lawsuit filed against America's fast food goliath, he helmed the hugely successful indie documentary "Super Size Me." While some debated the merits - and results - of his unorthodox experiment, there was no denying that it kicked off a nationwide debate about the causes of obesity like never before. Spurlock's sophomore project was the less successful "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" (2008), followed by the playful examination of product placement, "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" (2011). A master self-promoter, Spurlock became known for tackling prescient subjects - sometimes in an ill-fitting jocular manner, as his critics often claimed - but always with an eye toward both educating and entertaining his audience.

Relationships

Alexandra Jamieson Actor

Companion
Born in 1975 married May 3, 2006

Laken Spurlock

Son
Born December 9, 2006 mother, Alexandra Jamieson

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1993
Graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts(film)

Milestones

2011

Wrote, directed, and produced the documentary "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope"

2010

Executive-produced "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!" for Fox, which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Special

2008

Helmed the documentary "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?"

2005

Created the reality series "30 Days" (FX) where he and others spend thirty days living someone else's life

2005

Published first book Don’t Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America, a companion to his movie

2004

Helmed and starred in the award-winning documentary "Super Size Me" featuring the ill-health effects of McDonalds food

2000

Helmed the corporate image piece for the Sony Corporation "Do You Dream in Sony?"; won the Chicago Film Festival for Corporate Production and the U.S. Film and Video Festival for top Multi-Image Production

2000

Created an online reality show "I Bet You Will"; aired on MTV (2002), becoming the first show to go from the Web to TV

1999

Directed the full-length play "The Phoenix"; won the Audience Favorite Award at the NY International Fringe Festival

1996

Worked as announcer for extreme sports on ESPN

Formed his own production company and began making corporate videos

Became a national spokesman for Sony Electronics

Stared out as a production assistant on various projects

Bonus Trivia

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Spurlock was rejected five times by the University of Southern California's film school.

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